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Carlisle United 0-2 Tranmere Rovers

An own goal and a late Paul Mullin strike ended Carlisle's unbeaten home record in the league and enabled Tranmere to post their first away win of the season with a 2-0 scoreline at Brunton Park.

Carlisle had cause to rue a missed penalty by Jamie Devitt in the 75th minute as Rovers hit back, forcing a Tom Parkes own goal before making it safe with Mullin's fine solo effort.

Carlisle came under early threat as Tranmere peppered Adam Collin's goal with a series of early efforts.

Forward James Norwood flashed a left-footed strike just wide then former Carlisle striker Cole Stockton went close with a rasping drive which forced Collin to tip over the bar.

Carlisle had their moments in attack and Richie Bennett was guilty of a couple of misses. A header across the face of goal bounced off the top of the crossbar, then he turned another effort wide when left all alone eight yards out with Tranmere expecting an offside call.

The game really burst into life in the 75th minute when Gary Liddle was floored in the box and Scott Davies produced a fine save to deny Devitt from the penalty spot.

Five minutes later Parkes poked Jake Caprice's low cross past his own goalkeeper and in the 86th minute substitute Mullin curled an unstoppable 25 yarder past Collin to clinch the three points for Tranmere.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 30Collin
  • 4Liddle
  • 5Gerrard
  • 6ParkesBooked at 82mins
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 17YatesSubstituted forSowerbyat 54'minutes
  • 21Etuhu
  • 10DevittBooked at 62mins
  • 9Hope
  • 23NadesanSubstituted forCampbellat 73'minutes
  • 14BennettSubstituted forMcCarronat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 11Glendon
  • 15Slater
  • 16Campbell
  • 18Sowerby
  • 19O'Reilly
  • 27McCarron

Tranmere

  • 1DaviesBooked at 76mins
  • 14Caprice
  • 5McNulty
  • 6Monthe
  • 24Bakayogo
  • 17Mottley-HenrySubstituted forSmithat 73'minutes
  • 12McCullough
  • 28BanksBooked at 60mins
  • 11Jennings
  • 10Norwood
  • 20StocktonSubstituted forMullinat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Buxton
  • 9Mullin
  • 16Ellis
  • 18Smith
  • 22Gilmour
  • 23George
  • 29Cole
Referee:
Matt Donohue
Attendance:
5,187

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 0, Tranmere Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 0, Tranmere Rovers 2.

Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Anthony Gerrard (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Liam McCarron replaces Richard Bennett.

Attempt missed. Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) hits the bar with a right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left.

Attempt saved. Johnny Smith (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Adam Campbell (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 0, Tranmere Rovers 2. Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by James Norwood.

Attempt missed. Richard Bennett (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Adam Campbell (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Steve McNulty.

Booking

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

James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Parkes (Carlisle United).

Goal!

Own Goal by Tom Parkes, Carlisle United. Carlisle United 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Johnny Smith (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Hallam Hope (Carlisle United).

Penalty saved! Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Scott Davies (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Scott Davies (Tranmere Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Carlisle United. Gary Liddle draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Adam Campbell replaces Ashley Nadesan.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Johnny Smith replaces Dylan Mottley-Henry.

Attempt missed. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Paul Mullin replaces Cole Stockton.

Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Sowerby (Carlisle United).

Foul by Luke McCullough (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Attempt missed. Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United).

Booking

Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers).

Gary Liddle (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Luke McCullough (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Richard Bennett (Carlisle United).

goal

As It Stood

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2Exeter8512158716
3Newport8512913-416
4Colchester84311751215
5Yeovil74211531214
6Oldham8422126614
7Bury84131410413
8Tranmere8341107313
9MK Dons734074313
10Crawley84131110113
11Carlisle8413910-113
12Forest Green8260127512
13Stevenage8332109112
14Swindon83321314-112
15Mansfield724196310
16Port Vale831498110
17Crewe72239818
18Cheltenham822468-28
19Cambridge8215715-87
20Northampton8134813-56
21Grimsby8125515-105
22Morecambe8107317-143
23Macclesfield8026616-102
24Notts County80261024-142
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