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Lincoln City 4-1 Carlisle United

Two rare goals from Alex Woodyard propelled Lincoln to a comfortable victory over 10-man Carlisle in League Two.

Midfielder Woodyard, who scored just one goal for the club last season, fired Danny Cowley's side in front with a sublime curling effort.

Carlisle looked more threatening at the start of the second half, but it was Woodyard who scored the crucial second goal for the Imps, the former Braintree man slotting home after exchanging passes with Matt Rhead.

Rhead scored Lincoln's third goal from the spot in the 67th minute, strike partner Matt Green winning the penalty after being hauled down by Tom Parkes, who was sent off after receiving his second booking.

Reggie Lambe pulled a goal back for the Cumbrians, but substitute Billy Knott restored City's three-goal lead late on.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 2Long
  • 5Waterfall
  • 25Raggett
  • 23Eardley
  • 14Maguire-DrewSubstituted forKnottat 56'minutes
  • 16Bostwick
  • 30Woodyard
  • 28Arnold
  • 9RheadSubstituted forPalmerat 70'minutes
  • 10GreenSubstituted forAndersonat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Habergham
  • 4Whitehouse
  • 8Palmer
  • 11Knott
  • 15Dickie
  • 21Vickers
  • 26Anderson

Carlisle

  • 1Bonham
  • 2Miller
  • 6ParkesBooked at 66mins
  • 16Ellis
  • 3Grainger
  • 11Devitt
  • 8Jones
  • 5LiddleSubstituted forMillerat 68'minutes
  • 19Lambe
  • 14BennettBooked at 45minsSubstituted forCosgroveat 68'minutes
  • 9HopeSubstituted forAdamsat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Joyce
  • 7Kennedy
  • 10Adams
  • 15Cosgrove
  • 17Brown
  • 20Miller
  • 23George
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
8,345

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home13
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home6
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 4, Carlisle United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 4, Carlisle United 1.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Cosgrove (Carlisle United).

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Tom Miller.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Neal Eardley.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Michael Jones.

Attempt blocked. Ollie Palmer (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Alex Woodyard (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 4, Carlisle United 1. Billy Knott (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

Attempt blocked. Billy Knott (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Lincoln City).

Attempt missed. Billy Knott (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Foul by Michael Jones (Carlisle United).

Ollie Palmer (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 3, Carlisle United 1. Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Shaun Miller.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Harry Anderson replaces Matt Green.

Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Ollie Palmer replaces Matt Rhead.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Sam Cosgrove replaces Richard Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Nicky Adams replaces Hallam Hope.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Shaun Miller replaces Gary Liddle.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 3, Carlisle United 0. Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Dismissal

Tom Parkes (Carlisle United) is shown the red card.

Penalty Lincoln City. Matt Green draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Tom Parkes (Carlisle United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 2, Carlisle United 0. Alex Woodyard (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matt Rhead.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Luke Waterfall.

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

Attempt saved. Sean Raggett (Lincoln City) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Hallam Hope.

Booking

Tom Parkes (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matt Green (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Parkes (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Billy Knott replaces Jordan Maguire-Drew.

Attempt missed. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter431074310
2Newport42209548
3Stevenage42208538
4Crewe42205328
5Luton421113587
6Accrington42119727
7Notts County42118717
8Wycombe4211101007
9Swindon421145-17
10Coventry42025326
11Carlisle42027706
12Yeovil42021014-46
13Lincoln City41217525
14Mansfield41217615
15Morecambe41213305
16Colchester411278-14
17Barnet411234-14
18Cambridge411223-14
19Forest Green4112712-54
20Crawley410345-13
21Port Vale410357-23
22Grimsby410369-33
23Cheltenham410359-43
24Chesterfield410349-53
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