Andy Robinson's brilliant Brunton Park hat-trick against Carlisle made it two League One wins in two for Tranmere.

Robinson destroyed Carlisle with two impressive powerful strikes.

The 32-year-old midfielder netted twice in the space of seven first-half minutes, the first from the edge of the box, then from a 25-yard free-kick.

But he saved the best for after the break when he thumped home an unstoppable 30-yard free-kick to put an end to Carlisle's attempted fightback.

Carlisle manager Greg Abbott made a tactical change midway through the first half, bringing on teenage striker Mark Beck to partner home debutant Danny Cadamarteri, who went closest for the Cumbrians with a glancing header.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Tranmere Rovers manager Ronnie Moore told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"This has been a lucky ground for me. I've had a few good results here.

"It's hard to pick out individuals, but Andy Robinson was just unbelievable.

"For the third one, I was screaming for him not to hit it. It was miles out, but it's flown in.

"The clean sheet was the big thing for me because they've thrown a lot at us. Everything that's gone in our box, we've dealt with it."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Carlisle

  • 01 Collin
  • 02 Simek
  • 05 Livesey Booked
  • 15 Edwards
  • 31 Bugno (Symington - 57' Booked )
  • 08 Noble (Beck - 31' )
  • 12 Thirlwell Booked
  • 21 Berrett Booked
  • 03 Robson
  • 04 McGovern (Chantler - 57' )
  • 11 Cadamarteri

Substitutes

  • 20 Gillespie
  • 06 Murphy
  • 07 Welsh
  • 16 Potts
  • 19 Symington
  • 24 Chantler
  • 17 Beck

Tranmere

  • 01 fon Williams
  • 02 Holmes Booked
  • 04 Taylor
  • 14 Bakayogo
  • 21 Gibson
  • 06 Palmer Booked
  • 07 Thompson (Power - 82' )
  • 08 Wallace
  • 10 Robinson (Bell-Baggie - 73' )
  • 09 Cassidy
  • 26 Akpa Akpro (Stockton - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 33 Mooney
  • 19 Kay
  • 12 Harrison
  • 17 Power
  • 15 Kirby
  • 16 Stockton
  • 22 Bell-Baggie
Ref: Salisbury
Att: 4,192

Match Stats

Shots

5 10

On target

1 6

Corners

1 8

Fouls

14 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:28 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +2:59

Cole Stockton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mike Edwards. Adam Collin restarts play with the free kick.

87:04

Centre by Matt Robson, save made by Owain Fon Williams.

85:31

Corner taken short by Max Power.

85:08

Cole Stockton takes a shot. Blocked by Mike Edwards.

82:55

Chris Chantler delivers the ball, Owain Fon Williams makes a comfortable save.

82:42

David Symington produces a cross, clearance made by Ash Taylor.

81:33

Indirect free kick taken by Adam Collin.

81:33 Substitution

Substitution Max Power is brought on as a substitute for Joe Thompson.

81:33

Danny Holmes handles the ball and concedes a free kick.

80:24

The free kick is delivered right-footed by James Wallace from left channel, Danny Livesey manages to make a clearance.

80:24 Booking

Booking David Symington goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

80:00

Unfair challenge on Liam Palmer by David Symington results in a free kick.

79:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Wallace on Mark Beck. Free kick crossed left-footed by Chris Chantler, Ben Gibson makes a clearance.

79:11

Danny Holmes concedes a free kick for a foul on James Berrett. Adam Collin takes the free kick.

74:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cole Stockton by Danny Livesey. James Wallace produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Adam Collin makes a comfortable save.

73:36

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joe Thompson played to the near post, David Symington makes a clearance.

72:45

Corner taken right-footed by Joe Thompson to the near post, David Symington makes a clearance.

72:45 Substitution

Substitution Andy Robinson goes off and Abdulai Bell-Baggie comes on.

72:24

A cross is delivered by Andy Robinson, clearance by James Berrett.

70:42 Substitution

Substitution Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro leaves the field to be replaced by Cole Stockton.

69:28

Danny Cadamarteri challenges Ben Gibson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

67:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Thirlwell on James Wallace. Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.

67:12 Booking

Booking Paul Thirlwell receives a yellow card.

65:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Robinson - Carlisle 0 - 3 Tranmere Free kick scored by Andy Robinson from long distance to the bottom left corner of the goal. Carlisle 0-3 Tranmere.

65:02 Booking

Booking Danny Livesey is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

64:47

Danny Livesey concedes a free kick for a foul on James Wallace.

