Rory Loy's first-half strike ensured Carlisle inflicted a second defeat in three games on League One leaders Tranmere.

Rovers were reduced to 10 men when Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro was sent off for kicking out at Frank Simek.

Carlisle took the lead when Loy connected with Matt Robson's cross and his bobbling shot found the net.

Liam Palmer had the ball in the net for Tranmere but his close-range finish was ruled out for offside.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Tranmere manager Ronnie Moore told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"The first 45 minutes were unacceptable.

"He [Akpa Akpro] will be fined. What a stupid thing to do. He's let everybody down today. We all pay for one stupid moment of unprofessionalism.

"The referee had no option. If you're going to get sent off, at least do something you want to get sent off for."

Carlisle United manager Greg Abbott told BBC Radio Cumbria:

"We're in a great place at the minute in terms of the dressing room and what we worked on all week.

"We've proved today that we've got a squad and we like the whole of the squad, and we think that everybody is going to play a part.

"I thought we were absolutely outstanding in our work rate and the game plan that we set out - right from Tuesday - has worked today."

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Saturday, 2 February 2013

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Tranmere 0-1 Carlisle FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Loy 44

    Tranmere

    • 01 fon Williams
    • 02 Holmes yellow card
    • 04 Taylor
    • 14 Bakayogo
    • 23 Daniels
    • 06 Palmer
    • 10 Robinson
    • 17 Power (Bell-Baggie 85)
    • 11 McGurk (O'Halloran 76)
    • 18 Amoo (Stockton 62)
    • 26 Akpa Akpro red card

    Substitutes

    • 33 Mooney,
    • 03 Black,
    • 05 Goodison,
    • 12 Harrison,
    • 16 Stockton,
    • 20 O'Halloran,
    • 22 Bell-Baggie

    Carlisle

    • 20 Gillespie
    • 02 Simek
    • 03 Robson
    • 05 Livesey
    • 23 O'Hanlon
    • 04 McGovern
    • 07 Welsh (Noble 74)
    • 12 Thirlwell
    • 21 Berrett
    • 09 Loy (Symington 86)
    • 14 Miller

    Substitutes

    • 01 Collin,
    • 06 Murphy,
    • 15 Edwards,
    • 08 Noble,
    • 16 Potts,
    • 19 Symington,
    • 17 Beck
    Ref: HarringtonAtt: 5,713
    TRANMERE
    CARLISLE

