Match ends, Hartlepool United 1, Newport County 0.
Scott Fenwick's top-corner strike gave Hartlepool their third successive League Two victory against Newport.
The winless visitors enjoyed the better of the first half with the best chance falling to Mark Byrne, but they lacked a cutting edge throughout.
Fenwick gave goalkeeper Joe Day little hope with a sweet strike from 18 yards early in the second half.
Hartlepool were denied a second when Newport defender Regan Poole cleared off his own goalline.
Newport manager Terry Butcher told BBC Radio Wales:
"The difference between the two teams is that when they had a shot they hit the target and we didn't.
"It hurts your pride when you lose a game like that - you feel you've gone toe to toe but haven't got the points decision at the end of the day.
"You feel perhaps you should've done more and landed a few more punches, but it hurts to lose."
- 14WoodsBooked at 65minsSubstituted forWalkerat 86'minutes
- 17FenwickSubstituted forOatesat 76'minutes
- 8KlukowskiSubstituted forOwen-Evansat 73'minutes
- Ben Toner
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Newport County 0.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Michael Duckworth.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Brad Walker replaces Michael Woods.
Foul by Rhys Oates (Hartlepool United).
Kieran Parselle (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt missed. Scott Boden (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Rhys Oates (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County).
Attempt saved. Mark Byrne (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Aaron Collins (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rhys Oates replaces Scott Fenwick.
Attempt missed. Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Substitution, Newport County. Tom Owen-Evans replaces Yan Klukowski.
Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Mark Byrne.
Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Scott Barrow.
Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.
Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Newport County).