Hull City 0 Macclesfield 3

Last updated : 16 November 2002 By Footymad Previewer

Hull tumbled out of the FA Cup first round to a Macclesfield side that is quickly becoming a bogie team for the Boothferry Park club.

Goals from Matthew Tipton, Kyle Lightbourne and a cracker from Danny Whitaker settled the contest to confirm Macclesfield's third win in a row at Boothferry Park.

Macclesfield boss David Moss said: "I don't think I've ever been defeated here, and if I could pick my next opponents in this competition they would be Hull City at Boothferry Park." Hull manager Peter Taylor admitted: "I think we haven't given value for money today. We passed the ball too slowly and I think the players did lose confidence." When Hull did break down the stubborn visiting defence, they found ex-keeper Steve Wilson in tip-top form.

"I've moved on so I don't really think about Hull anymore," said Wilson. "We've had some good results here recently and it's always brilliant to get a win here." Ian Ashbee blasted over the first opening of the afternoon for Hull, but keeper Paul Musselwhite was called upon to deny Lightbourne with a flying save.

With 12 minutes on the clock, Tipton scrambled the visitors into the lead as he took advantage of appalling defending following Whittaker's corner to score from five yards.

At the other end Wilson repeatedly denied the Tigers' off colour strike force, and with 20 minutes gone, Lightbourne headed home Whittaker's corner to double the visitors advantage.

Wilson blocked Damien Delaney's shot and then denied Phil Jevons in first-half injury time.

A double change at half-time for Hull failed to stop the rot, and Delaney missed a sitter as he hooked the ball over the bar from three yards.

Wilson superbly saved from Nathan Peat, and a 75th minute thunderbolt sealed the contest for the Silkmen.

Whittaker's stunning left-foot volley from 30 yards gave Musselwhite no chance, and it sparked a mass exodus