    Possession

    • Tranmere 36%
    • Carlisle 64%

    Attempts on target

    • Tranmere 2
    • Carlisle 4

    Attempts off target

    • Tranmere 9
    • Carlisle 2

    Corners

    • Tranmere 7
    • Carlisle 7

    Fouls

    • Tranmere 8
    • Carlisle 11
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:25 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
    • 90:00+4:05 Liam Palmer takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.
    • 90:00+3:04 Danny Holmes sends in a cross, Zoumana Bakayogo takes a shot. Save by Mark Gillespie.
    • 90:00+0:52 Zoumana Bakayogo takes a shot. Frank Simek makes a clearance.
    • 88:52 The referee blows for offside against Lee Miller. Direct free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.
    • 88:24 Short corner worked by David Symington.
    • 86:36 Andy Robinson takes a short corner.
    • 85:40 Substitution David Symington is brought on as a substitute for Rory Loy.
    • 85:29 Danny Holmes sends in a cross.
    • 84:59 Lee Miller is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Owain Fon Williams takes the direct free kick.
    • 84:03 Substitution Abdulai Bell-Baggie on for Max Power.
    • 82:46 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Andy Robinson played to the near post, clearance by Rory Loy.
    • 81:59 The ball is swung over by Frank Simek, Ash Taylor makes a clearance.
    • 80:11 Foul by Rory Loy on Danny Holmes, free kick awarded. Owain Fon Williams takes the direct free kick.
    • 79:49 Liam Noble takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.
    • 76:43 Rory Loy produces a cross, James Berrett takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.
    • 75:30 Substitution Michael O'Halloran on for Adam McGurk.
    • 75:30 Unfair challenge on Sean O'Hanlon by Cole Stockton results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.
    • 74:58 Unfair challenge on Donervorn Daniels by Lee Miller results in a free kick. Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.
    • 74:26 Free kick awarded for a foul by James Berrett on Max Power. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.
    • 73:43 Substitution Liam Noble comes on in place of Andy Welsh.
    • 73:17 Danny Holmes crosses the ball, Effort on goal by Cole Stockton from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 73:04 Centre by James Berrett, clearance made by Danny Holmes.
    • 71:19 Liam Palmer is ruled offside. Mark Gillespie takes the direct free kick.
    • 70:06 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Robinson by Lee Miller. Strike on goal comes in from Andy Robinson from the free kick.
    • 69:06 Cole Stockton takes a shot. Save by Mark Gillespie.
    • 68:39 A cross is delivered by Jon-Paul McGovern, clearance by Danny Holmes.
    • 68:25 Centre by Matt Robson, Ash Taylor manages to make a clearance.
    • 67:33 Liam Palmer delivers the ball, Paul Thirlwell manages to make a clearance.
    • 66:47 The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Danny Holmes.
    • 66:16 Direct free kick taken by Matt Robson.
    • 66:16 Booking Danny Holmes is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
    • 65:50 Danny Holmes challenges Andy Welsh unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 64:56 The ball is sent over by Jon-Paul McGovern, Paul Thirlwell takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.
    • 64:31 Corner taken right-footed by Jon-Paul McGovern to the near post, Andy Robinson manages to make a clearance.
    • 63:26 Andy Robinson takes a shot.
    • 62:56 Liam Palmer takes a shot. Save by Mark Gillespie.
    • 60:36 Substitution Cole Stockton replaces David Amoo.
    • 60:36 Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Robson on Danny Holmes. Andy Robinson takes the direct free kick.
    • 59:24 The ball is sent over by Matt Robson.
    • 57:22 Centre by David Amoo, Mark Gillespie makes a save.
    • 56:10 Sean O'Hanlon concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam McGurk. Owain Fon Williams takes the direct free kick.
    • 55:31 Free kick awarded for a foul by Zoumana Bakayogo on Andy Welsh. Jon-Paul McGovern restarts play with the free kick.
    • 54:40 Inswinging corner taken by Jon-Paul McGovern from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Ash Taylor.
    • 54:11 Corner taken by Jon-Paul McGovern played to the near post, save made by Owain Fon Williams.
    • 52:33 The ball is delivered by Zoumana Bakayogo, Danny Livesey manages to make a clearance.
    • 50:58 Lee Miller is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.
    • 49:56 Max Power sends in a cross, Mark Gillespie makes a save.
    • 49:23 Andy Robinson decides to take the corner short.
    • 47:41 Adam McGurk fouled by Sean O'Hanlon, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ash Taylor.
    • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:07 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
    • 44:26 Donervorn Daniels gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Miller. Jon-Paul McGovern restarts play with the free kick.
    • 43:20 The assist for the goal came from Matt Robson.
    • 43:20 GOAL - Rory LoyTranmere 0 - 1 Carlisle Rory Loy fires in a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tranmere 0-1 Carlisle.
    • 43:09 A cross is delivered by Matt Robson,
    • 42:12 Outswinging corner taken by Jon-Paul McGovern, clearance by Andy Robinson.
    • 41:44 The ball is crossed by Danny Holmes, save by Mark Gillespie.
    • 40:09 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Andy Robinson, clearance made by Matt Robson.
    • 39:07 The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.
    • 35:24 Sent off Red card for Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro.
    • 34:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Robson by Adam McGurk. Mark Gillespie takes the free kick.
    • 33:26 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Amoo by Frank Simek. Andy Robinson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 30:13 The referee blows for offside against David Amoo. Mark Gillespie takes the direct free kick.
    • 29:11 Liam Palmer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Miller. Direct free kick taken by Jon-Paul McGovern.
    • 28:21 A cross is delivered by Jon-Paul McGovern.
    • 28:02 The ball is delivered by Frank Simek, clearance by Zoumana Bakayogo.
    • 27:36 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Miller by Donervorn Daniels. Jon-Paul McGovern takes the free kick.
    • 26:47 David Amoo takes a shot. Save made by Mark Gillespie.
    • 26:24 A cross is delivered by Andy Welsh, save made by Owain Fon Williams.
    • 23:05 Shot from outside the penalty box by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro goes wide right of the goal.
    • 21:53 Lee Miller concedes a free kick for a foul on Zoumana Bakayogo. Donervorn Daniels takes the free kick.
    • 19:14 Jon-Paul McGovern takes the inswinging corner, Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro manages to make a clearance.
    • 19:02 Andy Welsh sends in a cross.
    • 18:26 The ball is sent over by James Berrett, Adam McGurk manages to make a clearance.
    • 17:39 The ball is delivered by Andy Welsh, Max Power makes a clearance.
    • 16:24 Foul by Matt Robson on Adam McGurk, free kick awarded. Danny Holmes takes the direct free kick.
    • 15:49 Max Power has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
    • 14:11 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Miller by Andy Robinson. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Jon-Paul McGovern.
    • 13:12 Adam McGurk sends in a cross, Mark Gillespie makes a save.
    • 12:33 Corner from the right by-line taken by Adam McGurk, clearance made by Danny Livesey.
    • 11:34 David Amoo sends in a cross, Paul Thirlwell makes a clearance.
    • 10:32 Paul Thirlwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Max Power. Donervorn Daniels restarts play with the free kick.
    • 7:40 A cross is delivered by Zoumana Bakayogo, save by Mark Gillespie.
    • 5:46 Andy Robinson takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
    • Correction - 4:01 Paul Thirlwell has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.
    • 4:01 Paul Thirlwell has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.
    • 3:13 Corner taken right-footed by Jon-Paul McGovern to the near post, Adam McGurk manages to make a clearance.
    • 2:23 Corner taken right-footed by Andy Robinson, Andy Welsh manages to make a clearance.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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