New signing Ryan Bird was the hero as Hartlepool clawed the gap to safety back to six points with a 1-0 win over AFC Wimbledon.
The 27-year-old, on loan from Cambridge, scored the winner on his debut midway through the second half to seal a vital win for the hosts.
The game at Victoria Park was a poor encounter with few clear-cut chances created for either side, in the opening 45 minutes especially.
Those that were were carved out by the visitors.
Adedeji Oshilaja's header hit the crossbar while Alfie...