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.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

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."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

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
Ref: Adcock
Att: 4,474

Match Stats

Shots

12 17

On target

3 10

Corners

3 6

Fouls

13 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:48 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:47

Corner from right by-line taken by Danny Cadamarteri.

90:00 +1:17

Evan Horwood takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:17 Substitution

Substitution Danny Livesey comes on in place of Peter Murphy.

90:00 +1:17 Booking

Booking Booking for James Berrett for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +1:15

James Berrett concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Howard.

90:00 +0:56

David Symington takes a shot. Evan Horwood gets a block in.

88:31

Mike Edwards fouled by Steve Howard, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Gillespie takes the indirect free kick.

87:55

Matt Robson sends in a cross, Danny Cadamarteri takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.

87:38

David Symington sends in a cross, clearance made by Sam Collins.

86:54 Substitution

Substitution (Hartlepool) makes a substitution, with Luke James coming on for James Poole.

86:14

Chris Chantler takes a shot. Blocked by Jack Baldwin.

84:22

David Symington provided the assist for the goal.

84:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Robson - Hartlepool 1 - 2 Carlisle Goal scored by Matt Robson from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hartlepool 1-2 Carlisle.

84:08

A cross is delivered by David Symington,

83:14

James Poole is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Peter Murphy takes the free kick.

82:30

David Symington takes the inswinging corner, Scott Flinders makes a save.

81:11

David Symington takes a shot.

80:54 Substitution

Substitution Jack Baldwin replaces Peter Hartley.

80:14

Unfair challenge on Andy Monkhouse by Mark Beck results in a free kick. Sam Collins restarts play with the free kick.

79:58

Mark Beck delivers the ball, save by Scott Flinders.

78:25 Dismissal

Dismissal Neil Austin is sent off.

77:26

Neil Austin concedes a free kick for a foul on James Berrett. Peter Murphy takes the free kick.

75:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Cadamarteri - Hartlepool 1 - 1 Carlisle Danny Cadamarteri fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hartlepool 1-1 Carlisle.

73:30

Evan Horwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Cadamarteri. David Symington takes the direct free kick, Peter Murphy takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders.

71:42

James Berrett sends in a cross, Mark Beck produces a header from just outside the penalty area that goes wide left of the target.

71:42 Booking

Booking Neil Austin booked for unsporting behaviour.

71:33

Unfair challenge on Matt Robson by Neil Austin results in a free kick.

71:02

Effort from inside the penalty area by Peter Hartley strikes the post.

70:11

Foul by Craig Lynch on Peter Murphy, free kick awarded. Peter Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

69:24

A cross is delivered by Matt Robson.

68:28 Substitution

Substitution David Symington replaces Jon-Paul McGovern.

68:28

A cross is delivered by Matt Robson.

68:14

The ball is delivered by Danny Cadamarteri.

67:29

Antony Sweeney is caught offside. Mark Gillespie takes the indirect free kick.

66:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Chantler on Peter Hartley. Evan Horwood takes the free kick.

65:54 Substitution

Substitution Craig Lynch replaces Jonathan Franks.

65:24

Mark Beck gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Flinders. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

64:15

The ball is sent over by Matt Robson, Evan Horwood manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Jon-Paul McGovern from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Andy Monkhouse.

63:32

The ball is delivered by Matt Robson, Scott Flinders makes a save.

61:32

Danny Cadamarteri concedes a free kick for a foul on Evan Horwood. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

61:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Monkhouse on Chris Chantler. Direct free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

60:08

Paul Murray sends in a cross, Header by Antony Sweeney from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

59:55

Peter Hartley sends in a cross, Chris Chantler manages to make a clearance.

58:16

A cross is delivered by Evan Horwood.

57:13 Substitution

Substitution Mark Beck replaces Jake Jervis.

56:51

Danny Cadamarteri takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a save.

56:32

The ball is crossed by Matt Robson, clearance made by Neil Austin.

54:12

Outswinging corner taken by James Berrett, save by Scott Flinders.

