Match ends, Weymouth 1, Hartlepool United 0.
Weymouth turned the form table on its head as they won for the first time in 10 matches against high-flying Hartlepool.
Pools, who went into the game on the back of four straight wins, had the first chances of the game, with Luke Armstrong seeing a near-post effort saved before goalkeeper Ethan Ross tipped away the in-form striker's header.
Nicky Featherstone flicked a header wide and Ross denied Hartlepool forward Rhys Oates before Weymouth took the lead five minutes before the break when Ollie Harfield's free-kick was powered home by the head of Josh McQuoid.
Gavan Holohan's acrobatic effort hit the side-netting and Oates dragged a shot wide when well placed as Hartlepool went in search of an equaliser in the early stages of the second half.
Dave Challinor made a triple substitution on the hour, with Luke Molyneux, Luke Williams and Mason Bloomfield coming on and the latter was immediately involved, forcing a fine save from Ross.
Molyneux lasted just 11 minutes before he was sent off for a high foot and the home side comfortably held on for a valuable three points.
Report by PA Media.
- 10McQuoidSubstituted forRobinsonat 78'minutes
- 18DallasBooked at 29mins
- 27LuqueSubstituted forMurrayat 66'minutesBooked at 79mins
- 6SheltonSubstituted forMolyneuxat 60'minutesBooked at 69mins
- 5OdusinaBooked at 39minsSubstituted forEnigbokan-Bloomfieldat 60'minutes
- 11OatesSubstituted forWilliamsat 60'minutes
- Matthew Russell
Second Half ends, Weymouth 1, Hartlepool United 0.
Cameron Murray (Weymouth) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Weymouth. Andy Robinson replaces Josh McQuoid.
Luke Molyneux (Hartlepool United) is shown the red card.
Substitution, Weymouth. Cameron Murray replaces Joan Luque.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Luke Williams replaces Rhys Oates.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Luke Molyneux replaces Mark Shelton.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Mason Bloomfield replaces Timi Odusina.
Second Half begins Weymouth 1, Hartlepool United 0.
First Half ends, Weymouth 1, Hartlepool United 0.
Goal! Weymouth 1, Hartlepool United 0. Josh McQuoid (Weymouth).
Timi Odusina (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
Andrew Dallas (Weymouth) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.