Carlisle piled more misery on League One basement side Hartlepool with a dominant Boxing Day victory.

The Cumbrians, who themselves are near the foot of the table, went ahead when Sam Collins diverted ex-Pools man Matty Robson's effort into the net.

The visitors had an effort from Steve Howard cleared off the line, before Robson made it 2-0 against his former side with a close-range finish.

Robson was instrumental in the third as Lee Miller headed in his cross.

Carlisle now sit five points clear of the relegation zone, while their opponents lie 14 points adrift of safety.

Pools' only victory in all competitions came against Scunthorpe in September.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Carlisle

  • 20 Gillespie
  • 02 Simek
  • 03 Robson
  • 05 Livesey
  • 15 Edwards
  • 04 McGovern
  • 08 Noble
  • 12 Thirlwell (Beck - 22' )
  • 16 Potts
  • 24 Chantler (McGinty - 90' )
  • 14 Miller (Todd - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Collin
  • 23 McGinty
  • 07 Welsh
  • 18 Todd
  • 19 Symington
  • 09 Loy
  • 17 Beck

Hartlepool

  • 01 Flinders
  • 05 Collins
  • 06 Horwood Booked
  • 29 Hartley
  • 03 Humphreys
  • 07 Franks
  • 11 Monkhouse (Poole - 75' )
  • 15 Sweeney
  • 19 Richards
  • 36 Wyke
  • 39 Howard (James - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 31 McHugh
  • 22 Holden
  • 08 Walton
  • 14 Luscombe
  • 20 Murray
  • 10 Poole
  • 33 James
Ref: Halsey
Att: 5,380

Match Stats

Shots

13 7

On target

10 3

Corners

4 5

Fouls

6 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:02 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +1:23

Corner taken by Jonathan Franks from the right by-line, Danny Livesey makes a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood.

90:00 +1:23 Substitution

Substitution Sean McGinty joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Chantler.

87:19

Header from close in by Antony Sweeney misses to the right of the target.

86:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Todd on Jonathan Franks. Evan Horwood takes the direct free kick.

83:49 Substitution

Substitution Josh Todd is brought on as a substitute for Lee Miller.

81:47

Direct free kick taken by Evan Horwood.

81:47 Substitution

Substitution Steve Howard goes off and Luke James comes on.

81:47

Jon-Paul McGovern is ruled offside. Scott Flinders takes the indirect free kick. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Howard by Mike Edwards.

81:27

Centre by Frank Simek, clearance by Ritchie Humphreys.

80:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Howard on Mike Edwards. Mark Gillespie takes the free kick.

79:03

Lee Miller sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Mark Beck misses to the left of the goal.

78:13

Foul by Peter Hartley on Lee Miller, free kick awarded. Brad Potts takes the free kick.

77:16

Jon-Paul McGovern crosses the ball, Scott Flinders makes a save.

75:55

Centre by Frank Simek, save by Scott Flinders.

74:57

The official flags Matt Robson offside. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

74:07 Substitution

Substitution James Poole replaces Andy Monkhouse.

72:57

Assist on the goal came from Matt Robson.

72:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Miller - Carlisle 3 - 0 Hartlepool Lee Miller scores a headed goal from close range. Carlisle 3-0 Hartlepool.

72:57

A cross is delivered by Matt Robson,

70:45

Matt Robson takes a shot. Blocked by Jordan Richards. Corner from the left by-line taken by Jon-Paul McGovern, Header from deep inside the area by Danny Livesey goes over the bar.

69:29

Evan Horwood fouled by Mark Beck, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Flinders takes the direct free kick.

68:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Howard on Danny Livesey. Chris Chantler takes the direct free kick.

67:35

Foul by Andy Monkhouse on Jon-Paul McGovern, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jon-Paul McGovern.

64:07

Evan Horwood sends in a cross, Charlie Wyke has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

62:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Beck by Sam Collins. Jon-Paul McGovern takes the free kick, Mark Beck takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a save.

61:33

Shot by Steve Howard. Comfortable save by Mark Gillespie.

60:51

The ball is delivered by Jon-Paul McGovern, Mark Beck takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders.

60:28

Steve Howard challenges Mike Edwards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

59:12

Corner taken by Jon-Paul McGovern played to the near post, Mike Edwards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Flinders. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

58:21

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jon-Paul McGovern from the left by-line, Sam Collins makes a clearance.

57:52

The ball is delivered by Matt Robson, clearance made by Peter Hartley.

57:00

Foul by Sam Collins on Mark Beck, free kick awarded. Jon-Paul McGovern restarts play with the free kick.

55:42

Handball decision goes against Andy Monkhouse. Direct free kick taken by Jon-Paul McGovern.

52:23

Liam Noble takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.

50:42 Booking

Booking Evan Horwood goes into the book.

50:09

Liam Noble has an effort at goal. Save made by Scott Flinders.

48:56

Unfair challenge on Mike Edwards by Steve Howard results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

47:45

Foul by Antony Sweeney on Liam Noble, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Jon-Paul McGovern from the free kick, Scott Flinders makes a save.

46:33

Matt Robson sends in a cross, save by Scott Flinders.

45:18

Chris Chantler fouled by Charlie Wyke, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +3:48 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +2:50

Charlie Wyke fouled by Liam Noble, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Evan Horwood from left channel, save by Mark Gillespie.

44:18

Jon-Paul McGovern delivers the ball.

40:32

Jordan Richards takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Brad Potts manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Jordan Richards, free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Monkhouse on Mark Gillespie. Mark Gillespie restarts play with the free kick.

38:56

A cross is delivered by Matt Robson, clearance made by Sam Collins.

37:58

The ball is swung over by Evan Horwood, Steve Howard produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

37:18

Matt Robson sends in a cross.

35:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Evan Horwood on Liam Noble. Direct free kick taken by Jon-Paul McGovern, Lee Miller takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.

34:52

The ball is crossed by Andy Monkhouse.

33:20

Corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood from the left by-line, Mike Edwards makes a clearance.

31:38

The ball is swung over by Frank Simek.

28:58

The ball is sent over by Jordan Richards, Mark Gillespie makes a save.

26:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Robson - Carlisle 2 - 0 Hartlepool Matt Robson grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Carlisle 2-0 Hartlepool.

25:04

The ball is sent over by Jon-Paul McGovern,

24:08

Jonathan Franks delivers the ball, Steve Howard takes a shot. Mike Edwards makes a clearance.

23:13

Lee Miller concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Collins. Sam Collins takes the free kick.

20:21 Substitution

Substitution Mark Beck replaces Paul Thirlwell.

20:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Sam Collins - Carlisle 1 - 0 Hartlepool Sam Collins concedes an unfortunate own goal. Carlisle 1-0 Hartlepool.

19:11

Matt Robson takes a shot. Sam Collins gets a block in.

16:54

Jon-Paul McGovern takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.

16:17

Unfair challenge on Jon-Paul McGovern by Peter Hartley results in a free kick. Chris Chantler takes the direct free kick.

12:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Miller by Sam Collins. Matt Robson restarts play with the free kick.

10:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Antony Sweeney on Brad Potts. Chris Chantler restarts play with the free kick.

9:20

The ball is crossed by Matt Robson.

8:54

The offside flag is raised against Steve Howard. Free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

5:17

Lee Miller takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.

3:39

Effort on goal by Jonathan Franks from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

1:56

Steve Howard produces a drilled right-footed shot from 30 yards. Mark Gillespie makes a comfortable save.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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