Accrington Stanley suffered their second straight away loss after coming up short against Carlisle United.
The hosts scored two first half goals through Charlie Wyke and Alex Gilliead to condemn John Coleman’s side to defeat.
It has left Stanley eighth in the League Two table, outside of the play-off places on goal difference.
Brunton Park has become a tough trip for Accrington as they have now lost on their last five visits, and their cause wasn’t made any easier when Carlisle opened the scoring on 27 minutes.
A nicely-worked free-kick found its way to Wyke, who managed to slot the ball home from eight yards out to make it 1-0.
Wyke was proving to be a thorn in Stanley’s side and it was him who set up United’s second goal 10 minutes later.
He put the ball on a plate for Gilliead, who smashed the ball past Ross Etheridge to double his team’s lead.
Accrington had chances of their own in the second half, with Billy Kee heading over the bar after getting on the end of a cross from Sean McConville.
The visitors then thought they should have had a penalty late on when Kee looked to be fouled in the box, but referee Geoff Eltringham disagreed.
It meant that Stanley were beaten 2-0, with their next match seeing them host Crawley on Saturday.