Two first-half goals proved crucial as Carlisle United secured all three points at Tranmere Rovers.

The visitors took the lead with a tap-in from Lee Miller after Rory Loy had helped on a cross by Matty Robson.

James Berrett scored Carlisle's second from the penalty spot after Dave Raven was penalised for tripping Loy.

Tranmere scored six minutes into the second half when Lucas Atkins pounced on a rebound after Adam Collin had punched away Robbie Weir's shot.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Carlisle United manager Greg Abbott tells BBC Radio Cumbria:

"It was an important result, we bounced back tonight and probably deserved the result.

"Lee Miller and Rory Loy were outstanding, a real handful.

"We haven't had it so much as a pair, Rory was running the channels, putting people on the backfoot, clever with the ball, Lee was winning the physical battles.

"We believe in the players, on our day we can play good football and we've got to play effective football."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (1)

Tranmere

  • 01 fon Williams
  • 05 Goodison
  • 12 Taylor
  • 16 Buchanan
  • 19 Raven
  • 04 Labadie Booked
  • 08 Welsh Booked
  • 10 Weir (Tyriaki - 68' )
  • 07 Showunmi
  • 14 McGurk
  • 17 Akins

Substitutes

  • 13 Coughlin
  • 02 Kay
  • 03 Bakayogo
  • 20 Power
  • 09 Tyriaki

Carlisle

  • 01 Collin
  • 03 Robson
  • 06 Murphy
  • 22 Tavernier Booked
  • 25 Michalik Booked
  • 11 Thirlwell Booked
  • 17 Noble
  • 21 Berrett
  • 09 Loy
  • 13 Zoko
  • 14 Miller

Substitutes

  • 05 Livesey
  • 04 McGovern
  • 07 Welsh
  • 12 Taiwo
  • 15 Curran
Ref: Mathieson
Att: 4,219

Match Stats

Shots

14 14

On target

7 5

Corners

8 6

Fouls

11 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:44 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +2:41

James Berrett restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2:41 Booking

Booking John Welsh shown a yellow card.

90:00 +2:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Francois Zoko by John Welsh.

90:00 +1:08

Corner taken short by Francois Zoko.

89:55 Booking

Booking Joss Labadie is given a yellow card.

89:18

The ball is crossed by John Welsh, clearance by Peter Murphy.

88:53

The referee penalises James Berrett for handball. John Welsh takes the free kick.

88:03

The ball is delivered by David Raven, save by Adam Collin.

86:53

John Welsh crosses the ball, save by Adam Collin.

86:35

John Welsh takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Francois Zoko.

86:25

John Welsh takes a shot. Adam Collin makes a save.

85:33

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Noble, save made by Owain Fon Williams.

85:23

Matthew Robson produces a cross, Owain Fon Williams makes a save.

84:15

Liam Noble has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

83:53

The ball is sent over by John Welsh, clearance by Peter Murphy.

82:35

Shot by Rory Loy from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

81:10

Outswinging corner taken by James Berrett, clearance made by Adam McGurk.

79:49

Ash Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Rory Loy. Peter Murphy takes the direct free kick.

78:26

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by John Welsh played to the near post, clearance by Francois Zoko.

78:18

Joss Labadie takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Robson.

78:13

The ball is swung over by Enoch Showunmi.

77:40

The ball is sent over by Lucas Akins, Joss Labadie takes a shot. Adam Collin makes a save.

76:46

Lucas Akins produces a cross, Effort from just outside the box by Joss Labadie goes over the bar.

74:39

Strike on goal comes in from Joss Labadie from the free kick.

74:39 Booking

Booking Lubomir Michalik is booked.

74:34

Foul by Lubomir Michalik on Joss Labadie, free kick awarded.

73:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Berrett by David Raven. Direct free kick taken by James Tavernier.

72:46

James Tavernier sends in a cross, Effort from deep inside the area by Francois Zoko misses to the right of the target.

70:58

A cross is delivered by James Berrett, Shot by Rory Loy from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

70:51

A cross is delivered by Paul Thirlwell, clearance by Ash Taylor.

70:08

The ball is sent over by Lucas Akins, Lubomir Michalik makes a clearance.

66:55

Direct free kick taken by Adam Collin.

66:55 Substitution

Substitution Mustafa Tiryaki comes on in place of Robbie Weir.

66:55

Enoch Showunmi is adjudged to have handled the ball.

65:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joss Labadie by Peter Murphy. Adam McGurk delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Lee Miller manages to make a clearance.

64:16

Unfair challenge on Enoch Showunmi by Peter Murphy results in a free kick. Free kick taken by John Welsh.

64:10

Matthew Robson crosses the ball, save made by Owain Fon Williams.

63:57

Robbie Weir concedes a free kick for a foul on James Berrett. Paul Thirlwell takes the free kick.

62:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lucas Akins on Lee Miller. Direct free kick taken by Lee Miller.

61:52

The assistant referee signals for offside against Enoch Showunmi. Lubomir Michalik shoots direct from the free kick.

