Match ends, Maidstone United 0, Salford City 2.
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.
- 6DaviesSubstituted forPhillipsat 46'minutes
- 5De Havilland
- 20WaltonSubstituted forRomainat 84'minutes
- 24TaylorBooked at 16mins
- 11TurgottBooked at 53mins
- 14AmaluzorSubstituted forEmberyat 74'minutes
- 5HoganBooked at 35mins
- 4MafutaSubstituted forWhiteheadat 68'minutes
- 9RooneySubstituted forGaffneyat 79'minutes
- 15RedmondSubstituted forWalkerat 79'minutes
- Will Finnie
Second Half ends, Maidstone United 0, Salford City 2.
Substitution, Maidstone United. Elliott Romain replaces Simon Walton.
Substitution, Salford City. Rory Gaffney replaces Adam Rooney.
Substitution, Salford City. Tom Walker replaces Devonte Redmond.
Substitution, Maidstone United. Jake Embery replaces Justin Amaluzor.
Substitution, Salford City. Danny Whitehead replaces Gus Mafuta.
Blair Turgott (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card.
Second Half begins Maidstone United 0, Salford City 2.
First Half ends, Maidstone United 0, Salford City 2.
Goal! Maidstone United 0, Salford City 2. Adam Rooney (Salford City).
Liam Hogan (Salford City) is shown the yellow card.
Josh Taylor (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Maidstone United 0, Salford City 1. Adam Rooney (Salford City).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.