Match ends, Carlisle United 3, Stevenage 0.
Carlisle United earned a third straight win under new boss Keith Curle in a game that saw injury-hit Stevenage forced to name 55-year-old ex-England goalkeeper Dave Beasant on the bench.
Brad Potts fired a dominant Carlisle ahead from 18 yards and Steven Rigg made it 2-0 from close range.
Away defender Charlie Lee almost added a third for the hosts when his miskick hit the post.
But Mark Beck did make it 3-0, side-footing in from six yards.
|Beasant - who won two England caps - and Carlisle's substitute goalkeeper Tony Caig have a combined age of 95.|
The Cumbrians were full value for their victory, which takes them out of the relegation zone, against a lacklustre Stevenage side who at least did not have to call upon goalkeeping coach Beasant.
Beasant, whose 26-year-old goalkeeping son Sam has played nine games for Boro so far this season, has not played since appearing for Brighton in a 2-2 draw at Grimsby in Division One, in May 2003.
He won two England caps in 1989 but was best known for saving a penalty when captaining Wimbledon as they beat Liverpool 1-0 in the 1988 FA Cup final.
Beasant made 775 senior appearances, with Wimbledon, Chelsea, Southampton and Nottingham Forest among his other clubs.
Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:
"When you lose 3-0 away from home and when you concede those early goals, I don't think any of us are going to be happy.
"They're a long established football club that's played at the top level of the English game and we haven't got a divine right to come to places like this and get a result.
"I feel embarrassed, I feel humiliated. And any fan who's given us the effort to come here to support us will feel equally bad I'm sure. We all care about the same badge and we want the badge to be doing well.
"We can't get away from the fact that we are struggling without one or two of the bigger characters or players, so we need one or two of them back."
- 2GraingerBooked at 8mins
- 16PottsSubstituted forSymingtonat 90'minutes
- 18BroughSubstituted forRobsonat 73'minutes
- 21RiggSubstituted forElliottat 76'minutes
- 7WhelpdaleSubstituted forJohnsonat 30'minutes
- 6BondSubstituted forCalcuttat 83'minutes
- 20BeardsleySubstituted forAshtonat 65'minutes
- David Webb
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Carlisle United 3, Stevenage 0.
Foul by David Symington (Carlisle United).
Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Kyle Dempsey (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Dean Wells (Stevenage).
Kyle Dempsey (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Roarie Deacon (Stevenage).
Foul by Stephen Elliott (Carlisle United).
(Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Carlisle United. David Symington replaces Brad Potts.
Goal! Carlisle United 3, Stevenage 0. Mark Beck (Carlisle United) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.
Hayden White (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ryan Johnson (Stevenage).
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Ronnie Henry.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Chris Day.
Attempt saved. Stephen Elliott (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Substitution, Stevenage. Connor Calcutt replaces Andy Bond.
Attempt missed. Darius Charles (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Troy Archibald-Henville.