Carlisle United boss Keith Curle believes Charlie Wyke's double strike in their 2-0 victory over Tranmere Rovers should give his side the momentum to start a charge up the table.Wyke struck twice inside four minutes to help the Cumbrians to victory, despite ending the game with ten men.
Carlisle lost Kyle Dempsey late on as tempers boiled over but that couldn't dent Curle's satisfaction as they leapfrogged Tranmere in the league placings.
"We knew what to expect and we made sure the players were prepared for confrontation all over the park," said Curle.
"The players did their jobs individually and they got their reward as a team. We had to combat what what Tranmere threw at us and we were prepared for a battle.
"Tranmere cause teams problems and we needed to match them. We stayed strong defensively and we played with an attacking threat which signifies our intent. We have good foundations to build on and we want to achieve success.
"Carlisle United is a good football club to be involved in. There is a good work ethic and we are creating more belief.
"Now we need to try and create our own momentum and move up the table because we know we are heading in the right direction."