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Carlisle United 0-3 Cambridge United

Medy Elito's second-half hat-trick condemned Carlisle to a fourth straight defeat as Cambridge won at Brunton Park.

The Cumbrians' League Two automatic promotion hopes took another hit as they conceded two penalties before having James Bailey sent off in stoppage time.

Half-time substitute Elito, who had three goals in 19 U's appearances going into the game, scored both spot-kicks and secured the match ball with a strike five minutes into added time.

Carlisle looked short on confidence in a dull opening period, with Cambridge top scorer Luke Berry firing a shot over the crossbar from outside the box and George Maris going close with an effort which fizzed across the face of the Carlisle goal.

Cambridge broke the deadlock with a 66th-minute penalty after Gary Liddle fouled Berry just inside the area and Elito hammered the spot-kick high into the net.

Within five minutes, referee Robert Jones was pointing at the spot again when Nicky Adams fouled Max Clark and Elito again beat Mark Gillespie.

The home side finished with nine men after Mike Jones went off injured with all their substitutes already used before Bailey was shown a straight red card for an off the ball incident.

Elito then completed his hat-trick when he curled a shot past Gillespie from inside the area.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 23MillerSubstituted forMillerat 63'minutes
  • 28Liddle
  • 15BrisleyBooked at 70mins
  • 3Grainger
  • 16BaileyBooked at 90mins
  • 8JonesSubstituted forat 86'minutes
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 19LambeSubstituted forProctorat 75'minutes
  • 10Adams
  • 14IbehreSubstituted forWaringat 62'minutesBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 4Joyce
  • 9Proctor
  • 20Miller
  • 22Crocombe
  • 24Salkeld
  • 27Waring
  • 44McQueen

Cambridge

  • 1Norris
  • 12Wharton
  • 28Halliday
  • 6Legge
  • 2Taylor
  • 7MingoiaBooked at 75mins
  • 4Dunne
  • 20ClarkSubstituted forLewisat 76'minutes
  • 8Berry
  • 18MarisBooked at 83minsSubstituted forDunkat 90'minutes
  • 15McDonaghSubstituted forElitoat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Roberts
  • 10Williamson
  • 11Dunk
  • 13Gregory
  • 19Carroll
  • 21Elito
  • 22Lewis
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
4,427

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home1
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 0, Cambridge United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 0, Cambridge United 3.

Foul by Shaun Brisley (Carlisle United).

Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 0, Cambridge United 3. Medy Elito (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Piero Mingoia.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by John O'Sullivan.

Dismissal

James Bailey (Carlisle United) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.

Attempt saved. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Harrison Dunk replaces George Maris.

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

Booking

George Waring (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.

Attempt saved. Medy Elito (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Michael Jones went off injured after Carlisle United had used all subs.

Booking

George Maris (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

John O'Sullivan (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by George Maris (Cambridge United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Michael Jones (Carlisle United) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by George Waring (Carlisle United).

Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Michael Jones (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Paul Lewis replaces Max Clark.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jamie Proctor replaces Reggie Lambe.

Booking

Piero Mingoia (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

Nicky Adams (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Cambridge United).

Hand ball by James Dunne (Cambridge United).

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 0, Cambridge United 2. Medy Elito (Cambridge United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Penalty conceded by Nicky Adams (Carlisle United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Cambridge United. Max Clark draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Shaun Brisley (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Gary Liddle (Carlisle United).

Medy Elito (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 0, Cambridge United 1. Medy Elito (Cambridge United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster36219668422672
2Plymouth362151056391768
3Portsmouth361881055312462
4Stevenage361841461511058
5Carlisle36151385654258
6Luton351512853332057
7Exeter361661456431354
8Mansfield361313104340352
9Blackpool361215955381751
10Colchester36149135148351
11Wycombe36149134445-151
12Cambridge35148134741650
13Grimsby36148144442250
14Barnet361114114549-447
15Morecambe35137154454-1046
16Crawley36128164356-1344
17Yeovil361013133645-943
18Accrington341011133946-741
19Notts County36117184062-2240
20Cheltenham36912153848-1039
21Crewe36912153854-1639
22Hartlepool36911164761-1438
23Leyton Orient3695224058-1832
24Newport35611183958-1929
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