Keith Curle interested in points rather than records as Carlisle's run goes on

Keith Curle interested in points rather than records as Carlisle's run goes on

Carlisle boss Keith Curle says his side are more interested in points than records after maintaining their unbeaten start to the Sky Bet League Two season.

Goals from skipper Danny Grainger and two from veteran Jason Kennedy helped the Cumbrians to a 3-0 win against Morecambe.

If they avoid defeat against Hartlepool next week they will equal a club record 13 games without losing, but Curle has put that to the back of his mind.

He said: "We are more interested in points than records at the moment and the lads deserve a great deal of praise for the run they are on.

"We know that next week we could match a club record of unbeaten games but we are only focused on the three points that are available.

"We were far from our best in the first half but we scored from probably our only real chance and that was important because they certainly gave us a few warnings.

"We had to deal with their threat but we defended really well and it's always pleasing to keep a clean sheet away from home.

"At the other end we have goals in us and were were clinical in front of goal today which was great."

Grainger gave the Cumbrians the lead on 15 minutes after a mistake by home keeper Barry Roche.

The visitors doubled their advantage on 73 minutes. The ball fell behind Kennedy in the area and the midfielder twisted and turned sharply to fire past Roche from eight yards.

The home side then crumbled and Carlisle added a third just four minutes later.

Kennedy was in the thick of the action again from a Nicky Adams corner and appeared to head home, although his lack of celebration meant the final touch may have flicked off a Morecambe defender.

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley said his side's inexperience showed as they slumped to a fourth successive home league defeat.

He said: "We played some good stuff and can take a lot of positives from the game, and how we didn't score I'll never know because we created three or four great chances.

"Overall I really didn't think there was much in it and I am frustrated and disappointed because if we had taken them things could have been very different.

"Once they scored a second they showed their experience and managed the game really well to take the points.

"We have given it our all and I have told the lads that but they are young and we will learn from the game, as strange as it sounds, because we need a bit more know how but that will come.

"Carlisle certainly have that and they have a really strong squad and they will definitely be there or thereabouts at the end of the season."