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Carlisle United 0-1 Exeter City

Pierce Sweeney's header was enough for Exeter to see off Carlisle and move back to the top of the League Two table.

A header just after half-time by defender Sweeney added to Carlisle's miserable home form.

Carlisle skipper Danny Grainger was inches away from finding the target with an early effort, but it was Exeter who carried the main threat with Jayden Stockley's overhead flick hitting a post and Reuben Reid forcing a fingertip save from Jack Bonham with a rasping drive from the edge of the area.

Carlisle's first-half build-up play was neat enough without directly troubling Christy Pym in the Grecians' goal, although Hallam Hope was a fraction away from making contact with a driven Shaun Miller cross inside the six-yard box.

Exeter went in front in the 49th minute when Sweeney forced a corner on the right and was on hand to nod home from a couple of yards when the resulting kick came to him after Troy Brown's flick had left Bonham flat-footed.

The goal sparked a response from the home side and after Pym had clawed away a Luke Joyce shot at the near post, Dean Moxey came to the Grecians' rescue with a goal-line clearance from a Miller header.

Pym saved at point-blank range from Clint Hill, and although Nicky Adams fired in a barrage of crosses from the left, City's defence held firm.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1Bonham
  • 17BrownSubstituted forDevittat 58'minutes
  • 5Liddle
  • 29HillBooked at 19mins
  • 3GraingerBooked at 72mins
  • 21EtuhuSubstituted forLambeat 66'minutes
  • 8JonesSubstituted forKennedyat 76'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 10Adams
  • 9Hope
  • 20Miller

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 7Kennedy
  • 11Devitt
  • 12Nabi
  • 15Cosgrove
  • 19Lambe
  • 23George

Exeter

  • 1Pym
  • 2Sweeney
  • 23CrollSubstituted forMoxeyat 37'minutes
  • 39Brown
  • 3Woodman
  • 25Taylor
  • 4James
  • 44BoatengSubstituted forMcAlindenat 90+3'minutes
  • 10Holmes
  • 33ReidSubstituted forTillsonat 71'minutes
  • 11Stockley

Substitutes

  • 5Archibald-Henville
  • 6Tillson
  • 13Hamon
  • 19McAlinden
  • 20Jay
  • 21Moxey
  • 28Edwards
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
4,677

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 0, Exeter City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 0, Exeter City 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Liam McAlinden replaces Hiram Boateng.

Foul by Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United).

Dean Moxey (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Clint Hill (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Gary Liddle (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Nicky Adams.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Jack Bonham.

Attempt saved. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United).

Hiram Boateng (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Clint Hill (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Troy Brown.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Jake Taylor.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Jayden Stockley.

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

Foul by Jordan Tillson (Exeter City).

Hand ball by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

Foul by Clint Hill (Carlisle United).

Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United).

Dean Moxey (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Gary Liddle (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jason Kennedy replaces Michael Jones.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Troy Brown.

Foul by Lee Holmes (Exeter City).

Clint Hill (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Clint Hill (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jordan Tillson replaces Reuben Reid.

Attempt missed. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Shaun Miller (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Reggie Lambe replaces Kelvin Etuhu.

Attempt saved. Luke Joyce (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Hiram Boateng (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jamie Devitt replaces James Brown.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter129122112928
2Notts County1282222121026
3Luton1273223101324
4Wycombe127322518724
5Coventry12723146823
6Accrington127232115623
7Stevenage126331913621
8Newport126331712521
9Mansfield125431815319
10Lincoln City125431513219
11Swindon126151716119
12Cheltenham125251614217
13Grimsby125251619-317
14Cambridge125161214-216
15Colchester124351818015
16Carlisle124261517-214
17Crewe124261318-514
18Crawley124171214-213
19Barnet123361516-112
20Yeovil123361726-912
21Morecambe122461017-710
22Forest Green121381127-166
23Port Vale12129919-105
24Chesterfield121291025-155
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