Carlisle 1-2 Hartlepool

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Carlisle 1-2 Hartlepool

Hartlepool continued their strong start to the season with victory at Carlisle.

Gary Liddle put Pools in front against the run of play when he reacted quickest after Nolberto Solano's initial shot was blocked on the line.

Adam Boyd doubled the visitors' advantage with a wonderfully struck effort from 20 yards that gave keeper Adam Collin no chance.

Rory Loy put the hosts back into it from the penalty spot after he was felled by Paul Murray.

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Hartlepool United first-team coach Mick Wadsworth tells BBC Tees:

Boyd and Nish key for Pools - Wadsworth

"We knew we'd have periods where we were under the cosh, we kept most play in front of us.

"Most of their threat came from crosses, they cross the ball well on delivery and we dealt with that.

"Apart from the penalty it should have been a more comfortable victory but once they get the penalty we knew that we'd have to dig in and we did, I get a lot of pleasure from that."

Carlisle United manager Greg Abbott tells BBC Radio Cumbria:

Missed chances led to Carlisle defeat - Abbott

"We have tried to find the words in the dressing room.

"There were a lot of positives in there for the players but we have lost it because we conceded two stinking, horrible goals.

"That is a big disappointment, we can't give teams goals and expect to win games.

"We could have won the game even giving away two goals."

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