League Two
Carlisle0Morecambe2

Carlisle United 0-2 Morecambe

Carlisle slumped to a fourth home defeat in succession, losing to Morecambe.

First-half goals from Ajay Leitch-Smith and Vadaine Oliver enabled the visitors to take the three points as the hosts' home struggles continued.

Leitch-Smith fired an early warning as his attempt to beat Carlisle goalkeeper Adam Collin at the near post fizzed into the side netting.

However he was on target in the 14th minute. His initial shot was blocked by the legs of Collin, but he was able to pounce on the loose ball to steer it home from close range.

Morecambe doubled their lead in the 26th minute with a thumping header from Oliver in the centre of goal following a right-wing corner.

While Carlisle's goal drought continued, the visitors' performance belied their league position as Leitch-Smith and Aaron Wildig had further efforts saved.

Barry Roche twice came to the Shrimps' aid as Carlisle began the second half with raised urgency, beating away from Jack Sowerby before saving from Ashley Nadesan's effort.

Carlisle made a triple substitution and teenage winger Liam McCarron produced a couple of pacy runs without anyone being able to get on the end of his crosses leaving the Cumbrians scoreless in their last four home games.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 30Collin
  • 2Miller
  • 4Liddle
  • 6Parkes
  • 12GillespheySubstituted forGlendonat 68'minutes
  • 18Sowerby
  • 8JonesSubstituted forSlaterat 68'minutes
  • 21Etuhu
  • 17Yates
  • 23Nadesan
  • 14BennettSubstituted forMcCarronat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Glendon
  • 15Slater
  • 22Brown
  • 24Adewusi
  • 26Egan
  • 27McCarron
  • 29Gray

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2Mills
  • 14Yarney
  • 16Lavelle
  • 3Conlan
  • 17Mandeville
  • 6TutteSubstituted forCranstonat 58'minutes
  • 15Wildig
  • 18OatesSubstituted forMendes Gomesat 75'minutes
  • 28Leitch-SmithSubstituted forOswellat 82'minutes
  • 9Oliver

Substitutes

  • 12Oswell
  • 19Mendes Gomes
  • 20Jagne
  • 21Halstead
  • 24Piggott
  • 25Hedley
  • 27Cranston
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
4,569

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 0, Morecambe 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 0, Morecambe 2.

Foul by Jack Sowerby (Carlisle United).

Jordan Cranston (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jason Oswell (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Jerry Yates (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Carlos Mendes Gomes.

Jerry Yates (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jason Oswell replaces A-Jay Leitch-Smith.

Attempt missed. Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Jerry Yates (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Carlos Mendes Gomes replaces Rhys Oates.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Liam Mandeville.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Liam McCarron replaces Richard Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Regan Slater replaces Michael Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. George Glendon replaces Macaulay Gillesphey.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

Delay in match Gary Miller (Carlisle United) because of an injury.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Josef Yarney.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jordan Cranston replaces Andrew Tutte.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Josef Yarney.

Attempt blocked. Jerry Yates (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe).

Foul by Tom Parkes (Carlisle United).

Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Jack Sowerby.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Macaulay Gillesphey.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Barry Roche.

Attempt saved. Ashley Nadesan (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Richard Bennett (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Jack Sowerby (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United).

Andrew Tutte (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Carlisle United 0, Morecambe 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Carlisle United 0, Morecambe 2.

Attempt missed. Rhys Oates (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Jerry Yates (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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2Exeter1383224121227
3Newport138322020027
4MK Dons13661168824
5Tranmere136521712523
6Colchester1364328151322
7Stevenage136341613321
8Forest Green134811912720
9Bury135441915419
10Crawley136161818019
11Carlisle136161315-219
12Oldham124531612417
13Swindon134541718-117
14Mansfield11371169716
15Yeovil124442015516
16Port Vale134271319-614
17Morecambe134181425-1113
18Crewe123361213-112
19Northampton132651119-812
20Notts County123361626-1012
21Grimsby12327918-911
22Cheltenham12237918-99
23Cambridge132291126-158
24Macclesfield130491124-134
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