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Cheltenham Town 0-1 Carlisle United

Jamie Devitt's second-half penalty was enough to earn in-form Carlisle a battling win at Cheltenham.

The result keeps the Cumbrian's play-off hopes alive as they made it eight matches without defeat.

Cheltenham looked the more likely winners for long spells at a wet Whaddon Road, but Carlisle's backline stood firm.

And in the 73rd minute, substitute Hallam Hope was brought down in the box and Devitt sent Scott Flinders the wrong way to seal the three points.

It was the midfielder's 10th goal of the campaign.

Jack Bonham saved early efforts from Mo Eisa and Jerell Sellars and Eisa saw another effort turned around the post by the Carlisle goalkeeper.

Clint Hill handled the threat of Eisa well thereafter and the closest Cheltenham were to taking the lead was a looping header from Will Boyle which cleared the bar.

After going ahead, Richie Bennett nearly made it 2-0 with a low show which beat Flinders' dive, but bounced back off the right post.

Flinders also saved well from Hope twice late on as Carlisle finished the game strongly.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 24Flinders
  • 28MooreBooked at 73minsSubstituted forPellat 75'minutes
  • 2Grimes
  • 15Boyle
  • 33Chatzitheodoridis
  • 8Dawson
  • 6Atangana
  • 25Morrell
  • 11Winchester
  • 17SellarsBooked at 24minsSubstituted forGrahamat 65'minutes
  • 20Eisa

Substitutes

  • 3Cranston
  • 7Pell
  • 21Graham
  • 22Lovett
  • 27Rodon
  • 30Onariase
  • 50Lloyd

Carlisle

  • 1Bonham
  • 6Parkes
  • 29Hill
  • 16EllisBooked at 33mins
  • 5Liddle
  • 17Brown
  • 4JoyceBooked at 60minsSubstituted forHopeat 64'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 11DevittBooked at 29minsSubstituted forLambeat 90'minutes
  • 23StocktonSubstituted forNadesanat 64'minutes
  • 14BennettBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 3Grainger
  • 9Hope
  • 15Gray
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 19Lambe
  • 28Twardek
  • 30Nadesan
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
3,107

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home21
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Carlisle United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Carlisle United 1.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

Attempt saved. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Joe Morrell (Cheltenham Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Reggie Lambe replaces Jamie Devitt because of an injury.

Delay in match Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) because of an injury.

Foul by Brian Graham (Cheltenham Town).

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

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

Attempt blocked. Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Parkes (Carlisle United).

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

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

Attempt saved. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

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

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

Joe Morrell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United).

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Cheltenham Town).

Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) header from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Harry Pell replaces Taylor Moore.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 0, Carlisle United 1. Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Taylor Moore (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Taylor Moore (Cheltenham Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Carlisle United. Hallam Hope draws a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Mark Ellis.

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

Delay in match Carl Winchester (Cheltenham Town) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Taylor Moore (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Brian Graham replaces Jerell Sellars.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Ashley Nadesan replaces Cole Stockton.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Hallam Hope replaces Luke Joyce.

Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Carlisle United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jamie Devitt.

Attempt blocked. Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) header from the right side of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington38245965402577
2Luton402111882424074
3Wycombe402011973541971
4Notts County401813961421967
5Exeter39206135244866
6Coventry391981248321665
7Lincoln City391713956421464
8Mansfield391615856411563
9Swindon39194166059161
10Carlisle401612125749860
11Colchester401513124944558
12Newport391315114950-154
13Cambridge401412144252-1054
14Crawley40158175057-753
15Cheltenham401212165858048
16Stevenage391112165056-645
17Crewe40134235065-1543
18Yeovil37119174757-1042
19Morecambe39915153848-1042
20Port Vale401012184355-1242
21Forest Green39117214767-2040
22Grimsby40911203261-2938
23Chesterfield3897224168-2734
24Barnet4089233659-2333
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