Match ends, Newport County 2, Hartlepool United 0.
Newport County moved into the League Two play-off places with victory over Hartlepool United.
Defender Harry Worley headed home a Robbie Wilmot cross to give the home side a 1-0 lead at half-time.
Striker Conor Washington made sure of the win with his seventh goal of the season from close range midway through the second half.
Pools' best chances fell to forward James Poole but both his strikes were saved by County keeper Lenny Pidgeley.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:
"We knew it was going to be tough. It was our third game in six days and the players deserve a huge amount of credit.
"Their work-rate and the way they played the game, pressing and dispossessing Hartlepool, was a real pleasure to see.
"They started the second half better than us, we'd lost our discipline in the shape of our team, and the second goal was crucial for us. It settled us down.
"We looked comfortable from thereon in."
- 18JacksonSubstituted forJonesat 78'minutes
- 23JolleySubstituted forFlynnat 66'minutes
- 8WaltonSubstituted forWalkerat 87'minutes
- 33JamesSubstituted forFranksat 70'minutes
- 14ComptonSubstituted forSweeneyat 81'minutes
- Steve Martin
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Newport County 2, Hartlepool United 0.
Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.
Attempt saved. Matthew Dolan (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Adam Chapman (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Antony Sweeney (Hartlepool United).
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Brad Walker replaces Simon Walton.
Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Tom Naylor.
Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Antony Sweeney replaces Jack Compton.
Substitution, Newport County. Billy Jones replaces Ryan Jackson.
Foul by Danny Crow (Newport County).
Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jonathan Franks replaces Luke James.
Attempt missed. Adam Chapman (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Foul by Adam Chapman (Newport County).
Matthew Dolan (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Newport County. Michael Flynn replaces Christian Jolley.
Foul by Christian Jolley (Newport County).
Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.