League Two
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Carlisle United 2-0 Chesterfield

Second-bottom Chesterfield tumbled to a fourth successive League Two defeat after losing 2-0 to a Carlisle side who returned to winning ways.

Kelvin Etuhu gave Carlisle a first-half lead and, after Chesterfield's Louis Reed has seen a goal disallowed, John O'Sullivan sealed it for Carlisle with a late strike.

There was an early scare for the home side when Josh Kay played in Bradley Barry, whose low cross-shot spun up off the boot of central defender Clint Hill and struck the bar.

Carlisle went in front after 19 minutes when Hallam Hope's initial effort was blocked and Ashley Nadesan laid the ball back for Etuhu to slam a 20-yard shot into the bottom corner - giving goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale no chance.

It was Etuhu's final contribution as a couple of minutes later he was led off with a hamstring injury.

Cole Stockton missed an excellent chance to double Carlisle's lead after 56 minutes after Nadesan nicked the ball off Alex Whitmore to play it across the six-yard box. Stockton got himself in a tangle and scuffed his effort wide.

The struggling Spireites were denied an equaliser in the 72nd minute when a defensive header was hammered straight back past Jack Bonham by Louis Reed, only for the referee's assistant to raise his flag. After a brief consultation, the officials disallowed the strike.

Carlisle made it safe eight minutes from time when Tom Parkes headed on a Jamie Devitt corner and substitute O'Sullivan was on hand to drive the ball home from eight yards.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1Bonham
  • 5LiddleBooked at 41mins
  • 16Ellis
  • 29Hill
  • 6Parkes
  • 19Lambe
  • 11Devitt
  • 21EtuhuSubstituted forJonesat 22'minutes
  • 9Hope
  • 23StocktonSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 80'minutes
  • 30NadesanSubstituted forTwardekat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Jones
  • 13Campbell-Ryce
  • 14Bennett
  • 15Gray
  • 17Brown
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 28Twardek

Chesterfield

  • 1Ramsdale
  • 35Nelson
  • 27BarryBooked at 37mins
  • 33Whitmore
  • 28Weir
  • 15RowleySubstituted forKellettat 62'minutesBooked at 63mins
  • 26McCourtSubstituted forBinnom-Williamsat 67'minutes
  • 37Kay
  • 25Reed
  • 10O'GradySubstituted forBrownat 80'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Dennis

Substitutes

  • 3Binnom-Williams
  • 20Maguire
  • 24Kellett
  • 30Parkin
  • 31Ofoegbu
  • 44Brown
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
4,025

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 2, Chesterfield 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 2, Chesterfield 0.

Hand ball by Alex Whitmore (Chesterfield).

Attempt missed. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Booking

Jacob Brown (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Michael Jones (Carlisle United) because of an injury.

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

Foul by Jacob Brown (Chesterfield).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Tom Parkes (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Jerome Binnom-Williams.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Bradley Barry.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 2, Chesterfield 0. John O'Sullivan (Carlisle United) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal following a corner.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Jerome Binnom-Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. John O'Sullivan replaces Cole Stockton.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Jacob Brown replaces Chris O'Grady.

Foul by Cole Stockton (Carlisle United).

Robbie Weir (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Josh Kay (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Kristopher Twardek replaces Ashley Nadesan.

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

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

Attempt missed. Josh Kay (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Robbie Weir (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Jerome Binnom-Williams replaces Jak McCourt.

Foul by Cole Stockton (Carlisle United).

Robbie Weir (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Andy Kellett (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mark Ellis (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Kellett (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Andy Kellett replaces Joe Rowley.

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

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

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

Attempt missed. Cole Stockton (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Second Half

Second Half begins Carlisle United 1, Chesterfield 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton33207672324067
2Wycombe33188765461962
3Accrington33195957381962
4Mansfield331611652341859
5Notts County331610754351958
6Swindon34183135449557
7Lincoln City331411845331253
8Exeter31164114136552
9Crawley34156134141051
10Coventry32155123627950
11Colchester341311104540550
12Newport331211104143-247
13Carlisle33129124644245
14Cambridge33129123444-1045
15Stevenage34119144649-342
16Cheltenham34109154650-439
17Yeovil33108154654-838
18Grimsby3499163050-2036
19Port Vale3397173749-1234
20Crewe33103203654-1833
21Forest Green3396183756-1933
22Morecambe32711143042-1232
23Chesterfield3376203360-2727
24Barnet3368193149-1826
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