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Carlisle United 3-0 Stevenage

Dave Beasant
Beasant has had spells as goalkeeping coach at Northern Ireland, Fulham and Bristol Rovers

Carlisle United earned a third straight win under new boss Keith Curle in a game that saw injury-hit Stevenage forced to name 55-year-old ex-England goalkeeper Dave Beasant on the bench.

Brad Potts fired a dominant Carlisle ahead from 18 yards and Steven Rigg made it 2-0 from close range.

Away defender Charlie Lee almost added a third for the hosts when his miskick hit the post.

But Mark Beck did make it 3-0, side-footing in from six yards.

Golden oldies
Beasant - who won two England caps - and Carlisle's substitute goalkeeper Tony Caig have a combined age of 95.

The Cumbrians were full value for their victory, which takes them out of the relegation zone, against a lacklustre Stevenage side who at least did not have to call upon goalkeeping coach Beasant.

Beasant, whose 26-year-old goalkeeping son Sam has played nine games for Boro so far this season, has not played since appearing for Brighton in a 2-2 draw at Grimsby in Division One, in May 2003.

He won two England caps in 1989 but was best known for saving a penalty when captaining Wimbledon as they beat Liverpool 1-0 in the 1988 FA Cup final.

Beasant made 775 senior appearances, with Wimbledon, Chelsea, Southampton and Nottingham Forest among his other clubs.

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"When you lose 3-0 away from home and when you concede those early goals, I don't think any of us are going to be happy.

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Westley on Carlisle v Stevenage

"They're a long established football club that's played at the top level of the English game and we haven't got a divine right to come to places like this and get a result.

"I feel embarrassed, I feel humiliated. And any fan who's given us the effort to come here to support us will feel equally bad I'm sure. We all care about the same badge and we want the badge to be doing well.

"We can't get away from the fact that we are struggling without one or two of the bigger characters or players, so we need one or two of them back."

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 20Hanford
  • 26White
  • 6Archibald-Henville
  • 12Thirlwell
  • 2GraingerBooked at 8mins
  • 22Dempsey
  • 10Dicker
  • 16PottsSubstituted forSymingtonat 90'minutes
  • 18BroughSubstituted forRobsonat 73'minutes
  • 17Beck
  • 21RiggSubstituted forElliottat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Robson
  • 8Sweeney
  • 14Gillies
  • 19Symington
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 27Elliott
  • 29Caig

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 25Henry
  • 9Charles
  • 19Wells
  • 34Deacon
  • 7WhelpdaleSubstituted forJohnsonat 30'minutes
  • 6BondSubstituted forCalcuttat 83'minutes
  • 18Parrett
  • 11Pett
  • 22Lee
  • 20BeardsleySubstituted forAshtonat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Richens
  • 3Dembele
  • 5Ashton
  • 15Calcutt
  • 27Johnson
  • 32Conlon
  • 39Beasant
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
4,011

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 3, Stevenage 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 3, Stevenage 0.

Foul by David Symington (Carlisle United).

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kyle Dempsey (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Wells (Stevenage).

Kyle Dempsey (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Roarie Deacon (Stevenage).

Foul by Stephen Elliott (Carlisle United).

(Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. David Symington replaces Brad Potts.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 3, Stevenage 0. Mark Beck (Carlisle United) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Hayden White (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Johnson (Stevenage).

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Ronnie Henry.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Chris Day.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Connor Calcutt replaces Andy Bond.

Attempt missed. Darius Charles (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Troy Archibald-Henville.

Attempt missed. Roarie Deacon (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Stephen Elliott (Carlisle United).

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Hayden White (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Stephen Elliott replaces Steven Rigg.

Hayden White (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darius Charles (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. Steven Rigg (Carlisle United) header from a difficult angle and long range on the left is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Matty Robson replaces Patrick Brough.

Attempt missed. Tom Pett (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Dan Hanford.

Attempt saved. Andy Bond (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Hayden White.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Ryan Johnson.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Troy Archibald-Henville.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Jon Ashton replaces Chris Beardsley.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Ronnie Henry.

Foul by Mark Beck (Carlisle United).

Dean Wells (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Wycombe12741178925
2Burton128131613325
3Bury127232011923
4Luton12633128421
5Southend126241210220
6Plymouth12615138519
7Morecambe126151412219
8Shrewsbury125341510518
9Northampton125342016418
10Wimbledon125342019118
11Cambridge125252315817
12Portsmouth12453119217
13Newport124441513216
14Cheltenham124441011-116
15Mansfield125161216-416
16Accrington125161722-516
17Exeter124351316-315
18Dag & Red124261620-414
19Stevenage124261418-414
20Carlisle123361521-612
21Hartlepool12327718-1111
22York121741117-610
23Oxford Utd122461118-710
24Tranmere122371116-59
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