League One
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Carlisle United 1-0 Swindon Town

Carlisle United striker Gary Madine

Gary Madine boosted Carlisle United's hopes of staying up with the only goal of the game against Swindon Town.

Madine's early header forced a save out of Swindon keeper Wes Foderingham but he struck minutes later, converting Brad Potts's cross.

Swindon nearly equalised from an Alex Smith free-kick but Jordan Pitchford impressed in the Carlisle goal.

James Berrett was then sent off for a second yellow for Carlisle but the home side dug deep to secure a vital win.

It means Carlisle lie 20th in League One, level on points with Crewe below them while Swindon's promotion hopes have taken a blow, with the result leaving them four points adrift of sixth-placed Peterborough United.

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

Mark Cooper

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Post-match: Swindon manager Cooper

"We were perfect from back to front but we didn't threaten the goal.

"The second-half I thought we played well, we had a lot of possession, we had them camped in for long periods.

"We had chances at the start of the second half that need to go in.

"We've got to keep going, we can't change it too much."

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 18Pickford
  • 39Chimbonda
  • 4Chantler
  • 21BerrettBooked at 90mins
  • 12Thirlwell
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 16Potts
  • 24RedmondSubstituted forBrownat 62'minutes
  • 10Madine
  • 19Symington
  • 7Amoo

Substitutes

  • 20Fleming
  • 25Byrne
  • 27Brough
  • 28Brown
  • 29Guy
  • 30Meppen-Walter
  • 33Gomez Novo

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 2ThompsonSubstituted forByrneat 65'minutes
  • 21Smith
  • 14McEveleyBooked at 89mins
  • 40StephensBooked at 17mins
  • 41Archibald-Henville
  • 24CoxSubstituted forPritchardat 45'minutes
  • 4LuongoSubstituted forThompsonat 70'minutes
  • 28Smith
  • 20Storey
  • 15Kasim

Substitutes

  • 3Byrne
  • 11Pritchard
  • 17Waldon
  • 19Thompson
  • 25Belford
  • 29Branco
  • 39Gladwin
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
4,055

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away9
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Swindon Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Swindon Town 0.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to James Berrett (Carlisle United).

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Berrett (Carlisle United).

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

Foul by Michael Smith (Swindon Town).

Foul by Louis Thompson (Swindon Town).

Gary Madine (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town).

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

Booking

James McEveley (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by James McEveley (Swindon Town).

David Amoo (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

David Amoo (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Paul Thirlwell.

Attempt missed. Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. David Symington (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town).

Gary Madine (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Reece Brown.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Jack Stephens.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Nathan Byrne.

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

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

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Amoo (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Louis Thompson replaces Massimo Luongo.

Foul by Alex Smith (Swindon Town).

David Symington (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Brad Potts.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Nathan Byrne replaces Nathan Thompson.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by David Symington.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Reece Brown replaces Daniel Redmond.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by James Berrett.

Attempt saved. Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by James Berrett.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves4127954990
2Brentford4025962984
3Rotherham40221262978
4Leyton Orient41221183577
5Preston41201651876
6Peterborough4019417761
7MK Dons4117717358
8Swindon4116916457
9Port Vale4117618-1157
10Walsall41141413356
11Sheff Utd40141115-253
12Bradford41111614149
13Coventry41161114049
14Gillingham4014620-1348
15Bristol City41101714-147
16Oldham41121118-1147
17Crawley38111314-846
18Colchester41101318-1243
19Tranmere40111019-2143
20Carlisle40111019-2143
21Crewe41111020-2743
22Shrewsbury4191418-1341
23Notts County4112425-1740
24Stevenage4110922-2139
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