Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Hartlepool United 0.
Hallam Hope scored the only goal as Carlisle beat Hartlepool to boost their League Two play-off hopes.
Pools had the better of the early chances, as Luke James fired wide and Billy Paynter had a shot blocked.
Jabo Ibehre came close to putting the hosts ahead after the break, but his close-range header was kept out by Hartlepool keeper Trevor Carson.
Hope's deflected shot put the Cumbrians ahead, and they held on to move within one point of the play-off spots.
Hartlepool remain 17th in the table after suffering their first defeat in eight games.
- 27EllisSubstituted forHopeat 45'minutes
- 17GillieadSubstituted forSweeneyat 67'minutes
- 14IbehreSubstituted forAsamoahat 76'minutes
- 30GraySubstituted forWalkerat 68'minutes
- 16FeatherstoneBooked at 90mins
- 10PaynterSubstituted forBinghamat 53'minutes
- Darren Bond
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Hartlepool United 0.
Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Derek Asamoah (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United).
Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.
Attempt saved. Jake Carroll (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt saved. Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Foul by Brandon Comley (Carlisle United).
Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Brandon Comley (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Luke James (Hartlepool United).
Attempt missed. Lewis Hawkins (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Substitution, Carlisle United. Derek Asamoah replaces Jabo Ibehre.
Attempt missed. Rakish Bingham (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Brad Walker replaces Jake Gray.
Foul by Antony Sweeney (Carlisle United).
Rhys Oates (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, Carlisle United. Antony Sweeney replaces Alex Gilliead.