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Maidstone United 0-2 Salford City

Adam Rooney's brace moved Salford to the top of the National League and relegated opponents Maidstone.

Rooney looked threatening from the off and scored his first goal since the start of December in the 13th minute with a low shot into the bottom left-hand corner.

Nathan Pond was just wide from a 26th-minute corner and Scott Wiseman came agonisingly close to a second when his shot came back off a post and trickled along the goalline before being cleared.

Rooney did double Salford's advantage before the break, tapping in Wiseman's inviting cross.

Maidstone improved after the break but failed to test goalkeeper Chris Neal.

Rooney cleared the crossbar after 78 minutes as he looked to complete his hat-trick but Salford comfortably held on.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Maidstone United

  • 26Lewington
  • 6DaviesSubstituted forPhillipsat 46'minutes
  • 5De Havilland
  • 8Powell
  • 27Donnellan
  • 25Swaine
  • 20WaltonSubstituted forRomainat 84'minutes
  • 24TaylorBooked at 16mins
  • 11TurgottBooked at 53mins
  • 14AmaluzorSubstituted forEmberyat 74'minutes
  • 18Cassidy

Substitutes

  • 9Romain
  • 12Strizovic
  • 22Phillips
  • 23Richards
  • 33Embery

Salford

  • 1Neal
  • 2Wiseman
  • 3Touray
  • 8Maynard
  • 5HoganBooked at 35mins
  • 4MafutaSubstituted forWhiteheadat 68'minutes
  • 6Piergianni
  • 9RooneySubstituted forGaffneyat 79'minutes
  • 15RedmondSubstituted forWalkerat 79'minutes
  • 20Dieseruvwe
  • 23Pond

Substitutes

  • 7Green
  • 11Walker
  • 12Crocombe
  • 18Whitehead
  • 30Gaffney
Referee:
Will Finnie
Attendance:
2,050

Live Text

Match ends, Maidstone United 0, Salford City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Maidstone United 0, Salford City 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Elliott Romain replaces Simon Walton.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Rory Gaffney replaces Adam Rooney.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Tom Walker replaces Devonte Redmond.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Jake Embery replaces Justin Amaluzor.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Danny Whitehead replaces Gus Mafuta.

Booking

Blair Turgott (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half

Second Half begins Maidstone United 0, Salford City 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Maidstone United 0, Salford City 2.

Goal!

Goal! Maidstone United 0, Salford City 2. Adam Rooney (Salford City).

Booking

Liam Hogan (Salford City) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Josh Taylor (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Maidstone United 0, Salford City 1. Adam Rooney (Salford City).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Salford422310969393079
2Leyton Orient412212766323478
3Solihull Moors422391067402778
4Wrexham422291152351775
5Fylde411915768373172
6Harrogate4220111175522371
7Eastleigh41207145455-167
8Ebbsfleet4218121260402066
9Sutton United421713125252064
10Gateshead41189145142963
11Barrow421512154647-157
12Barnet411511154044-456
13Bromley421510176063-355
14Chesterfield421217134847153
15Halifax421119123738-152
16Hartlepool421313165057-752
17Maidenhead United42155224264-2250
18Dag & Red421310194653-749
19Boreham Wood421115164556-1148
20Dover421212185062-1248
21Havant & Waterlooville42912215774-1739
22Aldershot42910233365-3237
23Braintree4287274277-3531
24Maidstone United4186273271-3930
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