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Carlisle United 1-0 Cheltenham Town

Carlisle ended a run of four straight league defeats with a vital win over fellow strugglers Cheltenham.

Charlie Wyke scored the game's only goal when he bundled in from close range after Antony Sweeney had headed a free-kick back across goal.

Sean O'Hanlon got back onto the line to scramble Matt Taylor's low shot away to maintain the Cumbrians' lead.

Taylor sent a free header wide in added time as Cheltenham failed to halt their slide into the relegation places.

Cheltenham caretaker manager Russell Milton told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"I can't fault the lads' effort and commitment but the game was decided by the small margin of a free-kick.

"We didn't create too much. The decision-making wasn't quite what it should be and the end product wasn't quite there either.

"I thought in the first half we broke quite well on them but didn't make the most of our opportunities.

"You're going to get highs and lows but you have to remain constant and level headed. There's definitely enough in the dressing room to get over the line, which I believe we will."

Line-ups

Carlisle

Formation 4-4-2

  • 20Hanford
  • 31Young
  • 6Archibald-Henville
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 18Brough
  • 7Amoo
  • 22Dempsey
  • 8Sweeney
  • 34Griffith
  • 21RiggBooked at 89minsSubstituted forAsamoahat 90+4'minutes
  • 26Wyke

Substitutes

  • 5Buddle
  • 9Paynter
  • 12Thirlwell
  • 14Gillies
  • 15Meppen-Walter
  • 24Spiegel
  • 25Asamoah

Cheltenham

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Carson
  • 2Vaughan
  • 5Brown
  • 4Taylor
  • 3Braham-Barrett
  • 10Burns
  • 6MillsBooked at 59minsSubstituted forWynterat 79'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 8Richards
  • 24SparrowBooked at 45mins
  • 18RichardsSubstituted forMansetat 55'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 29Harrad

Substitutes

  • 9Johnstone
  • 12Gould
  • 16Hanks
  • 17Kotwica
  • 20Wynter
  • 25Berry
  • 39Manset
Referee:
Craig Pawson
Attendance:
3,116

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home4
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Cheltenham Town 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Taylor (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Derek Asamoah replaces Steven Rigg.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Kyle Dempsey.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Matt Young.

  9. Booking

    Steven Rigg (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Steven Rigg (Carlisle United).

  11. Post update

    Matt Sparrow (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Wes Burns (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Griffith (Carlisle United).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town).

  16. Booking

    Jordan Wynter (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Wynter (Cheltenham Town).

  19. Booking

    Mathieu Manset (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Matt Young (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury34197849252464
2Burton34197846301664
3Wycombe341712549301963
4Luton341610841281358
5Bury341771046351158
6Southend34161083830858
7Newport34158114039153
8Plymouth341571240261452
9Stevenage34157124943652
10Northampton341551454431150
11Wimbledon341210124343046
12Morecambe34129133535045
13Portsmouth341111123938144
14Exeter341111124348-544
15Accrington34134174255-1343
16Cambridge34118154847141
17Mansfield34118152942-1341
18Dag & Red34117163946-740
19Oxford Utd34912133741-439
20York34715123440-636
21Carlisle34113204158-1736
22Tranmere34810163545-1034
23Cheltenham34810163049-1934
24Hartlepool3476212556-3127
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