62:40

The ball is swung over by Frank Simek, Owain Fon Williams makes a save.

61:53

Foul by Danny Holmes on Matt Robson, free kick awarded. Matt Robson restarts play with the free kick.

60:27

Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

60:27 Booking

Booking James Berrett receives a yellow card.

59:57

James Wallace fouled by James Berrett, the ref awards a free kick.

58:14

James Berrett delivers the ball, David Symington takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Gibson.

58:14 Booking

Booking Booking for Danny Holmes for unsporting behaviour.

57:56

Matt Robson fouled by Danny Holmes, the ref awards a free kick.

56:13 Substitution

Substitution Alessio Bugno leaves the field to be replaced by David Symington.

56:13 Substitution

Substitution Chris Chantler replaces Jon-Paul McGovern.

55:18

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro fouled by Mike Edwards, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ash Taylor.

53:55

Mark Beck gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Holmes. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.

51:55

Andy Robinson produces a right-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.

49:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Beck on Joe Thompson. Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

49:15

James Wallace is adjudged to have handled the ball. Indirect free kick taken by Mike Edwards.

48:28

Andy Robinson sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Jake Cassidy misses to the left of the goal.

48:01

Joe Thompson takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Mark Beck.

47:12

Andy Robinson delivers the ball, Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

45:13

Danny Cadamarteri is caught offside. Owain Fon Williams takes the indirect free kick.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:00 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +0:43

Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro on Jon-Paul McGovern, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Adam Collin.

45:00 +0:13

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a short corner.

41:19

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Collin.

39:16

Jon-Paul McGovern takes the direct free kick.

39:16 Booking

Booking Liam Palmer is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

38:58

James Berrett fouled by Liam Palmer, the ref awards a free kick.

38:37

The ball is sent over by Frank Simek, Ben Gibson makes a clearance.

36:33

Drilled right-footed shot by James Wallace. Save made by Adam Collin.

34:19

Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro on Mike Edwards, free kick awarded. Mike Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

33:52

Frank Simek delivers the ball, Danny Cadamarteri produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

30:38 Substitution

Substitution Mark Beck replaces Liam Noble.

30:08

The ball is delivered by Joe Thompson, clearance made by James Berrett.

29:34

Foul by Alessio Bugno on Joe Thompson, free kick awarded. Danny Holmes takes the direct free kick.

28:22

The ball is swung over by Matt Robson, Joe Thompson makes a clearance.

27:41

Centre by Joe Thompson, save by Adam Collin.

25:09

Outswinging corner taken by Andy Robinson, Adam Collin makes a save.

22:16

Jon-Paul McGovern delivers the ball, clearance made by Ben Gibson.

21:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alessio Bugno by Joe Thompson. Free kick taken by Alessio Bugno.

20:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Livesey on Ben Gibson. Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

19:36

Corner taken by Jon-Paul McGovern, Mike Edwards takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Gibson.

19:27

James Berrett produces a cross, clearance by Ben Gibson.

19:03

Danny Cadamarteri fouled by Ash Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Liam Noble.

18:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Robinson - Carlisle 0 - 2 Tranmere Andy Robinson scores a goal direct from the free kick from outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Carlisle 0-2 Tranmere.

17:37

Unfair challenge on Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro by Mike Edwards results in a free kick.

16:52

Effort from outside the penalty area by Liam Noble goes wide left of the goal.

16:05

Frank Simek produces a cross, Ash Taylor makes a clearance.

14:33

Unfair challenge on Matt Robson by James Wallace results in a free kick. Jon-Paul McGovern crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by James Wallace.

12:26

Unfair challenge on Joe Thompson by Alessio Bugno results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Danny Holmes, save made by Adam Collin.

11:15

Assist by Joe Thompson.

11:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Robinson - Carlisle 0 - 1 Tranmere Andy Robinson grabs a goal from inside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Carlisle 0-1 Tranmere.

10:47

A cross is delivered by Matt Robson, Owain Fon Williams makes a save.

9:30

Joe Thompson crosses the ball, Mike Edwards manages to make a clearance.

9:06

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a short corner.

6:34

Unfair challenge on Ben Gibson by Paul Thirlwell results in a free kick. James Wallace restarts play with the free kick.

5:18

The ball is delivered by Matt Robson.

4:46

Liam Noble has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.

2:04

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Andy Robinson.

1:35

Shot by Jake Cassidy from 12 yards. Owain Fon Williams makes a save.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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