Harrogate Town boss Simon Weaver felt Carlisle United were "superb" as they tried to fight back against his side on Tuesday.

The struggling Cumbrians went down 2-0 to the Sulphurites in the midweek Brunton Park clash.

It left Keith Millen's United second bottom while Harrogate climbed to sixth.

Weaver was "delighted" with how his side coped with the Cumbrians' attempt to turn things around after George Thomson's goal had put the visitors ahead at the break.

"We knew we had to come to Carlisle with a new manager that's invigorated them," said Weaver.

"You can see they're a good team and it's such a tight league. They could be sat mid-table in a couple of games and looking upwards.

"We are delighted with the clean sheet and win. It was scruffy at times but we're delighted with three points."

Weaver, speaking on his club's YouTube channel, admitted the opening stages of the second half were key.

"There were some concerning moments - I thought Carlisle were superb in the first 20 minutes of the second half," Weaver said.

"The second goal [from Alex Pattison] took a bit of steam out of them. They were powering forward, getting excellent balls into the box without getting the finishing touch."