Match ends, Maidstone United 2, Havant & Waterlooville 0.
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.
Report supplied by Press Association
- 5De Havilland
- 6DaviesBooked at 70minsSubstituted forMuldoonat 80'minutes
- 33EmberySubstituted forTaylorat 69'minutes
Havant & Waterlooville
- 2StrugnellBooked at 56mins
- 5WoodfordSubstituted forCarterat 84'minutes
- 25CordnerBooked at 72mins
- 8LewisSubstituted forPaulat 63'minutes
- 29JallohSubstituted forPatersonat 63'minutes
- Josh Smith
Second Half ends, Maidstone United 2, Havant & Waterlooville 0.
Substitution, Havant & Waterlooville. Mike Carter replaces Ryan Woodford.
Substitution, Maidstone United. Oliver Muldoon replaces Aron Davies.
Tyler Cordner (Havant & Waterlooville) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Aron Davies (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Maidstone United. Josh Taylor replaces Jake Embery.
Substitution, Havant & Waterlooville. Chris Paul replaces Theo Lewis.
Substitution, Havant & Waterlooville. Matt Paterson replaces Hassan Jalloh.
Dan Strugnell (Havant & Waterlooville) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Second Half begins Maidstone United 2, Havant & Waterlooville 0.
First Half ends, Maidstone United 2, Havant & Waterlooville 0.
Goal! Maidstone United 2, Havant & Waterlooville 0. Jack Powell (Maidstone United).
Goal! Maidstone United 1, Havant & Waterlooville 0. Jake Embery (Maidstone United).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.