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Carlisle United 2-1 Yeovil Town

Yeovil tested Carlisle's resilience with a second-half comeback as the Cumbrians held out to claim seventh successive home victory in League Two.

Shaun Brisley's first of the season and a Charlie Wyke header gave Carlisle a comfortable half-time advantage before Nathan Smith's goal set up an exciting finish in which both sides had chances.

Carlisle goalkeeper Mark Gillespie was brought into action early on, when he was forced to dive to his left to parry a 20-yard shot from Tahvon Campbell.

However the home side went in front in spectacular fashion in the 10th minute when Brisley seized on a clearance 25 yards from goal and sent a first-time volley dipping over Artur Krysiak's head and just under the bar.

Shaun Miller came within a fraction of adding to the lead when his delicate chip beat the goalkeeper and rebounded off the bar. Nicky Adams failed to keep his follow-up effort down, lofting the ball over the top from inside the area.

The Yeovil defence was struggling to cope with Carlisle's bright movement up front and Wyke made it 2-0 in the 36th minute with a bullet header at the near post from Adams's right-wing corner, the striker's 14th goal of the season.

The Glovers got back into the game just three minutes after the break when central defender Smith got up well to meet Matt Butcher's corner from the right and direct a firm header past Gillespie.

Yeovil spent long periods in the Carlisle half and Smith again went close from an inswinging corner, but twice Jabo Ibehre missed out with clear chances on the break for the Cumbrians.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 23Miller
  • 5Raynes
  • 15Brisley
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 19Lambe
  • 7KennedyBooked at 65mins
  • 4Joyce
  • 10AdamsBooked at 90mins
  • 20MillerSubstituted forIbehreat 73'minutes
  • 9WykeSubstituted forDevittat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Ellis
  • 11Asamoah
  • 14Ibehre
  • 17Devitt
  • 22Crocombe
  • 26Wright
  • 44McQueen

Yeovil

  • 1Krysiak
  • 2Shephard
  • 3Smith
  • 6Lacey
  • 11Dickson
  • 23Hedges
  • 8Lawless
  • 7Dawson
  • 16ButcherSubstituted forWhitfieldat 85'minutes
  • 13ZokoSubstituted forEavesat 71'minutes
  • 19CampbellSubstituted forKhanat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Mugabi
  • 9Eaves
  • 10Khan
  • 12Maddison
  • 14Ezewelle
  • 15Copp
  • 28Whitfield
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
4,646

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away16
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away11
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 2, Yeovil Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 2, Yeovil Town 1.

Foul by Ben Whitfield (Yeovil Town).

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

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Tom Miller.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Macaulay Gillesphey.

Attempt blocked. Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Nicky Adams (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Otis Khan (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Ben Whitfield replaces Matt Butcher.

Alex Lawless (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United).

Attempt saved. Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Matt Butcher (Yeovil Town).

Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Macaulay Gillesphey.

Tom Eaves (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United).

Attempt saved. Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Delay in match Ryan Dickson (Yeovil Town) because of an injury.

Foul by Tom Eaves (Yeovil Town).

Michael Raynes (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jabo Ibehre replaces Shaun Miller.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jamie Devitt replaces Charlie Wyke.

Attempt missed. Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Tom Eaves replaces Francois Zoko.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Macaulay Gillesphey.

Attempt saved. Shaun Miller (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Otis Khan replaces Tahvon Campbell.

Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United).

Attempt saved. Alex Lacey (Yeovil Town) header from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Ryan Dickson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United).

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Alex Lawless.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth21142532211144
2Carlisle21119140251542
3Doncaster21133543301342
4Portsmouth21105633201335
5Luton2198431191235
6Wycombe2110472622434
7Cambridge219482824431
8Blackpool2186735241130
9Stevenage219393232030
10Barnet217952929030
11Crawley218582633-729
12Yeovil218492526-128
13Colchester217682927227
14Grimsby217592727026
15Exeter2182112526-126
16Crewe216872329-626
17Mansfield216872127-626
18Hartlepool215882837-923
19Morecambe2072112438-1423
20Notts County2164112536-1122
21Leyton Orient2163122227-521
22Accrington2156102027-721
23Cheltenham214982332-921
24Newport2045112332-917
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