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Carlisle United 2-1 Macclesfield Town

Jerry Yates struck late on as play-off chasing Carlisle secured a fourth consecutive win with a 2-1 victory over relegation-threatened Macclesfield.

After Scott Wilson had given Town an early lead with his third goal in two games, Hallam Hope hit back for the home side before the break.

The visitors looked set for a draw until Yates, on loan from Rotherham, popped up from close range to register his fifth goal in the last four matches.

The win moved Carlisle up to eighth in the League Two table, one point off the play-offs.

The Silkmen had the Carlisle defence rocking as they made a lively start, taking a second-minute lead through a fine individual effort by Wilson.

His turn just inside the area created space for a shot which was expertly curled past Adam Collin in the Carlisle goal.

After scoring 10 goals in their two previous home games, Carlisle were on the receiving end and glad to scramble away a cross by Tyrone Marsh which almost provided the opportunity for a second goal for Wilson.

Macclesfield goalkeeper Kieran O'Hara produced a series of outstanding saves as Carlisle began exerting strong pressure.

O'Hara denied Jamie Devitt twice and pulled off a timely full-length diving stop to keep out a Gary Liddle header.

However, there was nothing O'Hara could do about Hope's shot, cutting in from the left after exchanging passes with Devitt, that brought Carlisle level in the 44th minute.

Town continued to defy their lowly league position with Marsh firing a good chance over and Koby Arthur testing Collin from just inside the area.

But it was Carlisle who snatched an 89th-minute winner when Yates just managed to touch home a Danny Grainger cross from the left.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Carlisle

Formation 4-3-3

  • 30Collin
  • 4Liddle
  • 5GerrardBooked at 14mins
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Grainger
  • 18Sowerby
  • 10DevittBooked at 40minsSubstituted forCampbellat 77'minutes
  • 21Etuhu
  • 23NadesanSubstituted forSlaterat 90'minutes
  • 17YatesBooked at 51minsSubstituted forBennettat 90+4'minutes
  • 9Hope

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 14Bennett
  • 15Slater
  • 16Campbell
  • 27McCarron
  • 29Gray

Macclesfield

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1O'Hara
  • 19Pearson
  • 5Kelleher
  • 27CameronBooked at 51mins
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 24Rose
  • 8Marsh
  • 18Maycock
  • 11LloydSubstituted forWelch-Hayesat 66'minutes
  • 9Wilson
  • 22Arthur

Substitutes

  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 4Lowe
  • 6Grimes
  • 14Welch-Hayes
  • 20Vincenti
  • 28Idem
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
4,884

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home4
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Carlisle United 2, Macclesfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Carlisle United 2, Macclesfield Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Richard Bennett (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Richard Bennett replaces Jerry Yates.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Tyrone Marsh (Macclesfield Town).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Regan Slater replaces Ashley Nadesan.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Carlisle United 2, Macclesfield Town 1. Jerry Yates (Carlisle United) right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Danny Grainger with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by David Fitzpatrick (Macclesfield Town).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Scott Wilson (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Adam Campbell replaces Jamie Devitt.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Tyrone Marsh (Macclesfield Town).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Miles Welch-Hayes replaces Ryan Lloyd.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City24155444232150
2MK Dons24128435191644
3Mansfield231012134161842
4Colchester25126736251142
5Bury25117745281740
6Forest Green241010437241340
7Exeter2511773628840
8Carlisle251231040301039
9Tranmere2510873731638
10Newport2410683541-636
11Oldham259883833535
12Stevenage25105103032-235
13Grimsby25104112931-234
14Swindon258982732-533
15Crewe2594122429-531
16Northampton2561273133-230
17Port Vale2577112532-728
18Crawley2483133038-827
19Cheltenham2468102736-926
20Morecambe2575132640-1426
21Yeovil235992627-124
22Cambridge2565142241-1923
23Macclesfield2555152141-2020
24Notts County2548132651-2520
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