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Carlisle United 1-2 Cambridge United

Substitute Adam May sealed a dramatic late victory as Cambridge enhanced their League Two title credentials with a 2-1 win at Carlisle.

Lewis Alessandra seemingly secured a share of the spoils after his first goal since January cancelled out Paul Mullin's record-breaking opener at Brunton Park.

But May earned a vital three points to send the visitors two points clear at the League Two summit.

Carlisle's own promotion bid has all but been curtailed because of just one win in their past 13 outings.

The game sprung into life after a quiet first half when Omari Patrick forced a great save from Callum Burton in stoppage time.

And Mullin opened the scoring down the other end with his 25th league goal of the season, surpassing a 35-year club record set by David Crown for goals scored over a campaign.

After the break Burton produced an even better stop to charge down the on-rushing Gime Toure.

But Alessandra restored parity with 12 minutes left after Rod McDonald's effort was blocked.

May clinched a dramatic three points as he completed a fine counter attack in stoppage time.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Carlisle

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 21Farman
  • 2Tanner
  • 6HaydenBooked at 23mins
  • 13McDonald
  • 3Anderton
  • 19FurmanBooked at 28minsSubstituted forToureat 45'minutes
  • 8Guy
  • 7Riley
  • 12MellishSubstituted forAlessandraat 70'minutes
  • 10ZanzalaBooked at 68minsSubstituted forScottat 89'minutes
  • 11Patrick

Substitutes

  • 1Norman
  • 9Alessandra
  • 15Charters
  • 17Armer
  • 20Toure
  • 31Scott
  • 33Walker

Cambridge

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 25Burton
  • 2Knoyle
  • 15Okedina
  • 5Taylor
  • 3Iredale
  • 4Digby
  • 8O'NeilSubstituted forHannantat 63'minutes
  • 44BoatengSubstituted forMayat 86'minutes
  • 14HoolahanSubstituted forDunkat 90+2'minutes
  • 10MullinSubstituted forTraceyat 63'minutes
  • 20Ironside

Substitutes

  • 6Drysdale
  • 7Hannant
  • 11Dunk
  • 16Alese
  • 18Tracey
  • 19May
  • 26Knibbs
Referee:
Tom Nield

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home20
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home18
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Cambridge United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Cambridge United 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Rod McDonald (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nick Anderton.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jack Iredale (Cambridge United).

  5. Post update

    Lewis Alessandra (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Omari Patrick (Carlisle United).

  8. Post update

    Shilow Tracey (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Rod McDonald (Carlisle United).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Harrison Dunk replaces Wes Hoolahan.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Carlisle United 1, Cambridge United 2. Adam May (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Cedwyn Scott replaces Offrande Zanzala.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Wes Hoolahan (Cambridge United).

  15. Post update

    Callum Guy (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Joe Ironside (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Gime Toure (Carlisle United).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Adam May replaces Hiram Boateng.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gime Toure (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lewis Alessandra.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cambridge382071157352267
2Cheltenham371981048341465
3Tranmere37189105142963
4Bolton37189104843563
5Forest Green371711949381162
6Morecambe37188115249362
7Newport36169114637957
8Exeter3615111060421856
9Leyton Orient37158144240253
10Salford3613121141301151
11Crawley36149134847151
12Bradford36149134041-151
13Stevenage381116113333049
14Carlisle35146154744348
15Harrogate37146174042-248
16Scunthorpe36136173845-745
17Oldham38129175564-945
18Port Vale38128184952-344
19Mansfield38917124549-444
20Walsall37817123946-741
21Colchester38815153653-1739
22Barrow36108184246-438
23Southend38811192350-2735
24Grimsby37711192855-2732
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