League Two
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Carlisle United 1-0 Wycombe Wanderers

Carlisle's unbeaten run rolled on to nine League Two games when a second-half goal from Shaun Miller proved enough to beat Wycombe 1-0.

However, the visitors could consider themselves unfortunate not to earn a share of the spoils when Matt Bloomfield and Scott Kashket saw shots strike the woodwork.

A probing ball from Macaulay Gillesphey provided an early chance for Miller but Jamal Blackman in the Wycombe goal was out quickly to win the race for the ball.

Carlisle were getting plenty of crosses into the box without finding the necessary accuracy and shots from Jason Kennedy and Charlie Wyke kept Blackman on his toes.

Wycombe were twice denied a goal in the 40th minute, first by the woodwork when Bloomfield's snap-shot had Mark Gillespie beaten, then by a great save when Paul Hayes looked certain to score from the rebound until the Carlisle goalkeeper flung himself across his line to claw the ball away.

Both sides were struggling for fluency, but Carlisle broke the deadlock in the 57th minute when Danny Grainger sent Miller clear and the striker cut in unchallenged from the left to dink his shot past Blackman from 15 yards.

For the second time in the match the woodwork came between the Chairboys and a goal when substitute Kashket wriggled free on the edge of the area but saw his left-foot shot hit a post with Gillespie beaten.

Carlisle could have added to their narrow advantage late on as Blackman saved well from close-range strikes by Reggie Lambe and Tom Miller.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Carlisle

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Gillespie
  • 23Miller
  • 5Raynes
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 3Grainger
  • 7Kennedy
  • 8JonesBooked at 64mins
  • 4JoyceBooked at 52minsSubstituted forLambeat 58'minutes
  • 10Adams
  • 20MillerSubstituted forIbehreat 66'minutes
  • 9WykeSubstituted forDevittat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Ellis
  • 14Ibehre
  • 15Brisley
  • 17Devitt
  • 18McKee
  • 19Lambe
  • 22Crocombe

Wycombe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 27Blackman
  • 2JombatiBooked at 12mins
  • 5StewartBooked at 90mins
  • 6Pierre
  • 16Harriman
  • 7Thompson
  • 25GapeBooked at 71mins
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forMcGinnat 62'minutes
  • 11Wood
  • 20AkinfenwaSubstituted forKashketat 75'minutes
  • 9HayesSubstituted forCowan-Hallat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McGinn
  • 12Cowan-Hall
  • 13Richardson
  • 18Rowe
  • 22Freeman
  • 23De Havilland
  • 24Kashket
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
4,354

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home17
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United).

  4. Post update

    Stephen McGinn (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Booking

    Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Nicky Adams (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) header from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Anthony Stewart.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Stephen McGinn.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Jamal Blackman.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Miller (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Jamal Blackman.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United).

  19. Post update

    Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth9612117419
2Portsmouth9522167917
3Luton95131810816
4Doncaster95131811716
5Crewe9441139416
6Carlisle9360129315
7Morecambe95041416-215
8Colchester94231513214
9Notts County94231514114
10Accrington94231312114
11Crawley94231112-114
12Grimsby94141614213
13Mansfield933378-112
14Leyton Orient93241212011
15Hartlepool92521317-411
16Blackpool92431210210
17Barnet8242810-210
18Stevenage93151417-310
19Yeovil93151014-410
20Exeter9306813-59
21Wycombe9225714-78
22Cheltenham91441114-37
23Newport81341014-46
24Cambridge9135714-76
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