League Two
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Carlisle United 1-0 Stevenage

Jabo Ibehre
Jabo Ibehre scored the winner for Carlisle - his 15th goal of the season

Striker Jabo Ibehre scored his 15th goal of the season to earn League Two promotion hopefuls Carlisle United a narrow win against Stevenage.

The Cumbrians are three points off the play-offs after Ibehre headed in Alexander McQueen's lofted cross to break the deadlock in the second half.

Boro's Bryon Harrison had been denied early on by goalkeeper Mark Gillespie and Dean Parrett struck the crossbar.

Ryan Hedges should have earned them a point, but skewed his shot wide.

Stevenage caretaker manager Darren Sarll told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I thought for 20 minutes in the second half we seemed to struggle to replicate the good work we did in the the first half.

"It was great first half, we came in very happy at half-time. I'm very disappointed at the same point that we haven't taken one of our numerous chances. Every win we attempt is going to be hard-earned and hard-fought.

"No one can say my players didn't give their all for the football club today. I was delighted with that, but I know that the list of improvements has got a little bit longer."

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 44McQueen
  • 5Raynes
  • 27Ellis
  • 6AtkinsonSubstituted forGillespheyat 45'minutes
  • 7Kennedy
  • 4JoyceSubstituted forGillieadat 45'minutes
  • 15Comley
  • 24HopeBooked at 73minsSubstituted forAsamoahat 82'minutes
  • 9Wyke
  • 14Ibehre

Substitutes

  • 10Héry
  • 13Hanford
  • 17Gilliead
  • 21Rigg
  • 23Thompson
  • 25Asamoah
  • 26Gillesphey

Stevenage

  • 1Jones
  • 25Henry
  • 2WilkinsonBooked at 66mins
  • 5Franks
  • 30Ogilvie
  • 22LeeSubstituted forKeaneat 8'minutesBooked at 20mins
  • 15Tonge
  • 18Parrett
  • 6HedgesSubstituted forMarriottat 82'minutes
  • 13HarrisonSubstituted forO'Connorat 77'minutes
  • 11Pett

Substitutes

  • 3Cox
  • 10O'Connor
  • 14Marriott
  • 16Day
  • 27Johnson
  • 28Keane
  • 32Conlon
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
4,780

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Stevenage 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Stevenage 0.

Attempt missed. Keith Keane (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Mark Ellis.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

Connor Ogilvie (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United).

Foul by Adam Marriott (Stevenage).

Derek Asamoah (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Keith Keane (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Brandon Comley (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Adam Marriott replaces Ryan Hedges.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Derek Asamoah replaces Hallam Hope.

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage).

Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Aaron O'Connor replaces Byron Harrison.

Attempt missed. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Hallam Hope (Carlisle United).

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. Ryan Hedges (Stevenage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Michael Tonge.

Booking

Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

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

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Fraser Franks.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Connor Ogilvie.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 1, Stevenage 0. Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alex McQueen.

Attempt missed. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage).

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

Attempt missed. Dean Parrett (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Dean Parrett (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Ryan Hedges (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United).

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Keith Keane.

goal

As It Stood

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2Plymouth31186747272060
3Oxford Utd311510649301955
4Accrington29157750341652
5Mansfield33149104639751
6Bristol Rovers31155114233950
7Portsmouth301213549272249
8Wycombe31147103630649
9Leyton Orient32131094745249
10Wimbledon30139848371148
11Cambridge32138114744347
12Carlisle29121074742546
13Luton32118134546-141
14Exeter31118124044-441
15Notts County30116134451-739
16Crawley32115163753-1638
17Morecambe32106165359-636
18Barnet30106143946-736
19Stevenage33810154255-1334
20Newport30710133444-1031
21Hartlepool2983182949-2027
22York3168173456-2226
23Yeovil31510163247-1525
24Dag & Red3148193257-2520
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