League Two
Carlisle3Barnet2

Carlisle United 3-2 Barnet

Derek Asamoah
Derek Asamoah joined Carlisle at the age of 33 in October 2014

Carlisle striker Derek Asamoah scored twice as the Cumbrians beat Barnet in a five-goal thriller.

Tom Miller headed the hosts into an early lead before Asamoah rounded the goalkeeper to double the advantage.

Bira Dembele nodded home for Barnet and Michael Gash headed in a minute later to level things, as four goals were scored in the opening half hour.

Asamoah slotted in Alex McQueen's cross midway through the second half to seal all three points for Keith Curle's men.

Barnet manager Martin Allen told BBC London 94.9:

Media playback is not supported on this device

Allen on Carlisle v Barnet

"I don't think I've ever been involved in such a one-sided, dominant performance.

"We were 2-0 down and should have been about six up, and that was in the first 10 minutes.

"I'm sure if we keep our self-belief, keep practicing doing the right things and keep that high level of intensity that we've got in our game then the points will come our way."

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1GillespieBooked at 90mins
  • 2Miller
  • 5Raynes
  • 3Grainger
  • 11BroughSubstituted forOseiat 77'minutes
  • 23ThompsonSubstituted forMcQueenat 60'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 7Kennedy
  • 10HérySubstituted forDickerat 68'minutes
  • 25Asamoah
  • 14Ibehre

Substitutes

  • 12Sweeney
  • 13Hanford
  • 16Dicker
  • 18Osei
  • 19Balanta
  • 21Rigg
  • 44McQueen

Barnet

  • 21Stephens
  • 7Yiadom
  • 5N'Gala
  • 4Dembélé
  • 3Johnson
  • 11VilheteSubstituted forTomlinsonat 67'minutes
  • 14TogwellSubstituted forMuggletonat 80'minutes
  • 8Weston
  • 12Gambin
  • 9Akinde
  • 18GashSubstituted forMcLeanat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hoyte
  • 6Nelson
  • 15Tomlinson
  • 16Champion
  • 17Muggleton
  • 24McLean
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
4,925

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home9
Away28
Shots on Target
Home5
Away11
Corners
Home6
Away15
Fouls
Home4
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 3, Barnet 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 3, Barnet 2.

Booking

Mark Gillespie (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Curtis Weston (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Kevin Osei (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Sam Muggleton (Barnet) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Barnet) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Curtis Weston (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Andy Yiadom (Barnet) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Tom Miller.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.

Attempt saved. Aaron McLean (Barnet) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Curtis Weston (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. Luke Gambin (Barnet) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Sam Muggleton replaces Sam Togwell.

Attempt saved. Aaron McLean (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Barnet).

Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Kevin Osei replaces Patrick Brough.

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Barnet).

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

Attempt saved. Bira Dembélé (Barnet) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Patrick Brough.

Attempt missed. Sam Togwell (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Gary Dicker replaces Bastien Héry.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Ben Tomlinson replaces Mauro Vilhete.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Aaron McLean replaces Michael Gash.

Andy Yiadom (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Patrick Brough (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. Andy Yiadom (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 3, Barnet 2. Derek Asamoah (Carlisle United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex McQueen with a cross following a fast break.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

Attempt blocked. Andy Yiadom (Barnet) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Luke Joyce.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Alex McQueen replaces Joe Thompson.

Attempt blocked. Luke Gambin (Barnet) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Grainger (Carlisle United).

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient6501137615
2Wycombe642092714
3Plymouth6402115612
4Portsmouth6330105512
5Morecambe6312129310
6Exeter6312108210
7Oxford Utd52309549
8Mansfield62317529
9Bristol Rovers53025419
10Hartlepool63038809
11Carlisle62311314-19
12Cambridge62221011-18
13Wimbledon622278-18
14Stevenage622279-28
15Accrington61414407
16Northampton621367-17
17York621367-17
18Crawley51315326
19Luton6123910-15
20Dag & Red6123611-55
21Barnet6114510-54
22Notts County5113510-54
23Yeovil6105713-63
24Newport6015413-91
View full League Two table

Top Stories