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Carlisle United 1-2 Notts County

Jon Stead and Matt Tootle struck inside the final five minutes as Notts County snatched a 2-1 win over League Two play-off hopefuls Carlisle.

The Cumbrians remain in the final play-off spot, after Blackpool's defeat at home by Grimsby, but looked on course for victory when Jabo Ibehre struck just before the hour mark only for the Magpies to hit back in the closing stages.

The visitors had the first opportunity after some scrappy early exchanges when Shola Ameobi's header from Tootle's floated cross was cleared off the line by Carlisle defender Shaun Brisley.

It proved the only meaningful chance of the half and Carlisle manager Keith Curle did not wait long after the break to make changes.

One made an instant impact, with Ibehre latching onto Mark Proctor's ball over the top to smash a thunderous shot from the right side of the area in the 58th minute that left Adam Collin helpless as it hit the roof of the net.

Stead might have drawn County level soon after but dragged his effort wide of the left hand post.

But it was Stead who finally got his side on level terms in the 85th minute, scrambling the ball over the line after Brisley's attempted clearance from Jorge Grant's header left his own goalkeeper Mark Gillespie stranded.

Then just before the end of normal time Tootle fired in a low shot from the right which deceived the diving Gillespie as it bobbled over the goalkeeper to clinch County's fourth straight win.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 23Miller
  • 5Raynes
  • 15Brisley
  • 3Grainger
  • 28Liddle
  • 16Bailey
  • 17DevittSubstituted forIbehreat 57'minutes
  • 19LambeSubstituted forKennedyat 57'minutes
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 9ProctorSubstituted forJoyceat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Joyce
  • 7Kennedy
  • 14Ibehre
  • 22Crocombe
  • 27Waring
  • 29Joachim
  • 39Nabi

Notts County

  • 1Collin
  • 2Tootle
  • 5Duffy
  • 6Hollis
  • 3DickinsonSubstituted forBolaat 80'minutes
  • 24CampbellSubstituted forO'Connorat 67'minutes
  • 12MilsomSubstituted forCampbellat 84'minutes
  • 17Grant
  • 18Hewitt
  • 9Ameobi
  • 30Stead

Substitutes

  • 4Smith
  • 8O'Connor
  • 11Forte
  • 14Campbell
  • 16Bola
  • 23Clackstone
  • 36Searson
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
4,361

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home11
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Notts County 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Notts County 2.

Foul by Tahvon Campbell (Notts County).

John O'Sullivan (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Michael O'Connor (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 1, Notts County 2. Matt Tootle (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 1, Notts County 1. Jon Stead (Notts County) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Tahvon Campbell replaces Robert Milsom.

Attempt missed. Michael O'Connor (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Marc Bola replaces Carl Dickinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Luke Joyce replaces Jamie Proctor.

Attempt saved. James Bailey (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. John O'Sullivan (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Matt Tootle (Notts County).

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

Richard Duffy (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Michael O'Connor replaces Adam Campbell.

Foul by Haydn Hollis (Notts County).

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

Foul by Robert Milsom (Notts County).

James Bailey (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay in match John O'Sullivan (Carlisle United) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Jon Stead (Notts County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 1, Notts County 0. Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jamie Proctor.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jabo Ibehre replaces Jamie Devitt.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jason Kennedy replaces Reggie Lambe.

Attempt saved. Jon Stead (Notts County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Richard Duffy (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Carlisle United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Haydn Hollis (Notts County) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. John O'Sullivan (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Adam Campbell (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Matt Tootle (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Jon Stead (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Second Half

Second Half begins Carlisle United 0, Notts County 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Carlisle United 0, Notts County 0.

Attempt missed. Jorge Grant (Notts County) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

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2Plymouth412461161421978
3Portsmouth412281166363074
4Luton411715958372166
5Stevenage41205166556965
6Exeter411881565491662
7Carlisle411614115960-162
8Blackpool4115151162441860
9Cambridge41179155345860
10Colchester41179156054660
11Wycombe411611145250259
12Accrington411513135451358
13Mansfield411513134946358
14Grimsby411510165054-455
15Notts County41157194867-1952
16Barnet411215145055-551
17Crewe411212174859-1148
18Crawley41139194863-1548
19Morecambe41138204865-1747
20Yeovil411016154356-1346
21Cheltenham411013184559-1443
22Hartlepool411012195068-1842
23Newport41912204564-1939
24Leyton Orient4195274175-3432
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