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Mansfield Town 3-2 Carlisle United

Keith Curle
Curle was only appointed as Carlisle manager on Friday

Keith Curle's first game in charge of League Two's basement club Carlisle ended in narrow defeat at Mansfield.

But despite the defeat, former Stag Curle must have been encouraged by the fightback from his team.

Lee Beevers' header put the hosts ahead and Rakish Bingham's volley and low strike made it 3-0 at the break.

David Amoo crashed home from 10 yards out to pull one back and Kyle Dempsey's effort gave the visitors hope of an unlikely point, but Mansfield held on.

Carlisle remain without a league win this season and rooted to the foot of League Two, while Mansfield climbed to eighth.

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

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Cox on Mansfield v Carlisle

"I thought first half we were excellent. To carry that performance on from Tuesday night [win over Morecambe] and to score three good goals was excellent.

"You have to give Carlisle credit. In the second half, they played very well. But credit has to be given to the players at this football club as well. We are working extremely hard.

"I am pleased with the lads, with the resolve we showed and - more importantly - with the three points."

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 23Evtimov
  • 2Sutton
  • 3Riley
  • 6Tafazolli
  • 7BellSubstituted forLambeat 74'minutes
  • 18Beevers
  • 19Marsden
  • 21Murray
  • 28ClementsSubstituted forMcGuireat 49'minutes
  • 11BinghamBooked at 26minsSubstituted forFisherat 84'minutes
  • 9Rhead

Substitutes

  • 1Studer
  • 8Fisher
  • 12McGuire
  • 14Palmer
  • 16Heslop
  • 17Lambe
  • 22Taylor

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 18Brough
  • 6Archibald-Henville
  • 26WhiteBooked at 54mins
  • 2GraingerBooked at 90mins
  • 8SweeneySubstituted forAmooat 45'minutes
  • 10Dicker
  • 16PottsSubstituted forBeckat 45'minutes
  • 22Dempsey
  • 9Paynter
  • 27ElliottSubstituted forKearnsat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Marrow
  • 7Amoo
  • 11Kearns
  • 17Beck
  • 19Symington
  • 20Hanford
  • 25Marriott
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
3,117

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home1
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 3, Carlisle United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 3, Carlisle United 2.

Foul by Adam Murray (Mansfield Town).

Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Troy Archibald-Henville (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Liam Marsden.

Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Beck (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Alex Fisher replaces Rakish Bingham.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Daniel Kearns replaces Stephen Elliott.

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

Gary Dicker (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) header from the left side of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Hayden White.

Attempt missed. Troy Archibald-Henville (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Rakish Bingham (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Troy Archibald-Henville (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Reggie Lambe replaces Fergus Bell.

Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Beck (Carlisle United).

Attempt blocked. Gary Dicker (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Martin Riley.

Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

Gary Dicker (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 3, Carlisle United 2. Kyle Dempsey (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Liam Marsden (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Stephen Elliott (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. David Amoo (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Stephen Elliott (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Dimitar Evtimov.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Attempt missed. Adam Murray (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 3, Carlisle United 1. David Amoo (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Billy Paynter.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Attempt blocked. Fergus Bell (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Hayden White (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Hayden White (Carlisle United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bury9621156920
2Burton9612129319
3Wycombe9531126618
4Southend9522117417
5Morecambe9513128416
6Shrewsbury9432127515
7Cheltenham943286215
8Mansfield95041111015
9Northampton94231713414
10Wimbledon94231512314
11Portsmouth9423108214
12Plymouth9414117413
13Luton933367-112
14Cambridge93241512311
15Stevenage93241013-311
16Newport9243810-210
17Accrington93151420-610
18Tranmere92341112-19
19York91621012-29
20Exeter9234812-49
21Dag & Red92251117-68
22Oxford Utd9144911-27
23Hartlepool9216514-97
24Carlisle9036821-133
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