Carlisle 0-4 Notts County

Jeff Hughes celebrates

High-flying Notts County hammered Carlisle to set a new club record of 13 successive away games without defeat.

Jeff Hughes put the Magpies ahead when he ghosted in to head in Alan Judge's cross from close range.

Jordan Stewart's low cross from the left was touched in by Neal Bishop to give Notts a 2-0 half-time lead.

Former Carlisle striker Francois Zoko made it 3-0 from 12 yards out and Jamal Campbell-Ryce netted a penalty after he was fouled by Chris Chantler.

The home side's best efforts fell to Danny Livesey, who scraped the bar, and Joe Garner, who was denied at close range by Bartosz Bialkowski.

The only disappointment for Notts was a first-half injury to Judge, who limped off in the 35th minute.


Carlisle United manager Greg Abbott told BBC Radio Cumbria:

"It's more than three points lost. We've lost that bit of momentum and we've probably lost that bit of belief from around the city that we're a good side.

"When we've been as poor as we have been today, let's beat some people down with a stick because people need beating down with a stick and that includes everyone.

"I say that dressing room is all about me, Graham Kavanagh, Neil Dalton and Tony Caig and 18 players.

"I'm not going to stand aloof when we win games and I'm certainly not going to hide behind players when we lose games."

Notts County manager Keith Curle told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I've got faith, belief and a system of play that the players have bought into. I am about building for the future.

"It would have been very easy to show disappointment after the defeats last week.

"The best way to show your disappointment is by your next performance and I think we got that today."

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