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Carlisle United 2-1 Crewe Alexandra

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.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 40Amos
  • 39Chimbonda
  • 4ChantlerBooked at 90mins
  • 8NobleSubstituted forGuyat 81'minutes
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 28Ehmer
  • 19Symington
  • 12ThirlwellSubstituted forBuabenat 68'minutes
  • 9Miller
  • 3Robson
  • 21Berrett

Substitutes

  • 5Livesey
  • 6Buaben
  • 7Amoo
  • 16Potts
  • 17Beck
  • 20Fleming
  • 29Guy

Crewe

  • 38Etheridge
  • 3MellorBooked at 84mins
  • 11Moore
  • 5EllisSubstituted forWatersat 59'minutes
  • 6Dugdale
  • 4Davis
  • 22Evans
  • 8Osman
  • 10Leitch-SmithSubstituted forWestat 82'minutes
  • 19Oliver
  • 2Tootle

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away11
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 2, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Ben Amos.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Booking

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

Foul by Prince Buaben (Carlisle United).

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

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

Foul by Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Foul by Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra).

Booking

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

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

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by James Berrett.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Prince Buaben.

Substitution

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

Foul by Lee Miller (Carlisle United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Lewis Guy replaces Liam Noble.

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

Hand ball by James Berrett (Carlisle United).

Foul by Liam Noble (Carlisle United).

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

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

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Pascal Chimbonda.

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.

Foul by Prince Buaben (Carlisle United).

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

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

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by James Berrett.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves18134132102243
2Leyton Orient18133241162542
3Preston1897227171034
4Brentford1810442819934
5Peterborough1810262718932
6Bradford1877431201128
7Rotherham187742722528
8Swindon188373224827
9Walsall187652016427
10Port Vale188282628-226
11MK Dons176472726122
12Crawley185761923-422
13Coventry189453833521
14Oldham176382224-221
15Colchester184952024-421
16Gillingham186392328-521
17Carlisle185671829-1121
18Shrewsbury184771821-319
19Stevenage1852111829-1117
20Tranmere184592133-1217
21Sheff Utd1844101626-1016
22Bristol City182972631-515
23Crewe1834111440-2613
24Notts County1832131832-1411
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