Michael Raynes: Carlisle's comeback win a lift for team

Michael Raynes
Michael Raynes' double kept Carlisle's pace with the play-off hopefuls with seven wins from 16 games.

Carlisle United's 3-2 League Two comeback victory against Yeovil Town will make the team mentally stronger, believes defender Michael Raynes.

The Cumbrians were 2-0 down to the struggling Glovers at Brunton Park inside eight minutes.

However three goals without reply from Raynes, who scored twice, and Macaulay Gillesphey earned the three points.

"Games like that give you a bigger lift than you actually realise," Raynes told BBC Radio Cumbria.

"The fact you're 2-0 down, you've shown steel to stick together, to keep playing our way and not panic.

"We knew itwould be a massive mental test for us playing a team at the bottom and after what happened at Newport, we were desperate not to let that happen again.

"To go 2-0 down and win 3-2 was a massive boost for the boys."

Carlisle are currently eighth in the division, level on points with Mansfield and Leyton Orient in the play-off places after 16 games.

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