Match ends, Hartlepool United 2, Barnet 0.
Nicke Kabamba scored twice as Antony Sweeney made it three wins out of three in caretaker charge of Hartlepool with a win over Barnet.
Pools opened the scoring in the sixth minute through Kabamba's low finish after good work from Luke James.
Kabamba doubled Hartlepool's advantage after 27 minutes with another well-taken effort at the end of a neat team build-up - his fourth goal in his last three league matches.
The home side were well on top and defender Fraser Kerr cracked a 30-yard drive off the crossbar before the break.
Mauro Vilhete volleyed wide for Barnet early in the second half, while former Hartlepool goalkeeper Scott Loach twice denied Kabamba a hat-trick before the hour.
Barnet were reduced to 10 men after 64 minutes when Jack Taylor was shown a second yellow card for a poor challenge on Peter Kioso.
Hartlepool goalkeeper Ben Killip kept out a low strike from Cheye Alexander, while home substitute Gime Toure was denied a superb third by Loach.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 14HolohanSubstituted forKennedyat 81'minutes
- 33JamesSubstituted forToureat 77'minutes
- 7DonaldsonSubstituted forHawkesat 90'minutes
- 16TaylorBooked at 75mins
- 17BoucaudSubstituted forJohnsonat 70'minutes
- 5Almeida SantosSubstituted forDunneat 56'minutesBooked at 65mins
- 20da Silva Vilhete
- 7TaylorBooked at 64mins
- 21ElitoSubstituted forMason-Clarkat 52'minutes
- Thomas Parsons
Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 2, Barnet 0.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Josh Hawkes replaces Ryan Donaldson.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jason Kennedy replaces Gavan Holohan.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Gime Toure replaces Luke James.
Substitution, Barnet. Elliott Johnson replaces Andre Boucaud.
James Dunne (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Second yellow card to Jack Taylor (Barnet) for a bad foul.
Substitution, Barnet. James Dunne replaces Ricardo Santos.
Substitution, Barnet. Ephron Mason-Clark replaces Medy Elito.
Second Half begins Hartlepool United 2, Barnet 0.
First Half ends, Hartlepool United 2, Barnet 0.
Jack Taylor (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! Hartlepool United 2, Barnet 0. Nicke Kabamba (Hartlepool United).
Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Barnet 0. Nicke Kabamba (Hartlepool United).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.