Match ends, Hartlepool United 2, Eastleigh 1.
Hartlepool United 2-1 Eastleigh
Hartlepool secured their first win in four National League games with victory over Eastleigh.
The home side - without top scorer Gime Toure, who started a three-match ban after accepting a retrospective charge of violent conduct following the FA Cup third-round defeat at Oxford - were forced into an early change when defender Michael Raynes went off injured and Fraser Kerr came on.
Hartlepool took the lead in the 51st minute as Gavan Holohan tapped in a cross from Ryan Donaldson. The Spitfires, though, hit straight back when Sam Smart crashed in a volley for his first National League goal.
Nicke Kabamba saw a header cleared off the line before the hosts did regain the lead after 67 minutes when Mark Kitching's cutback from the left was tucked away by Mark Shelton.
Pools midfielder Gus Mafuta rattled the crossbar, before substitute Kerr was then himself forced then off by injury during the closing stages.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 4RaynesSubstituted forKerrat 12'minutesSubstituted forAndersonat 75'minutes
- 15WynterBooked at 30mins
- Simon Mather
Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 2, Eastleigh 1.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Myles Anderson replaces Fraser Kerr.
Goal! Hartlepool United 2, Eastleigh 1. Mark Shelton (Hartlepool United).
Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Eastleigh 1. Sam Smart (Eastleigh).
Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Eastleigh 0. Gavan Holohan (Hartlepool United).
Second Half begins Hartlepool United 0, Eastleigh 0.
First Half ends, Hartlepool United 0, Eastleigh 0.
Alex Wynter (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Fraser Kerr replaces Michael Raynes.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.