Gavan Holohan in action for Hartlepool United against Notts County.
Luke Armstrong's 19th minute strike proved to be enough to take Pools up to second in the table as they hung on for a big three points against The Magpies.
County were reduced to 10-men late on as Ben Turner saw red – the fifth red card Pools have seen in four games for their opponents.
Here are the Pools player ratings from the win…
Had to be alert but didn’t have too many saves to make despite keeping a clean sheet. Boldewijn got the better of him once down Pools’ left side but defended well otherwise with a great block late on. Kept a calm head under pressure and was dominant in the air. Defended heroically at the back to help Pools keep a clean sheet under constant pressure in the second half. Was caught out once or twice but often recovered well and put in a great block at the near post when Notts County were pushing. Not quite as effective as previous games but wins almost every battle. What a signing. Made a few crucial interceptions and tackles to help alleviate the pressure and regain and recycle possession. Didn’t offer too much going forward but really helped defensively in the second half. Played a key role in the goal but missed Pools’ best chance to make it 2-0 in the first half. Lively as usual. Was in the right place at the right time to give Pools the lead with his fifth league goal in as many games. Was only on the field an hour but proved a persistent thorn in the side of the Notts County defence from the start. Great work to help set up Armstrong’s opener. Booked. On for Oates 61: Had one half chance from close range and fired a free-kick over the crossbar as Pools sat back and defended. On for Armstrong 78: Took one for the team with the late sending off for Notts County. On for Holohan 90: Had a nice run at goal and helped run down the clock in stoppage time.