On-loan Tom Lawrence scored twice as Carlisle swept to an impressive home win at Brunton Park.

The Manchester United teenager stunned Rovers when his first-minute strike from 25 yards beat Owain Fon Williams.

David Amoo volleyed in against his old club from a James Berrett corner and Lawrence's low shot made it three.

The Cumbrians went further in front through Berrett's right-footed drive, and a far-post header by Ryan Lowe was scant consolation for the visitors.

Lawrence's goals were the first of his professional career.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Ben Amos - also on loan from Old Trafford - started his fifth game for Carlisle, 24-hours after extending his stay until 1 January. 

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Carlisle United

  • 40 Amos
  • 28 Ehmer Booked (Potts - 77' )
  • 03 Robson Booked
  • 21 Berrett
  • 23 O'Hanlon
  • 30 Meppen-Walter
  • 07 Amoo
  • 12 Thirlwell (Roddan - 72' )
  • 09 Miller
  • 06 Buaben
  • 33 Lawrence (Morris - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 08 Noble
  • 10 Roddan
  • 16 Potts
  • 17 Beck
  • 20 Fleming
  • 29 Guy
  • 32 Morris

Tranmere Rovers

  • 01 Williams
  • 31 Otsemobor
  • 23 Ridehalgh
  • 08 Wallace
  • 04 Taylor Booked
  • 20 McNulty
  • 25 Peterson
  • 22 Koumas
  • 09 Lowe
  • 26 Akpa Akpro Booked
  • 14 Atkinson (Rowe - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Holmes
  • 03 Horwood
  • 12 Rowe
  • 15 Kirby
  • 16 Stockton
  • 17 Power
  • 33 Mooney
Ref: Andy Madley
Att: 3,793

Match Stats

Shots

17 7

On target

6 1

Corners

11 8

Fouls

9 6

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Carlisle United 4, Tranmere Rovers 1.

90:00 +2:55 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Carlisle United 4, Tranmere Rovers 1.

90:00 +0:35

Craig Roddan (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:35

Foul by Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers).

84:27

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Brad Potts.

82:29

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Sean O'Hanlon.

80:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Carlisle United 4, Tranmere Rovers 1. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by James Rowe with a cross.

78:45 Booking

Booking Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

78:29

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

78:29

Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Tranmere Rovers).

76:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. Brad Potts replaces Max Ehmer.

76:12

Foul by David Amoo (Carlisle United).

76:12

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

75:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Carlisle United 4, Tranmere Rovers 0. James Berrett (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

74:06

Prince Buaben (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

74:06

Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Tranmere Rovers).

72:43 Booking

Booking Matty Robson (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

72:35

Foul by Matty Robson (Carlisle United).

72:35

Jon Otsemobor (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

72:04

Foul by Craig Roddan (Carlisle United).

72:04

Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

71:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. Craig Roddan replaces Paul Thirlwell.

69:47

Foul by David Amoo (Carlisle United).

69:47

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:23

Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

68:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. Josh Morris replaces Tom Lawrence.

67:47

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Paul Thirlwell.

67:19

Attempt blocked. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

66:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Carlisle United 3, Tranmere Rovers 0. Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

64:47

Attempt missed. James Berrett (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

63:19

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

62:44

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.

62:20

Attempt blocked. Matty Robson (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

61:43

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Sean O'Hanlon.

61:24

Attempt blocked. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

59:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. James Rowe replaces Chris Atkinson.

59:00

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Sean O'Hanlon.

58:03 Booking

Booking Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

57:32

Lee Miller (Carlisle United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

57:08

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

55:58

Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

54:17

Foul by Lee Miller (Carlisle United).

54:17

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

51:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Carlisle United 2, Tranmere Rovers 0. David Amoo (Carlisle United) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by James Berrett with a cross following a corner.

50:48

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.

48:42

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.

48:19

Attempt blocked. David Amoo (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

45:00

Second Half begins Carlisle United 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.

45:00 +1:03 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.

44:47

Attempt missed. Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

44:28

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Jon Otsemobor.

42:38

Attempt missed. Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

38:55

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Matty Robson.

37:55 Booking

Booking Max Ehmer (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

37:30

Foul by Max Ehmer (Carlisle United).

37:30

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

36:33

Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.

35:53

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.

35:31

Attempt blocked. David Amoo (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

34:30

Attempt saved. Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

34:00

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

33:59

Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Tranmere Rovers).

31:29

David Amoo (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:29

Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

28:39

Attempt blocked. Prince Buaben (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

26:30

Foul by Courtney Meppen-Walter (Carlisle United).

26:30

Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:47

Foul by Prince Buaben (Carlisle United).

24:47

Chris Atkinson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:15

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Owain Williams.

21:25

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

21:25

Foul by Kristoffer Peterson (Tranmere Rovers).

20:01

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

18:49

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

17:38

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Paul Thirlwell.

15:55

Attempt blocked. Prince Buaben (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

15:35

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

15:12

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Jon Otsemobor.

13:03

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Owain Williams.

12:34

Attempt saved. David Amoo (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

11:56

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Jon Otsemobor.

10:38

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:38

Foul by Max Ehmer (Carlisle United).

2:16

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

0:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Carlisle United 1, Tranmere Rovers 0. Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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