Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Swindon Town 2.
Luke Norris and Paul Mullin scored either side of half-time as Swindon won at Carlisle in League Two.
The hosts were slow to find their rhythm as Swindon had the better of the early exchanges, with Norris and James Dunne providing early tests for goalkeeper Jack Bonham.
However, Jamie Devitt was unlucky not to give Carlisle a 26th-minute lead with a shot which crashed against the post.
The visitors went in front in the 31st minute when Chris Hussey's searching free-kick found Norris, who headed home from close range but injured himself in the process.
Swindon added to their lead three minutes into the second half when Bonham parried a powerful drive by John Goddard, but could not prevent Mullin from converting the rebound.
Carlisle needed to strike back quickly and it was Luke Joyce who netted in the 55th minute, steering a shot inside the upright from the edge of the area.
Lawrence Vigouroux's late save from Nicky Adams enabled Swindon to hold on and provide David Flitcroft with the win in his first competitive game in charge.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 2MillerSubstituted forBennettat 66'minutes
- 6ParkesSubstituted forEllisat 76'minutes
- 8JonesBooked at 41mins
- 9HopeSubstituted forMillerat 76'minutes
- 11BrophySubstituted forIandoloat 60'minutesBooked at 78minsSubstituted forThomasat 83'minutes
- 7MullinBooked at 66mins
- 9NorrisSubstituted forSmithat 34'minutesBooked at 90mins
- Andy Haines
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Swindon Town 2.
Attempt blocked. Shaun Miller (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Nicky Adams (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt missed. Richard Bennett (Carlisle United) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.
Harry Smith (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt blocked. Nicky Adams (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Mark Ellis (Carlisle United) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Ben Purkiss.
Substitution, Swindon Town. Conor Thomas replaces Ellis Iandolo.
Foul by Shaun Miller (Carlisle United).
Chris Hussey (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Ellis Iandolo (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Ellis Iandolo (Swindon Town).
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Substitution, Carlisle United. Shaun Miller replaces Hallam Hope.
Substitution, Carlisle United. Mark Ellis replaces Tom Parkes because of an injury.
Delay in match Tom Parkes (Carlisle United) because of an injury.
Foul by Hallam Hope (Carlisle United).