Matty Robson scored the winner against his former club as Carlisle came from behind to defeat Hartlepool.
Pools had taken the lead just before half-time when James Poole drilled home Steve Howard's flick-on.
But Danny Cadamateri levelled for the visitors with his close-range effort before the hosts saw Neil Austin sent off for a second bookable offence.
And with their opponents still re-organising, the Cumbrians completed the turnaround when Robson drove home.
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Carlisle United manager Greg Abbott told BBC Radio Cumbria:
"We got back in the game with some energy, some spirit and some determination. It might be the thing that takes us through this season.
"Those young players (Symington and Beck) have been an absolute bonus. I keep saying about the policy at the club and the way we are.
"I've just said don't worry about being a senior player getting dropped, or a senior player playing, or a young player playing.
"We're going to make some tough decisions based on who we think can really effect and impact on the game out there. Today we've needed everybody and together we've got a result."
Hartlepool 01 Flinders 02 Austin Dismissed after an earlier booking 05 Collins Booked 06 Horwood 29 Hartley (Baldwin - 81' ) 07 Franks (Lynch - 66' ) 11 Monkhouse 15 Sweeney 20 Murray 10 Poole (James - 87' ) 39 Howard Substitutes 31 McHugh 18 Baldwin 22 Holden 03 Humphreys 08 Walton 24 Lynch 33 James Carlisle 20 Gillespie 02 Simek 03 Robson 06 Murphy Booked (Livesey - 90' ) 15 Edwards 04 McGovern (Symington - 69' ) 12 Thirlwell 21 Berrett Booked 24 Chantler 11 Cadamarteri 23 Jervis (Beck - 58' ) Substitutes 01 Collin 05 Livesey 16 Potts 19 Symington 10 Madden 17 Beck 25 O'Halloran