League Two
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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

Match ends, Carlisle United 2, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Full Time

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

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

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Brad Potts.

Foul by David Atkinson (Carlisle United).

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

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

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

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Foul by Zak Ansah (Plymouth Argyle).

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

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.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

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

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Patrick Brough.

Foul by Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United).

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

Foul by Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Paul Corry replaces Gary Dicker.

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

Attempt saved. Billy Paynter (Carlisle United) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Tareiq Holmes-Dennis.

Foul by Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United).

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

Billy Paynter (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Lee Cox replaces Gethin Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Brunt replaces Carl McHugh.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Zak Ansah replaces Reuben Reid.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Gethin Jones.

Foul by David Atkinson (Carlisle United).

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

Attempt saved. Kyle Dempsey (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Gary Dicker (Carlisle United).

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 2, Plymouth Argyle 0. Billy Paynter (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kyle Dempsey.

goal

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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