Match ends, Hartlepool United 3, Maidstone United 1.
Hartlepool United 3-1 Maidstone United
Hartlepool United made it back-to-back wins with victory over Maidstone at Victoria Park.
Defender Keith Watson scored his first goal for Hartlepool, converting Lewis Hawkins' delivery after Maidstone scrambled to clear a corner.
Michael Ledger headed just wide as Hartlepool threatened to make it 2-0, but Scott Loach had to be alert at the other end as Maidstone livened up before the break.
Second-half strikes from Jonathan Franks and Connor Simpson made it comfortable for the hosts, before Johan ter Horst grabbed a late consolation for Maidstone.
Match report supplied by the Press Association
- 18HawkinsBooked at 65mins
- 28WatsonBooked at 43mins
- 27SimpsonSubstituted forOatesat 79'minutes
- 21RodneySubstituted forDonaldsonat 61'minutes
- 14ReasonSubstituted forRichardsat 58'minutes
- 9Sam-YorkeSubstituted forter Horstat 77'minutes
- 27HinesSubstituted forWraightat 80'minutes
- 22ter Horst
- Peter Gibbons
Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 3, Maidstone United 1.
Goal! Hartlepool United 3, Maidstone United 1. Johan ter Horst (Maidstone United).
Substitution, Maidstone United. Tom Wraight replaces Zavon Hines.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rhys Oates replaces Connor Simpson.
Substitution, Maidstone United. Johan ter Horst replaces Delano Sam-Yorke.
Goal! Hartlepool United 3, Maidstone United 0. Connor Simpson (Hartlepool United).
Lewis Hawkins (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Ryan Donaldson replaces Devante Rodney.
Substitution, Maidstone United. Jack Richards replaces Jai Reason.
Goal! Hartlepool United 2, Maidstone United 0. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United).
Second Half begins Hartlepool United 1, Maidstone United 0.
First Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Maidstone United 0.
Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Maidstone United 0. Keith Watson (Hartlepool United).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.