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Cambridge United 1-2 Carlisle United

Carlisle earned their first points of the new League Two season with victory at Cambridge United.

The visitors got off to a perfect start, taking the lead inside eight minutes when Reggie Lambe swept Hallam Hope's pull-back into the far corner.

Richie Bennett had already gone close twice for Carlisle, but Cambridge responded well and were level six minutes after the goal through Medy Elito's penalty.

He was fouled by Gary Liddle after Jack Bonham dropped a cross and sent Bonham the wrong way to equalise.

Having withstood extended pressure at the other end, Carlisle were ahead again six minutes before the interval. David Forde produced a fine save to turn Tom Miller's header onto the bar but the ball fell to Tom Parkes to fire home from close range.

Looking to respond in the second half, Cambridge's best chances came when Luke Berry hit a firm effort narrowly over before Jabo Ibehre thumped a header onto the underside of the bar from Leon Davies' cross seven minutes from time.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cambridge

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Forde
  • 24DaviesSubstituted forAzeezat 85'minutes
  • 6Legge
  • 5Taylor
  • 3Carroll
  • 21ElitoBooked at 51minsSubstituted forDunkat 65'minutes
  • 4Deegan
  • 16O'NeilSubstituted forMingoiaat 65'minutes
  • 8Berry
  • 9Ikpeazu
  • 14Ibehre

Substitutes

  • 7Mingoia
  • 10Azeez
  • 11Dunk
  • 13Mitov
  • 15Osadebe
  • 20Brown
  • 27Howkins

Carlisle

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Bonham
  • 2Miller
  • 5LiddleBooked at 55mins
  • 6ParkesBooked at 75mins
  • 3Grainger
  • 4Joyce
  • 14BennettSubstituted forCosgroveat 73'minutes
  • 19Lambe
  • 10AdamsSubstituted forJonesat 80'minutes
  • 16Ellis
  • 9HopeSubstituted forDevittat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Jones
  • 11Devitt
  • 15Cosgrove
  • 20Miller
  • 23George
  • 25Holt
  • 26Egan
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
4,102

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Carlisle United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Carlisle United 2.

  3. Post update

    Jake Carroll (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Sam Cosgrove (Carlisle United).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Jamie Devitt replaces Hallam Hope.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Adebayo Azeez replaces Leon Davies.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Leon Legge (Cambridge United).

  8. Post update

    Mark Ellis (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

  10. Post update

    Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Tom Parkes (Carlisle United).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Michael Jones replaces Nicky Adams.

  13. Post update

    Delay in match Mark Ellis (Carlisle United) because of an injury.

  14. Booking

    Tom Parkes (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Tom Parkes (Carlisle United).

  17. Post update

    Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Sam Cosgrove replaces Richard Bennett.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

As It Stood

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4Barnet21103214
5Morecambe21103214
6Swindon21103214
7Exeter21102114
8Luton21018353
9Accrington21015413
10Port Vale21015413
11Carlisle21013303
12Grimsby21013303
13Cheltenham21012203
14Notts County210123-13
15Yeovil2101510-53
16Newport20204402
17Stevenage20204402
18Crewe20203302
19Lincoln City20203302
20Colchester201124-21
21Forest Green201124-21
22Cambridge200213-20
23Crawley200214-30
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