Match ends, Morecambe 0, Carlisle United 3.
Carlisle maintained their unbeaten start to the League Two season with an impressive victory over Morecambe.
Goals from skipper Danny Grainger and two from veteran Jason Kennedy earned Keith Curle's side all three points at the Globe Arena.
Grainger gave the Cumbrians the lead on 15 minutes after a mistake by home keeper Barry Roche.
Luke Joyce crossed from the right and Roche could only flick the ball straight into the path of the left-back who drilled the loose ball home.
The scoreline did flatter Carlisle as Morecambe were in the game for long periods, with Mark Gillespie forced into making three fine saves from Cole Stockton and Tom Barkhuizen also clipped an effort inches over the bar.
The visitors, though, doubled their lead on 73 minutes when the ball fell behind Kennedy in the area and the midfielder twisted and turned sharply to fire past Roche from eight yards.
The home side then crumbled and Carlisle added a third just four minutes later. Kennedy was in the thick of the action again from a Nicky Adams corner and appeared to head home, although his lack of celebration meant the final touch may have flicked off a Morecambe defender.
Reports supplied by the Press Association.
- 17FlemingBooked at 48mins
- 8MurphySubstituted forMolyneuxat 69'minutes
- 9BarkhuizenSubstituted forMassankaat 87'minutes
- 7MullinSubstituted forDunnat 64'minutes
- 11EllisonBooked at 55mins
- 23MillerBooked at 90mins
- 4JoyceSubstituted forMcKeeat 81'minutes
- 8JonesSubstituted forBrisleyat 88'minutes
- 20MillerSubstituted forDevittat 64'minutes
- Kevin Friend
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Morecambe 0, Carlisle United 3.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Kevin Ellison.
Tom Miller (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt missed. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Jack Dunn (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Substitution, Carlisle United. Shaun Brisley replaces Michael Jones.
Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Michael Raynes.
Substitution, Morecambe. Ntumba Massanka replaces Tom Barkhuizen.
Attempt missed. Jack Dunn (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Danny Grainger.
Attempt saved. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
Cole Stockton (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United).
Substitution, Carlisle United. Joe McKee replaces Luke Joyce.
Foul by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).
Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Goal! Morecambe 0, Carlisle United 3. Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Nicky Adams with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Tom Barkhuizen.