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Carlisle United 1-0 Plymouth Argyle

Bermuda international winger Reggie Lambe scored the only goal of the game as Carlisle condemned Plymouth to a third straight defeat this season.

The Pilgrims staged a late rally in vain after Carlisle had dominated for the first hour, with a man of the match display from Lambe as the home side held out well in injury time against the side that did the league double against them last season.

Carlisle's brisk opening had Plymouth on the back foot and Danny Grainger, finding space to come forward on the left, fizzed one 30-yard shot narrowly wide of Luke McCormick's left-hand post.

The defender was in action again when crossing accurately for Michael Raynes to direct a header just over from six yards.

Carlisle went ahead in the 37th minute when Plymouth's defence failed to clear another dangerous Grainger centre and Lambe drilled home a low right-footed shot from 15 yards for his second league goal of the season.

A pacey run and cross by Lambe almost set up Shaun Miller as Carlisle attempted to consolidate their superiority after the break.

Plymouth came more into the game in the later stages and ex-Carlisle loanee Jake Jervis, on as a substitute, might have done better with a 75th-minute header which flashed over the bar.

Grainger then came to the home side's rescue with a goalline clearance when Gary Miller looked sure to equalise for Pilgrims.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 23Miller
  • 5Raynes
  • 6Ellis
  • 3GraingerBooked at 63mins
  • 19LambeSubstituted forKennedyat 82'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 8Jones
  • 10Adams
  • 20MillerSubstituted forIbehreat 70'minutes
  • 9WykeSubstituted forDevittat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Atkinson
  • 7Kennedy
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 14Ibehre
  • 16Penn
  • 17Devitt
  • 22Crocombe

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 4Songo'oBooked at 53mins
  • 5Bulvitis
  • 15Bradley
  • 2Miller
  • 22IjahaSubstituted forSmithat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 18ThrelkeldBooked at 37minsSubstituted forDonaldsonat 73'minutes
  • 10Carey
  • 3Sawyer
  • 9Spencer
  • 7GoodwillieSubstituted forJervisat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Smith
  • 8Slew
  • 11Donaldson
  • 14Jervis
  • 16Purrington
  • 20Rooney
  • 21Dorel
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
5,129

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home10
Away4
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Full Time

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

Michael Jones (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

Booking

Connor Smith (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Connor Smith (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Luke Joyce (Carlisle United).

Ryan Donaldson (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Tom Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Connor Smith (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Nicky Adams.

Attempt blocked. Gary Miller (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jason Kennedy replaces Reggie Lambe.

Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

Attempt missed. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Reggie Lambe.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jamie Devitt replaces Charlie Wyke.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Donaldson replaces Oscar Threlkeld.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jake Jervis replaces David Goodwillie.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jabo Ibehre replaces Shaun Miller.

Foul by Shaun Miller (Carlisle United).

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Danny Grainger (Carlisle United).

Foul by Shaun Miller (Carlisle United).

Gary Miller (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danny Grainger (Carlisle United).

James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United).

Nauris Bulvitis (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle).

goal

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7Carlisle21102114
8Crawley21102114
9Crewe21102114
10Blackpool21013213
11Grimsby21013213
12Newport21013303
13Wycombe21012203
14Accrington210134-13
15Morecambe210123-13
16Cheltenham20202202
17Portsmouth20201102
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