Maidstone looked assured and composed as they eased to a 2-0 victory at sinking Halifax. The Stones hit the front in the 15th minute when Joe Pigott burst into the box to pinch the ball in front of Tom Nicholson and rounded the goalkeeper to score.Jay Saunders’ men could easily have extended their lead before the interval as Zavon Hines struck the post with a bending attempt.
It remained one-way traffic after the break, and Jai Reason netted Maidstone’s second with a cool penalty after Hines was hindered in the box by Scott McManus.Without a win in six, the Shaymen are becoming increasingly grateful to rely on their brilliant start to the season.Match report supplied by the Press Association.Line-upsLive TextLine-upsHalifax13Nicholson3Wilde5Brown10OliverBooked at 32minsSubstituted forKingat 78’minutes11McManus6Garner8HotteBooked at 60minsSubstituted forLynchat 75’minutes15MacDonaldSubstituted forTomlinsonat 75’minutes7KosyloBooked at 79mins16Morgan38WaringSubstitutes2Moyo12Lynch14Tomlinson18Clarke19KingMaidstone United1Worgan16Ofori-TwumasiBooked at 41mins5Wynter8Lewis2Hare3Finney11WraightBooked at 64minsSubstituted forPrestedgeat 67’minutes14Reason9Sam-YorkeSubstituted forter Horstat 86’minutes27HinesSubstituted forLozaat 81’minutes32PigottSubstitutes4Prestedge10Paxman20Taylor22ter Horst25LozaReferee:Paul MarsdenAttendance:1,410Live TextPosted at Match ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Maidstone United 2.Full TimePosted at 90′ Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Maidstone United 2.SubstitutionPosted at 86′ Substitution, Maidstone United. Johan ter Horst replaces Delano Sam-Yorke.SubstitutionPosted at 81′ Substitution, Maidstone United. Jamar Loza replaces Zavon Hines.BookingPosted at 79′ Matthew Kosylo (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.SubstitutionPosted at 78′ Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Liam King replaces Connor Oliver.SubstitutionPosted at 75′ Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Dave Lynch replaces Nathan Hotte.SubstitutionPosted at 75′ Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Ben Tomlinson replaces Josh MacDonald.SubstitutionPosted at 67′ Substitution, Maidstone United. Reece Prestedge replaces Tom Wraight.BookingPosted at 64′ Tom Wraight (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card.Goal!Posted at 61′ Goal! FC Halifax Town 0, Maidstone United 2. Jai Reason (Maidstone United) converts the penalty with a.BookingPosted at 60′ Nathan Hotte (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Second HalfPosted at Second Half begins FC Halifax Town 0, Maidstone United 1.Half TimePosted at 45′ First Half ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Maidstone United 1.BookingPosted at 41′ Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card.BookingPosted at 32′ Connor Oliver (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.Goal!Posted at 15′ Goal! FC Halifax Town 0, Maidstone United 1. Joe Pigott (Maidstone United).Kick OffPosted at First Half begins.Lineups are announced and players are warming up.goal
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