Forest Green boss Rob Edwards felt his players showed quality at both ends to win an "open game" against Carlisle United.

The table-topping visitors scored twice in the first half at Brunton Park before seeing off the Cumbrians after the break.

It kept Edwards' team four points clear at he top of League Two, while the Blues slid to 19th.

Edwards said: "I certainly enjoyed the result. I thought the players were terrific.

"It was a long journey but we've had a really good time, good camaraderie and they've done the business on the pitch.

"It was quite an open game, a bit too open for my liking at times, but we showed two moments of quality - well, more than two moments - and we deserved it with the desire to keep the ball out of our net as well.

"We probably wanted a bit more quality at times, we could have been a bit more ruthless, but really pleased overall."

Edwards told his club's YouTube channel that he was happy with how his team have variety in their play, whether in retaining possession, counter-attacking or going direct.

He also praised keeper Luke McGee for a crucial save from Carlisle's Brad Young shortly before Jamille Matt opened the scoring.

"The save from Luke was fantastic, he did more than his job today," Edwards added.

"Some of the blocks the defenders made were great.

"The midfield were different class. The game was quite open and there was a lot of ground to cover but the challenges they put in was important."

Edwards added that he had recelled midfielder Ebou Adams to give his side "extra physicality" in what he had expected to be more of a "second-ball game" in light of Carlisle's style of play.