Carlisle 4-2 Portsmouth

James Berrett

Carlisle defeated Portsmouth in a six-goal thriller at Brunton Park.

The Cumbrians went 2-0 ahead through headers from Jake Jervis and Danny Livesey, before Portsmouth had Ben Long sent off for a second yellow.

The game looked to be over but Pompey's Ashley Harris's injury-time header began a goal rush, with James Berrett's strike restoring the two-goal lead.

And despite a Conor Clifford shot giving the visitors hope of a comeback, Paddy Madden ensured United victory.

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Carlisle win ridiculous - Abbott

Carlisle United manager Greg Abbott tells BBC Radio Cumbria:

"It was ridiculous wasn't it? As a manager, Michael (Appleton) and myself would've probably rather it end at 2-0.

"We never do things easy do we? And I think there's a bit of anxiety about getting your first league win.

"We'll probably move up to mid table and it looks a lot better than it did last week.

"Was it a perfect fluent football performance? - I don't think it was, not by quite a way.

"But it was exciting, it was honest, it was littered with mistakes and it was littered with good play. The key is we got four goals, we could have had a few more and they could have had a couple."

Portsmouth manager Michael Appleton tells BBC Radio Solent:

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Goals were preventable - Appleton

"I think you learn more from your defeats than you do your good performances and picking up results.

"Hopefully we'll have more good days than bad days but this is a bad day for us.

"At times we played some good stuff, towards the end of the game we were a little bit free flowing and having a go at it, but you've got to earn the right to play and we never earned the right to play today."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (4)

Carlisle

  • 01 Collin
  • 02 Simek
  • 03 Robson Booked
  • 05 Livesey
  • 06 Murphy
  • 04 McGovern Booked
  • 08 Noble Booked
  • 21 Berrett
  • 24 Chantler
  • 11 Cadamarteri (Madden - 76' )
  • 23 Jervis

Substitutes

  • 20 Gillespie
  • 15 Edwards
  • 12 Thirlwell
  • 16 Potts
  • 19 Symington
  • 10 Madden
  • 17 Beck

Portsmouth

  • 01 Andersen
  • 02 Dumbuya
  • 03 Harley Booked
  • 04 Long Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 14 Connolly Booked
  • 22 Webster (Obita - 35' )
  • 06 Walker
  • 08 Howard
  • 09 McLeod (Clifford - 77' )
  • 10 Rodgers (Harris - 77' )
  • 11 Compton

Substitutes

  • 13 Eastwood
  • 15 Obita
  • 17 Clifford
  • 21 Harris
Ref: Ilderton
Att: 5,120

Match Stats

Shots

11 8

On target

6 1

Corners

3 4

Fouls

11 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:08 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +5:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Paddy Madden - Carlisle 4 - 2 Portsmouth Paddy Madden grabs a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Carlisle 4-2 Portsmouth.

90:00 +4:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Jervis by Paul Connolly. Direct free kick taken by Chris Chantler.

90:00 +2:03

Jack Compton provided the assist for the goal.

90:00 +2:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Conor Clifford - Carlisle 3 - 2 Portsmouth Conor Clifford finds the back of the net with a goal from just inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Carlisle 3-2 Portsmouth.

90:00 +2:03

Centre by Jack Compton,

90:00 +1:11 Goal scored

Goal! - James Berrett - Carlisle 3 - 1 Portsmouth James Berrett scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Carlisle 3-1 Portsmouth.

89:19

Assist on the goal came from Liam Walker.

89:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Ashley Harris - Carlisle 2 - 1 Portsmouth Ashley Harris finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Carlisle 2-1 Portsmouth.

88:31

Corner from right by-line crossed in by Liam Walker,

87:32

Free kick taken by Peter Murphy.

87:32 Booking

Booking Booking for Paul Connolly for unsporting behaviour.

86:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Connolly on Liam Noble.

83:24

Jake Jervis fouled by Kevin Long, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Murphy. Effort on goal by Conor Clifford from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

83:39 Dismissal

Dismissal Kevin Long sent off.

82:14

Paddy Madden takes a shot.

81:50

Brian Howard takes a shot. Save made by Adam Collin.

81:24

Brian Howard fouled by Paddy Madden, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Connolly.

80:32

Jack Compton sends in a cross.

76:36 Substitution

Substitution (Portsmouth) makes a substitution, with Ashley Harris coming on for Luke Rodgers.

76:36 Substitution

Substitution Conor Clifford replaces Izale McLeod.

75:01 Substitution

Substitution Paddy Madden is brought on as a substitute for Danny Cadamarteri.

73:25

Jordan Obita takes a shot.

73:25 Booking

Booking Jon-Paul McGovern goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

73:03

Jon-Paul McGovern challenges Jon Harley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Walker takes the direct free kick.

71:09

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jordan Obita, Liam Noble challenges Liam Walker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Liam Walker.

69:48

Jack Compton takes a shot.

