League Two
Carlisle1Cheltenham0

Carlisle United 1-0 Cheltenham Town

Carlisle ended a run of four straight league defeats with a vital win over fellow strugglers Cheltenham.

Charlie Wyke scored the game's only goal when he bundled in from close range after Antony Sweeney had headed a free-kick back across goal.

Sean O'Hanlon got back onto the line to scramble Matt Taylor's low shot away to maintain the Cumbrians' lead.

Taylor sent a free header wide in added time as Cheltenham failed to halt their slide into the relegation places.

Cheltenham caretaker manager Russell Milton told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Milton on Carlisle v Cheltenham

"I can't fault the lads' effort and commitment but the game was decided by the small margin of a free-kick.

"We didn't create too much. The decision-making wasn't quite what it should be and the end product wasn't quite there either.

"I thought in the first half we broke quite well on them but didn't make the most of our opportunities.

"You're going to get highs and lows but you have to remain constant and level headed. There's definitely enough in the dressing room to get over the line, which I believe we will."

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 20Hanford
  • 31Young
  • 6Archibald-Henville
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 18Brough
  • 7Amoo
  • 22Dempsey
  • 8Sweeney
  • 34Griffith
  • 21RiggBooked at 89minsSubstituted forAsamoahat 90+4'minutes
  • 26Wyke

Substitutes

  • 5Buddle
  • 9Paynter
  • 12Thirlwell
  • 14Gillies
  • 15Meppen-Walter
  • 24Spiegel
  • 25Asamoah

Cheltenham

  • 1Carson
  • 2Vaughan
  • 5Brown
  • 4Taylor
  • 3Braham-Barrett
  • 10Burns
  • 6MillsBooked at 59minsSubstituted forWynterat 79'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 8Richards
  • 24SparrowBooked at 45mins
  • 18RichardsSubstituted forMansetat 55'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 29Harrad

Substitutes

  • 9Johnstone
  • 12Gould
  • 16Hanks
  • 17Kotwica
  • 20Wynter
  • 25Berry
  • 39Manset
Referee:
Craig Pawson
Attendance:
3,116

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home4
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Cheltenham Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Cheltenham Town 0.

Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Matt Taylor (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Derek Asamoah replaces Steven Rigg.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Kyle Dempsey.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Matt Young.

Booking

Steven Rigg (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Steven Rigg (Carlisle United).

Matt Sparrow (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Wes Burns (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony Griffith (Carlisle United).

David Amoo (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town).

Booking

Jordan Wynter (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Wynter (Cheltenham Town).

Booking

Mathieu Manset (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Matt Young (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mathieu Manset (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jordan Wynter replaces Pablo Mills.

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

Foul by Wes Burns (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Patrick Brough.

Attempt missed. Shaun Harrad (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Steven Rigg (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Taylor (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Matt Taylor.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

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

Foul by Matt Sparrow (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt blocked. Matt Taylor (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Antony Sweeney (Carlisle United).

Matt Sparrow (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Matt Richards (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United).

Matt Sparrow (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Matt Young.

Booking

Pablo Mills (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury34197849252464
2Burton34197846301664
3Wycombe341712549301963
4Luton341610841281358
5Bury341771046351158
6Southend34161083830858
7Newport34158114039153
8Plymouth341571240261452
9Stevenage34157124943652
10Northampton341551454431150
11Wimbledon341210124343046
12Morecambe34129133535045
13Portsmouth341111123938144
14Exeter341111124348-544
15Accrington34134174255-1343
16Cambridge34118154847141
17Mansfield34118152942-1341
18Dag & Red34117163946-740
19Oxford Utd34912133741-439
20York34715123440-636
21Carlisle34113204158-1736
22Tranmere34810163545-1034
23Cheltenham34810163049-1934
24Hartlepool3476212556-3127
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