Eifion Williams scored twice as top-of-the-table Hartlepool beat their local rivals Darlington 3-0 - making it a club record 22 games unbeaten.
Tim Ryan went close for the Quakers with a deflected free-kick but Pools soon began to threaten themselves.
Williams broke the deadlock when he met Micky Barron's clearance to fire home - then added a second with a spectacular lobbed volley after the break.
Andy Monkhouse headed in Pools' third goal after James Brown hit the post.
Darlington: Russell, Wiseman, Ryan (Phillips 77), Wheater, Horwood, Wainwright (Joachim 65), Keltie, Ravenhill, Smith (Prendergast 59), Blundell, Tommy Wright.
Subs Not Used: Jones, Rowson.
Hartlepool: Konstantopoulos, Barron (Bullock 83), Nelson, Clark, Humphreys, Brown (Gibb 81), Sweeney, Liddle, Monkhouse, Barker, Eifion Williams (Foley 77).
Subs Not Used: Provett, Hignett.
Goals: Eifion Williams 39, 51, Monkhouse 80.
Ref: R Beeby (Northamptonshire).