September 8, 2012
Matt finish Robs Pools
Matty Robson netted the winning goal at his former club as Carlisle won 2-1 in a lively encounter at Hartlepool.
The ex-Pools winger, who moved to Brunton Park in 2009, drove in a low, angled finish to sink the 10-man home side with five minutes to go.
Pools, took the lead five minutes before the break when James Poole latched onto Steve Howard's flick to drill home.
The Cumbrians missed a glorious chance to level after 51 minutes when Jake Jervis went through on goal and rounded keeper Scott Flinders, but faced with an empty net he could only put the ball in the stand.
Howard hit the bar after 73 minutes, and two minutes later the scores were level. Robson's free-kick was parried by Flinders and Danny Cadamarteri gobbled up the rebound from close range.
Pools defender Neil Austin was dismissed on 77 minutes, collecting a second caution for a foul on David Symington.
And, with the home back four still reorganising, Robson took advantage to fire in the winner.
|Hartlepool United||Carlisle United|
|1 Scott Flinders||20 Mark Gillespie|
|5 Sam Collins||15 Mike Edwards|
|2 Neil Austin||6 Peter Murphy|
|6 Evan Horwood||3 Matty Robson|
|29 Peter Hartley||2 Frank Simek|
|11 Andy Monkhouse||12 Paul Thirlwell|
|20 Paul Murray||4 Jon-Paul McGovern|
|15 Antony Sweeney||21 James Berrett|
|7 Jonathan Franks||24 Chris Chantler|
|39 Steve Howard||11 Danny Cadamarteri|
|10 James Poole||23 Jake Jervis|
|31 Adam McHugh||Adam Collin 1|
|22 Darren Holden||Danny Livesey 5|
|18 Jack Baldwin||Brad Potts 16|
|3 Ritchie Humphreys||David Symington 19|
|8 Simon Walton||Patrick Madden 10|
|24 Craig Lynch||Michael O'Halloran 25|
|33 Luke James||Mark Beck 17|
|Craig Lynch for Jonathan Franks (66)||Mark Beck for Jake Jervis (58)|
|Jack Baldwin for Peter Hartley (81)||David Symington for Jon-Paul McGovern (69)|
|Luke James for James Poole (87)||Danny Livesey for Peter Murphy (90)|
|Sam Collins (14)||Peter Murphy (3)|
|Neil Austin (72)||James Berrett (90)|
|Neil Austin (79)|
|· Squads: Hartlepool United | Carlisle United|