Carlisle United suffered their first league loss of the 2019/20 season as Canice Carroll was sent off against his old club in the Blues' 3-2 defeat.

Carroll was shown a straight red card, just 24 minutes after coming on in the second half for a dangerous challenge on Jordan Lyden.

That came after former United frontman Jerry Yates and Zeki Fryers had scored to overturn the Cumbrians' lead earned through Olufela Olomola on Saturday.

Kaiyne Woolery then wrapped up the points for the hosts with a last-minute break as debutant substitute Mo Sagaf grabbed a late Blues consolation.

United visit Barnsley in the Carabao Cup tomorrow night.

Here's what our Blues views thought of Carlisle's performance.

Ste Anderson

We said last week it won’t be a dull season and, again, that was evident here against a good Swindon side who we have to say deservedly got the three points.

The first half wasn’t pretty viewing and we were second best all over the pitch and lucky to go in level.

Our midfield was, once again, lightweight and Jon Mellish is struggling at left-back. Harry McKirdy again was the real bright spark, outstanding for the first goal, should he be getting hooked after an hour?

Sagaf for me should get a go in the middle, a good cameo from him, but we have to be smarter and make ourselves harder to play against.

Graham Watt

Well, let's not get too despondent just yet.

We were up against a very good team who will be up there at end of season. We still scored two goals, one with 10 men.

We did not help ourselves, being so poor in first half and getting a man sent off in the second period.

On the plus side, McKirdy and Nathan Thomas were fantastic again and they will cause a lot of problems in this league.

One thing is for sure this season - Carlisle games will see a lot of goals.

If we get through in midweek, it will give us confidence to take into the game with much-fancied Mansfield. They lost their first away game of the season - same again please.

Craig Mattinson

This game was always going to be a real test for our new-look team and, although Swindon got the points they deserved, I cannot help feeling we made it easy for them.

So many times we gave the ball away cheaply or got caught in possession, giving Swindon countless opportunities to build easy attacks and put pressure on our defence.

Without doubt, our strongest assets are currently McKirdy and Thomas, but they cannot influence the game unless they receive the balls in the right area. But Swindon were no world-beaters.

I cannot help feeling this is an opportunity for points missed.

David MacLachlan

The lesson from this performance is our small squad, with it’s quota of novices, is going to have to wise-up very quickly if we are to make a serious challenge for promotion to League One this season.

Too many of them were poor and the 3-2 scoreline was flattering.

The good news for us is that this is League Two and most of our rivals are pretty poor, as well.

McKirdy was a bit quiet but his great run created the opening goal, so his early substitution was more than a bit baffling.

It’s a new team and it’s only the second game so, hopefully, in time they’ll gel.

Bruce Vander

It's refreshing to hear boss Steven Pressley admit to those of us who watched, and suffered, that United’s performance was not good enough to deserve anything from the game.

There were too many unforced errors, wayward and panicky passes and, possibly worse, disbelief in their own ability to take on Swindon.

The sadness was, when Carlisle did take on the opposition’s defence, they got behind it and either forced a save or scored.

Pressley has work to do to find a team that lurks within this squad. For United fans, patience will be required to allow the new group to coalesce, if it can.

Michelle Hall

The first away trip of the season and it couldn’t be a nice, close to home game, could it?

The faithful bunch of travellers set out at 7am to start clocking up the miles on another high-mileage season.

En-route, even a family of very brave ducks taking a stroll on, and closing the M6, couldn’t dampen the fans’ spirits. Most fans expected the tough game we got.

Swindon wasn’t the start to the away campaign any fan wanted to see and yes, at times, it was hard to watch.

But we’re only two games into the 2019/20 season so, hopefully, things can only get better.