It was a day of mixed emotions for former Carlisle star Francois Zoko on his first return to Brunton Park since moving to Notts County.
The Ivorian striker was on the scoresheet as County romped to a 4-0 victory over the Cumbrians, with Jeff Hughes, Neal Bishop and Jamal Campbell-Ryce the other goalscorers, but he spared a thought for his friends in the Carlisle squad.
Zoko said: "I still look for Carlisle's results and it was emotional for me today to see my old mates. I still have good relationships with everybody and I never left because I didn't like Carlisle."
County manager Keith Curle admitted: "Francois was disappointed not to be playing from the start, but he needs to catch up having missed the pre-season with us."
County themselves came off the back of two home defeats and Curle said: "The best way to show disappointment is by your next performance and we got that today. I have got faith in the system we play and I am building for the future.
"This is a difficult place to come to and the mental approach had to be right. I earn my money when we get negative results and we did a lot of preparation work on the tactical side."