Pool maintain top spot
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The league leaders had to come from a goal behind to win after on loan midfielder Jamie Burt from Chesterfield fired the visitors in front after just ten minutes.
The home side got back on level terms with Graeme Lee equalising on 50 minutes.
Hartlepool took all three points with Eifion Williams netting the winner for Mike Newell's troops ten minutes from time.
Rushden & Diamonds kept up the pace with Hartlepool as they handed out a 5-1 thumping to Shrewsbury and Nene Park, despite playing 25 minutes with a man less.
Duane Derby's brace and Stuart Gray's strike gave Rushden a 3-0 lead before Luke Rodgers pulled one back for The Shrews a minute after the break.
Onandi Lowe made it 4-1 and Paul Hall sealed the drubbing on 70 minutes, five minutes after Robert Duffy had been sent off for the hosts.
Scunthorpe took advantage of the mass of postponed fixtures to leap into the final play-off spot thanks to a 3-1 win at York City.
Steve Torpey's 14th minute penalty got Brian Laws's side off to a flying start at Bootham Crescent.
Darren Edmondson levelled the scores for the Minstermen in the 26th minute before Martin Carruthers and Wayne Graves forged the visitors into a 3-1 lead.
Lee Featherstone then saw red for the Iron with 20 minutes left to play but Scunthorpe maintained their lead to go seventh.
Macclesfield secured a much-needed three points with a commendable 3-1 away win at Wrexham.
A Shaun Pejic own goal on ten minutes gave the visitors the lead before Lee Trundle drew Wrexham level on the half hour.
Matthew Tipton restored his side's lead a minute after the interval, and David Eaton sealed the game for The Silkmen with his strike two minutes before the end.
The points were shared in the Lincolnshire derby at Sincil Bank as Lincoln City and Boston United played out a 1-1 draw.
Simon Weaver gave the hosts the lead after just ten minutes but in-form Richard Logan grabbed a point for The Pilgrims after 56 minutes.
Hull City suffered just there fourth away defeat of the season as Ian Lawson's strike gave Bury the three points with his 72nd minute strike.