Hartlepool United boss Graeme Lee felt his side did not do enough to break down Carlisle United's resolute "banks of four".

The visiting manager was critical of his side's attacking efforts in the goalless draw at Brunton Park.

Pools, in 17th, remain two points above the Cumbrians after the stalemate.

Lee said the visitors needed to show more urgency in their play against Keith Millen's hosts.

"I wasn't happy at half-time - I thought we invited them on, and we had no purpose in our play," he told his club's YouTube channel.

"We passed it for the sake of passing it and didn't look to go forward quick enough.

"In the second half we were better at it, but still could have switched it and capitalised in better areas.

"It was a tough night. We knew they wer going to be two banks of four and hard to break down."

Lee said Carlisle's approach to the game was no secret,

He said: "Out of possession they do drop back, give you possession of the ball at ties, and try to press at times.

"We knew they would be hard to break down but we didn't move the ball with the right purpose.

"When we had to defend [ourselves] I thought the lads defended well. They were resolute. I just felt we invited it on too much."