David Cotterill scored one and set up two as Doncaster eased past Carlisle.
Rovers went ahead when Rob Jones headed home Cotterill's corner, before the Wales international's spectacular curling shot made it 2-0.
David Symington's superb dipping free-kick reduced the arrears and gave the Cumbrians hope of a comeback.
But Tommy Spurr restored the visitors' two-goal advantage by glancing in Cotterill's free-kick from the right to make the points safe.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Doncaster Rovers manager Dean Saunders told BBC Radio Sheffield:
"This was the best we played all season, especially in the first half.
"Some of the football we played, it all seemed to click together. We could have gone three or four-nil up at one stage.
"But with the wind, they had some situations where inswinging balls were coming (into the box) and we had to deal with it."
Carlisle 01 Collin 02 Simek 03 Robson 05 Livesey 15 Edwards 16 Potts 19 Symington 21 Berrett 24 Chantler 17 Beck 22 Garner Booked (Higginbotham - 81' ) Substitutes 20 Gillespie 23 McGinty 04 McGovern 07 Welsh 08 Noble 18 Todd 27 Higginbotham Doncaster 33 Woods 03 Husband 05 Jones (Martis - 46' ) 14 Spurr 19 Griffin 07 Woods 11 Cotterill Booked 20 Harper 30 Keegan 08 Paynter (Syers - 75' ) 17 Hume (Brown - 68' ) Substitutes 13 Maxted 04 Martis 06 Syers 12 Woods 09 Brown 10 Blake 25 Ball