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Carlisle United 3-0 Notts County

Jabo Ibehre
Jabo Ibehre scored his 13th goal of the season after tapping in Carlisle's second

The 3,067 Carlisle fans who made the 85-mile trip to Preston saw their side comfortably beat Notts County.

A Danny Grainger penalty and two Jabo Ibehre goals were enough for victory at Deepdale, which staged the game after flood damage at Brunton Park.

Jon Stead almost got an equaliser for the away side with the score at 1-0 but his curling shot hit the post.

The win sees Carlisle leapfrog Accrington into fifth in League Two while County dropped to 14th.

Grainger put the Cumbrians ahead from the penalty spot after Jason Kennedy was fouled by Graham Burke.

Notts County striker Stead forced Carlisle keeper Mark Gillespie to claw out his headed effort, before hitting the post as the away side looked for the equaliser.

Ibehre made it 2-0 on the stroke of half-time, tapping in Michael Raynes' flick-on from a Mark Ellis long throw, and he coolly fired in Carlisle's third after an hour to seal three points.

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Carlisle's journey

With Brunton Park still damaged by Storm Desmond's flood water, Deepdale - home of Championship side Preston North End - stepped in to stage the fixture.

More than 3,000 of Carlisle's fans made the 85-mile (135km) journey away from Brunton Park, with about 600 taking up the offer of free coach travel.

Virgin Trains, the club's main sponsor, also offered free travel for 500 fans.

The next 'home' games for the Cumbrians

Carlisle's next "home" fixture is a League Two game against Plymouth Argyle on 2 January, which will be played at Blackburn Rovers' Ewood Park.

An FA Cup third-round home tie against fellow League Two side Yeovil Town follows the Plymouth game on 10 January, with Blackpool's Bloomfield Road hosting that match.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 6Atkinson
  • 5Raynes
  • 27Ellis
  • 26Gillesphey
  • 12SweeneySubstituted forThompsonat 79'minutes
  • 7Kennedy
  • 16Dicker
  • 3GraingerSubstituted forMcQueenat 71'minutes
  • 14IbehreSubstituted forAsamoahat 71'minutes
  • 9WykeBooked at 55mins

Substitutes

  • 10Héry
  • 11Brough
  • 13Hanford
  • 20Archibald-Henville
  • 23Thompson
  • 25Asamoah
  • 44McQueen

Notts County

  • 1Carroll
  • 28Swerts
  • 35Edwards
  • 44SheehanBooked at 44mins
  • 12Milsom
  • 24CampbellBooked at 48mins
  • 15Thompson
  • 4SmithSubstituted forMurrayat 71'minutes
  • 26BurkeSubstituted forOpoku Aborahat 57'minutes
  • 39McLeodBooked at 35mins
  • 30Stead

Substitutes

  • 9Spencer
  • 10Murray
  • 11Snijders
  • 13Loach
  • 27Jenner
  • 32Sprockel
  • 33Opoku Aborah
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
3,336

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 3, Notts County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 3, Notts County 0.

Michael Edwards (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United).

Attempt saved. Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Ronan Murray (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jon Stead (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by David Atkinson.

Alan Sheehan (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. Stanley Aborah (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Joe Thompson replaces Antony Sweeney.

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

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

Derek Asamoah (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

Attempt missed. Alex McQueen (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Jon Stead (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Gill Swerts (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Dicker (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Alex McQueen replaces Danny Grainger.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Derek Asamoah replaces Jabo Ibehre.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Ronan Murray replaces Alan Smith.

Attempt missed. Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Jon Stead (Notts County) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Izale McLeod (Notts County).

Mark Ellis (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 3, Notts County 0. Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Antony Sweeney (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Stanley Aborah replaces Graham Burke.

Curtis Thompson (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United).

Booking

Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Alan Sheehan (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United).

Gill Swerts (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United).

Booking

Adam Campbell (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Carlisle United 2, Notts County 0.

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As It Stood

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2Northampton22134538281043
3Oxford Utd22118333191441
4Portsmouth221010239192040
5Carlisle2210754237537
6Accrington20106435231236
7Bristol Rovers2211383224836
8Mansfield2297630201034
9Wycombe219752822634
10Leyton Orient228953429533
11Cambridge228683333030
12Exeter218673030030
13Luton228593834429
14Wimbledon227872930-129
15Notts County228593338-529
16Crawley2284103038-828
17Morecambe2183103839-127
18Stevenage226883038-826
19Barnet2274113239-725
20Newport2248102635-920
21Hartlepool2162132035-1520
22York2236132545-2015
23Yeovil2227132237-1513
24Dag & Red2227132140-1913
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