Match ends, Havant & Waterlooville 1, Hartlepool United 2.
Two penalties from Liam Noble earned Hartlepool victory - their fourth in a row - against unlucky Havant & Waterlooville.
The visitors who went in front from the spot midway through the first half as Noble sent the goalkeeper the wrong way following Myles Anderson's tumble in the area.
Pools keeper Scott Loach kept out a Theo Lewis header and Wes Fogden should have done better from close in as Havant threatened an equaliser before the break.
Hartlepool's Mark Kitching was not too far away with a back-post header at the start of the second half, while Havant felt the ball had crossed the line as Loach pushed away Paul Robinson's header with 10 minutes to play.
The home side got the goal they deserved when substitute Ryan Woodford headed in and almost went ahead when another Robinson effort beat Loach but Ryan Donaldson cleared off the line.
There was late drama, however, as Hartlepool were awarded a second penalty for a foul on Kitching and again Noble converted.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
Havant & Waterlooville
- 3WilliamsSubstituted forSekajjaat 73'minutes
- 8LewisSubstituted forRutherfordat 60'minutes
- 23RobinsonBooked at 89mins
- 17RoseSubstituted forWoodfordat 45'minutes
- 14CarterBooked at 75mins
- 2KiosoBooked at 28mins
- 14WoodsBooked at 30minsSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 56'minutes
- 33JamesSubstituted forDinangaat 73'minutes
- 6NobleSubstituted forNewtonat 90'minutes
- Kevin Brook
Second Half ends, Havant & Waterlooville 1, Hartlepool United 2.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Conor Newton replaces Liam Noble.
Goal! Havant & Waterlooville 1, Hartlepool United 2. Liam Noble (Hartlepool United) converts the penalty with a.
Goal! Havant & Waterlooville 1, Hartlepool United 1. Ryan Woodford (Havant & Waterlooville).
Mike Carter (Havant & Waterlooville) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Marcus Dinanga replaces Luke James.
Substitution, Havant & Waterlooville. Ibra Sekajja replaces Rory Williams.
Substitution, Havant & Waterlooville. Alfie Rutherford replaces Theo Lewis.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Patrick McLaughlin replaces Michael Woods.
Second Half begins Havant & Waterlooville 0, Hartlepool United 1.
First Half ends, Havant & Waterlooville 0, Hartlepool United 1.
Michael Woods (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Peter Kioso (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! Havant & Waterlooville 0, Hartlepool United 1. Liam Noble (Hartlepool United) converts the penalty with a.
Substitution, Havant & Waterlooville. Ryan Woodford replaces Jordan Rose.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.