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Plymouth Argyle 4-1 Carlisle United

Keith Curle
Keith Curle's Carlisle have lost 11 of their last 12 visits to Home Park, drawing the other

The 169 Carlisle fans who made the 779-mile midweek round trip to Plymouth saw their side suffer a heavy defeat.

Pilgrims boss Derek Adams said he thought it was "unfair" the Cumbrians were having to make the journey to the south-west coast on a Tuesday evening.

His side showed no such mercy as they took a 4-0 lead thanks to a double from Jake Jervis and a goal each for Reuben Reid and Graham Carey.

Joe Thompson's 90th-minute strike was scant consolation.

Carlisle's marathon journey

Football League sponsors Sky Bet have offered to cover the cost of tickets and travel for Carlisle supporters.

The club's only official supporters coach set off from Brunton Park at 10:00 BST on Tuesday and the 42 fans on board are unlikely to be back in Carlisle until about 05:00 BST on Wednesday.

The 389 miles that separate the two grounds make it the longest journey in the Football League.

The return game between the two teams is on Saturday, 2 January.

The supporter's view

One female Carlisle fan who travelled to Home Park told BBC Radio 5 live: "We're a bunch of hardy souls. It's nothing that we haven't been used to before. We're just astounded at the amount of interest there's been in this trip.

"For us, it's a trip we were going to have to make to watch them whenever it was going to be. It's a standard ordinary away trip for Carlisle fans because of where we are geographically.

"I don't know who came up with putting it on a Tuesday night, but I'd like to have a little word with them.

"We applauded that one goal as if it was the winner. The reception that the players gave the fans, and vice-versa when the players came off the pitch - they were shaking hands with fans, saying thank you for coming and supporting them."

Clocking up the miles

Carlisle host AFC Wimbledon on Saturday before being faced with another marathon midweek away journey three days later.

Keith Curle's side take on QPR in the second round of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday - providing a 622-mile round trip for the Cumbrians.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormickBooked at 90mins
  • 2Mellor
  • 5Nelson
  • 6Hartley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 4McHugh
  • 20BoatengSubstituted forBruntat 72'minutes
  • 14JervisSubstituted forTannerat 78'minutes
  • 10Carey
  • 11WyldeSubstituted forSimpsonat 45'minutes
  • 9Reid

Substitutes

  • 7Cox
  • 8Simpson
  • 15Harvey
  • 16Purrington
  • 17Brunt
  • 21Bittner
  • 27Tanner

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 2Miller
  • 5Raynes
  • 3Grainger
  • 19BalantaSubstituted forHéryat 76'minutes
  • 16Dicker
  • 4Joyce
  • 7Kennedy
  • 18OseiSubstituted forThompsonat 61'minutes
  • 14Ibehre
  • 9WykeSubstituted forAsamoahat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Héry
  • 13Hanford
  • 20Archibald-Henville
  • 21Rigg
  • 23Thompson
  • 25Asamoah
  • 44McQueen
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
6,071

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home4
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 4, Carlisle United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 4, Carlisle United 1.

Booking

Luke McCormick (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 4, Carlisle United 1. Joe Thompson (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Danny Grainger.

Foul by Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle).

Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Attempt saved. Michael Raynes (Carlisle United) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Peter Hartley.

Attempt saved. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Craig Tanner replaces Jake Jervis.

Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Dicker (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Derek Asamoah replaces Charlie Wyke.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Bastien Héry replaces Angelo Balanta.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Brunt replaces Hiram Boateng because of an injury.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Carl McHugh.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 4, Carlisle United 0. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Graham Carey.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

Attempt saved. Michael Raynes (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Joe Thompson replaces Kevin Osei.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Gary Dicker (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 3, Carlisle United 0. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United).

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Carlisle United 0. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Graham Carey.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.

Foul by Kevin Osei (Carlisle United).

Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Plymouth Argyle 1, Carlisle United 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Josh Simpson replaces Gregg Wylde.

Half Time

First Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Carlisle United 0.

Attempt missed. Angelo Balanta (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Carlisle United 0. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Kelvin Mellor.

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

Attempt saved. Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient33008179
2Wycombe33006069
3Hartlepool33005149
4Cambridge32109547
5Portsmouth32105147
6Plymouth32017346
7Northampton32014226
8Bristol Rovers32012116
9Exeter320156-16
10Oxford Utd31206425
11Mansfield31113214
12Accrington31112204
13Wimbledon310235-23
14Notts County310235-23
15Barnet310224-23
16Morecambe310213-23
17York310225-33
18Luton302134-12
19Crawley302123-12
20Carlisle302169-32
21Newport301226-41
22Stevenage301227-51
23Yeovil300325-30
24Dag & Red300328-60
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