James Berrett's 30-yard strike helped Carlisle overcome the stubborn resistance of Ebbsfleet United.

Winger David Symington gave the Cumbrians the lead, finishing coolly from 12 yards out, but Phil Walsh swept home Lanre Azeez's cross to equalise.

Liam Noble's low finish regained the lead and Berrett's fantastic strike was followed up by a Joe Garner header.

Ebbsfleet got a consolation when Joe Howe knocked the ball past keeper Adam Collin into the top left corner.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Ebbsfleet United boss Liam Daish told BBC Radio Kent:

"The lads put a good show on. We conceded 30 seconds before half-time, got ourselves back, and I thought we could have gone on and won it.

"Some of our players were excellent today and I was really pleased, there was a chance to be giant-killers, and we could have not shown Carlisle as much respect as we did.

"At 1-1 I could only see us winning it. But we maybe weren't aggressive enough."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Carlisle

  • 01 Collin
  • 02 Simek
  • 05 Livesey
  • 06 Murphy
  • 15 Edwards
  • 08 Noble
  • 19 Symington (Welsh - 84' )
  • 21 Berrett
  • 24 Chantler (Bugno - 86' )
  • 11 Cadamarteri (McGovern - 71' )
  • 22 Garner

Substitutes

  • 20 Gillespie
  • 31 Bugno
  • 04 McGovern
  • 07 Welsh
  • 16 Potts
  • 18 Todd

Ebbsfleet United

  • 01 Edwards
  • 04 Ada
  • 06 Lorraine
  • 02 Stone
  • 11 Phipp
  • 14 Howe
  • 15 Barrett (Soares - 77' )
  • 16 Bellamy Booked
  • 18 Azeez
  • 05 Walsh Booked (Elder - 56' )
  • 07 Marum (Ashikodi - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Menz
  • 20 Folkes
  • 17 Greenhalgh
  • 22 Soares
  • 24 Fakinos
  • 09 Elder
  • 10 Ashikodi
Ref: Bond
Att: 2,373

Match Stats

Shots

18 10

On target

7 4

Corners

10 5

Fouls

9 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:28 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:09

Shot from just outside the area by Liam Noble goes over the bar.

90:00 +2:14 Goal scored

Goal! - Joe Howe - Carlisle 4 - 2 Ebbsfleet Joe Howe scores a goal from outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Carlisle 4-2 Ebbsfleet United.

90:00 +1:49

Alessio Bugno challenges Moses Ashikodi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tom Phipp.

90:00 +1:21

The assistant referee signals for offside against Joe Garner. Preston Edwards takes the direct free kick.

86:44

Jon-Paul McGovern provided the assist for the goal.

86:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Joe Garner - Carlisle 4 - 1 Ebbsfleet Joe Garner grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Carlisle 4-1 Ebbsfleet United.

86:28

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jon-Paul McGovern from the right by-line,

86:00

Paul Lorraine takes a shot. Peter Murphy manages to make a clearance.

85:37

Joe Garner fouled by Paul Lorraine, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jon-Paul McGovern.

84:51 Substitution

Substitution Alessio Bugno comes on in place of Chris Chantler.

84:51

James Berrett takes a shot.

83:23

Moses Ashikodi concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Murphy. Free kick taken by Chris Chantler.

83:23 Substitution

Substitution Andy Welsh is brought on as a substitute for David Symington.

80:43

The assist for the goal came from Peter Murphy.

80:43 Goal scored

Goal! - James Berrett - Carlisle 3 - 1 Ebbsfleet James Berrett finds the net with a goal from outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Carlisle 3-1 Ebbsfleet United.

76:57 Substitution

Substitution Louie Soares is brought on as a substitute for Neil Barrett.

76:38

David Symington takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

75:19

James Berrett takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Neil Barrett takes a shot. Save by Preston Edwards.

75:04

Joe Garner takes a shot. Save by Preston Edwards.

74:27

Shot from just outside the box by James Berrett goes over the target.

73:50

Mike Edwards has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

73:15

Craig Stone challenges David Symington unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by James Berrett.

70:26 Substitution

Substitution Jon-Paul McGovern joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Cadamarteri.

70:26 Booking

Booking Liam Bellamy goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

70:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Bellamy on James Berrett. Peter Murphy takes the direct free kick.

