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Cheltenham 2-0 Carlisle

Cheltenham maintained their fine home form in League Two with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Carlisle United.

First-half goals from Gavin Reilly and Luke Varney were enough to extend the Robins' unbeaten record at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium to 12 games.

Frontman Reilly scored the first of his loan spell from Bristol Rovers in the 15th minute, nodding in Jake Doyle-Hayes' cross after a clever corner routine.

Charlie Raglan's header then rebounded off the post for Cheltenham, who were on top throughout the opening period.

They deservedly doubled their lead in the 45th minute when Chris Clements' fine ball into the box was latched on to by Varney, who finished past Adam Collin for his opening goal of the season.

Cheltenham had the ball in the net again early in the second half, but Reilly's effort after a Josh Debayo cross was disallowed for a foul on the goalkeeper.

Carlisle nearly pulled one back in the 55th minute, but Harry McKirdy's effort was well saved by Scott Flinders.

Ryan Broom had a chance to make it 3-0 in the 85th minute but his effort was just wide.

Report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Flinders
  • 5Raglan
  • 4TozerBooked at 7mins
  • 26Greaves
  • 2Long
  • 11Broom
  • 8Clements
  • 21Doyle-Hayes
  • 17DebayoSubstituted forHusseyat 71'minutes
  • 20ReillySubstituted forLloydat 79'minutes
  • 32VarneySubstituted forCampbellat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Hussey
  • 6Bowry
  • 7Thomas
  • 10Campbell
  • 18Brennan
  • 19Lloyd
  • 22Lovett

Carlisle

  • 1Collin
  • 2Elliott
  • 17Webster
  • 27Knight-Percival
  • 3IredaleBooked at 43mins
  • 19BridgeSubstituted forSagafat 89'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 10ScougallBooked at 35mins
  • 7ThomasBooked at 56mins
  • 25LoftSubstituted forOlomolaat 45'minutes
  • 11McKirdySubstituted forHopeat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Mellish
  • 9Hope
  • 22Gray
  • 23Branthwaite
  • 24Olomola
  • 28Sagaf
  • 31Sorensen
Referee:
Will Finnie
Attendance:
2,634

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home11
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Carlisle United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Carlisle United 0.

Attempt missed. Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Byron Webster (Carlisle United).

Tahvon Campbell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mohammed Sagaf (Carlisle United).

Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. George Lloyd (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tahvon Campbell.

Foul by Jack Iredale (Carlisle United).

Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by George Lloyd with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Mohammed Sagaf replaces Jack Bridge because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Olufela Olomola (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Christie Elliott.

Foul by Jack Iredale (Carlisle United).

Sean Long (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Tahvon Campbell replaces Luke Varney.

Jack Bridge (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Varney.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Ben Tozer.

Foul by Olufela Olomola (Carlisle United).

Jacob Greaves (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. George Lloyd replaces Gavin Reilly.

Stefan Scougall (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Doyle-Hayes (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Charlie Raglan.

Attempt blocked. Olufela Olomola (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nathan Thomas.

Michael Jones (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Chris Hussey replaces Josh Debayo.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Hallam Hope replaces Harry McKirdy.

Foul by Byron Webster (Carlisle United).

Gavin Reilly (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Olufela Olomola.

Attempt saved. Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Harry McKirdy.

Attempt missed. Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jack Iredale.

Stefan Scougall (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Christie Elliott.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Crewe43015509
2Bradford42205148
3Cambridge42205328
4Exeter42203128
5Cheltenham42116247
6Plymouth42116337
7Swindon42116427
8Forest Green42114317
9Leyton Orient421145-17
10Macclesfield42025326
11Port Vale41305416
12Newport41303216
13Mansfield41218715
14Grimsby41215415
15Salford41215505
16Walsall41212205
17Morecambe412134-15
18Crawley41126604
19Northampton411234-14
20Carlisle410348-43
21Colchester402246-22
22Stevenage401304-41
23Oldham401316-51
24Scunthorpe4013511-61
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