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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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Carlisle United 3, Bristol Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Luís Pedro (Carlisle United).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Mark McChrystal.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Booking

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Mark Ellis (Carlisle United).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Booking

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

  18. 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.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Mark Ellis.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Daniel Leadbitter replaces Rory Gaffney.

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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