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Carlisle United 1-0 Swindon Town

Carlisle United striker Gary Madine

Gary Madine boosted Carlisle United's hopes of staying up with the only goal of the game against Swindon Town.

Madine's early header forced a save out of Swindon keeper Wes Foderingham but he struck minutes later, converting Brad Potts's cross.

Swindon nearly equalised from an Alex Smith free-kick but Jordan Pitchford impressed in the Carlisle goal.

James Berrett was then sent off for a second yellow for Carlisle but the home side dug deep to secure a vital win.

It means Carlisle lie 20th in League One, level on points with Crewe below them while Swindon's promotion hopes have taken a blow, with the result leaving them four points adrift of sixth-placed Peterborough United.

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

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Post-match: Swindon manager Cooper

"We were perfect from back to front but we didn't threaten the goal.

"The second-half I thought we played well, we had a lot of possession, we had them camped in for long periods.

"We had chances at the start of the second half that need to go in.

"We've got to keep going, we can't change it too much."

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 18Pickford
  • 39Chimbonda
  • 4Chantler
  • 21BerrettBooked at 90mins
  • 12Thirlwell
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 16Potts
  • 24RedmondSubstituted forBrownat 62'minutes
  • 10Madine
  • 19Symington
  • 7Amoo

Substitutes

  • 20Fleming
  • 25Byrne
  • 27Brough
  • 28Brown
  • 29Guy
  • 30Meppen-Walter
  • 33Gomez Novo

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 2ThompsonSubstituted forByrneat 65'minutes
  • 21Smith
  • 14McEveleyBooked at 89mins
  • 40StephensBooked at 17mins
  • 41Archibald-Henville
  • 24CoxSubstituted forPritchardat 45'minutes
  • 4LuongoSubstituted forThompsonat 70'minutes
  • 28Smith
  • 20Storey
  • 15Kasim

Substitutes

  • 3Byrne
  • 11Pritchard
  • 17Waldon
  • 19Thompson
  • 25Belford
  • 29Rossi Branco
  • 39Gladwin
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
4,055

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away9
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Swindon Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Swindon Town 0.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to James Berrett (Carlisle United).

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Berrett (Carlisle United).

Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Smith (Swindon Town).

Foul by Louis Thompson (Swindon Town).

Gary Madine (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town).

Pascal Chimbonda (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

James McEveley (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by James McEveley (Swindon Town).

David Amoo (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

David Amoo (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Paul Thirlwell.

Attempt missed. Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. David Symington (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town).

Gary Madine (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Reece Brown.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Jack Stephens.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Nathan Byrne.

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

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

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Amoo (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Louis Thompson replaces Massimo Luongo.

Foul by Alex Smith (Swindon Town).

David Symington (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Brad Potts.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Nathan Byrne replaces Nathan Thompson.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by David Symington.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Reece Brown replaces Daniel Redmond.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by James Berrett.

Attempt saved. Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by James Berrett.

goal

As It Stood

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4Leyton Orient412211873383577
5Preston412016557391876
6Peterborough40194176154761
7MK Dons41177175855358
8Swindon41169165854457
9Port Vale41176185566-1157
10Walsall411414134542356
11Sheff Utd401411154143-253
12Bradford411116145251149
13Coventry411611147171049
14Gillingham40146205467-1348
15Bristol City411017146364-147
16Oldham411211184657-1147
17Crawley381113144048-846
18Colchester411013184557-1243
19Tranmere401110194970-2143
20Carlisle401110194061-2143
21Crewe411110204976-2743
22Shrewsbury41914183750-1341
23Notts County41124255572-1740
24Stevenage41109224061-2139
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