61:17

The ball is sent over by David Raven, Enoch Showunmi has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Save by Adam Collin.

60:29

David Raven sends in a cross, save by Adam Collin.

59:58

Direct free kick taken by Ian Goodison.

59:58 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Paul Thirlwell for unsporting behaviour.

59:52

Paul Thirlwell challenges Joss Labadie unfairly and gives away a free kick.

58:59

Centre by Adam McGurk.

58:43

Francois Zoko concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Goodison. Free kick taken by Ian Goodison.

57:42

Enoch Showunmi fouled by Lubomir Michalik, the ref awards a free kick. John Welsh delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

52:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam McGurk on Peter Murphy. Free kick taken by Adam Collin.

50:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Lucas Akins - Tranmere 1 - 2 Carlisle A goal is scored by Lucas Akins from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tranmere 1-2 Carlisle.

50:33

Robbie Weir takes a shot. Save by Adam Collin.

50:17

James Berrett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joss Labadie. David Raven takes the free kick.

48:21

Foul by Ian Goodison on James Berrett, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Adam Collin.

48:09

Adam McGurk delivers the ball, Lubomir Michalik manages to make a clearance.

47:54

David Raven crosses the ball, Peter Murphy makes a clearance.

46:36

The ball is delivered by Rory Loy, Headed effort from inside the area by Lee Miller misses to the left of the goal.

46:01

The ball is swung over by Lucas Akins, save made by Adam Collin.

45:30

Lucas Akins crosses the ball, clearance made by Liam Noble.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +3:10 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +1:54

Enoch Showunmi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Francois Zoko. Direct free kick taken by Adam Collin.

44:11

Corner taken right-footed by John Welsh, Lucas Akins produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

43:44

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by John Welsh, clearance made by Lee Miller.

43:38

The ball is delivered by David Raven, save made by Adam Collin.

42:33

David Raven is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Robson.

41:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lucas Akins by James Berrett. David Raven takes the free kick.

40:43

Liam Noble delivers the ball, David Raven manages to make a clearance.

38:50

David Raven produces a cross, clearance made by Lubomir Michalik.

38:15

The ball is swung over by David Raven, Headed effort on goal by Enoch Showunmi from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

37:12

Corner taken by James Berrett from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Joss Labadie.

36:21

Corner from the left by-line taken by James Berrett, Liam Noble takes a shot. David Buchanan makes a clearance.

34:29

Rory Loy provided the assist for the goal.

34:29 Goal scored

Goal! - James Berrett - Tranmere 0 - 2 Carlisle James Berrett scores a placed penalty. Tranmere 0-2 Carlisle.

33:04

Rory Loy fouled by Ash Taylor, the ref awards a Penalty.

31:31

Long distance shot from Liam Noble misses to the left of the goal.

30:56

Adam McGurk concedes a free kick for a foul on James Tavernier. Free kick crossed right-footed by James Tavernier from right wing, clearance by Lucas Akins.

29:44

John Welsh restarts play with the free kick.

29:44 Booking

Booking James Tavernier is cautioned.

29:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Tavernier on Joss Labadie.

27:49

David Buchanan challenges Rory Loy unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Berrett crosses the ball, Francois Zoko takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.

25:50

The ball is crossed by James Tavernier, save made by Owain Fon Williams.

24:53

Corner taken right-footed by John Welsh from the left by-line, save made by Adam Collin.

20:54

James Berrett takes a corner.

19:29

Lee Miller challenges David Buchanan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Owain Fon Williams takes the direct free kick.

16:07

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by John Welsh, Effort from deep inside the area by Adam McGurk misses to the left of the target.

14:01

John Welsh has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

12:58

The ball is swung over by Matthew Robson, Lee Miller has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

12:32

Centre by Matthew Robson, clearance made by Joss Labadie.

12:17

Matthew Robson produces a cross, clearance by Ash Taylor.

10:27

James Berrett takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.

9:45

Lee Miller takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.

9:00

James Berrett produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

8:40

Centre by David Raven, Peter Murphy manages to make a clearance.

7:16

The ball is delivered by Adam McGurk.

5:50

Corner taken right-footed by John Welsh from the right by-line, save by Adam Collin.

5:38

Adam McGurk sends in a cross, Matthew Robson makes a clearance.

5:21

James Berrett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robbie Weir. John Welsh takes the direct free kick.

3:52

Corner taken right-footed by John Welsh from the right by-line, clearance made by Lubomir Michalik.

3:43

Enoch Showunmi takes a shot. Save made by Adam Collin.

2:47

Assist by Matthew Robson.

2:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Miller - Tranmere 0 - 1 Carlisle A goal is scored by Lee Miller from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tranmere 0-1 Carlisle.

2:39

Matthew Robson crosses the ball,

1:27

The ball is delivered by David Raven, Headed effort from inside the box by Enoch Showunmi misses to the right of the target.

1:09

Centre by Adam McGurk, clearance made by Peter Murphy.

0:55

Paul Thirlwell produces a cross, Ash Taylor manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The game begins.

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