Carlisle United safely booked their spot in the FA Cup second round with what, eventually, became a comfortable win at Dulwich Hamlet.

Olufela Olomola and Harry McKirdy scored in the first half against the National League South hosts on Friday night.

The minnows pulled one back through Christian Smith but a fine Mike Jones goal restored United's two-goal advantage, before another McKirdy effort late on.

It sees Carlisle secure £36,000 prize-money, along with a £75,000 broadcast fee from live BBC television coverage.

They will go into tonight's second-round draw, having extended their unbeaten run to three games at Champion Hill.

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

Ste Alderson

A really professional performance led to a tricky tie on paper ending up being a comfortable evening’s work.

I’m still not convinced by playing five defenders, but fair play to Pressley on this occasion as, defensively, I thought we were excellent.

The 4-1 result did flatter us, though, and Dulwich did play their part, our formation allowing them a lot of the ball.

But it’s great to be as ruthless as we were, the outstanding strike by Jones coming at a really key time as we were under pressure.

McKirdy was sublime throughout, and he produced a great finish at the end.

Graham Watt

We are through the potential banana skin tie, safely in the hat for the next round and more than £100,000 richer for the experience.

It was a scrappy game and there wasn’t much in it. But we had the class of a league team.

An exceptional display from McKirdy who we, surely, have to be tieing down to a contract soon and one longer than a year, or we are going to lose him on a free.

Another run-out this week in the Trophy, but I expect us to take some confidence from the last two results and pick up another win before heading down to Port Vale this Saturday, where I would happily take a point.

Craig Mattinson

Fair play to the Blues - a very tricky tie overcome and we’re in the second round.

The performance was far for perfect, though. Again, we looked really shaky at the back and, for much of the game, our passing was loose and sloppy.

That said, we looked dangerous on the attack and scored four fantastic goals.

McKirdy was unplayable for the Dulwich defence and was correctly given the man-of-the-match award.

If we are to improve our season, getting the best out of Harry is vital. A great strike from Jones to calm the nerves at 2-1 was worth its weight in gold.

And how great was it to see us live on TV?

David MacLachlan

Well, we got that one out of the way without too much fuss.

The BBC picked this game as the live broadcast in the expectation of an upset, so it was satisfying to spoil their script.

I said last week we needed our match winners to step up, and McKirdy did just that.

There was a moment when I thought we might blow it when we gave Dulwich our customary free header from a set-piece.

Thankfully, Jones was on hand to score his not so customary screamer to calm the nerves. Let’s just hope we don’t get Lincoln away again in round two.

Bruce Vander

Job done is the best description of a professional and measured performance in front of the cameras, and the nation, on Friday night.

Whether it was the plan, or not, letting Dulwich come on to you and then catching them on the break worked a treat.

United happily contained a fairly blunt Dulwich strikeforce, and another set-piece calamity briefly inspired the opposition to believe an upset was on the cards.

For United, McKirdy and Jarrad Branthwaite were the stand-out performances, but Jones’ strike from outside the box was my moment of the tie.

Can this ignite our season?

Michelle Hall

Well done to all the fans who travelled to Dulwich Hamlet on Friday.

A cup upset could have been on the cards considering how Carlisle have been playing of late but, thankfully, a solid performance saw Carlisle go into the hat for the second-round draw.

Fair play to Dulwich - they threw everything they had at Carlisle and didn’t let themselves be intimidated by their league opponents.

The win at home against Macclesfield followed by the win at Dulwich will, hopefully, give the players a boost.

A run of good results might just help them turn around the poor league form seen of late.