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Carlisle United 2-1 Northampton Town

Brad Potts scored his seventh goal of the season to secure a home win for Carlisle against Northampton.

The hosts took the lead through Troy Archibald-Henville's header from a corner, his first goal for the club.

The Cobblers equalised in the fourth minute of first-half injury time as Marc Richards converted from the spot after David Amoo tripped Evan Horwood.

But Potts put Carlisle ahead again on 62 minutes when he flicked the ball into the net after a cross from Amoo.

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder tells BBC Radio Northampton:

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Wilder on Carlisle v Northampton

"We've definitely got to look over our shoulder (at the relegation zone). We don't want to get sucked in.

"We feel we've got the players that can win games, as we showed at the start of the season. But we are falling short.

"We need a settled back four, one that's good enough to come here and keep clean sheets. We need Ryan Cresswell, Zander Diamond and Evan Horwood playing. I don't have a problem with us going the other way.

"Matt Duke is the goalkeeper from now on. We won't be extending Jordan Archer's loan."

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 20Hanford
  • 32BrownBooked at 36mins
  • 34Anderson
  • 6Archibald-HenvilleBooked at 29mins
  • 2Grainger
  • 7AmooSubstituted forMeppen-Walterat 90'minutes
  • 8Sweeney
  • 22Dempsey
  • 16Potts
  • 17Beck
  • 25AsamoahSubstituted forHammellat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Robson
  • 11Kearns
  • 12Thirlwell
  • 15Meppen-Walter
  • 18Brough
  • 28Hammell
  • 33Eccles

Northampton

  • 1Duke
  • 3Horwood
  • 16Diamond
  • 5Langmead
  • 12TozerSubstituted forD'Athat 78'minutes
  • 25ByromBooked at 56minsSubstituted forMohamedat 65'minutes
  • 32Murdoch
  • 4CarterBooked at 15mins
  • 30BanksSubstituted forHackettat 65'minutes
  • 24ToneyBooked at 35mins
  • 9Richards

Substitutes

  • 2Alfei
  • 6Collins
  • 11Hackett
  • 13Snedker
  • 17Robertson
  • 19D'Ath
  • 23Mohamed
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
4,421

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home11
Away18
Shots on Target
Home4
Away9
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 2, Northampton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 2, Northampton Town 1.

Tom Anderson (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Northampton Town).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Troy Archibald-Henville.

Foul by Connor Brown (Carlisle United).

Evan Horwood (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Kyle Dempsey (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Kelvin Langmead.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Courtney Meppen-Walter replaces David Amoo.

Attempt missed. Kaid Mohamed (Northampton Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Connor Brown.

Attempt missed. David Amoo (Carlisle United) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Connor Brown.

Connor Brown (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kaid Mohamed (Northampton Town).

Attempt saved. Mark Beck (Carlisle United) header from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Connor Hammell replaces Derek Asamoah.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Lawson D'Ath replaces Ben Tozer.

Foul by Derek Asamoah (Carlisle United).

Darren Carter (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Darren Carter (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Derek Asamoah (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Kelvin Langmead.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Kaid Mohamed replaces Joel Byrom.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Chris Hackett replaces Oliver Banks.

Attempt saved. Stewart Murdoch (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 2, Northampton Town 1. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Amoo.

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

Attempt missed. Marc Richards (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Oliver Banks (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Derek Asamoah (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Joel Byrom (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Troy Archibald-Henville (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joel Byrom (Northampton Town).

Attempt saved. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Tom Anderson (Carlisle United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe21126336191742
2Shrewsbury21124531151640
3Luton21124526151140
4Burton2212463023740
5Plymouth21114628131537
6Southend2110562219335
7Newport219753024634
8Exeter229763027334
9Bury219483027331
10Morecambe219392322130
11Accrington219393235-330
12Cambridge218583225729
13Stevenage218492829-128
14Portsmouth217682526-127
15Wimbledon217682730-327
16Mansfield217591725-826
17Oxford Utd216782326-325
18Cheltenham216782030-1025
19Northampton2173113032-224
20Dag & Red2163122534-921
21Carlisle2163122740-1321
22York2131172228-620
23Tranmere2147102127-619
24Hartlepool2134141539-2413
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