Head coach Al Tindall wants Carlisle Futsal Club to become “more clinical” after they suffered their first loss of the season at East Riding.

Carlisle were beaten 6-5 on Sunday in National Futsal League’s Championship North, despite Ryan Errington scoring twice, and Rhys Graham, Jack Senior and John Heyes all netting a goal apiece.

“Credit must go to East Riding for taking their chances today and for executing their game plan well,” said Tindall, speaking after the match.

"It’s a tough defeat to take because, for me, it didn’t feel like a game we were going to lose at any point during the match.

"I couldn’t see them scoring from open play, and we were dominating the ball and creating plenty.

"They had a very direct game plan, no doubt based around taking full advantage of the small court and the big physical players in their squad, so it made for a real spectacle, watching the two contrasting styles."

Tindall added on Carlisle Futsal Club's website: "The next step is making sure we are more clinical and make better decisions in some of the overload situations to kill games off.

"There is lots for the players and myself to learn from this one.

"We look forward now to a few weeks of training to push our learning on before a quick succession of league and cup matches in the New Year, where we can put this result right."

Graham was named Carlisle’s man-of-the-match.