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Carlisle United 3-4 Burton Albion

Damien McCrory
Damien McCrory opened the scoring after coming on as a third-minute substitute

Burton Albion edged out Carlisle in a seven-goal thriller at Brunton Park.

Damien McCrory opened the scoring with a stunning strike from 30 yards, but Carlisle levelled when Kyle Dempsey found the net with a backheel.

Lee Bell restored Burton's lead from 25 yards and Jacob Blyth and Alex MacDonald extended the advantage before Brad Potts pulled one back.

Derek Asamoah scored on his Carlisle debut to make it 4-3 but Burton held on despite Stuart Beavon's late red card.

Burton manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"That was a massive win for us, just because it was after Saturday's disappointment. It shows the fine margins in these games because I felt we hadn't played horrendously badly on Saturday for 60 minutes, but then we conceded two stupid goals.

"Today you can look at it from the other side and say we were really clinical in the first half. We lost George Taft early on so we had to bring Damien McCrory on and I told him was close to have being started anyway.

"He scored with probably his first touch of the ball, which when you've been out for six months, it would probably be a very memorable first touch in his comeback game, so I'm really pleased for him."

Line-ups

Carlisle

Formation 4-4-2

  • 20Hanford
  • 26WhiteBooked at 51mins
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 12Thirlwell
  • 2Grainger
  • 16Potts
  • 8Sweeney
  • 10DickerSubstituted forAsamoahat 45'minutes
  • 3RobsonSubstituted forElliottat 74'minutes
  • 31IlievSubstituted forBeckat 45'minutes
  • 22Dempsey

Substitutes

  • 4Marrow
  • 15Meppen-Walter
  • 17Beck
  • 18Brough
  • 25Asamoah
  • 27Elliott
  • 33Eccles

Burton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 6Sharps
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 5TaftSubstituted forMcCroryat 3'minutes
  • 10Akins
  • 7Bell
  • 23Palmer
  • 11MacDonaldBooked at 51mins
  • 9BeavonBooked at 90mins
  • 12BlythSubstituted forMcGurkat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Weir
  • 14McCrory
  • 16Lyness
  • 18Knowles
  • 20McGurk
  • 22Lenihan
  • 27Harness
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
4,266

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away9
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Carlisle United 3, Burton Albion 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Carlisle United 3, Burton Albion 4.

  3. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

  5. Post update

    Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Lucas Akins.

  10. Post update

    Paul Thirlwell (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lee Bell (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Adam McGurk replaces Jacob Blyth.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mark Beck (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Lucas Akins.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Stephen Elliott replaces Matty Robson.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Derek Asamoah (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Ian Sharps.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe1484220101028
2Burton149142018228
3Luton148331710727
4Bury148242316726
5Shrewsbury1473421101124
6Plymouth14725148623
7Morecambe147251713423
8Newport146441713422
9Cheltenham146441514122
10Southend146351312121
11Portsmouth145541414020
12Wimbledon145452021-119
13Exeter145451618-219
14Accrington146172125-419
15Cambridge145362417718
16Northampton145362322118
17Mansfield145361216-418
18Stevenage145271822-417
19Oxford Utd144461619-316
20Dag & Red144281724-714
21Carlisle143381826-812
22York141851219-711
23Hartlepool14329923-1411
24Tranmere142481118-710
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