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Carlisle United 3-2 Mansfield Town

Managerless Carlisle United ended 10-man Mansfield's 17-game unbeaten run with a thrilling 3-2 League Two win in their first match since John Sheridan's resignation.

The Stags played throughout the second-half a man short after Neal Bishop was given a second yellow card while the players headed for the tunnel at the break.

Before that, first-half goals from Jack Sowerby and Hallam Hope gave Carlisle the lead at the half-way stage and despite Matt Preston pulling one back for Mansfield, Hope added his second.

Tyler Walker scored for the Stags and set up a tense finish but the Cumbrians clung on.

Carlisle scored with their first real raid in the fourth minute, as Jamie Devitt, Hope and Ashley Nadesan all played a part in the move which set up Sowerby, who drilled a low shot past Conrad Logan from the edge of the area.

The Cumbrians grabbed their second goal in the 26th minute when Devitt and Nadesan combined on the right.

Fleetwood forward Nadesan, playing the last game of his loan period for Carlisle, squared across the box to find the unmarked Hope who bundled the ball home.

A foul from Carlisle's Danny Grainger led to some pushing and shoving, with Bishop handed his first yellow before the tunnel incident that saw him dismissed.

Preston threw Mansfield a 77th-minute lifeline when he headed a Malvind Benning free-kick past Adam Collin.

Carlisle's two-goal lead was restored two minutes later when Hope went through to provide a composed finish as he slipped the ball past Logan.

Mansfield were not finished and Walker headed in from directly under the bar after Hayden White had caught Collin out of position with his high cross, but it was too late to deny Carlisle a sixth straight win.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 30Collin
  • 4Liddle
  • 5Gerrard
  • 6Parkes
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 3GraingerBooked at 45mins
  • 18Sowerby
  • 21EtuhuBooked at 39mins
  • 10Devitt
  • 23Nadesan
  • 9HopeSubstituted forMcCarronat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 7Kennedy
  • 8Jones
  • 14Bennett
  • 15Slater
  • 27McCarron
  • 29Gray

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 4PrestonBooked at 40mins
  • 5Pearce
  • 17SweeneySubstituted forAtkinsonat 45'minutes
  • 2White
  • 8Mellis
  • 6BishopBooked at 45mins
  • 20ElsnikSubstituted forRoseat 34'minutes
  • 3Benning
  • 22Hamilton
  • 19Walker

Substitutes

  • 10Khan
  • 11Atkinson
  • 16Butcher
  • 21Kean
  • 26Law
  • 29Graham
  • 32Rose
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
4,563

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home20
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 3, Mansfield Town 2.

Full Time

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

Foul by Danny Rose (Mansfield Town).

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

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Conrad Logan.

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

Attempt saved. Liam McCarron (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Hayden White.

Attempt missed. Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 3, Mansfield Town 2. Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Hayden White.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Liam McCarron replaces Hallam Hope.

Attempt missed. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) left footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Conrad Logan.

Attempt saved. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 3, Mansfield Town 1. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jamie Devitt.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 2, Mansfield Town 1. Matt Preston (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Malvind Benning following a set piece situation.

CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony Gerrard (Carlisle United).

Attempt blocked. Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Macaulay Gillesphey (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Matt Preston (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Hallam Hope (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. Ashley Nadesan (Carlisle United) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Ashley Nadesan (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Malvind Benning.

Attempt blocked. Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Krystian Pearce.

Attempt blocked. Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hayden White (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Grainger (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Jack Sowerby (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town).

Ashley Nadesan (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Carlisle United 2, Mansfield Town 0.

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As It Stood

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2MK Dons25138441192247
3Bury27137749292046
4Mansfield251112237191845
5Carlisle271431045321345
6Forest Green251110439251443
7Exeter26127738281043
8Colchester2712783930943
9Tranmere2610973832639
10Oldham2610884033738
11Stevenage27115113134-338
12Swindon279992935-636
13Newport2510693542-736
14Grimsby26104122932-334
15Crawley26103133338-533
16Crewe2795132734-732
17Northampton2661283235-330
18Cheltenham2678113138-729
19Port Vale2678112633-729
20Morecambe2776142844-1627
21Cambridge2775152447-2326
22Yeovil2559112732-524
23Macclesfield2756162344-2121
24Notts County2749142956-2721
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