League One
CarlisleCarlisle United1SwindonSwindon Town0
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:

"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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Swindon Town 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to James Berrett (Carlisle United).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by James Berrett (Carlisle United).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Michael Smith (Swindon Town).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Louis Thompson (Swindon Town).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Booking

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by James McEveley (Swindon Town).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Paul Thirlwell.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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

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