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Carlisle United 2-0 Plymouth Argyle

Gary Dicker
Gary Dicker's strike was his first goal of the season in all competitions

Carlisle United secured their League Two status with victory over play-off chasing Plymouth Argyle.

The visitors twice tested Mark Gillespie early on with rasping drives from Anthony O'Connor and Bobby Reid.

The Cumbrians took the lead when Gary Dicker volleyed past Luke McCormick from 25 yards out.

The lead was doubled just after the break when Kyle Dempsey fed Billy Paynter, who slid a low shot into the left corner.

The win guarantees Carlisle's survival as they moved nine points clear of the relegation zone with only two games remaining.

Plymouth remain in sixth but are now only in the play-off places on goal difference after Luton's 3-0 win over Hartlepool.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 2Grainger
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 36Atkinson
  • 18Brough
  • 22Dempsey
  • 4Kennedy
  • 10DickerSubstituted forCorryat 73'minutes
  • 31Young
  • 25AsamoahSubstituted forPottsat 19'minutes
  • 21RiggSubstituted forPaynterat 34'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Buddle
  • 9Paynter
  • 16Potts
  • 17Beck
  • 20Hanford
  • 34Griffith
  • 35Corry

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 5Nelson
  • 16McHughSubstituted forBruntat 61'minutes
  • 29Hartley
  • 20JonesSubstituted forCoxat 62'minutes
  • 17Reid
  • 19O'Connor
  • 11Blizzard
  • 13Holmes-Dennis
  • 7Alessandra
  • 9ReidBooked at 56minsSubstituted forAnsahat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bittner
  • 2Mellor
  • 3Purrington
  • 4Cox
  • 8Banton
  • 27Ansah
  • 28Brunt
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
4,651

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Carlisle United 2, Plymouth Argyle 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Carlisle United 2, Plymouth Argyle 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Brad Potts.

  5. Post update

    Foul by David Atkinson (Carlisle United).

  6. Post update

    Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Billy Paynter (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Zak Ansah (Plymouth Argyle).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Billy Paynter (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Anthony O'Connor (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Patrick Brough.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United).

  18. Post update

    Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United).

  20. Post update

    Zak Ansah (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton442610863362788
2Shrewsbury442681066293786
3Wycombe442215764422281
4Bury432471257391879
5Southend432212951351678
6Stevenage441912136152969
7Plymouth4418111550351565
8Luton441811155243965
9Newport441711164953-462
10Northampton44187196456861
11Exeter441613155862-461
12Morecambe441512174951-257
13Wimbledon441415155357-457
14Dag & Red44168205357-456
15Oxford Utd441316154749-255
16Portsmouth441314174952-353
17Accrington441411195672-1653
18Cambridge441312195961-251
19York441118154548-351
20Carlisle44147235370-1749
21Mansfield44139223658-2248
22Hartlepool44118253466-3241
23Cheltenham44913223965-2640
24Tranmere44912234363-2039
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