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Maidstone United 2-0 Havant & Waterlooville

Maidstone claimed their first National League win since the beginning of January after downing fellow strugglers Havant and Waterlooville 2-0.

Two first-half goals set United on their way at the Gallagher Stadium, with Jake Embery opening the scoring in the 33rd minute after being set up by Blair Turgott.

Jack Powell then added a second just before half-time after breaking through and beating visiting goalkeeper Ben Dudzinski.

That proved enough to earn second-bottom Maidstone a rare home victory - their first in front of their own fans in the league in 15 attempts.

However, they still have a mountain to climb to avoid relegation as they remain 10 points adrift of safety.

Havant, who are now without a win in seven matches, are just two places and six points better off than Maidstone.

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Line-ups

Maidstone United

  • 26Lewington
  • 27Donnellan
  • 5De Havilland
  • 8Powell
  • 6DaviesBooked at 70minsSubstituted forMuldoonat 80'minutes
  • 25Swaine
  • 22Phillips
  • 33EmberySubstituted forTaylorat 69'minutes
  • 11Turgott
  • 9Romain
  • 16Wishart

Substitutes

  • 1Henry
  • 2Meredith
  • 17Donnellan
  • 21Muldoon
  • 24Taylor

Havant & Waterlooville

  • 21Dudzinski
  • 2StrugnellBooked at 56mins
  • 5WoodfordSubstituted forCarterat 84'minutes
  • 16Robinson
  • 25CordnerBooked at 72mins
  • 17Rose
  • 7Fogden
  • 8LewisSubstituted forPaulat 63'minutes
  • 10Quigley
  • 20Rutherford
  • 29JallohSubstituted forPatersonat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Harris
  • 9Paterson
  • 14Carter
  • 18Sekajja
  • 27Paul
Referee:
Josh Smith
Attendance:
1,901

Live Text

Match ends, Maidstone United 2, Havant & Waterlooville 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Maidstone United 2, Havant & Waterlooville 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Havant & Waterlooville. Mike Carter replaces Ryan Woodford.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Oliver Muldoon replaces Aron Davies.

Booking

Tyler Cordner (Havant & Waterlooville) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Aron Davies (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Josh Taylor replaces Jake Embery.

Substitution

Substitution, Havant & Waterlooville. Chris Paul replaces Theo Lewis.

Substitution

Substitution, Havant & Waterlooville. Matt Paterson replaces Hassan Jalloh.

Booking

Dan Strugnell (Havant & Waterlooville) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Second Half

Second Half begins Maidstone United 2, Havant & Waterlooville 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Maidstone United 2, Havant & Waterlooville 0.

Goal!

Goal! Maidstone United 2, Havant & Waterlooville 0. Jack Powell (Maidstone United).

Goal!

Goal! Maidstone United 1, Havant & Waterlooville 0. Jake Embery (Maidstone United).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient362010659273270
2Wrexham37209845261969
3Solihull Moors36207959332667
4Salford37199963382566
5Fylde361713659302964
6Harrogate36189968452363
7Gateshead371881148341462
8Eastleigh36187114745261
9Sutton United371512104441357
10Ebbsfleet3614101247351252
11Barrow371310143942-349
12Hartlepool371212134549-448
13Dag & Red37138164444047
14Bromley37138164853-547
15Halifax361016103132-146
16Maidenhead United37135193958-1944
17Boreham Wood361013133745-843
18Chesterfield37915133843-542
19Barnet33117153243-1140
20Dover37109184257-1539
21Havant & Waterlooville37811184966-1735
22Aldershot3688202858-3032
23Maidstone United3685233062-3229
24Braintree3767243368-3525
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