Olufela Olomola's goal was slim consolation for Carlisle United as the Blues were comfortably beaten by Exeter at Brunton Park.

Lee Martin, Aaron Martin and Nicky Law all scored for the League Two leaders who could have had more goals but for United keeper Adam Collin.

Lee Martin shot Matt Taylor's side in front on 36 minutes and, though Olomola headed the Cumbrians level after the hour mark, defender Aaron Martin restored the Grecians' lead five minutes later.

Law scored in added time and it was no less than the visitors deserved, Carlisle having fallen well short of their opponents in most key areas for much of the game.

They dropped to 19th in the table as a result, ahead of Saturday's trip to Stevenage.

Here's what our Blues views thought of Saturday's performance from Steven Pressley's men.

Ste Anderson

Let's be frank, that was pretty abysmal, wasn’t it?

These are worrying times for us at present and the gulf in class between the two teams on show on Saturday, sadly, highlights the regression of our club in the last couple of years.

The scoreline may have read 3-1, but it could easily have been seven or eight, and the game should have been all over by half-time, only a heroic effort by Adam Collin keeping us in the game.

We are all over the place defensively, and Canice Carroll looks a mile off it. Credit to Mo Sagaf, a one bright spot and a decent full debut, but when will the manager ever change formation?

A huge game next weekend now.

Graham Watt

It pains me to write this, but that was shocking and I fear for us this season.

Only one goes down from League Two this season and, thankfully, this may be a blessing for Carlisle.

We were just short of pace all over pitch and, if it had finished 7-1, we could not have complained. Heroics from Collin kept the score down.

Two years ago, we lost to Exeter in the play-offs - on Saturday, it was men against boys.

This week, we have a real scrap on our hands. We can’t go to play football, we need to win ugly.

The next month is not a time for football, but time for a fight. The squad is good enough for a mid-table finish, but something isn’t working.

Craig Mattinson

It was a desperate afternoon on Saturday, totally outclassed by Exeter who were far superior in every department, apart from in goal where Collin’s excellence prevented a real embarrassment of a score.

It’s hard to look at the team and find positives.

Our defence looks a total shambles, a midfield that plays too deep, with a strikeforce that offers very little of a goal threat.

There is also a total waste of countless set-pieces, with no variation or thought, where the ball is lobbed into the penalty box.

Performances like this and the fact we are looking a side totally bereft of confidence is a real concern.

David MacLachlan

Adam Collin was man-of-the-match. There lies the clue to the nature of this game at Brunton Park.

His hands must have been very sore when you consider the number of shots he was called on to parry.

The manager, Steven Pressley, wants high-intensity football from his team, but too many of them were not up to the task.

Exeter bossed the midfield and were first to every loose ball. If anything, the 3-1 scoreline flatters us.

Sagaf showed promise in his first start and Harry McKirdy, when he came on, tried to get things going. But, on this showing, we are a long way from troubling the promotion spots.

Bruce Vander

Seven games in, and things in certain areas of the pitch aren’t getting better - in fact, they are getting worse.

Pressley’s candid comments following Saturday’s defeat to a strong, capable and organised Exeter, while refreshing in its honesty (once again), is becoming disturbingly like a weekly rant.

Naming players can have some effect if this is translated into hard work on the training pitch; it can also go another way.

Pressley’s passionate defence of 4-3-3 is admirable, but, given that United’s defence is weak and being left exposed by this formation, will hard work be enough? Let’s hope so.

Michelle Hall

I couldn't make the match on Saturday and, after speaking to family and friends, it sounds like I didn’t miss much.

It speaks volumes when the goalkeeper, Collin, is named man-of-the-match, yet lets three goals in.

I’ve always tried to stay positive and see the best in the Carlisle squad, yet I’m struggling to find the positives this week.

I don’t know what the answer is, but it’s awful to see Carlisle dropping down the League Two table week after week.

It’s early in the season and there’s still time to turn this around, but I don’t know how that is going to happen.