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Carlisle United 4-1 Tranmere Rovers

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.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 40Amos
  • 28EhmerBooked at 38minsSubstituted forPottsat 77'minutes
  • 3RobsonBooked at 73mins
  • 21Berrett
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 30Meppen-Walter
  • 7Amoo
  • 12ThirlwellSubstituted forRoddanat 72'minutes
  • 9Miller
  • 6Buaben
  • 33LawrenceSubstituted forMorrisat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Noble
  • 10Roddan
  • 16Potts
  • 17Beck
  • 20Fleming
  • 29Guy
  • 32Morris

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 31Otsemobor
  • 23Ridehalgh
  • 8J Wallace
  • 4TaylorBooked at 59mins
  • 20McNulty
  • 25Peterson
  • 22Koumas
  • 9Lowe
  • 26Akpa AkproBooked at 79mins
  • 14AtkinsonSubstituted forRoweat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Holmes
  • 3Horwood
  • 12Rowe
  • 15Kirby
  • 16Stockton
  • 17Power
  • 33Mooney
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
3,793

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home17
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home11
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 4, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 4, Tranmere Rovers 1.
Craig Roddan (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers).
Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Brad Potts.
Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Sean O'Hanlon.

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.

Booking

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
James Berrett (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Tranmere Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Brad Potts replaces Max Ehmer.
Foul by David Amoo (Carlisle United).
Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 4, Tranmere Rovers 0. James Berrett (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.
Prince Buaben (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Tranmere Rovers).

Booking

Matty Robson (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Matty Robson (Carlisle United).
Jon Otsemobor (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Craig Roddan (Carlisle United).
Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Craig Roddan replaces Paul Thirlwell.
Foul by David Amoo (Carlisle United).
Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Josh Morris replaces Tom Lawrence.
Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Paul Thirlwell.
Attempt blocked. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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.
Attempt missed. James Berrett (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.
Attempt blocked. Matty Robson (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Sean O'Hanlon.
Attempt blocked. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. James Rowe replaces Chris Atkinson.
Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Sean O'Hanlon.

Booking

Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Lee Miller (Carlisle United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.
Attempt blocked. Lee Miller (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Foul by Lee Miller (Carlisle United).
Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.
Attempt blocked. David Amoo (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Second Half

Second Half begins Carlisle United 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.
Attempt missed. Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Jon Otsemobor.
Attempt missed. Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Matty Robson.

Booking

Max Ehmer (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Max Ehmer (Carlisle United).
Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.
Attempt blocked. David Amoo (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Lee Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
goal

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