Match ends, Wrexham 1, Hartlepool United 0.
Wrexham 1-0 Hartlepool United
Luke Young's goal was enough to see Wrexham move up to second in the National League with victory over 10-man Hartlepool at the Racecourse.
Young scored the only goal in the first half, finishing off a strong solo run with a powerful low shot which beat Scott Loach.
Hartlepool were reduced to 10 men five minutes before the interval.
Captain Andrew Davies was shown a straight red card after lashing out at Stuart Beavon.
Despite being a man short, Hartlepool made it far from easy for Wrexham in the second half with Conor Newton denied by Rob Lainton and Ryan Donaldson firing over the crossbar in stoppage time.
But Wrexham maintained their unbeaten home record at the Racecourse and have lost only once in the last 11 league games.
Sam Ricketts' side are level on points with leaders Salford City, who have a better goal difference.
Hartlepool remain ninth in the table.
Wrexham manager Sam Ricketts told BBC Sport Wales:
"I am far from happy with the performance, but delighted with the win.
"It is the worst we have played all season, but we got the three points.
"The fans were agitated tonight which I completely understand, but hopefully if they look at the table tomorrow it will put a little smile on their face."
- 3JenningsBooked at 71mins
- 16WalkerSubstituted forRutherfordat 81'minutes
- 15Maguire-DrewSubstituted forDeverdicsat 85'minutes
- 23BeavonBooked at 40minsSubstituted forFondop-Talomat 58'minutesBooked at 88mins
- 2KiosoBooked at 90mins
- 7DonaldsonBooked at 90mins
- 10MuirSubstituted forNewtonat 70'minutes
- 5MagnayBooked at 90mins
- 15DaviesBooked at 40mins
- 16FeatherstoneSubstituted forJamesat 70'minutes
- 26McLaughlinBooked at 8minsSubstituted forHawkesat 85'minutes
- 17AndersonBooked at 84mins
- Martin Woods
Second Half ends, Wrexham 1, Hartlepool United 0.
Rekeil Pyke (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.
Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
Ryan Donaldson (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
Mike Fondop-Talom (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Josh Hawkes replaces Patrick McLaughlin.
Substitution, Wrexham. Nicky Deverdics replaces Jordan Maguire-Drew.
Conor Newton (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Wrexham. Paul Rutherford replaces Brad Walker.
James Jennings (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Luke James replaces Nicky Featherstone.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Conor Newton replaces Niko Muir.
Substitution, Wrexham. Mike Fondop-Talom replaces Stuart Beavon.
Second Half begins Wrexham 1, Hartlepool United 0.
First Half ends, Wrexham 1, Hartlepool United 0.
Stuart Beavon (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.
Andrew Davies (Hartlepool United) is shown the red card for violent conduct.
Goal! Wrexham 1, Hartlepool United 0. Luke Young (Wrexham).
Patrick McLaughlin (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.