Carlisle United slid to a third successive league loss as Plymouth scored in either half at Home Park.

Joel Grant forced home a close-range opener on 22 minutes and Antoni Sarcevic doubled their victory margin in added time.

United almost found a way back into the match early in the second half when both Jack Iredale and Byron Webster hit the crossbar.

But the defeat, which leaves the Blues 20th in the League Two table and five points above the relegation place, will do little to ease the pressure on manager Steven Pressley.

Tomorrow, United return to action at Brunton Park as they play host to Northampton, managed by former Carlisle boss Keith Curle.

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

Ste Alderson

Another week and another deserved defeat - the pressure is clearly rising on manager Pressley.

In isolation, this wasn’t a disaster in my opinion. Plymouth are a good side and, yes, they were in control in the first half, but we did have a couple of opportunities in the second period.

However, this is three league defeats in a row and we’ve been second best in all three games.

Pressley’s comments afterwards are also concerning, bordering on delusional, as he constantly defends the players and the style of football. I don’t think he will be sacked yet, but you feel it’s a massive week coming up.

Graham Watt

I don't think anyone expected much from this mammoth trip to the south coast and hats off to all the fans who made the journey.

That really is amazing support. It’s just a shame you did not get the result you deserved.

When you concede in first half, it’s always going to be a uphill struggle. The last goal at the death just made matters worse.

Now on to tomorrow's match when former manager Curle returns with his Northampton side.

With the way he left the club, he is going to be well up for this game. We seem to be lacking belief and fight at the moment.

Craig Mattinson

Yet another defeat leaves us precariously close to the bottom of this poor league.

Defensive mistakes and very few chances created are the continuing theme of our season, and many fans are now calling for Pressley’s head.

Although I am not a one for changing managers, I find myself thinking "are we really getting the best out of the personnel we have at our disposal?"

Examples that spring to mind are defenders playing out from the back who are clearly not comfortable with doing so, and a forward line that is, at times, playing deeper than the midfield.

I believe this week is make or break for Mr Pressley.

David MacLachlan

Ex-Chancellor of the Exchequer Denis Healey once said an attack by Geoffrey Howe in the House of Commons was akin to being savaged by a dead sheep!

That’s what our opponents must feel like when facing Carlisle United.

Despite what Pressley claims, Plymouth are not a particularly good side. Not many teams are decent in this division, yet we failed, once again, to threaten the opposition in their own half.

In the League Two stats, only Morecambe have created fewer chances than us.

I’m losing patience with the manager and this team. I fear Curle will humiliate us further tomorrow night.

Bruce Vander

The recent narrative from United’s manager Pressley and director of football David Holdsworth has been that, while results are disappointing, the squad is "improving". Well, after another poor performance, that improvement is negligible.

Yet again, United couldn’t lay a glove on their opponents.

Plymouth, a very mediocre side, struggled to get hold of the ball in the second half (let’s forget the dirge of the first half) and Carlisle dominated, as they did at Newport.

Again, they didn’t create many chances, only two on target. Improvement by infinitesimal degrees is far too slow, changes are required.

Michelle Hall

When the Carlisle fans left home for what is the longest trip in the entire Football League, they’d have been hoping that Mr Pressley and the Carlisle team could produce a result to justify the cost and length of the journey.

However, yet again, the fans were let down with a disappointing performance and no points.

I’ve always given the manager, Pressley, the benefit of the doubt but maybe his position now needs to be seriously considered.

Apparently, the Carlisle directors sat in with the home fans. Had they been in with the travelling fans, I'm sure they would have heard a few home truths.