Match ends, Hartlepool United 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.
Hartlepool United 1-0 Dagenham & Redbridge
Mark Kitching scored the only goal of the game as Hartlepool overcame a stubborn Dagenham side in the National League for their first win in five.
Josh Hawkes had the best chance of the first-half for Pools but his 30-yard strike was tipped over the crossbar by Elliot Justham.
Hartlepool forward Gime Toure had a goal ruled out for offside before the break, while Dagenham finally came to life in the early stages of the second half, with Joan Luque firing a shot into the side-netting and Ben Killip saving well from Joe Quigley.
Toure should have done better from close range and spurned two other chances as Hartlepool regained control.
And they grabbed the winner with 12 minutes remaining when substitute Tyler Hamilton's first touch set Kitching away and the full-back finished smartly.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 15MafutaSubstituted forKabambaat 65'minutes
- 3KitchingBooked at 89mins
- 11HawkesSubstituted forHamiltonat 77'minutes
Dag & Red
- 22EleftheriouSubstituted forGrahamat 75'minutes
- 5CrollSubstituted forWrightat 83'minutes
- 6ClarkBooked at 90mins
- 19LuqueSubstituted forGrantat 81'minutes
- Peter Gibbons
Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.
Kenny Clark (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card.
Mark Kitching (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Diaz Wright replaces Luke Croll.
Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Reece Grant replaces Joan Luque.
Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0. Mark Kitching (Hartlepool United).
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Tyler Hamilton replaces Josh Hawkes.
Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Bagasan Graham replaces Andrew Eleftheriou.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Nicke Kabamba replaces Gus Mafuta.
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.