Defeat hard to stomach for Cooper
Hartlepool boss Neale Cooper felt hard done by after the 2-1 defeat by Carlisle.
Former Pools winger Matty Robson hit the winner moments after Pools had lost Peter Hartley to cramp and Neil Austin was sent off.
Cooper said: "We deserved more, we had chances to win by a few goals, but never took them. It's hard to shout and scream, that's some of the best football we have played for a long time.
"But we went chasing the game at 1-0 when we didn't need to - we had chances. They have to manage the play better, it gets broken down, they counter attack and there's no-one in the central area. It's got to be organised out there. People say they know it, but they should act on it.
"We had a man sent off and the game swung completely. We collapsed, everything happened in minutes. Peter Hartley was injured, Neil Austin sent off. They get a lift from us losing two defenders and they are back in it by scoring when they shouldn't have been. It's so hard to take."
James Poole put Pools ahead but Danny Cadamarteri levelled before Robson had the final word.