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Stevenage 3-1 Carlisle United

Second-half goals from Luke Norris and Arthur Read proved the difference as Stevenage saw off 10-man Carlisle 3-1 at the Lamex Stadium.

After a relatively even start, things took a turn for the worse for the visitors just past the 15-minute mark when Rod McDonald was sent off for pulling down Elliott List when through on goal.

Stevenage soon took advantage with Tom Pett's creative finish from a corner kick, flicking the ball up to himself before volleying home on the turn.

From there the game was mostly one-way traffic but the visitors got the next goal, Brennan Dickenson with a neat turn on the edge of the box before unleashing a curling effort that got a slight deflection past the outstretched arm of Jamie Cumming.

The home side were able to pull away though, first through Norris' fierce shot from the edge of the box on the hour mark.

Read then ended any comeback hopes with a neat finish from Elliot Osborne's through ball 19 minutes from time.

Report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Stevenage

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Cumming
  • 2Wildin
  • 15Vancooten
  • 6Prosser
  • 3Coker
  • 8OsborneSubstituted forAitchisonat 86'minutes
  • 26Pett
  • 40LinesBooked at 64mins
  • 19Read
  • 17List
  • 36Norris

Substitutes

  • 4Vincelot
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 12Hutton
  • 13Johnson
  • 23Smith
  • 27Aitchison
  • 35Stevens

Carlisle

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Norman
  • 2TannerBooked at 45minsSubstituted forChartersat 78'minutes
  • 32Bennett
  • 13McDonaldBooked at 18mins
  • 17ArmerSubstituted forAndertonat 78'minutes
  • 7RileySubstituted forAlessandraat 77'minutes
  • 8GuyBooked at 45mins
  • 12MellishSubstituted forPatrickat 52'minutes
  • 16Dickenson
  • 10Zanzala
  • 20ToureSubstituted forHaydenat 22'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Anderton
  • 6Hayden
  • 9Alessandra
  • 11Patrick
  • 15Charters
  • 21Farman
  • 33Walker
Referee:
Brett Huxtable

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 3, Carlisle United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 3, Carlisle United 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Stevenage. Luther Wildin tries a through ball, but Arthur Read is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Pett (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Arthur Read (Stevenage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nick Anderton (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Hayden with a headed pass.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Luther Wildin.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Ben Coker.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Omari Patrick (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lewis Alessandra.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jack Aitchison (Stevenage).

  11. Post update

    Aaron Hayden (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luke Norris (Stevenage) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Coker.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Jack Aitchison replaces Elliot Osborne.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Luke Norris (Stevenage).

  15. Post update

    Rhys Bennett (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chris Lines (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Elliott List.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Elliot Osborne (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Arthur Read.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Nick Anderton replaces Jack Armer.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Taylor Charters replaces George Tanner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham36198948331565
2Cambridge371971155342164
3Forest Green351710849371261
4Tranmere35187104839961
5Bolton36179104743460
6Morecambe36178115149259
7Newport36169114637957
8Exeter341411958401853
9Salford3513121041291251
10Crawley35149124744351
11Carlisle33146134641548
12Bradford34139123838048
13Harrogate36146164041-148
14Leyton Orient35138143939047
15Stevenage371016113132-146
16Mansfield36915124448-442
17Oldham36119165261-942
18Scunthorpe35126173645-942
19Port Vale37118184651-541
20Walsall35815123845-739
21Barrow34108164143-238
22Colchester36814143349-1638
23Southend36710192250-2831
24Grimsby35610192654-2828
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