Match ends, Hartlepool United 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.
Hartlepool United 1-0 Dagenham & Redbridge
Jonathan Franks' third goal in as many games condemned leaders Dagenham to a first defeat of the season and earned Hartlepool a third straight victory.
The home side could have been behind in the opening minutes as goalkeeper Scott Loach did well to keep out efforts from Morgan Ferrier and Kevin Lokko.
At the other end, Pools defender Keith Watson sent a header off the crossbar and Connor Simpson nodded over.
Fejiri Okenabirhie was denied by Loach before the break and Ferrier shortly after the restart, but it was Hartlepool who went ahead through Franks' neat dinked finish.
Loach palmed away a Lokko header as Dagenham pushed for the equaliser their efforts warranted, but resolute Pools held on.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 17DeverdicsSubstituted forDonnellyat 84'minutes
- 21RodneySubstituted forDonaldsonat 67'minutes
- 27SimpsonSubstituted forOatesat 55'minutes
Dag & Red
- 3PennellBooked at 64minsSubstituted forNunnat 71'minutes
- 11OkenabirhieSubstituted forRomainat 74'minutes
- 25WhitelySubstituted forAdamsat 66'minutes
- Thomas Bramall
Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Liam Donnelly replaces Nicky Deverdics.
Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United).
Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Elliott Romain replaces Fejiri Okenabirhie.
Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Ben Nunn replaces Luke Pennell.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Ryan Donaldson replaces Devante Rodney.
Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Charlee Adams replaces Corey Whitely.
Luke Pennell (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rhys Oates replaces Connor Simpson.
Second Half begins Hartlepool United 0, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.
First Half ends, Hartlepool United 0, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.