Carlisle pulled further away from the drop zone and extended Crewe's winless run in League One to six games.

Crewe's Vadaine Oliver thought he had opened the scoring but his effort was ruled out because the referee had stopped play for an injury.

Dave Symington's 20-yard shot glanced off Sean O'Hanlon to give Carlisle the lead just before the break.

Moments later Matty Robson doubled the advantage from 18 yards out, with Harry Davis snatching a late consolation.

Carlisle are now five points clear of the relegation zone, but Crewe are four points adrift of safety.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Carlisle United

  • 40 Amos
  • 39 Chimbonda
  • 04 Chantler Booked
  • 08 Noble (Guy - 81' )
  • 23 O'Hanlon
  • 28 Ehmer
  • 19 Symington
  • 12 Thirlwell (Buaben - 68' )
  • 09 Miller
  • 03 Robson
  • 21 Berrett

Substitutes

  • 05 Livesey
  • 06 Buaben
  • 07 Amoo
  • 16 Potts
  • 17 Beck
  • 20 Fleming
  • 29 Guy

Crewe Alexandra

  • 38 Etheridge
  • 03 Mellor Booked
  • 11 Moore
  • 05 Ellis (Waters - 59' )
  • 06 Dugdale
  • 04 Davis
  • 22 Evans
  • 08 Osman
  • 10 Leitch-Smith (West - 82' )
  • 19 Oliver
  • 02 Tootle

Substitutes

  • 16 Guthrie
  • 18 Nolan
  • 21 Garratt
  • 23 West
  • 25 Audel
  • 26 Aneke
  • 29 Waters
Ref: Andy Haines
Att: 2,969

Match Stats

Shots

14 9

On target

5 6

Corners

4 11

Fouls

11 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Carlisle United 2, Crewe Alexandra 1.

90:00 +4:51 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Carlisle United 2, Crewe Alexandra 1.

90:00 +4:15

Max Ehmer (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +4:15

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra).

90:00 +4:00

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Ben Amos.

90:00 +3:49

Attempt saved. Mike West (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.

90:00 +3:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Carlisle United 2, Crewe Alexandra 1. Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mike West.

90:00 +2:32

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Sean O'Hanlon.

90:00 +2:18

Attempt saved. Matty Robson (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

90:00 +1:43

Attempt blocked. Lee Miller (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

90:00 +0:51

Attempt missed. Lewis Guy (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

90:00 +0:17

Attempt saved. George Evans (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

89:40 Booking

Booking Chris Chantler (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

89:28

Foul by Prince Buaben (Carlisle United).

89:28

Mike West (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:52

Lee Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:42

Foul by Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra).

87:09

Chris Chantler (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:09

Foul by Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra).

83:17 Booking

Booking Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

83:12

Lewis Guy (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:12

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra).

82:19

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

81:57

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by James Berrett.

81:37

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Prince Buaben.

81:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Mike West replaces Ajay Leitch-Smith.

80:49

Foul by Lee Miller (Carlisle United).

80:49

Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. Lewis Guy replaces Liam Noble.

79:58

Lee Miller (Carlisle United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

77:51

Hand ball by James Berrett (Carlisle United).

76:32

Foul by Liam Noble (Carlisle United).

76:32

Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:36

Attempt saved. Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

75:03

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Pascal Chimbonda.

70:25

Attempt missed. Ajay Leitch-Smith (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

69:30

Foul by Prince Buaben (Carlisle United).

69:30

Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:56

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Sean O'Hanlon.

68:37

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by James Berrett.

67:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. Prince Buaben replaces Paul Thirlwell.

65:38

Foul by David Symington (Carlisle United).

65:38

Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

65:13

Attempt missed. Matty Robson (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

63:00

Foul by Matty Robson (Carlisle United).

63:00

Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Billy Waters replaces Mark Ellis.

57:12

Attempt missed. Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

56:04

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Ben Amos.

55:51

Attempt saved. Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

53:07

Foul by Lee Miller (Carlisle United).

53:07

Adam Dugdale (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

52:12

James Berrett (Carlisle United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

48:36

Attempt missed. David Symington (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

46:32

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Ajay Leitch-Smith.

45:40

David Symington (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:40

Foul by Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra).

45:00

Second Half begins Carlisle United 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

45:00 +3:30 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Carlisle United 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

45:00 +2:50

James Berrett (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +2:50

Foul by Ajay Leitch-Smith (Crewe Alexandra).

45:00 +1:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Carlisle United 2, Crewe Alexandra 0. Matty Robson (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Miller.

44:58 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Carlisle United 1, Crewe Alexandra 0. David Symington (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matty Robson.

44:33

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Neil Etheridge.

44:23

Attempt saved. Lee Miller (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

42:27

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Pascal Chimbonda.

37:36

Chris Chantler (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:36

Foul by Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra).

36:11

Hand ball by Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra).

30:06

Attempt missed. Ajay Leitch-Smith (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

27:19

Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:19

Foul by Liam Noble (Carlisle United).

24:18

Foul by David Symington (Carlisle United).

24:18

Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

17:18

Chris Chantler (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:18

Foul by Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra).

15:38

Attempt missed. Max Ehmer (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

14:22

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

13:51

Foul by Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra).

13:51

Lee Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:12

Foul by Paul Thirlwell (Carlisle United).

13:12

Ajay Leitch-Smith (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:25

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Neil Etheridge.

12:09

Attempt saved. James Berrett (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

10:44

Attempt blocked. Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

10:01

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Matt Tootle.

4:11

Foul by Adam Dugdale (Crewe Alexandra).

4:11

Lee Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:00

Attempt blocked. Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

2:32

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Pascal Chimbonda.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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