Terriers romp through in cup

Rhodes, who hit a brace in the league against MK Dons on Tuesday,

started Saturday’s one-sided rout at the Galpharm Stadium by

heading in a Gary Roberts cross in the 19th minute. Anthony

Pilkington doubled the lead soon after with a classy curler while

Benik Afobe made it 3-0 by toe poking through goalkeeper Jose

Veiga’s legs in first half stoppage time. The Terriers produced an

impressive display after performance coach Steve Black left the

club on Friday and the players held clear-the-air talks with

chairman Dean Hoyle over comments made in his match programme notes

last weekend. The intensity did not let up after the break, with

defender Jamie McCombe turning in a 49th-minute Graham Carey corner

at the near post. Antony Kay made it 5-0 with a powerful blast five

minutes later and Macclesfield’s afternoon was summed up in the

73rd minute when Pilkington robbed Paul Morgan and squared for

Roberts to tap in.