See how the press reported our 1-0 win
LAURI Dalla Valle signed off in style by netting the winner in his last home game for the Alex before returning to Fulham.
The flying Finn scored his fifth goal of his loan spell to keep the Railwaymen in touch with the League One play-off places.
However, manager Steve Davis admitted he is still to decide whether to extend the 21-year-old's stay at Gresty Road.
He said: "Lauri is a player who can pop up with a goal out of nothing. He's done well for us. He works very hard and he is a poacher.
"He's got one more game with us and then we will have to assess the situation with Fulham.
"We haven't decided what to do with him yet, but we are grateful for how hard he has worked for us.
"There are no easy games in this division. Everyone is fighting and you have to really work hard for your points.
"We passed the ball well without being a big threat, but Lauri came up with the goal and we were the better team."
CARLISLE boss Greg Abbott blamed skipper Danny Livesey for defeat at Crewe.
The defender gave the ball away for Lauri Dalla Valle’s winner before he blazed over from eight yards out.
Abbott said: “It’s an individual error from Danny Livesey at both ends that has cost us.”
Crewe boss Steve Davis said: “We will try to keep picking up points and see where we end up.”
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Danny Livesey was the culprit at both ends as Carlisle United started 2013 with a defeat at Crewe.
Livesey's mistake allowed Lauri Dalla Valle to head the hosts in front shortly before half-time.
And the big defender missed United's best chance of an equaliser, putting a sitter over the bar in the 72nd minute.
The Cumbrians were unable to find a way back and Dalla Valle's goal proved enough to end their two-game winning run.
It came after Livesey's weak header allowed Crewe's Bradden Inman to shoot, and when Mark Gillespie saved his attempt, Dalla Valle looped a header over Chris Chantler on the line.
MID-TABLE Crewe popped the rising Carlisle bubble with a workmanlike performance which just about took them over the line in a game which had chances for both sides.
And the second win in the space of four days for the Railwaymen brought an end to the mini-revival which had seen the Cumbrians put daylight between themselves and the dreaded drop zone with two post-Christmas home wins.
“We talked about cutting out the silly mistakes but we’ve shot ourselves in the foot again at a really bad time during the game,” manager Greg Abbott said.
“We had stopped them from playing their game and we created chances of our own, then we gifted them the lead on the stroke of half time. That was really disappointing because we could have been ahead."