League Two
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Stevenage 1-0 Carlisle United

Stevenage's Dean Parrett
Dean Parrett's fourth goal of the season confirmed Stevenage's place in the League Two play-offs

Stevenage's place in the League Two play-offs was confirmed thanks to a narrow victory over Carlisle.

Dean Parrett's clinical finish from the edge of the box broke the deadlock, with the hosts having seen Andy Bond's first-half effort cleared off the line.

Brad Potts wasted the Cumbrians' best chance to level, blazing over the bar, before Tom Pett hit the post for Boro.

Graham Westley's side are guaranteed sixth place after six games unbeaten, while Carlisle remain in 20th.

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Westley on Stevenage v Carlisle

"In fairness we probably knew the play-offs would be there for us before today. We've been playing okay and been building towards those play-off situations. It wasn't a landmark for us really.

"We came in today's game trying to be a better team than we have been previously. We showed a lot more composure in possession of the ball. We showed a lot more ability to play on game and stay on game.

"It was good to see a goal crafted that we spoke a lot about in the week. We knew where their strengths and weaknesses were as a defensive unit and we managed to score a goal that, in the first half, didn't look as likely.

"I was angry as we weren't attacking as we talked about attacking them. We did exactly what we talked about not doing. It was more frustrating than anything else."

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 6Bond
  • 19Wells
  • 3Dembele
  • 23Okimo
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 18ParrettSubstituted forJebbat 90+3'minutes
  • 32ConlonSubstituted forAndradeat 58'minutes
  • 11Pett
  • 20Beardsley
  • 50MartinSubstituted forKennedyat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Beasant
  • 8Walton
  • 25Henry
  • 33Kennedy
  • 34Deacon
  • 36Andrade
  • 46Jebb

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 2Grainger
  • 16Potts
  • 36Atkinson
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 34GriffithSubstituted forRiggat 56'minutes
  • 4KennedyBooked at 37mins
  • 18Brough
  • 22DempseyBooked at 80mins
  • 26WykeSubstituted forBeckat 5'minutes
  • 31YoungSubstituted forDickerat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Buddle
  • 9Paynter
  • 10Dicker
  • 12Thirlwell
  • 17Beck
  • 20Hanford
  • 21Rigg
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
3,632

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home22
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away0
Corners
Home13
Away3
Fouls
Home4
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 1, Carlisle United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Carlisle United 0.

Chris Beardsley (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Atkinson (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Jack Jebb replaces Dean Parrett.

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

Attempt missed. Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Dean Wells.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Bruno Andrade.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Sean O'Hanlon.

Booking

Kyle Dempsey (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Bruno Andrade (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Dempsey (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Gary Dicker replaces Matt Young.

Foul by Dean Wells (Stevenage).

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

Attempt saved. Dean Parrett (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Tom Pett (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Mark Beck (Carlisle United) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Jason Kennedy.

Attempt blocked. Dean Parrett (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Dean Parrett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Atkinson (Carlisle United).

Dean Parrett (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Atkinson (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Ben Kennedy replaces Dave Martin.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Patrick Brough.

Attempt blocked. Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Bruno Andrade (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Dean Wells.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Bruno Andrade replaces Tom Conlon.

Attempt missed. Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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

Foul by Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United).

Attempt blocked. Tom Pett (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Steven Rigg replaces Anthony Griffith.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton452710866372991
2Shrewsbury452781067293889
3Southend452412953351884
4Bury452571359401982
5Wycombe452215864432181
6Stevenage4520121362521072
7Plymouth4519111553371668
8Luton451811165244865
9Newport451811165153-265
10Northampton45187206559661
11Exeter451613165964-561
12Morecambe451612175051-160
13Dag & Red45178205757059
14Oxford Utd451416154949058
15Wimbledon451415165359-657
16Portsmouth451414175153-256
17Accrington451411205676-2053
18Cambridge451312205963-451
19York451118164550-551
20Carlisle45147245371-1849
21Mansfield45139233760-2348
22Hartlepool45128253667-3144
23Cheltenham45913233966-2740
24Tranmere45912244566-2139
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