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Carlisle United 1-2 Swindon Town

Luke Norris and Paul Mullin scored either side of half-time as Swindon won at Carlisle in League Two.

The hosts were slow to find their rhythm as Swindon had the better of the early exchanges, with Norris and James Dunne providing early tests for goalkeeper Jack Bonham.

However, Jamie Devitt was unlucky not to give Carlisle a 26th-minute lead with a shot which crashed against the post.

The visitors went in front in the 31st minute when Chris Hussey's searching free-kick found Norris, who headed home from close range but injured himself in the process.

Swindon added to their lead three minutes into the second half when Bonham parried a powerful drive by John Goddard, but could not prevent Mullin from converting the rebound.

Carlisle needed to strike back quickly and it was Luke Joyce who netted in the 55th minute, steering a shot inside the upright from the edge of the area.

Lawrence Vigouroux's late save from Nicky Adams enabled Swindon to hold on and provide David Flitcroft with the win in his first competitive game in charge.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1Bonham
  • 2MillerSubstituted forBennettat 66'minutes
  • 5Liddle
  • 6ParkesSubstituted forEllisat 76'minutes
  • 3Grainger
  • 4Joyce
  • 8JonesBooked at 41mins
  • 11Devitt
  • 19Lambe
  • 10Adams
  • 9HopeSubstituted forMillerat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Bennett
  • 15Cosgrove
  • 16Ellis
  • 20Miller
  • 23George
  • 24Salkeld
  • 26Egan

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 2Purkiss
  • 6Lancashire
  • 25Conroy
  • 3Hussey
  • 10Goddard
  • 16Linganzi
  • 8Dunne
  • 11BrophySubstituted forIandoloat 60'minutesBooked at 78minsSubstituted forThomasat 83'minutes
  • 7MullinBooked at 66mins
  • 9NorrisSubstituted forSmithat 34'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Thomas
  • 5Robertson
  • 12Henry
  • 14Iandolo
  • 15Smith
  • 17Smith
  • 18Twine
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
6,036

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Swindon Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Swindon Town 2.

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

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

Attempt missed. Richard Bennett (Carlisle United) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Harry Smith (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Attempt missed. Mark Ellis (Carlisle United) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Ben Purkiss.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Conor Thomas replaces Ellis Iandolo.

Foul by Shaun Miller (Carlisle United).

Chris Hussey (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Ellis Iandolo (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ellis Iandolo (Swindon Town).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Shaun Miller replaces Hallam Hope.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Mark Ellis replaces Tom Parkes because of an injury.

Delay in match Tom Parkes (Carlisle United) because of an injury.

Foul by Hallam Hope (Carlisle United).

Ellis Iandolo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.

Attempt saved. Richard Bennett (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Richard Bennett (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Paul Mullin (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Richard Bennett replaces Tom Miller.

Foul by Hallam Hope (Carlisle United).

Oliver Lancashire (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Ben Purkiss.

Attempt blocked. Michael Jones (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Nicky Adams (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Dunne (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Ellis Iandolo replaces James Brophy.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 1, Swindon Town 2. Luke Joyce (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Hallam Hope.

Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Swindon Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton11008263
2Coventry11003033
3Accrington11003123
4Grimsby11003123
5Port Vale11003123
6Morecambe11002113
7Swindon11002113
8Exeter11001013
9Newport10103301
10Stevenage10103301
11Barnet10102201
12Crewe10102201
13Forest Green10102201
14Lincoln City10102201
15Mansfield10102201
16Wycombe10102201
17Carlisle100112-10
18Cheltenham100112-10
19Cambridge100101-10
20Chesterfield100113-20
21Colchester100113-20
22Crawley100113-20
23Notts County100103-30
24Yeovil100128-60
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