League Two
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Carlisle United 3-2 Bristol Rovers

Jack Stacey
Jack Stacey joined on loan from Championship side Reading on 24 March

Bristol Rovers slipped out of the League Two automatic promotion places after a late defeat at Carlisle.

Jason Kennedy's 85th-minute goal earned all three points for the hosts in a topsy-turvy match at Brunton Park.

The Cumbrians took an early lead via Jack Stacey's 20-yard shot before Billy Bodin brought the Pirates level.

Carlisle regained the lead through Charlie Wyke before Matty Taylor's turn and shot equalised before Kennedy's lifted finish over the keeper.

Plymouth's victory over York and Accrington's away win against Newport means the Pirates slip down to fifth and are now three points off the automatic promotion places.

Carlisle move to within four points of seventh-placed Wycombe who sit in the final play-off spot.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 2MillerBooked at 74mins
  • 27Ellis
  • 5Raynes
  • 3GraingerSubstituted forIbehreat 66'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 17GillieadSubstituted forPedroat 74'minutes
  • 7Kennedy
  • 15Comley
  • 26GillespheyBooked at 57mins
  • 9Wyke
  • 16StaceySubstituted forJoyceat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Joyce
  • 6Atkinson
  • 8Smith
  • 13Hanford
  • 14Ibehre
  • 25Asamoah
  • 28Pedro

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 6ParkesBooked at 51mins
  • 15J Clarke
  • 5McChrystal
  • 3Brown
  • 23Bodin
  • 14LinesBooked at 72mins
  • 8O ClarkeSubstituted forLawrenceat 22'minutes
  • 21MontañoSubstituted forEasterat 22'minutes
  • 10Taylor
  • 30GaffneySubstituted forLeadbitterat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Leadbitter
  • 16Lawrence
  • 17Easter
  • 25Puddy
  • 27Broom
  • 28Malpas
  • 33Fallon
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
4,718

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away9
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 3, Bristol Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 3, Bristol Rovers 2.

Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers).

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.

Attempt saved. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Luís Pedro (Carlisle United).

Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Mark McChrystal.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.

Attempt saved. Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

Attempt blocked. Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Mark Ellis (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mark Ellis (Carlisle United).

James Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 3, Bristol Rovers 2. Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Mark Ellis.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Daniel Leadbitter replaces Rory Gaffney.

Attempt missed. Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Tom Miller (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Luís Pedro replaces Alex Gilliead.

Attempt missed. Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Brandon Comley (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers).

Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United).

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United).

Liam Lawrence (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Gilliead (Carlisle United).

Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jabo Ibehre replaces Danny Grainger.

Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers).

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Luke Joyce replaces Jack Stacey.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Tom Miller.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 2, Bristol Rovers 2. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton39268571393286
2Oxford Utd402013769363373
3Plymouth392181056352171
4Accrington392010963441970
5Bristol Rovers392151361402168
6Portsmouth381615762352763
7Wycombe391710124134761
8Leyton Orient391611125351259
9Carlisle38141595855357
10Wimbledon381511125547856
11Exeter391511135453156
12Cambridge391510145351255
13Mansfield391411144946353
14Luton38158155251153
15Barnet39149165157-651
16Crawley39138184360-1747
17Hartlepool37126193955-1642
18Newport391011184056-1641
19Notts County38118194766-1941
20Morecambe38117205767-1040
21Yeovil38912173650-1439
22Stevenage38811194564-1935
23York39610234374-3128
24Dag & Red38510233466-3225
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