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CarlisleCarlisle United2NewportNewport County1

Carlisle United 2-1 Newport County

Carlisle's Luke Joyce climbs above Sean Rigg of Newport County
Carlisle's Luke Joyce climbs above Sean Rigg of Newport County

Carlisle fought back in a compelling encounter to rise into the play-off zone as they condemned Newport to a nerve-jangling final day of the season that will determine whether or not they survive in the Football League.

Mickey Demetriou's stunning header put the visitors in front.

But goals from Jabo Ibehre and Nicky Adams in three second half minutes helped Carlisle go from 10th to sixth.

Newport stay two points above the drop after Hartlepool lost at Cheltenham.

Carlisle's promotion hopes will rest on how their fare at fellow play-off rivals Exeter on Saturday, 6 May.

At the same time, Newport's duel with Hartlepool will rest on their game against mid-table Notts County while Hartlepool host League Two champions Doncaster.

Newport caretaker boss Mike Flynn told BBC Radio Wales: "I said a couple of games back we've got six cup finals.

"We're down to one and I want to make sure we win so we're not checking our phones or listening to the crowd on how Hartlepool are doing.

"So it's not going to be easy. Notts County have won again today against a good Blackpool team so it's going to be a tough game.

"But we've got to go and get the three points."

Line-ups

Carlisle

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Gillespie
  • 28Liddle
  • 5Raynes
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 3Grainger
  • 17Devitt
  • 19Lambe
  • 4Joyce
  • 10AdamsSubstituted forMillerat 90+3'minutes
  • 9ProctorSubstituted forMillerat 76'minutes
  • 14Ibehre

Substitutes

  • 13Tomlinson
  • 16Bailey
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 20Miller
  • 22Crocombe
  • 23Miller
  • 27Waring

Newport

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Day
  • 18Pipe
  • 28Demetriou
  • 25O'Brien
  • 3Butler
  • 20Owen-EvansBooked at 88mins
  • 6Labadie
  • 8RandallSubstituted forBennettat 45'minutes
  • 15SamuelSubstituted forWilliamsat 45+4'minutes
  • 27Rigg
  • 40BirdSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Barnum-Bobb
  • 10John-Lewis
  • 11Myrie-Williams
  • 17Bennett
  • 19Nelson
  • 30Bittner
  • 41Williams
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
5,402

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home11
Away2
Corners
Home16
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Carlisle United 2, Newport County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Carlisle United 2, Newport County 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Dan Butler.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Tom Miller replaces Nicky Adams.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Macaulay Gillesphey.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Gary Liddle (Carlisle United).

  7. Post update

    Dan Butler (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  9. Booking

    Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County).

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aaron Williams (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by David Pipe.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Gary Liddle (Carlisle United).

  16. Post update

    Dan Butler (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lenell John-Lewis (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Mark O'Brien.

  19. Post update

    Michael Raynes (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Williams (Newport County).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth452681170452586
2Doncaster4525101084533185
3Portsmouth452591173393484
4Luton451917967422574
5Exeter452181673532071
6Carlisle451717116666068
7Blackpool4517161266452167
8Stevenage45207186760767
9Cambridge45199175849966
10Colchester451812156557866
11Wycombe451812155753466
12Mansfield451714145248465
13Accrington451614155656062
14Grimsby451710185862-461
15Barnet451415165660-457
16Notts County45168215374-2156
17Crewe451313195466-1252
18Morecambe451410215270-1852
19Yeovil451117174962-1350
20Cheltenham451214194863-1550
21Crawley451311215169-1850
22Newport451112224972-2345
23Hartlepool451013225274-2243
24Leyton Orient45106294684-3836
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