68:37

Corner taken by James Berrett from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Nathan Elder.

66:17 Substitution

Substitution Liam Enver-Marum goes off and Moses Ashikodi comes on.

63:09

Liam Bellamy takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

60:19

Danny Cadamarteri provided the assist for the goal.

60:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Liam Noble - Carlisle 2 - 1 Ebbsfleet Liam Noble gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Carlisle 2-1 Ebbsfleet United.

58:58

Corner taken by James Berrett played to the near post.

57:31

Lanre Azeez provided the assist for the goal.

57:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Nathan Elder - Carlisle 1 - 1 Ebbsfleet Nathan Elder finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Carlisle 1-1 Ebbsfleet United.

55:50 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Elder replaces Phil Walsh.

55:17

Corner from the right by-line taken by Tom Phipp, clearance by Chris Chantler.

54:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Lorraine by Joe Garner. Free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

52:35

Neil Barrett challenges Peter Murphy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Frank Simek.

51:48

Patrick Ada challenges Danny Livesey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Collin.

51:21

Tom Phipp takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

51:03

Tom Phipp takes a shot. Liam Noble gets a block in.

49:49

Liam Enver-Marum takes a shot. Save made by Preston Edwards.

48:11

Phil Walsh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mike Edwards. Adam Collin restarts play with the free kick.

47:55

Foul by Joe Garner on Patrick Ada, free kick awarded. Preston Edwards takes the free kick.

45:54

Shot from outside the penalty box by Liam Noble goes wide right of the goal.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +2:36 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +0:56

Danny Livesey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Bellamy. Tom Phipp takes the free kick.

45:00 +0:56 Goal scored

Goal! - David Symington - Carlisle 1 - 0 Ebbsfleet A goal is scored by David Symington from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Carlisle 1-0 Ebbsfleet United.

45:00 +0:25

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Phipp played to the near post, save by Adam Collin.

44:46

Foul by Mike Edwards on Phil Walsh, free kick awarded. Tom Phipp takes the direct free kick.

44:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Cadamarteri on Craig Stone. Direct free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

41:36

Corner taken by James Berrett played to the near post, Peter Murphy takes a shot.

39:08

The referee blows for offside against Joe Garner. Paul Lorraine restarts play with the free kick.

38:23

Effort on goal by Liam Bellamy from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

36:55

Liam Noble takes a shot. Save by Preston Edwards.

34:42

Unfair challenge on Neil Barrett by Liam Noble results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Howe.

32:39

Frank Simek is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

29:43

James Berrett takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Tom Phipp manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by James Berrett from the left by-line to the near post.

27:06

Danny Cadamarteri sends in a cross, clearance made by Paul Lorraine.

26:47

Liam Enver-Marum sends in a cross, save by Adam Collin.

24:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Lorraine on Joe Garner. Free kick taken by Peter Murphy.

23:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lanre Azeez on Chris Chantler. Direct free kick taken by Adam Collin.

22:09

Danny Cadamarteri challenges Craig Stone unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Stone takes the free kick.

21:08

James Berrett takes the outswinging corner, Phil Walsh manages to make a clearance.

19:13

Danny Cadamarteri takes a shot. Preston Edwards makes a save.

16:26

Joe Garner delivers the ball.

13:43

Corner from the right by-line taken by James Berrett, Header on goal by Peter Murphy from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

13:05

Corner from right by-line taken by James Berrett. Shot on goal by Peter Murphy from just inside the area goes over the target.

12:49

Liam Noble takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

12:26

The ball is crossed by Frank Simek, Craig Stone manages to make a clearance.

10:33

Lanre Azeez takes a shot.

10:12

Lanre Azeez produces a cross.

9:18

Joe Howe crosses the ball, clearance made by Mike Edwards. Joe Garner is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Ada.

7:19

Phil Walsh takes a shot. Save by Preston Edwards. Short corner worked by Tom Phipp. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Phipp from the right by-line, Danny Livesey manages to make a clearance.

4:04 Booking

Booking Phil Walsh receives a yellow card.

3:55

Lanre Azeez challenges Peter Murphy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mike Edwards takes the direct free kick.

2:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Enver-Marum by Danny Livesey. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Ada.

1:26

Joe Garner has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

0:00

The match begins.

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