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Forest Green Rovers 0-1 Carlisle United

Forest Green remain rooted to the bottom of League Two after Carlisle continued their impressive form on the road with a victory at The New Lawn.

Richie Bennett's 28th-minute header earned Keith Curle's side the points as Rovers fell to their third consecutive league defeat.

Earlier, poor Forest Green defending allowed Hallam Hope an opportunity to give the visitors the lead, but his shot from inside the box clipped the top of the bar.

Carlisle found their range and nosed ahead when Danny Grainger's deep free-kick picked out Bennett, who planted a sumptuous header beyond Brad Collins.

Hope came close to making it two, but faded his shot wide of the bottom corner.

Scott Laird then presented the ball to Reggie Lambe for Bennett to take aim, but only a spectacular clearance off the line from Jack Fitzwater denied Carlisle a 42nd-minute second.

Rovers' Jordan Stevens, Mark Roberts and Laird picked up bookings after the break along with Carlisle captain Grainger and Tom Miller in a second half devoid of scoring opportunities.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Collins
  • 16Fitzwater
  • 5Collins
  • 3LairdBooked at 90mins
  • 2BennettSubstituted forRobertsat 71'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 15Cooper
  • 34Osbourne
  • 17Wishart
  • 4TraoréSubstituted forStevensat 56'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 7Marsh-BrownSubstituted forBugielat 56'minutes
  • 9Doidge

Substitutes

  • 11Bugiel
  • 12Simpson
  • 18Evans
  • 21Roberts
  • 24Pickering
  • 33James
  • 35Stevens

Carlisle

  • 1Bonham
  • 6Parkes
  • 29Hill
  • 5Liddle
  • 17BrownSubstituted forMillerat 83'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 11Devitt
  • 8Jones
  • 19Lambe
  • 3GraingerBooked at 86mins
  • 14BennettSubstituted forMillerat 65'minutes
  • 9HopeSubstituted forEtuhuat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 15Cosgrove
  • 16Ellis
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 20Miller
  • 21Etuhu
  • 28Rigg
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
2,489

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home4
Away12
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Carlisle United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Carlisle United 1.

Foul by Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

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

Booking

Scott Laird (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Tom Miller (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

Charlie Cooper (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United).

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

Attempt blocked. Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Omar Bugiel (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Danny Grainger (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Kelvin Etuhu replaces Hallam Hope.

Booking

Jordan Stevens (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Stevens (Forest Green Rovers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Tom Miller replaces James Brown.

Booking

Mark Roberts (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mark Roberts (Forest Green Rovers).

Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Charlie Cooper.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Liddle (Carlisle United).

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

Foul by Daniel Wishart (Forest Green Rovers).

James Brown (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Clint Hill (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Mark Roberts replaces Dale Bennett because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Isaiah Osbourne (Forest Green Rovers) because of an injury.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Jack Fitzwater.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Shaun Miller replaces Richard Bennett.

Hand ball by Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

Attempt saved. Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton23146353193448
2Notts County23128339241544
3Exeter2312383229339
4Coventry2311572617938
5Wycombe2310764132937
6Lincoln City2310762819937
7Accrington2211473427737
8Colchester2310673327636
9Mansfield239953226636
10Swindon2211293528735
11Newport239863226635
12Grimsby239682528-333
13Carlisle238783332131
14Cheltenham238693131030
15Stevenage238693234-230
16Cambridge238692130-930
17Crawley2376102228-627
18Port Vale2374122433-925
19Yeovil2366113041-1124
20Crewe2372142438-1423
21Morecambe2357111929-1022
22Barnet2355132434-1020
23Chesterfield2355132644-1820
24Forest Green2355132343-2020
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