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Carlisle United 1-2 Gillingham

Cody McDonald

Cody McDonald helped Gillingham to victory at Carlisle with his seventh goal in eight games.

Home keeper Jordan Pickford marked his debut in fine fashion, denying both Adam Barrett and Leon Legge.

However, Joe Pigott beat the on-loan Sunderland teenager with a powerfully struck shot, while Michael Drennan and Lee Miller hit the woodwork in reply.

McDonald found space to make it 2-0 as Carlisle pushed for a leveller, before Legge shaded into his own net late on.

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Gillingham manager Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

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Post-match: Gills manager Taylor

"Carlisle are like ourselves so it was an important place to come and get a point or three. It's fantastic that it's three.

"He [Cody McDonald] worked his socks off all afternoon and was fantastic. I think they were very nervous of him.

"We had a really good chat pre-match and spoke of the importance of away wins. This was a perfect place to get it and they all felt it was a decent meeting.

"We're all pleased that three points was fantastic timing for the club."

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 18Pickford
  • 39ChimbondaBooked at 37mins
  • 3Robson
  • 16Potts
  • 30Meppen-Walter
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 10EkangameneSubstituted forRedmondat 71'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 21Berrett
  • 9Miller
  • 7Amoo
  • 31DrennanSubstituted forByrneat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Noble
  • 12Thirlwell
  • 19Symington
  • 20Fleming
  • 24Redmond
  • 25Byrne
  • 29Guy

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 23Harriman
  • 3J Martin
  • 15Dack
  • 26Barrett
  • 6Legge
  • 12Gregory
  • 19SmithSubstituted forFaganat 22'minutes
  • 10McDonald
  • 32PigottSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 64'minutes
  • 4Linganzi

Substitutes

  • 5Davies
  • 8Akinfenwa
  • 18Lee
  • 27Fagan
  • 30Hare
  • 31Hessenthaler
  • 35Baxter
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
3,584

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home21
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Gillingham 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Gillingham 2.

Attempt saved. Sam Byrne (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Craig Fagan.

Goal!

Own Goal by Leon Legge, Gillingham. Carlisle United 1, Gillingham 2.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 0, Gillingham 2. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Sam Byrne replaces Michael Drennan.

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Lee Miller (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Daniel Redmond (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Daniel Redmond (Carlisle United).

Steven Gregory (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Leon Legge (Gillingham).

James Berrett (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

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

Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham).

Courtney Meppen-Walter (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Daniel Redmond replaces Charni Ekangamene.

Pascal Chimbonda (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Charni Ekangamene (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Lee Miller (Carlisle United) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box following a corner.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Adebayo Akinfenwa replaces Joe Pigott.

Foul by Lee Miller (Carlisle United).

Leon Legge (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Amine Linganzi.

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Lee Miller (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

goal

As It Stood

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2Wolves2918742961
3Leyton Orient2918653260
4Preston29151041255
5Rotherham2914961351
6Peterborough2915311948
7Walsall3012108746
8Swindon3013512844
9MK Dons2911612239
10Port Vale2812313-439
11Gillingham3111515-1138
12Coventry291388637
13Bradford297148435
14Colchester268108134
15Oldham309714-834
16Crawley257108-531
17Tranmere308715-1931
18Crewe308715-2431
19Notts County319319-1030
20Carlisle298615-1830
21Sheff Utd287813-1029
22Bristol City3051312-728
23Shrewsbury306915-1327
24Stevenage277416-1825
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