Rovers handed a debut to new signing Ryan Loft and Anssi Jaakkola made a welcome return to the bench.
Rovers: Belshaw, Grant, Kilgour, Collins, Nicholson, Coutts (c), Taylor, Anderson, Evans, Harries, Loft.
Subs: Jaakkola, Connolly, Thomas, Anderton, T Clarke, Whelan, Pitman.
Hartlepool: Killip, Sterry, Ferguson, Liddle, Odusina, Featherstone, Molyneux, Carver, Holohan, Byrne, Crawford.
Subs: Boyes, Shelton, Cullen, Grey, Hull, Ogle, Daly.
Referee: Carl Book