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Carlisle United 3-4 Burton Albion

Damien McCrory
Damien McCrory opened the scoring after coming on as a third-minute substitute

Burton Albion edged out Carlisle in a seven-goal thriller at Brunton Park.

Damien McCrory opened the scoring with a stunning strike from 30 yards, but Carlisle levelled when Kyle Dempsey found the net with a backheel.

Lee Bell restored Burton's lead from 25 yards and Jacob Blyth and Alex MacDonald extended the advantage before Brad Potts pulled one back.

Derek Asamoah scored on his Carlisle debut to make it 4-3 but Burton held on despite Stuart Beavon's late red card.

Burton manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

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Rowett on Carlisle v Burton

"That was a massive win for us, just because it was after Saturday's disappointment. It shows the fine margins in these games because I felt we hadn't played horrendously badly on Saturday for 60 minutes, but then we conceded two stupid goals.

"Today you can look at it from the other side and say we were really clinical in the first half. We lost George Taft early on so we had to bring Damien McCrory on and I told him was close to have being started anyway.

"He scored with probably his first touch of the ball, which when you've been out for six months, it would probably be a very memorable first touch in his comeback game, so I'm really pleased for him."

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 20Hanford
  • 26WhiteBooked at 51mins
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 12Thirlwell
  • 2Grainger
  • 16Potts
  • 8Sweeney
  • 10DickerSubstituted forAsamoahat 45'minutes
  • 3RobsonSubstituted forElliottat 74'minutes
  • 31IlievSubstituted forBeckat 45'minutes
  • 22Dempsey

Substitutes

  • 4Marrow
  • 15Meppen-Walter
  • 17Beck
  • 18Brough
  • 25Asamoah
  • 27Elliott
  • 33Eccles

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 6Sharps
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 5TaftSubstituted forMcCroryat 3'minutes
  • 10Akins
  • 7Bell
  • 23Palmer
  • 11MacDonaldBooked at 51mins
  • 9BeavonBooked at 90mins
  • 12BlythSubstituted forMcGurkat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Weir
  • 14McCrory
  • 16Lyness
  • 18Knowles
  • 20McGurk
  • 22Lenihan
  • 27Harness
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
4,266

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away9
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 3, Burton Albion 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 3, Burton Albion 4.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

Attempt saved. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Lucas Akins.

Paul Thirlwell (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

Attempt saved. Lee Bell (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Adam McGurk replaces Jacob Blyth.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

Attempt blocked. Mark Beck (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Lucas Akins.

Attempt saved. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Stephen Elliott replaces Matty Robson.

Attempt missed. Derek Asamoah (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Ian Sharps.

Brad Potts (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).

Foul by Mark Beck (Carlisle United).

Ian Sharps (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 3, Burton Albion 4. Derek Asamoah (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Kyle Dempsey (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Antony Sweeney (Carlisle United).

Lee Bell (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Hayden White (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

Hayden White (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jacob Blyth (Burton Albion).

Attempt saved. Jacob Blyth (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Antony Sweeney (Carlisle United).

Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Antony Sweeney (Carlisle United).

Ian Sharps (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe1484220101028
2Burton149142018228
3Luton148331710727
4Bury148242316726
5Shrewsbury1473421101124
6Plymouth14725148623
7Morecambe147251713423
8Newport146441713422
9Cheltenham146441514122
10Southend146351312121
11Portsmouth145541414020
12Wimbledon145452021-119
13Exeter145451618-219
14Accrington146172125-419
15Cambridge145362417718
16Northampton145362322118
17Mansfield145361216-418
18Stevenage145271822-417
19Oxford Utd144461619-316
20Dag & Red144281724-714
21Carlisle143381826-812
22York141851219-711
23Hartlepool14329923-1411
24Tranmere142481118-710
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