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Morecambe 0-3 Carlisle United

Jason Kennedy
Jason Kennedy's double took his goals tally for the season to five

Carlisle maintained their unbeaten start to the League Two season with an impressive victory over Morecambe.

Goals from skipper Danny Grainger and two from veteran Jason Kennedy earned Keith Curle's side all three points at the Globe Arena.

Grainger gave the Cumbrians the lead on 15 minutes after a mistake by home keeper Barry Roche.

Luke Joyce crossed from the right and Roche could only flick the ball straight into the path of the left-back who drilled the loose ball home.

The scoreline did flatter Carlisle as Morecambe were in the game for long periods, with Mark Gillespie forced into making three fine saves from Cole Stockton and Tom Barkhuizen also clipped an effort inches over the bar.

The visitors, though, doubled their lead on 73 minutes when the ball fell behind Kennedy in the area and the midfielder twisted and turned sharply to fire past Roche from eight yards.

The home side then crumbled and Carlisle added a third just four minutes later. Kennedy was in the thick of the action again from a Nicky Adams corner and appeared to head home, although his lack of celebration meant the final touch may have flicked off a Morecambe defender.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Morecambe

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Roche
  • 21Jennings
  • 16Whitmore
  • 5Edwards
  • 3McGowan
  • 17FlemingBooked at 48mins
  • 8MurphySubstituted forMolyneuxat 69'minutes
  • 9BarkhuizenSubstituted forMassankaat 87'minutes
  • 7MullinSubstituted forDunnat 64'minutes
  • 11EllisonBooked at 55mins
  • 23Stockton

Substitutes

  • 2Wakefield
  • 10Molyneux
  • 12Nizic
  • 18Turner
  • 19Massanka
  • 20Dunn
  • 25Hedley

Carlisle

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Gillespie
  • 23MillerBooked at 90mins
  • 5Raynes
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 3Grainger
  • 7Kennedy
  • 4JoyceSubstituted forMcKeeat 81'minutes
  • 8JonesSubstituted forBrisleyat 88'minutes
  • 10Adams
  • 20MillerSubstituted forDevittat 64'minutes
  • 14Ibehre

Substitutes

  • 2Atkinson
  • 6Ellis
  • 15Brisley
  • 17Devitt
  • 18McKee
  • 22Crocombe
  • 24Salkeld
Referee:
Kevin Friend
Attendance:
3,773

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home17
Away15
Shots on Target
Home7
Away9
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morecambe 0, Carlisle United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morecambe 0, Carlisle United 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Kevin Ellison.

  4. Booking

    Tom Miller (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jack Dunn (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Shaun Brisley replaces Michael Jones.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Ntumba Massanka replaces Tom Barkhuizen.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Dunn (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  14. Post update

    Cole Stockton (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Joe McKee replaces Luke Joyce.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).

  18. Post update

    Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Morecambe 0, Carlisle United 3. Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Nicky Adams with a cross following a corner.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Tom Barkhuizen.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth129121991028
2Doncaster127232516923
3Carlisle125701911822
4Portsmouth126241912720
5Luton125432113819
6Crawley125431414019
7Crewe124621616018
8Notts County115241817117
9Mansfield124531211117
10Grimsby125251717017
11Accrington124441616016
12Colchester124441616016
13Hartlepool123721819-116
14Morecambe115151621-516
15Blackpool123541613314
16Wycombe124261316-314
17Cambridge123451116-513
18Yeovil124171219-713
19Barnet112631215-312
20Leyton Orient123361215-312
21Stevenage113261519-411
22Cheltenham121741316-310
23Exeter12318816-810
24Newport101451015-57
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