A 1-0 win at Dagenham & Redbridge stretched Hartlepool's unbeaten run to ten matches and kept their Vanarama National League title hopes very much alive.

Luke Armstrong’s first-half strike earned Pools the points that keeps them four points behind leaders Sutton, though they have played three games more.

Scott Wilson could have put the hosts ahead early on but he headed over a golden chance and Hartlepool made them pay.

Armstrong’s 11th goal of the season came when he converted Nicky Featherstone’s 43rd-minute corner and the victory could have been sweeter had Gary Liddle not hit a post before the break.

Leaders Sutton were also winners last night, claiming a 3-1 victory at Bromley.