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Port Vale 1-2 Carlisle United

Carlisle came from behind to beat Port Vale in Keith Curle's penultimate game as Cumbrians manager.

Curle, who is leaving the club at the end of the season, saw second-half strikes from Ashley Nadesan and Hallam Hope cancel out Dior Angus' opener.

After a slow start, Vale debutant Angus tapped in from a couple of yards out in the 34th minute after an initial effort was parried into the air by Carlisle goalkeeper Jack Bonham.

Minutes later the visitors were indebted to Bonham who pulled off a top save to keep out Tom Pope's header.

The hosts were made to pay for that miss after the restart when the Cumbrians drew level through Nadesan.

A cross was deflected into his path and he drilled a superb effort into the top corner.

Carlisle then sprang in front on 70 minutes when substitute Hope, just four minutes after coming on, fired home Jamie Devitt's cross.

To compound the hosts' misery, Anthony Kay was shown a straight red card for violent conduct for what appeared to be a clash with Devitt.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 12Hornby
  • 21Gibbons
  • 33HowkinsSubstituted forHoweat 43'minutes
  • 24Smith
  • 8Pugh
  • 31Whitfield
  • 6KayBooked at 85mins
  • 34Hannant
  • 22AngusSubstituted forCalveleyat 63'minutes
  • 9Pope
  • 19TurnerSubstituted forBarnettat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Howe
  • 5Davis
  • 14Barnett
  • 23Boot
  • 29Calveley
  • 32Tonge
  • 36Benns

Carlisle

  • 1Bonham
  • 5Liddle
  • 16Ellis
  • 29Hill
  • 3GraingerSubstituted forHopeat 66'minutesSubstituted forat 90+4'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 4Joyce
  • 13Campbell-RyceSubstituted forBennettat 45'minutes
  • 6ParkesBooked at 89mins
  • 11Devitt
  • 30NadesanSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 9Hope
  • 14Bennett
  • 17Brown
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 23Stockton
  • 28Twardek
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
5,163

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 1, Carlisle United 2.

Full Time

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

Hallam Hope went off injured after Carlisle United had used all subs.

Attempt blocked. Ben Whitfield (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Hallam Hope (Carlisle United).

Booking

Tom Parkes (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Parkes (Carlisle United).

Dismissal

Antony Kay (Port Vale) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Hand ball by Luke Hannant (Port Vale).

James Gibbons (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Hallam Hope (Carlisle United).

James Gibbons (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Hallam Hope (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. John O'Sullivan replaces Ashley Nadesan.

Attempt missed. Luke Hannant (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Tyrone Barnett replaces Dan Turner.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Clint Hill.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 1, Carlisle United 2. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Devitt.

Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from long range on the right is close, but misses to the left.

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

Foul by Mark Ellis (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Hallam Hope replaces Danny Grainger.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Mike Calveley replaces Dior Angus.

Attempt missed. Ben Whitfield (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Ashley Nadesan (Carlisle United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by James Gibbons (Port Vale).

Ashley Nadesan (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 1, Carlisle United 1. Ashley Nadesan (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

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

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

Attempt saved. Mark Ellis (Carlisle United) header from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by James Gibbons.

Foul by James Gibbons (Port Vale).

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Port Vale 1, Carlisle United 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Richard Bennett replaces Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

Half Time

First Half ends, Port Vale 1, Carlisle United 0.

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As It Stood

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2Luton452512894464887
3Wycombe4523121078601881
4Exeter45238146354977
5Notts County4521131171482376
6Coventry452281564471774
7Lincoln City4520141163471674
8Mansfield4518171066511571
9Carlisle451715136153866
10Swindon45198186465-165
11Newport441615135556-163
12Colchester451614155351262
13Cambridge451613165160-961
14Crawley451610195765-858
15Stevenage451413186064-455
16Crewe45165246074-1453
17Cheltenham451312206671-551
18Grimsby451212213966-2748
19Port Vale451114204962-1347
20Yeovil451211225874-1647
21Forest Green45138245474-2047
22Morecambe45918184156-1545
23Barnet451110244365-2243
24Chesterfield4498274680-3435
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