Match ends, Maidenhead United 0, Hartlepool United 1.
Maidenhead United 0-1 Hartlepool United
Hartlepool put to bed any concerns from their two opening defeats with a gutsy win at previously unbeaten Maidenhead.
The hosts looked to build on their impressive form from the outset and Rene Steer, Jake Cassidy and Josh Smile all tested Ben Killip in the Pools' goal.
At the other end, Mark Kitching's deep cross was headed just wide by the diving Ryan Donaldson.
It took eight minutes into the second period for half-time substitute Niko Muir to give the away side the lead. The striker took his chance after Donaldson's initial effort was saved by Taye Ashby-Hammond.
A stern but composed defensive display in the second half secured Hartlepool the three points.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 3SteerBooked at 62mins
- 5DaviesSubstituted forMensahat 60'minutes
- 9CassidyBooked at 70minsSubstituted forKellyat 72'minutes
- 28SmileBooked at 74mins
- 14WhitehallSubstituted forAkintundeat 64'minutes
- 2KiosoBooked at 60mins
- 3KitchingBooked at 18mins
- 15MafutaSubstituted forKennedyat 89'minutes
- 7DonaldsonSubstituted forHolohanat 85'minutes
- 9KabambaSubstituted forMuirat 46'minutes
- James Durkin
Second Half ends, Maidenhead United 0, Hartlepool United 1.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jason Kennedy replaces Gus Mafuta.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Gavan Holohan replaces Ryan Donaldson.
Josh Smile (Maidenhead United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Maidenhead United. Josh Kelly replaces Jake Cassidy.
Substitution, Maidenhead United. James Akintunde replaces Daniel Whitehall.
Rene Steer (Maidenhead United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Maidenhead United. Bernard Mensah replaces Aron Davies.
Goal! Maidenhead United 0, Hartlepool United 1. Niko Muir (Hartlepool United).
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Niko Muir replaces Nicke Kabamba.
Second Half begins Maidenhead United 0, Hartlepool United 0.
First Half ends, Maidenhead United 0, Hartlepool United 0.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.