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Carlisle United 0-1 Preston North End

Josh Brownhill struck his second goal in three games as Preston North End beat Carlisle United at Brunton Park.

The teenage midfielder found the top corner just before the break with a right-foot shot from 20 yards.

That secured North End's first win in three matches to cement their place in League One's top six.

Simon Grayson's Preston went close to a second on more than one occasion as they handed out a second successive defeat for Graham Kavanagh's Carlisle.

Apart from a first-half Max Ehmer effort ruled out for offside, despite having plenty of possession, Carlisle could not breach a solid defence, keeper Declan Rudd coming to North End's rescue to keep out Tom Lawrence's thumping drive.

North End went close through Chris Humphrey, who cut in from the right to fire just wide, before Jack King's point-blank header was kept out by a brilliant instinctive save by home keeper Amos.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 40Amos
  • 16Potts
  • 32MorrisSubstituted forGuyat 79'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 21Berrett
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 28Ehmer
  • 12ThirlwellSubstituted forNobleat 85'minutes
  • 6BuabenSubstituted forChantlerat 70'minutes
  • 9Miller
  • 7Amoo
  • 33Lawrence

Substitutes

  • 4Chantler
  • 8Noble
  • 10Roddan
  • 17Beck
  • 20Fleming
  • 27Brough
  • 29Guy

Preston

  • 23Rudd
  • 5Clarke
  • 16Buchanan
  • 30Brownhill
  • 4Huntington
  • 6Wright
  • 19Welsh
  • 37KilkennySubstituted forKeaneat 90+1'minutes
  • 22King
  • 7HumphreySubstituted forHolmesat 81'minutes
  • 12GallagherSubstituted forLairdat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Stuckmann
  • 2Keane
  • 3Laird
  • 10Beavon
  • 11Holmes
  • 17Monakana
  • 27Hume
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
7,934

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 0, Preston North End 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 0, Preston North End 1.
James Berrett (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).
Foul by Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United).
David Buchanan (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by David Amoo.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Keith Keane replaces Neil Kilkenny.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Liam Noble replaces Paul Thirlwell.

Booking

Lewis Guy (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Lewis Guy (Carlisle United).
Paul Huntington (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Scott Laird replaces Paul Gallagher.
David Amoo (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by David Buchanan (Preston North End).

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Lee Holmes replaces Chris Humphrey.
Attempt blocked. Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Lee Miller (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Lewis Guy replaces Josh Morris.
Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
David Buchanan (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United).
Foul by Lee Miller (Carlisle United).
Bailey Wright (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Chris Chantler replaces Prince Buaben.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Tom Clarke.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Bailey Wright.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by John Welsh.
Paul Thirlwell (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Paul Gallagher (Preston North End).
Max Ehmer (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jack King (Preston North End).
Attempt saved. Prince Buaben (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt missed. Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Lee Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Paul Huntington (Preston North End).
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Sean O'Hanlon.
Attempt blocked. Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Tom Clarke (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Sean O'Hanlon.
Attempt saved. Jack King (Preston North End) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt blocked. Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Jack King (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt saved. Tom Clarke (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by James Berrett (Carlisle United).
John Welsh (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. David Amoo (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Second Half

Second Half begins Carlisle United 0, Preston North End 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Carlisle United 0, Preston North End 1.
Attempt missed. Max Ehmer (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
David Amoo (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by David Buchanan (Preston North End).
Attempt missed. Paul Huntington (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Josh Morris.
Foul by Max Ehmer (Carlisle United).
Josh Brownhill (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Prince Buaben (Carlisle United).
Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 0, Preston North End 1. Josh Brownhill (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.
Attempt missed. Jack King (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is too high.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient2214532547
2Wolves2214532147
3Brentford2214441546
4Preston221183941
5Peterborough221237939
6Rotherham2210841038
7Swindon221039933
8Walsall22967433
9Port Vale221039-233
10MK Dons21948631
11Bradford22796930
12Coventry221156828
13Colchester22697-327
14Crawley22688-626
15Gillingham237412-1025
16Carlisle226610-1324
17Shrewsbury22589-323
18Oldham216510-523
19Tranmere226511-1423
20Sheff Utd225710-922
21Bristol City223109-619
22Stevenage225413-1719
23Notts County235315-1018
24Crewe224612-2718
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