League Two
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Carlisle United 1-2 Port Vale

Port Vale moved four points clear of the League Two relegation zone with victory at Carlisle United.

Second-half goals from substitute Tyrone Barnett and Tom Pope put Vale in the driving seat before Richie Bennett pulled one back for Carlisle, whose winless run extended to four games.

Hallam Hope and Bennett both failed the find the target early on for Carlisle, while at the other end goalkeeper Jack Bonham deflected Michael Tonge's close-range effort on to the crossbar.

Vale grabbed the advantage five minutes after half-time when a mix up involving Mike Jones and Clint Hill enabled David Worrall to set up an unmarked Barnett to coolly score into the bottom corner.

The visitors added a second on the break in the 69th minute when Worrall played in Pope, who lifted the ball over the advancing Bonham.

Carlisle came close in the 77th minute, with Bennett's header hitting the bar before Shaun Miller and Hope both had efforts cleared off the line.

Bennett scored three minutes later following Danny Grainger's corner but Carlisle could not find their way past Ryan Boot again.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1Bonham
  • 5Liddle
  • 29Hill
  • 6ParkesSubstituted forGraingerat 75'minutes
  • 2Miller
  • 18O'SullivanSubstituted forMillerat 60'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 8JonesSubstituted forDevittat 60'minutes
  • 19Lambe
  • 9Hope
  • 14Bennett

Substitutes

  • 3Grainger
  • 11Devitt
  • 15Cosgrove
  • 17Brown
  • 20Miller
  • 21Etuhu
  • 22Bacon

Port Vale

  • 23Boot
  • 24Smith
  • 4Anderson
  • 33Gunning
  • 8Pugh
  • 32TongeSubstituted forBarnettat 45'minutes
  • 6Kay
  • 10Worrall
  • 31WhitfieldSubstituted forDentonat 71'minutes
  • 7Myers-Harness
  • 9Pope

Substitutes

  • 1Lainton
  • 3Denton
  • 14Barnett
  • 15Forrester
  • 18Reeves
  • 19Turner
  • 20Kelly
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
4,090

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home19
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Port Vale 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Port Vale 2.

Tom Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tyler Denton (Port Vale).

Foul by Shaun Miller (Carlisle United).

David Worrall (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Tyler Denton (Port Vale).

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

Foul by Antony Kay (Port Vale).

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Ryan Boot.

Attempt saved. Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Tom Anderson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richard Bennett (Carlisle United).

Attempt blocked. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Delay in match Tom Anderson (Port Vale) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 1, Port Vale 2. Richard Bennett (Carlisle United) left footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal following a corner.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Ryan Boot.

Attempt saved. Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Antony Kay (Port Vale).

Hand ball by David Worrall (Port Vale).

Attempt blocked. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Richard Bennett (Carlisle United) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

Foul by Richard Bennett (Carlisle United).

Antony Kay (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Danny Grainger replaces Tom Parkes.

Attempt missed. Tom Miller (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Tyler Denton replaces Ben Whitfield.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 0, Port Vale 2. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Worrall following a fast break.

Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Tonge (Port Vale).

Attempt blocked. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Hallam Hope (Carlisle United).

Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. David Worrall (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Shaun Miller replaces John O'Sullivan.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jamie Devitt replaces Michael Jones.

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

goal

As It Stood

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1Luton22136351193245
2Notts County22127336211543
3Exeter2212373126539
4Wycombe22107539291037
5Accrington2111463224837
6Lincoln City2210662819936
7Coventry2210572315835
8Colchester2210573226635
9Newport229763226634
10Mansfield228953025533
11Grimsby229672526-133
12Swindon2110293228432
13Cambridge228591827-929
14Carlisle227783232028
15Cheltenham227692931-227
16Stevenage227692733-627
17Crawley2266101926-724
18Port Vale2273122332-924
19Crewe2272132435-1123
20Morecambe2257101827-922
21Yeovil2256112740-1321
22Barnet2255122432-820
23Chesterfield2255122539-1420
24Forest Green2255122342-1920
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