The Maidstone match started very well with both sides creating plenty of chances on this cold night at the Gallagher Stadium.
Ramsis Owili then put Palace one up with a wonderful strike from 25-yards-out, leaving the Maidstone keeper with no chance of keeping the shot out. Palace went into half-time one up.
Maidstone started the 2nd half brilliantly, creating plenty of chances which could’ve leveled the game, however, against the run of play, Owili bagged another for Palace, after tucking away a cross from George Jardine.
Just two minutes later, Maidstone reduced the deficit to 2-1, after a great one-on-one finish from a tight angle denied Palace goalkeeper a Leo Webster a clean sheet.
Palace regained their two-goal-advantage when top scorer, Tashane Tomlinson, wriggled his way through the Maidstone penalty area to finish into the bottom corner.
This result put Palace in 5th, six points behind the top, with Maidstone on the other hand, they moved down to 9th, five points above Charlton who are sitting rock bottom with no points.
In other matches across the division, there was a one-sided 10-goal-thriller at Charlton, who were battered 8-2 by Dulwich Hamlet. This leaves Charlton bottom of the table with no points and a -20 goal difference!
There was a 5-1 win for Welling against Margate and two 5-0 wins, with Phoenix triumphing against Millwall and West Ham beating Dartford.