Matty Robson scored the winner against his former club as Carlisle came from behind to defeat Hartlepool.
Pools had taken the lead just before half-time when James Poole drilled home Steve Howard's flick-on.
But Danny Cadamateri levelled for the visitors with his close-range effort before the hosts saw Neil Austin sent off for a second bookable offence.
And with their opponents still re-organising, the Cumbrians completed the turnaround when Robson drove home.
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Carlisle United manager Greg Abbott told BBC Radio Cumbria:
"We got back in the game with some energy, some spirit and some determination. It might be the thing that takes us through this season.
"Those young players (Symington and Beck) have been an absolute bonus. I keep saying about the policy at the club and the way we are.
"I've just said don't worry about being a senior player getting dropped, or a senior player playing, or a young player playing.
"We're going to make some tough decisions based on who we think can really effect and impact on the game out there. Today we've needed everybody and together we've got a result."