League Two
Carlisle0Cambridge3

Carlisle United 0-3 Cambridge United

Medy Elito's second-half hat-trick condemned Carlisle to a fourth straight defeat as Cambridge won at Brunton Park.

The Cumbrians' League Two automatic promotion hopes took another hit as they conceded two penalties before having James Bailey sent off in stoppage time.

Half-time substitute Elito, who had three goals in 19 U's appearances going into the game, scored both spot-kicks and secured the match ball with a strike five minutes into added time.

Carlisle looked short on confidence in a dull opening period, with Cambridge top scorer Luke Berry firing a shot over the crossbar from outside the box and George Maris going close with an effort which fizzed across the face of the Carlisle goal.

Cambridge broke the deadlock with a 66th-minute penalty after Gary Liddle fouled Berry just inside the area and Elito hammered the spot-kick high into the net.

Within five minutes, referee Robert Jones was pointing at the spot again when Nicky Adams fouled Max Clark and Elito again beat Mark Gillespie.

The home side finished with nine men after Mike Jones went off injured with all their substitutes already used before Bailey was shown a straight red card for an off the ball incident.

Elito then completed his hat-trick when he curled a shot past Gillespie from inside the area.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster36219668422672
2Plymouth362151056391768
3Portsmouth361881055312462
4Stevenage361841461511058
5Carlisle36151385654258
6Luton351512853332057
7Exeter361661456431354
8Mansfield361313104340352
9Blackpool361215955381751
10Colchester36149135148351
11Wycombe36149134445-151
12Cambridge35148134741650
13Grimsby36148144442250
14Barnet361114114549-447
15Morecambe35137154454-1046
16Crawley36128164356-1344
17Yeovil361013133645-943
18Accrington341011133946-741
19Notts County36117184062-2240
20Cheltenham36912153848-1039
21Crewe36912153854-1639
22Hartlepool36911164761-1438
23Leyton Orient3695224058-1832
24Newport35611183958-1929
View full League Two table

Top Stories