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Carlisle United 2-0 Colchester United

Second-half goals from Jason Kennedy and Jabo Ibehre helped Carlisle beat Colchester 2-0 and extend their unbeaten start to the season.

The Cumbrians have gone 11 League Two games without defeat since the start of the campaign - a club record - and are up to third in the table.

Carlisle's early pressure failed to yield too many clear-cut chances although Michael Raynes was inches off sliding home a Jason Kennedy flick-on after Danny Grainger swung over a corner from the right.

The home side were second best for periods before half-time, but improved after the break and Raynes forced Sam Walker to tip his close-range header on to the crossbar.

Raynes was involved again when Kennedy gave Carlisle the lead in the 50th minute, the defender heading Nicky Adams' corner back across the face of goal for Kennedy to force home.

Colchester missed a great chance to level the scores in the 66th minute when Sammie Szmodics found himself one-on-one with Gillespie but lifted the ball over the goalkeeper and over the bar from eight yards.

Szmodics then had a diving header cleared off the line, but substitute Ibehre relieved the tension in the 79th minute when his header from Grainger's corner on the left slipped through Walker's hands and into the net.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Carlisle

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Gillespie
  • 23Miller
  • 5Raynes
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 3Grainger
  • 7Kennedy
  • 4Joyce
  • 8JonesSubstituted forDevittat 87'minutes
  • 10AdamsSubstituted forLambeat 65'minutes
  • 20MillerSubstituted forIbehreat 73'minutes
  • 9Wyke

Substitutes

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

Colchester

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Walker
  • 2Brindley
  • 18Eastman
  • 5ProsserBooked at 49mins
  • 33Kinsella
  • 7WrightSubstituted forPorterat 78'minutes
  • 24Slater
  • 28Guthrie
  • 31Fosu-HenrySubstituted forSembie-Ferrisat 63'minutes
  • 10SzmodicsSubstituted forKamaraat 85'minutes
  • 17Johnstone

Substitutes

  • 9Porter
  • 12Vincent-Young
  • 14Wynter
  • 21Sembie-Ferris
  • 29Bransgrove
  • 32Kamara
  • 35James
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
4,516

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home14
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away14
Fouls
Home5
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Carlisle United 2, Colchester United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Carlisle United 2, Colchester United 0.

  3. Post update

    Glen Kamara (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United).

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dion Sembie-Ferris (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Jamie Devitt replaces Michael Jones.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Slater (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Denny Johnstone (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Glen Kamara replaces Sammie Szmodics.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United).

  11. Post update

    Lewis Kinsella (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Hand ball by Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Reggie Lambe.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Carlisle United 2, Colchester United 0. Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Danny Grainger with a cross following a corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Chris Porter replaces Drey Wright.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Jabo Ibehre.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth11812178925
2Doncaster116232214820
3Carlisle114701611519
4Luton115332012818
5Crawley115331313018
6Portsmouth115241812617
7Notts County105231714317
8Crewe114521515017
9Grimsby115151717016
10Morecambe105141618-216
11Colchester114341616015
12Accrington114341515015
13Hartlepool113621718-115
14Mansfield11353910-114
15Wycombe114251315-214
16Blackpool113441512313
17Leyton Orient113351214-212
18Barnet102621012-212
19Cambridge113351015-512
20Stevenage103251417-311
21Yeovil113171119-810
22Cheltenham111641215-39
23Exeter11308816-89
24Newport91351015-56
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