Match ends, Stockport County 2, Hartlepool United 1.
Stockport County 2-1 Hartlepool United
Early goals from Ashley Palmer and Tom Walker earned Stockport their first National League win in seven games over Hartlepool.
The home side struck early and looked to be cruising to victory until Nicke Kabamba's late effort left them hanging on for a 2-1 win.
Palmer sidefooted home a deflected opener from a corner after five minutes, and Walker hit the post before extending Stockport's lead on 21 minutes.
The visitors were fortunate not to fall further behind shortly before the break when a shot by Adam Thomas hit the bar and rebounded to safety.
Hartlepool got back into the match when Kabamba netted in the 86th minute after County keeper Ben Hinchliffe had parried Gavan Holohan's initial strike.
But despite late chances the visitors could not quite repeat Saturday's last-gasp heroics against Yeovil and saw their three-match unbeaten run come to an end.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 4TurnbullBooked at 49mins
- 11LeesleyBooked at 62mins
- 16BellSubstituted forMulhernat 74'minutes
- 7ThomasSubstituted forCowanat 65'minutes
- 26WalkerSubstituted forOsborneat 81'minutes
- 15MafutaBooked at 62mins
- 2KiosoSubstituted forHolohanat 76'minutes
- 19RichardsonSubstituted forHawkesat 46'minutesBooked at 68mins
- 33JamesSubstituted forKabambaat 63'minutes
- Simon Mather
Second Half ends, Stockport County 2, Hartlepool United 1.
Goal! Stockport County 2, Hartlepool United 1. Nicke Kabamba (Hartlepool United).
Substitution, Stockport County. Elliot Osborne replaces Tom Walker.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Gavan Holohan replaces Peter Kioso.
Substitution, Stockport County. Euan Mulhern replaces Nyal Bell.
Josh Hawkes (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Stockport County. Dan Cowan replaces Adam Thomas.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Nicke Kabamba replaces Luke James.
Gus Mafuta (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
Joe Leesley (Stockport County) is shown the yellow card.
Paul Turnbull (Stockport County) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Josh Hawkes replaces Kenton Richardson.
Second Half begins Stockport County 2, Hartlepool United 0.
First Half ends, Stockport County 2, Hartlepool United 0.
Goal! Stockport County 2, Hartlepool United 0. Tom Walker (Stockport County).
Goal! Stockport County 1, Hartlepool United 0. Ashley Palmer (Stockport County).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.