League Two
Carlisle1Lincoln City0

Carlisle United 1-0 Lincoln City

Lincoln City's League Two title party will have to wait after Carlisle midfielder Mike Jones' second-half strike sealed a 1-0 win that left the Imps' 2,000-strong travelling fans disappointed.

Danny Cowley's side will have to wait until Monday before they can add the championship trophy to promotion.

Jones drove home his first goal of the season after 75 minutes, a 25-yard right-foot shot that evaded the dive of goalkeeper Matt Gilks to nestle in the bottom left corner of the net.

After a bright start, Lincoln were reduced to 10 men on the half hour when referee Lee Mason sent off skipper Jason Shackell for a second yellow card.

Four minutes earlier Shackell had earned his first yellow for a foul on Jamie Devitt, from which the Carlisle midfielder had Gilks at full stretch saving the resulting free-kick.

Chances were limited until Jones decided the game with his long-range effort with 15 minutes remaining.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 30Collin
  • 2MillerSubstituted forGillespheyat 60'minutes
  • 4LiddleBooked at 90mins
  • 5GerrardBooked at 21mins
  • 6Parkes
  • 22Scougall
  • 8Jones
  • 21Etuhu
  • 17O'Hare
  • 9Hope
  • 10DevittSubstituted forThomasat 53'minutesBooked at 67mins

Substitutes

  • 7Kennedy
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 15Slater
  • 16Thomas
  • 19Simpson
  • 23Branthwaite
  • 29Gray

Lincoln City

  • 18Gilks
  • 23Eardley
  • 16BostwickBooked at 87mins
  • 5ShackellBooked at 30mins
  • 14ToffoloSubstituted forRobertsat 81'minutes
  • 26Anderson
  • 7Pett
  • 6O'Hara
  • 11Carvalho AndradeSubstituted forRoweat 57'minutes
  • 17McCartanSubstituted forBolgerat 34'minutesBooked at 34mins
  • 29Akinde

Substitutes

  • 1Vickers
  • 4O'Connor
  • 9Rhead
  • 19Rowe
  • 24Bolger
  • 25Roberts
Referee:
Lee Mason
Attendance:
6,819

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home19
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Lincoln City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Lincoln City 0.

Booking

Gary Liddle (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gary Liddle (Carlisle United).

Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Callum O'Hare (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Tom Pett (Lincoln City).

Callum O'Hare (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt blocked. Callum O'Hare (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

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

Attempt missed. Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City).

Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Mark O'Hara (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Callum O'Hare (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Jordan Roberts replaces Harry Toffolo.

Attempt missed. Cian Bolger (Lincoln City) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Adam Collin.

Foul by Neal Eardley (Lincoln City).

Macaulay Gillesphey (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Danny Rowe (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Danny Rowe (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Liddle (Carlisle United).

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 1, Lincoln City 0. Michael Jones (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kelvin Etuhu.

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

Attempt blocked. Stefan Scougall (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Tom Pett (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum O'Hare (Carlisle United).

Tom Pett (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United) because of an injury.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Macaulay Gillesphey.

Booking

Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City432315573393484
2Mansfield432016766353176
3MK Dons432291269462375
4Bury4321111177532474
5Tranmere4320111261461571
6Forest Green4319131163422170
7Exeter4318111458481065
8Carlisle43197176359464
9Colchester43189165952763
10Stevenage43189165453163
11Newport42189155558-363
12Swindon431516125350361
13Oldham4215141362501259
14Crewe43178185453159
15Northampton431318125656057
16Cheltenham431412175460-654
17Grimsby43148214154-1350
18Crawley43147224562-1749
19Port Vale431211203752-1547
20Morecambe431211204768-2147
21Cambridge431210213761-2446
22Macclesfield43912224673-2739
23Yeovil43910243863-2537
24Notts County43813224479-3537
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