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Stevenage 1-2 Carlisle United

Danny Grainger's second-half penalty helped Carlisle to a fifth consecutive win as they triumphed 2-1 at Stevenage.

The Cumbrians, who are yet to taste defeat in 14 League Two games this term, led through Jason Kennedy's bundled finish and although Matt Godden's spot-kick levelled proceedings, Grainger kept his cool from 12 yards to win it.

Carlisle started brightly and Charlie Wyke almost broke the deadlock after five minutes as he shot just over from a Nicky Adams cross.

Kennedy's sixth of the season gave the visitors the lead from close range in the 16th minute following a brilliant Jamie Jones save from another Wyke effort.

Stevenage equalised just before half-time after Tom Miller was penalised for a shirt pull on Charlie Lee and Godden smashed home the resulting penalty.

Referee Nicholas Kinseley awarded a second penalty in the 57th minute when Stevenage captain Ronnie Henry pushed Wyke in the area, and Grainger duly put the Cumbrians back in front.

Boro, searching for only a second league win in their last six games, could have equalised but Jack King failed to convert from six yards.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1JonesBooked at 17mins
  • 25Henry
  • 6Wilkinson
  • 5Franks
  • 33NtlheBooked at 69mins
  • 22Lee
  • 17GormanSubstituted forPettat 71'minutes
  • 4King
  • 14KennedyBooked at 71minsSubstituted forMcKirdyat 71'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 24GoddenSubstituted forTongeat 84'minutes
  • 23Cowans

Substitutes

  • 3Fox
  • 8Schumacher
  • 11Pett
  • 13McKirdy
  • 16Day
  • 18Tonge
  • 19Wells

Carlisle

  • 1GillespieBooked at 90mins
  • 23MillerBooked at 43mins
  • 5Raynes
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 3GraingerBooked at 39minsSubstituted forBrisleyat 84'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 7KennedyBooked at 31mins
  • 8Jones
  • 4Joyce
  • 10AdamsBooked at 45mins
  • 9WykeSubstituted forLambeat 68'minutes
  • 14IbehreSubstituted forAsamoahat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Ellis
  • 11Asamoah
  • 15Brisley
  • 17Devitt
  • 18McKee
  • 19Lambe
  • 22Crocombe
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
2,720

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 1, Carlisle United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Carlisle United 2.

Booking

Shaun Brisley (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Brisley (Carlisle United).

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

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Miller (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Macaulay Gillesphey.

Booking

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

Booking

Harry McKirdy (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Stevenage).

Luke Joyce (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Harry McKirdy (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Harry McKirdy (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Jones (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Derek Asamoah replaces Jabo Ibehre.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Shaun Brisley replaces Danny Grainger.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Michael Tonge replaces Matt Godden because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Matt Godden (Stevenage) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Kgosi Ntlhe.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Tom Pett replaces Dale Gorman.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Harry McKirdy replaces Ben Kennedy.

Booking

Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Kennedy (Stevenage).

Tom Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Kgosi Ntlhe (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Stevenage).

Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Reggie Lambe replaces Charlie Wyke.

Foul by Charlie Lee (Stevenage).

Nicky Adams (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Macaulay Gillesphey.

Attempt saved. Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Dale Gorman (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 1, Carlisle United 2. Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) after a foul in the penalty area.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth14102224121232
2Carlisle1477024141028
3Doncaster148242820826
4Luton146532415923
5Portsmouth146352216621
6Notts County146352221121
7Accrington145541817120
8Grimsby146261818020
9Crawley145541516-120
10Morecambe146262026-620
11Mansfield144731413119
12Crewe144731718-119
13Yeovil146171419-519
14Blackpool144552117417
15Colchester144551819-117
16Cheltenham143741617-116
17Hartlepool143742125-416
18Cambridge144461318-516
19Leyton Orient144371618-215
20Barnet133641519-415
21Wycombe144371419-515
22Stevenage134271821-314
23Exeter144191319-613
24Newport121471119-87
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