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Posted Tue 03 Jul 12 at 23:08 PM

The Silkmen were defeated on opening day despite a penalty from Matthew Barnes-Homer in the second half.

Macclesfield Town were beaten on opening day at Edgar Street as the home side scored a goal in each half either side of a Matthew Barnes-Homer penalty.

The Silkmen had started the game brightly, and crosses from Winn and Henry had caused problems in the home defence before being cleared. But it was only 15 minutes into the game that the hosts opened the scoring. The Silkmen had been pressing, and it allwed Hereford to break, and certainly against the run of play Canham jumped highest to nod home from Gallinagh a cross from the right.

The Silkmen continued to press, and were enjoying the better of the posession, but couldn't translate the control of the ball into genuine chances in front of goal as the match came to the break.

The Silkmen's posession led to a goal less than 15 minutes into the half as the Silkmen got behind the home side, and Ryan Jackson was taken down for a penalty. Barnes-Homer stepping up to score, despite Hanford in the home goal guessing the right way.

But parity only lasted a few minutes and seven minutes later Jackson latched onto a slopy pass in midfield to run the ball from the half way line and score into the top corner, giving Cronin no chance. 

Despite making tactical changes, the Silkmen couldn't force many more chances and failed to find the back of the net for the rest of the match, whilst the home side, hapy to have the lead, soacked up the pressure until full time.

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