53:22

A cross is delivered by Paul Murray, save made by Mark Gillespie.

51:21

The ball is crossed by Matt Robson, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Jake Jervis goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

50:16

Jake Jervis produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

47:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Berrett by Paul Murray. Direct free kick taken by James Berrett.

46:26

Jonathan Franks concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Chantler. Strike on goal comes in from Matt Robson from the free kick, Mark Gillespie makes a comfortable save.

45:46

A cross is delivered by Evan Horwood, comfortable save by Mark Gillespie.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +1:59 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +1:20

Danny Cadamarteri delivers the ball, save made by Scott Flinders.

45:00 +0:41

Danny Cadamarteri takes a shot. Blocked by Jonathan Franks.

44:48

Centre by Jonathan Franks, Antony Sweeney produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

43:48

Unfair challenge on Chris Chantler by James Poole results in a free kick. Peter Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

41:50

Steve Howard takes a shot. Mark Gillespie makes a save.

39:36

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jon-Paul McGovern played to the near post, clearance made by Paul Murray.

39:36 Goal scored

Goal! - James Poole - Hartlepool 1 - 0 Carlisle James Poole scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hartlepool 1-0 Carlisle.

38:42

The ball is delivered by Chris Chantler, comfortable save by Scott Flinders.

36:40

Neil Austin delivers the ball, clearance made by Peter Murphy.

35:48

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Evan Horwood, save made by Mark Gillespie.

35:17

Andy Monkhouse produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

34:49

The ball is crossed by Frank Simek, clearance made by Neil Austin.

34:38

A cross is delivered by Jake Jervis, Neil Austin gets a block in.

33:48

James Poole crosses the ball, clearance made by Frank Simek.

33:23

Steve Howard takes a shot. Comfortable save by Mark Gillespie.

32:47

Danny Cadamarteri produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

32:17

Corner taken by Jon-Paul McGovern from the right by-line.

31:47

Danny Cadamarteri takes a shot. Peter Hartley gets a block in.

30:02

Jonathan Franks concedes a free kick for a foul on Frank Simek. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

29:23

James Berrett takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a comfortable save.

28:36

James Poole has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

28:13

Andy Monkhouse crosses the ball.

26:57

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jonathan Franks, Peter Murphy makes a clearance.

26:20

Peter Hartley takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Mark Gillespie.

25:47

Danny Cadamarteri challenges Peter Hartley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neil Austin takes the direct free kick.

25:19

A cross is delivered by Andy Monkhouse, Jon-Paul McGovern manages to make a clearance.

24:31

The ball is sent over by Jon-Paul McGovern.

22:50

Centre by Andy Monkhouse, clearance by Peter Murphy.

20:35

James Berrett produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

18:22

Foul by Antony Sweeney on Chris Chantler, free kick awarded. Mark Gillespie takes the free kick.

17:52

Andy Monkhouse has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

17:22

Chris Chantler gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Collins. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

13:20

Free kick taken by Mike Edwards.

13:20 Booking

Booking Sam Collins is given a yellow card.

13:11

Sam Collins challenges Paul Thirlwell unfairly and gives away a free kick.

11:40

Danny Cadamarteri delivers the ball.

11:26

Centre by Jon-Paul McGovern, blocked by Evan Horwood.

10:14

Antony Sweeney crosses the ball, Jonathan Franks produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

9:49

Centre by Antony Sweeney, clearance by Mike Edwards.

7:23

The ball is swung over by Danny Cadamarteri, Paul Murray manages to make a clearance.

4:49

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood, Peter Hartley crosses the ball, Peter Hartley challenges Jake Jervis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Gillespie takes the free kick.

4:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Berrett on Paul Murray. Evan Horwood takes the direct free kick.

2:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Poole by Peter Murphy. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Franks.

2:17 Booking

Booking Peter Murphy receives a caution.

2:03

Andy Monkhouse fouled by Peter Murphy, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Evan Horwood.

0:53

Peter Murphy concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Howard. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Evan Horwood.

0:00

The match begins.

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