Match ends, Hartlepool United 2, Maidenhead United 1.
Hartlepool sealed their first National League victory of the season with this win against Maidenhead at Victoria Park.
Striker Luke James headed over the best chance of a goalless first-half but put Pools ahead two minutes after the restart with a near-post header.
Liam Noble rattled the crossbar with an effort before Nicky Featherstone doubled Hartlepool's advantage with a cool finish which left visiting goalkeeper Carl Pentney stranded.
Alan Massey pulled a goal back after heading home James Comley's corner but it proved to be a consolation as Hartlepool held on for victory.
Report supplied by Press Association.
- 16FeatherstoneBooked at 73mins
- 14WoodsBooked at 36minsSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 86'minutes
- 33JamesSubstituted forCassidyat 90'minutes
- 11WorsfoldSubstituted forKellyat 62'minutes
- 9BirdSubstituted forMulleyat 62'minutes
- 20OwusuSubstituted forCliftonat 49'minutes
- 7Rodrigues Alves
- Simon Mather
Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 2, Maidenhead United 1.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jake Cassidy replaces Luke James.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Patrick McLaughlin replaces Michael Woods.
Goal! Hartlepool United 2, Maidenhead United 1. Alan Massey (Maidenhead United).
Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Maidenhead United. Josh Kelly replaces Max Worsfold.
Substitution, Maidenhead United. James Mulley replaces Ryan Bird.
Goal! Hartlepool United 2, Maidenhead United 0. Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United).
Substitution, Maidenhead United. Adrian Clifton replaces Nana Owusu.
Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Maidenhead United 0. Luke James (Hartlepool United).
Second Half begins Hartlepool United 0, Maidenhead United 0.
First Half ends, Hartlepool United 0, Maidenhead United 0.
Michael Woods (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.