Jon Stead’s second half effort was enough to separate the sides at Victoria Park and condemn Pools to their third defeat in as many weeks against Simon Weaver’s side.
United tried to find a way back into the game but ultimately came up short as they dropped to 16th in the National League table, seven points off the play-offs and six off the relegation zone.
Scroll down and click through the pages to see our Hartlepool United player ratings from the defeat...
5. Peter Kioso - 7
A strong challenge on Emmett at the beginning of the second half summed up another wholehearted display from the defender despite a frustrating afternoon on the whole.
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6. Nicky Featherstone - 6
Showed a more dogged side to his game as Pools in an attempt to win the midfield battle.
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7. Mark Shelton - 6
Tidy and efficient in possession without being spectacular.
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8. Gavan Holohan - 6
Started brightly but his influence decreased as the game wore on.
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