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Morecambe 0-3 Carlisle United

Jason Kennedy
Jason Kennedy's double took his goals tally for the season to five

Carlisle maintained their unbeaten start to the League Two season with an impressive victory over Morecambe.

Goals from skipper Danny Grainger and two from veteran Jason Kennedy earned Keith Curle's side all three points at the Globe Arena.

Grainger gave the Cumbrians the lead on 15 minutes after a mistake by home keeper Barry Roche.

Luke Joyce crossed from the right and Roche could only flick the ball straight into the path of the left-back who drilled the loose ball home.

The scoreline did flatter Carlisle as Morecambe were in the game for long periods, with Mark Gillespie forced into making three fine saves from Cole Stockton and Tom Barkhuizen also clipped an effort inches over the bar.

The visitors, though, doubled their lead on 73 minutes when the ball fell behind Kennedy in the area and the midfielder twisted and turned sharply to fire past Roche from eight yards.

The home side then crumbled and Carlisle added a third just four minutes later. Kennedy was in the thick of the action again from a Nicky Adams corner and appeared to head home, although his lack of celebration meant the final touch may have flicked off a Morecambe defender.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 21Jennings
  • 16Whitmore
  • 5Edwards
  • 3McGowan
  • 17FlemingBooked at 48mins
  • 8MurphySubstituted forMolyneuxat 69'minutes
  • 9BarkhuizenSubstituted forMassankaat 87'minutes
  • 7MullinSubstituted forDunnat 64'minutes
  • 11EllisonBooked at 55mins
  • 23Stockton

Substitutes

  • 2Wakefield
  • 10Molyneux
  • 12Nizic
  • 18Turner
  • 19Massanka
  • 20Dunn
  • 25Hedley

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 23MillerBooked at 90mins
  • 5Raynes
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 3Grainger
  • 7Kennedy
  • 4JoyceSubstituted forMcKeeat 81'minutes
  • 8JonesSubstituted forBrisleyat 88'minutes
  • 10Adams
  • 20MillerSubstituted forDevittat 64'minutes
  • 14Ibehre

Substitutes

  • 2Atkinson
  • 6Ellis
  • 15Brisley
  • 17Devitt
  • 18McKee
  • 22Crocombe
  • 24Salkeld
Referee:
Kevin Friend
Attendance:
3,773

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home17
Away15
Shots on Target
Home7
Away9
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 0, Carlisle United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 0, Carlisle United 3.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Kevin Ellison.

Booking

Tom Miller (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Jack Dunn (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Shaun Brisley replaces Michael Jones.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Ntumba Massanka replaces Tom Barkhuizen.

Attempt missed. Jack Dunn (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

Attempt saved. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Cole Stockton (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Joe McKee replaces Luke Joyce.

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).

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

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 0, Carlisle United 3. Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Nicky Adams with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Tom Barkhuizen.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Macaulay Gillesphey.

Attempt blocked. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Joyce (Carlisle United).

Cole Stockton (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Raynes (Carlisle United).

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Barry Roche.

Attempt saved. Nicky Adams (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 0, Carlisle United 2. Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Miller.

Attempt missed. Jack Dunn (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Lee Molyneux replaces Peter Murphy.

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

Attempt missed. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jamie Devitt replaces Shaun Miller.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jack Dunn replaces Paul Mullin.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Barry Roche.

Attempt saved. Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.

Attempt saved. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth129121991028
2Doncaster127232516923
3Carlisle125701911822
4Portsmouth126241912720
5Luton125432113819
6Crawley125431414019
7Crewe124621616018
8Notts County115241817117
9Mansfield124531211117
10Grimsby125251717017
11Accrington124441616016
12Colchester124441616016
13Hartlepool123721819-116
14Morecambe115151621-516
15Blackpool123541613314
16Wycombe124261316-314
17Cambridge123451116-513
18Yeovil124171219-713
19Barnet112631215-312
20Leyton Orient123361215-312
21Stevenage113261519-411
22Cheltenham121741316-310
23Exeter12318816-810
24Newport101451015-57
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