Match ends, Carlisle United 3, Cheltenham Town 0.
Carlisle United cruised to a comfortable win over Cheltenham to register their first home win of the League Two campaign.
Harry Pell's own goal and a Reggie Lambe header in the first half virtually settled the issue and defender Tom Miller put the outcome beyond doubt with a second-half strike.
Carlisle's first attack produced a fifth-minute goal as Shaun Miller forced a corner and Danny Grainger's inswinger from the right had the Cheltenham defence panicked.
In the ensuing scramble, Pell's attempted clearance flew past his own goalkeeper Jon Flatt and into the net.
The home team were on target again in the 17th minute when Grainger's cross from wide on the left picked out Lambe, who directed a stooping header into the bottom corner.
Carlisle made the most of the conditions in the first half, with a gusting wind at their backs, and Miller and Richie Bennett both were inches away from scoring.
At the other end, Pell almost made amends in a Robins break, forcing Jack Bonham to dive full length to save a fizzing low drive.
Carlisle continued to press after the break and made it 3-0 in the 60th minute when Cheltenham failed to clear a Nicky Adams free-kick and Miller seized on Tom Parkes' pass on the edge of the area to curl a shot into the top right-hand corner.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 16EllisBooked at 70mins
- 8JonesSubstituted forLiddleat 84'minutes
- 10AdamsSubstituted forDevittat 72'minutes
- 14BennettSubstituted forHopeat 72'minutes
- 15BoyleSubstituted forBowerat 85'minutes
- 7PellBooked at 59minsSubstituted forDawsonat 66'minutes
- 11WinchesterSubstituted forGrahamat 59'minutes
- Martin Coy
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Carlisle United 3, Cheltenham Town 0.
Attempt missed. Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Foul by Gary Liddle (Carlisle United).
Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Gary Liddle (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jordan Forster (Cheltenham Town).
Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Kevin Dawson (Cheltenham Town).
Luke Joyce (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Nigel Atangana (Cheltenham Town).
Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Matt Bower replaces William Boyle.
Foul by Brian Graham (Cheltenham Town).
Mark Ellis (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Carlisle United. Gary Liddle replaces Michael Jones.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Tom Parkes.
Attempt blocked. Brian Graham (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Delay in match Tom Miller (Carlisle United) because of an injury.
Foul by Michael Jones (Carlisle United).
Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.