Hartlepool stretched their unbeaten run to 10 games with a 1-0 win at Dagenham that keeps their National League title hopes alive.
Luke Armstrong’s first-half strike earned Pools the points that keep them four points behind leaders Sutton, though they have played three games more.
Scott Wilson could have put the hosts ahead early on but he headed over a golden chance and Hartlepool made them pay.
Armstrong’s 11th goal of the season came when he converted Nicky Featherstone’s 43rd-minute corner and the victory could have been sweeter but Gary Liddle hit a post before the break.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
Dag & Red
- 4RanceSubstituted forMcCallumat 46′minutes
- 22da Silva VilheteBooked at 74minsSubstituted forKhanat 74′minutes
- 25WilsonSubstituted forMcQueenat 62′minutes
- 6SheltonSubstituted forOdusinaat 90+2′minutes
- 14HolohanSubstituted forWhiteat 76′minutes
- 11OatesSubstituted forMolyneuxat 87′minutes
Match ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Hartlepool United 1.
Second Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Hartlepool United 1.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Timi Odusina replaces Mark Shelton.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Luke Molyneux replaces Rhys Oates.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Tom White replaces Gavan Holohan.
Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Saidou Khan replaces Mauro Vilhete.
Mauro Vilhete (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Darren McQueen replaces Scott Wilson.
Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Paul McCallum replaces Dean Rance.
Second Half begins Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Hartlepool United 1.
First Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Hartlepool United 1.
Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Hartlepool United 1. Luke Armstrong (Hartlepool United).
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.