Match ends, Hartlepool United 2, Cambridge United 1.
Scott Harrison's volley sank Cambridge and lifted Hartlepool out of the League Two relegation zone for the first time since October.
Harrison's stylish strike arrived midway through the second half to secure Pools a fourth successive win.
Brad Walker headed the home side in front on 20 minutes but Cambridge levelled when Matt Harrold collected a long throw and fired home.
Pools debutant Jordan Hugill went close before Harrison's spectacular winner.
- 8WalkerBooked at 90mins
- 31TshibolaSubstituted forHawkinsat 80'minutes
- 24HugillSubstituted forHarewoodat 87'minutes
- 2TaitSubstituted forSimpsonat 69'minutes
- 14HuntSubstituted forKaikaiat 76'minutes
- 20HarroldSubstituted forSlewat 76'minutes
- Andy Haines
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 2, Cambridge United 1.
Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Marlon Harewood.
Attempt saved. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.
Attempt missed. Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Scott Harrison.
Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Brad Walker (Hartlepool United).
Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Hand ball by Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United).
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Marlon Harewood replaces Jordan Hugill because of an injury.
Attempt saved. Jordan Slew (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Delay in match Jordan Hugill (Hartlepool United) because of an injury.
Attempt saved. Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Lewis Hawkins replaces Aaron Tshibola because of an injury.
Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Liam Hughes (Cambridge United).
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Substitution, Cambridge United. Jordan Slew replaces Matt Harrold.
Substitution, Cambridge United. Sullay Kaikai replaces Johnny Hunt.