Match ends, Hartlepool United 2, FC Halifax Town 1.
Hartlepool United 2-1 FC Halifax Town
Hartlepool beat Halifax to pick up their first National League victory in four games.
The hosts fell behind when former Hartlepool midfielder Devante Rodney fired home beyond goalkeeper Scott Loach after 14 minutes.
Pools equalised just after the half-hour mark when Luke James flicked the ball past Sam Johnson from a right-wing cross.
Luke Molyneux put Hartlepool in front after 53 minutes when he found himself with time and space to pick his spot.
Halifax tried in vain to find an equaliser in the closing stages as their winless run in the league stretched to five matches.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 14HolohanSubstituted forNobleat 74'minutes
- 21MolyneuxSubstituted forBaleat 90'minutes
- 40HansonSubstituted forFreedmanat 72'minutes
- 34DukuSubstituted forGondohat 65'minutes
- Simeon Lucas
Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 2, FC Halifax Town 1.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Adam Bale replaces Luke Molyneux.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Liam Noble replaces Gavan Holohan.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Harry Freedman replaces Jacob Hanson.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Ryan Gondoh replaces Immanuelson Duku.
Goal! Hartlepool United 2, FC Halifax Town 1. Luke Molyneux (Hartlepool United).
Second Half begins Hartlepool United 1, FC Halifax Town 1.
First Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, FC Halifax Town 1.
Goal! Hartlepool United 1, FC Halifax Town 1. Luke James (Hartlepool United).
Goal! Hartlepool United 0, FC Halifax Town 1. Devante Rodney (FC Halifax Town).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.