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Carlisle United 1-2 Forest Green Rovers

Forest Green got their league campaign back on track with a 2-1 win against a Carlisle side whose home jinx struck once more.

Goals from new boy Ben Morris and Carl Winchester helped the visitors respond to their back to back defeats in League Two.

Jamie Devitt raised Carlisle's hopes with a late penalty, but it was not enough to prevent the Cumbrians going down to a sixth home defeat of the campaign.

An early miss by Carlisle forward Hallam Hope proved costly as Forest Green's patient probing paid off with a 12th-minute strike by Morris, a first career goal for the on-loan Ipswich man making his initial start for Rovers.

It came after a Reece Brown shot had taken a deflection. Morris pounced on the loose ball in the box to drive it low through Adam Collin's legs into the net.

Twice Collin had to spring into action after the break, saving a low effort from Winchester then going full length to get a hand to Brown's well-placed effort which looked to be heading inside the goalkeeper's right post.

After Gary Liddle had seen his header cleared off the line following a Carlisle corner, it was Forest Green who made it 2-0 in the 71st minute. Brown gathered a long goal-kick to link with Winchester, who had time and space to pick his spot and score.

A handball led to a Carlisle penalty in the 78th minute and Devitt made no mistake from the spot, hammering the ball firmly inside the left post, but Rovers held on.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 30Collin
  • 4Liddle
  • 5GerrardBooked at 45mins
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 18Sowerby
  • 15Slater
  • 8JonesSubstituted forEtuhuat 64'minutes
  • 10Devitt
  • 17Yates
  • 23Nadesan
  • 9HopeSubstituted forBennettat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Glendon
  • 14Bennett
  • 16Campbell
  • 21Etuhu
  • 24Adewusi
  • 27McCarron
  • 29Gray

Forest Green

  • 13MontgomeryBooked at 64mins
  • 7Winchester
  • 6Rawson
  • 16Gunning
  • 19McGinley
  • 4James
  • 20Digby
  • 10BrownSubstituted forWilliamsat 84'minutes
  • 21WorthingtonSubstituted forArchibaldat 74'minutes
  • 23Mills
  • 22MorrisSubstituted forReidat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Sanchez
  • 11Williams
  • 14Campbell
  • 17Pearce
  • 18Archibald
  • 26Reid
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
4,166

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home16
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home19
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Forest Green Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Forest Green Rovers 2.

Ashley Nadesan (Carlisle United) hits the left post with a header from very close range following a corner.

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

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by James Montgomery.

Foul by Jack Sowerby (Carlisle United).

George Williams (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Macaulay Gillesphey (Carlisle United).

Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by George Williams (Forest Green Rovers).

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

Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony Gerrard (Carlisle United).

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by James Montgomery.

Attempt saved. Gary Liddle (Carlisle United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Gavin Gunning (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Richard Bennett (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. George Williams replaces Reece Brown.

Attempt missed. Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

Attempt blocked. Joseph Mills (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Richard Bennett (Carlisle United).

Gavin Gunning (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jerry Yates (Carlisle United).

Nathan McGinley (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 1, Forest Green Rovers 2. Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Farrend Rawson.

Foul by Ashley Nadesan (Carlisle United).

Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Reuben Reid replaces Ben Morris.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Theo Archibald replaces Matt Worthington.

Foul by Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United).

Lloyd James (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Ben Morris (Forest Green Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 0, Forest Green Rovers 2. Carl Winchester (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Reece Brown.

Attempt missed. Ashley Nadesan (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Ashley Nadesan (Carlisle United) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

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2MK Dons19107228131537
3Colchester1995532191332
4Mansfield19711127141332
5Newport199552831-332
6Exeter198742920931
7Tranmere198742820831
8Stevenage199462422231
9Bury1986534201430
10Forest Green197932819930
11Carlisle198292424026
12Crawley198292730-326
13Oldham196762520525
14Swindon196672026-624
15Northampton195862425-123
16Crewe196491924-522
17Port Vale196491723-622
18Yeovil175662319421
19Morecambe1963101930-1121
20Grimsby1954101425-1119
21Cambridge1954101932-1319
22Cheltenham184591726-917
23Notts County1936102140-1915
24Macclesfield1924131537-2210
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