League Two
Notts County2Carlisle3

Notts County 2-3 Carlisle United

Jason Kennedy snatched victory for Carlisle as Keith Curle's side secured a thrilling win at Notts County and maintained their promotion push in League Two.

Charlie Wyke headed the visitors in front from close range after the home side failed to deal with a Nicky Adams corner.

Michael Raynes went close to adding a second, but Notts levelled on the half-hour mark when Jon Stead produced a brilliant header from Michael O'Connor's free-kick.

Notts then made it 2-1 when Jonathan Forte dispossessed a Shaun Brisley before firing beyond Mark Gillespie via the inside of the post six minutes before the break.

But in an entertaining first half, Carlisle equalised when Adams was afforded too much space on the left and his cross was headed in emphatically by an unchallenged Jabo Ibehre.

Both sides went in search of a decisive third goal and it was Carlisle who almost made the breakthrough when Ibehre forced a stunning save from Scott Loach.

Notts had their moments too and Rob Milsom should have done better when he was unmarked at the back post, but he tamely volleyed into the ground and into the arms of Gillespie.

It was then left to Kennedy to snatch the decisive goal when he flicked in Tom Miller's long throw to leave Notts County one place and one point above the relegation places.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 13Loach
  • 18Hewitt
  • 14Laing
  • 5DuffySubstituted forHollisat 62'minutes
  • 3Dickinson
  • 23Rodman
  • 15ThompsonSubstituted forCampbellat 73'minutes
  • 8O'Connor
  • 12Milsom
  • 30SteadSubstituted forOliverat 73'minutes
  • 11Forte

Substitutes

  • 1Collin
  • 4Smith
  • 6Hollis
  • 9Oliver
  • 19Richards
  • 24Campbell
  • 39Collins

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 23Miller
  • 5Raynes
  • 15Brisley
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 7Kennedy
  • 4JoyceBooked at 56mins
  • 10Adams
  • 17DevittBooked at 7minsSubstituted forLambeat 61'minutes
  • 9WykeSubstituted forMillerat 76'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 14IbehreSubstituted forAsamoahat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Ellis
  • 11Asamoah
  • 19Lambe
  • 20Miller
  • 22Crocombe
  • 26Wright
  • 44McQueen
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
3,825

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home8
Away17
Shots on Target
Home6
Away12
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home6
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 2, Carlisle United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 2, Carlisle United 3.

Booking

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

Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Notts County).

Attempt saved. Adam Campbell (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Derek Asamoah replaces Jabo Ibehre.

Foul by Shaun Miller (Carlisle United).

Carl Dickinson (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Shaun Miller (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Scott Loach.

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

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Louis Laing.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United).

Carl Dickinson (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Shaun Miller replaces Charlie Wyke.

Shaun Brisley (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Notts County).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Adam Campbell replaces Curtis Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Vadaine Oliver replaces Jon Stead.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United).

Louis Laing (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 2, Carlisle United 3. Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Miller.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Haydn Hollis replaces Richard Duffy.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Reggie Lambe replaces Jamie Devitt.

Attempt saved. Robert Milsom (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Luke Joyce (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Joyce (Carlisle United).

Curtis Thompson (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Scott Loach.

Attempt saved. Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Curtis Thompson.

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

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Nicky Adams.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United).

Louis Laing (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth23153537241348
2Carlisle231210144281646
3Doncaster23144545311446
4Portsmouth23116636221439
5Luton23108534211338
6Wycombe2311573025538
7Cambridge2310583126535
8Blackpool2397736241234
9Colchester239683429533
10Barnet238963233-133
11Exeter2393112927230
12Grimsby238692927230
13Yeovil238692526-130
14Stevenage2393113538-330
15Crawley2385102838-1029
16Crewe236982431-727
17Mansfield236982229-727
18Hartlepool236893140-926
19Morecambe2282122741-1426
20Leyton Orient2374122630-425
21Accrington2366112129-824
22Notts County2364132740-1322
23Cheltenham2349102435-1121
24Newport2245132639-1317
View full League Two table

Top Stories