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Carlisle United 3-1 Crawley Town

Carlisle stretched their unbeaten run to 15 games as an impressive first-half display earned them a 3-1 win over Crawley Town.

Goals from Jabo Ibehre, Jason Kennedy and Luke Joyce settled the issue before the interval and although Crawley tried to fight back in the second half, Enzio Boldewijn grabbing a late goal, the outcome was never in doubt as the Cumbrians consolidated second place in League Two.

Carlisle soon looked threatening and it took Ibehre just five minutes to head them in front from six yards after the Crawley defence failed to deal with Tom Miller's long throw from the right.

The hosts went further ahead in the 28th minute courtesy of Kennedy's seventh goal of the season. The midfield man was on hand to hook the ball home from close in after Michael Raynes had headed a ball from Mike Jones back across the six-yard box.

Joyce made it 3-0 on the stroke of half time with the best of Carlisle's goals, a 30-yard screamer which left Glenn Morris beaten all ends up as it flew into the top left corner.

It was a better second-half effort from Crawley, although substitute Jamie Devitt went close to adding to Carlisle's tally with a dipping 20 yarder that Morris was glad to shuffle away for a corner.

Crawley scored a consolation goal in added time when Boldewijn whipped home a low shot from a tight angle.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth15112226131335
2Carlisle1587027151231
3Doncaster158343022827
4Luton156632415924
5Portsmouth157352316724
6Notts County156452221122
7Crewe155731918122
8Grimsby156361818021
9Accrington155551920-120
10Crawley155551619-320
11Yeovil156271419-520
12Morecambe156272029-920
13Mansfield154741515019
14Barnet154742023-319
15Blackpool154652319418
16Cheltenham153841819-117
17Stevenage145272022-217
18Colchester154561921-217
19Exeter155191619-316
20Hartlepool153752328-516
21Wycombe154471621-516
22Cambridge154471319-616
23Leyton Orient154381620-415
24Newport142571622-611
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