Tranmere 0-1 Hartlepool

Neil Austin

Hartlepool United kept their League One survival hopes alive with a priceless win at play-off chasing Tranmere.

Defender Neil Austin scored Pools' winner, following up after Owain fon Williams saved Simon Walton's penalty.

Scott Flinders maintained the lead when he saved a spot kick from Andy Robinson after Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro had been fouled by Peter Hartley.

Hartlepool are five points adrift of safety, while Rovers remain two points off the top six.

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