66:44

Unfair challenge on Danny Livesey by Izale McLeod results in a free kick. Peter Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

66:09

Jake Jervis takes a shot.

65:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Rodgers on Peter Murphy. Peter Murphy takes the direct free kick.

62:49

The offside flag is raised against Matt Robson. Mikkel Andersen restarts play with the free kick.

62:16

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jon-Paul McGovern.

61:40

Kevin Long gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Cadamarteri. Free kick taken by Jon-Paul McGovern.

60:44 Booking

Booking Matt Robson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

60:35

Foul by Matt Robson on Mustapha Dumbuya, free kick awarded. Brian Howard takes the direct free kick.

59:25

Danny Livesey makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Jack Compton from the left by-line.

55:58

Matt Robson takes a shot.

55:27

The ball is sent over by Jordan Obita, Danny Livesey makes a clearance.

54:57 Booking

Booking Liam Noble receives a yellow card.

54:35

Foul by Peter Murphy on Izale McLeod, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Liam Walker.

52:27

The ball is crossed by Jake Jervis, save by Mikkel Andersen. Foul by Kevin Long on Jake Jervis, free kick awarded. Jon-Paul McGovern takes the direct free kick. Effort on goal by Izale McLeod from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

47:48

The assist for the goal came from Jon-Paul McGovern.

47:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Livesey - Carlisle 2 - 0 Portsmouth Danny Livesey grabs a headed goal from close in. Carlisle 2-0 Portsmouth.

45:38

Jake Jervis takes a shot. Save made by Mikkel Andersen. Corner from right by-line crossed in by Jon-Paul McGovern,

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:52 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +0:39 Booking

Booking Kevin Long receives a caution.

44:32

The ball is crossed by Jon Harley, Adam Collin makes a clearance. Unfair challenge on James Berrett by Kevin Long results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Peter Murphy.

41:39

James Berrett takes a shot. Save made by Mikkel Andersen.

40:52

Izale McLeod concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Livesey. Peter Murphy takes the direct free kick.

39:37 Booking

Booking The referee books Jon Harley for unsporting behaviour.

39:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jon Harley on Jake Jervis. Free kick taken by Jon-Paul McGovern.

37:53

Jon-Paul McGovern gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brian Howard. Brian Howard restarts play with the free kick.

37:29

Danny Cadamarteri is ruled offside. Kevin Long takes the direct free kick.

37:08

Luke Rodgers is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Adam Collin takes the direct free kick.

36:35

James Berrett takes a shot. Save by Mikkel Andersen.

35:41

Corner taken by Jon-Paul McGovern, Izale McLeod manages to make a clearance.

34:49 Substitution

Substitution Jordan Obita joins the action as a substitute, replacing Adam Webster.

33:07

Unfair challenge on Jack Compton by Jon-Paul McGovern results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Brian Howard. Jack Compton takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Danny Cadamarteri.

32:12

Danny Cadamarteri delivers the ball, Jake Jervis concedes a free kick for a foul on Mikkel Andersen. Mikkel Andersen takes the free kick.

31:25

Luke Rodgers takes a shot.

29:58

The ball is sent over by Matt Robson.

28:04

Izale McLeod takes a shot.

26:37

The offside flag is raised against Danny Cadamarteri. Adam Webster restarts play with the free kick.

24:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Izale McLeod on Peter Murphy. Peter Murphy takes the free kick.

23:11

The ball is swung over by Jack Compton, Chris Chantler manages to make a clearance.

22:14

The assistant referee signals for offside against Izale McLeod. Adam Collin takes the direct free kick.

18:56

The ball is crossed by Danny Cadamarteri, Peter Murphy takes a shot. Paul Connolly gets a block in.

16:33

Unfair challenge on Chris Chantler by Mustapha Dumbuya results in a free kick. Free kick taken by James Berrett.

14:35

Paul Connolly concedes a free kick for a foul on Jake Jervis. Jon-Paul McGovern restarts play with the free kick.

12:45

Assist on the goal came from Jon-Paul McGovern.

12:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Jake Jervis - Carlisle 1 - 0 Portsmouth Jake Jervis finds the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Carlisle 1-0 Portsmouth.

12:45

The ball is crossed by Jon-Paul McGovern,

12:12

Adam Webster fouled by Jake Jervis, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Connolly.

11:04

The ball is swung over by Chris Chantler, save by Mikkel Andersen.

9:43

Jake Jervis takes a shot.

8:44

Liam Walker takes a shot.

7:46

Foul by Jon-Paul McGovern on Jon Harley, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jon Harley.

5:30

The ball is swung over by Danny Cadamarteri, Mikkel Andersen makes a save. Foul by Paul Connolly on Jake Jervis, free kick awarded. Jon-Paul McGovern takes the direct free kick. Frank Simek concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Rodgers. Liam Walker takes the free kick.

3:34

Paul Connolly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jake Jervis. Matt Robson takes the direct free kick.

0:56

Jake Jervis takes a shot.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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