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Morecambe 0-2 Carlisle United

Carlisle maintained their fine run of form with victory over Morecambe at the Globe Arena.

In an even game, it was two quality strikes from Jamie Devitt and Jack Sowerby that proved the difference for John Sheridan's side who moved into the League Two play-off places as a result.

Former Morecambe favourite Devitt broke the deadlock with a stunning goal in the 15th minute.

The winger received a Danny Grainger throw in with his back to goal but turned past his man sharply before letting fly with a dipping right-footed volley from 20 yards that hit the underside of the crossbar before beating Mark Halstead.

The Cumbrians went on to look for a quick second with Kelvin Etuhu seeing a shot blocked by Steven Old before Morecambe came into the game.

Jordan Cranston curled a free kick just over before testing Adam Collin from a similar set-piece, but for all Morecambe's possession they struggled to get through a resolute Carlisle defence.

The second half saw Morecambe dominate possession with Collin forced into good saves from Rhys Oates and Carlos Mendes-Gomes before the Cumbrians doubled their advantage.

Sowerby collected the ball on the left wing, and in similar fashion to Devitt, cut inside onto his right foot to unleash an unstoppable shot past Halstead from 20 yards.

Morecambe pushed forward at the death to try and get a consolation, but it was Carlisle who came close to scoring again when Ashley Nadesan dragged a shot inches wide of the right post after a neat one-two with Devitt before Hallam Hope went close with a shot from the edge of the penalty area.

Report supplied by Press Association

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 21Halstead
  • 2Mills
  • 5Old
  • 16Lavelle
  • 3Conlan
  • 4KenyonSubstituted forTutteat 66'minutes
  • 27CranstonBooked at 89mins
  • 19Mendes GomesSubstituted forMandevilleat 83'minutes
  • 18OatesSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 66'minutes
  • 11Ellison
  • 9OliverBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 6Tutte
  • 12Oswell
  • 13Szczepaniak
  • 14Yarney
  • 17Mandeville
  • 25Hedley
  • 28Leitch-Smith

Carlisle

  • 30Collin
  • 4Liddle
  • 5GerrardBooked at 89mins
  • 12GillespheySubstituted forBennettat 87'minutes
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Grainger
  • 18SowerbySubstituted forKennedyat 90+2'minutes
  • 10DevittSubstituted forSlaterat 82'minutes
  • 21EtuhuBooked at 40mins
  • 23Nadesan
  • 9Hope

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 7Kennedy
  • 8Jones
  • 14Bennett
  • 15Slater
  • 27McCarron
  • 29Gray
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
3,749

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 0, Carlisle United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 0, Carlisle United 2.

Attempt blocked. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jason Kennedy replaces Jack Sowerby.

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

Foul by Richard Bennett (Carlisle United).

Booking

Jordan Cranston (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Anthony Gerrard (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Richard Bennett replaces Macaulay Gillesphey.

Attempt saved. Jordan Cranston (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Morecambe).

Ashley Nadesan (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Liam Mandeville replaces Carlos Mendes Gomes.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Regan Slater replaces Jamie Devitt.

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

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 0, Carlisle United 2. Jack Sowerby (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Foul by Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe).

Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. A-Jay Leitch-Smith replaces Rhys Oates.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Andrew Tutte replaces Alex Kenyon.

Attempt saved. Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Steven Old.

Attempt saved. Rhys Oates (Morecambe) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Liddle (Carlisle United).

Attempt saved. Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United).

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Rhys Oates (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Steven Old (Morecambe).

Attempt blocked. Rhys Oates (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City25156445242151
2MK Dons25138441192247
3Mansfield241112135161945
4Bury26127748291943
5Forest Green251110439251443
6Exeter26127738281043
7Carlisle261331042301242
8Colchester2612683627942
9Tranmere2610973832639
10Oldham2610884033738
11Stevenage26115103132-138
12Newport2510693542-736
13Grimsby26104122932-334
14Swindon268992734-733
15Crewe2694132532-731
16Northampton2661283235-330
17Crawley2593133238-630
18Cheltenham2578103137-629
19Port Vale2678112633-729
20Morecambe2675142642-1626
21Yeovil2459102731-424
22Cambridge2665152247-2523
23Macclesfield2656152242-2021
24Notts County2648142653-2720
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