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Carlisle United 3-0 Notts County

Jabo Ibehre
Jabo Ibehre scored his 13th goal of the season after tapping in Carlisle's second

The 3,067 Carlisle fans who made the 85-mile trip to Preston saw their side comfortably beat Notts County.

A Danny Grainger penalty and two Jabo Ibehre goals were enough for victory at Deepdale, which staged the game after flood damage at Brunton Park.

Jon Stead almost got an equaliser for the away side with the score at 1-0 but his curling shot hit the post.

The win sees Carlisle leapfrog Accrington into fifth in League Two while County dropped to 14th.

Grainger put the Cumbrians ahead from the penalty spot after Jason Kennedy was fouled by Graham Burke.

Notts County striker Stead forced Carlisle keeper Mark Gillespie to claw out his headed effort, before hitting the post as the away side looked for the equaliser.

Ibehre made it 2-0 on the stroke of half-time, tapping in Michael Raynes' flick-on from a Mark Ellis long throw, and he coolly fired in Carlisle's third after an hour to seal three points.

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Carlisle's journey

With Brunton Park still damaged by Storm Desmond's flood water, Deepdale - home of Championship side Preston North End - stepped in to stage the fixture.

More than 3,000 of Carlisle's fans made the 85-mile (135km) journey away from Brunton Park, with about 600 taking up the offer of free coach travel.

Virgin Trains, the club's main sponsor, also offered free travel for 500 fans.

The next 'home' games for the Cumbrians

Carlisle's next "home" fixture is a League Two game against Plymouth Argyle on 2 January, which will be played at Blackburn Rovers' Ewood Park.

An FA Cup third-round home tie against fellow League Two side Yeovil Town follows the Plymouth game on 10 January, with Blackpool's Bloomfield Road hosting that match.

Line-ups

Carlisle

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Gillespie
  • 6Atkinson
  • 5Raynes
  • 27Ellis
  • 26Gillesphey
  • 12SweeneySubstituted forThompsonat 79'minutes
  • 7Kennedy
  • 16Dicker
  • 3GraingerSubstituted forMcQueenat 71'minutes
  • 14IbehreSubstituted forAsamoahat 71'minutes
  • 9WykeBooked at 55mins

Substitutes

  • 10Héry
  • 11Brough
  • 13Hanford
  • 20Archibald-Henville
  • 23Thompson
  • 25Asamoah
  • 44McQueen

Notts County

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Carroll
  • 28Swerts
  • 35Edwards
  • 44SheehanBooked at 44mins
  • 12Milsom
  • 24CampbellBooked at 48mins
  • 15Thompson
  • 4SmithSubstituted forMurrayat 71'minutes
  • 26BurkeSubstituted forOpoku Aborahat 57'minutes
  • 39McLeodBooked at 35mins
  • 30Stead

Substitutes

  • 9Spencer
  • 10Murray
  • 11Snijders
  • 13Loach
  • 27Jenner
  • 32Sprockel
  • 33Opoku Aborah
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
3,336

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Carlisle United 3, Notts County 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Carlisle United 3, Notts County 0.

  3. Post update

    Michael Edwards (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United).

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ronan Murray (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jon Stead (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by David Atkinson.

  9. Post update

    Alan Sheehan (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stanley Aborah (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Joe Thompson replaces Antony Sweeney.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

  15. Post update

    Derek Asamoah (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alex McQueen (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jon Stead (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  19. Post update

    Gill Swerts (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Gary Dicker (Carlisle United).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth22134533191443
2Northampton22134538281043
3Oxford Utd22118333191441
4Portsmouth221010239192040
5Carlisle2210754237537
6Accrington20106435231236
7Bristol Rovers2211383224836
8Mansfield2297630201034
9Wycombe219752822634
10Leyton Orient228953429533
11Cambridge228683333030
12Exeter218673030030
13Luton228593834429
14Wimbledon227872930-129
15Notts County228593338-529
16Crawley2284103038-828
17Morecambe2183103839-127
18Stevenage226883038-826
19Barnet2274113239-725
20Newport2248102635-920
21Hartlepool2162132035-1520
22York2236132545-2015
23Yeovil2227132237-1513
24Dag & Red2227132140-1913
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