IT’S three wins in a row for Hartlepool United – two of them away from home in the space of three days.

Pools won 1-0 at Barrow thanks to Ryan Donaldson’s finish on 71 minutes, the captain in the starting line up ahead of Luke James.

Gime Toure played in the striker who raced away at goal from distance and neatly slotted home.

It should have been two in injury time, but somehow Nicke Kabamba, a second-half substitute, missed an open goal from two yards out.

Pools were under pressure in the first-half, with keeper Ben Killip on form, making his first save after only two minutes.

In front of Killip, Pools back three again impressed as they offered a solid platform.

After Barrow’s Byron Harrison had a goal chalked off for offside, Killip made two fine saves, twice denying Rooney and the second a fine stop to deny the striker from distance.

Following a shaky opening to his Pools’ carrer, Killip has now settled down and made more good saves to keep his side in it.

And they made the most of Killip’s work with a fine goal on the break.

Pools, who take on Woking at Victoria Park on Saturday evening, are now eighth in the table.

Pools: Killip, Kioso, Kerr, Raynes, Cunningham, Kitching, Mafuta, Kennedy, Noble, Donaldson, Toure (Kabamba 78). Subs (not used): Bale, Featherstone, Holohan, James.