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Crawley Town 2-3 Carlisle United

Dominic Poleon's double was in vain as out-of-form Crawley were beaten at home by free-scoring Carlisle.

Jack Sowerby sent the Reds down to a sixth defeat in the last seven league games just after the interval as Carlisle followed up their 4-0 win over Colchester.

Former Bradford striker Poleon gave Crawley the lead early on by outpacing defender Anthony Gerrard and scoring with a low shot which went in off the far post.

Crawley keeper Glenn Morris dived to parry a shot from the recalled Tom Parkes before Jerry Yates levelled soon after, pouncing from point-blank range after Morris parried Ashley Nadesan's shot.

Yates was denied in a one-on-one situation with Morris before Carlisle went in front when George Francomb was adjudged to have brought down Hallam Hope and Danny Grainger blasted home the penalty.

But Poleon struck again just three minutes later to level with an emphatic finish following a cross by midfielder Luke Gambin.

Sowerby, on loan from Fleetwood, restored Carlisle's lead after the break when he fired in off the post following Jamie Devitt's cross.

Keeper Morris then twice denied Devitt as the Cumbrians, fresh from their biggest home win in over a year, continued to threaten.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 14FrancombBooked at 37mins
  • 5McNerneyBooked at 62mins
  • 33N'Gala
  • 16Maguire
  • 15Nathaniel-George
  • 21Bulman
  • 4PayneBooked at 57mins
  • 11Gambin
  • 10Poleon
  • 28CamaraSubstituted forGrego-Coxat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Doherty
  • 6Connolly
  • 7Grego-Cox
  • 12Mersin
  • 18Sesay
  • 27Allarakhia

Carlisle

  • 30Collin
  • 18Sowerby
  • 6Parkes
  • 5Gerrard
  • 4Liddle
  • 3Grainger
  • 21Etuhu
  • 10DevittSubstituted forSlaterat 87'minutes
  • 17YatesBooked at 12mins
  • 23Nadesan
  • 9Hope

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 8Jones
  • 11Glendon
  • 14Bennett
  • 15Slater
  • 16Campbell
  • 29Gray
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
2,176

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 2, Carlisle United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 2, Carlisle United 3.

Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Crawley Town).

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

Joe Maguire (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jerry Yates (Carlisle United).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Kelvin Etuhu.

Foul by Luke Gambin (Crawley Town).

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

Luke Gambin (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Regan Slater (Carlisle United).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

Foul by Luke Gambin (Crawley Town).

Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

George Francomb (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Hallam Hope (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Regan Slater replaces Jamie Devitt.

Foul by Josh Payne (Crawley Town).

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

Foul by Dominic Poleon (Crawley Town).

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

Hand ball by Hallam Hope (Carlisle United).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

Attempt saved. Josh Payne (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Adam Collin.

Attempt saved. Reece Grego-Cox (Crawley Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Luke Gambin.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Reece Grego-Cox replaces Panutche Camara.

Foul by Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town).

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

Attempt saved. Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Bondz N'Gala.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Glenn Morris.

Attempt saved. Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe McNerney (Crawley Town).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City22145341202147
2MK Dons22127332141843
3Colchester23125635231241
4Bury23116644261839
5Mansfield21911132151738
6Exeter2310763325837
7Forest Green2299431211036
8Newport2210573437-335
9Tranmere239773430434
10Carlisle23103103229333
11Oldham238873426832
12Stevenage239592830-232
13Swindon238782631-531
14Northampton2361072830-228
15Port Vale237792427-328
16Grimsby2384112630-428
17Crawley2282122936-726
18Crewe2374122128-725
19Morecambe2374122537-1225
20Yeovil215882525023
21Cheltenham2257102233-1122
22Cambridge2355131938-1920
23Notts County2347122549-2419
24Macclesfield2345141838-2017
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