League Two
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Carlisle United 3-0 Cheltenham Town

Carlisle United cruised to a comfortable win over Cheltenham to register their first home win of the League Two campaign.

Harry Pell's own goal and a Reggie Lambe header in the first half virtually settled the issue and defender Tom Miller put the outcome beyond doubt with a second-half strike.

Carlisle's first attack produced a fifth-minute goal as Shaun Miller forced a corner and Danny Grainger's inswinger from the right had the Cheltenham defence panicked.

In the ensuing scramble, Pell's attempted clearance flew past his own goalkeeper Jon Flatt and into the net.

The home team were on target again in the 17th minute when Grainger's cross from wide on the left picked out Lambe, who directed a stooping header into the bottom corner.

Carlisle made the most of the conditions in the first half, with a gusting wind at their backs, and Miller and Richie Bennett both were inches away from scoring.

At the other end, Pell almost made amends in a Robins break, forcing Jack Bonham to dive full length to save a fizzing low drive.

Carlisle continued to press after the break and made it 3-0 in the 60th minute when Cheltenham failed to clear a Nicky Adams free-kick and Miller seized on Tom Parkes' pass on the edge of the area to curl a shot into the top right-hand corner.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1Bonham
  • 2Miller
  • 16EllisBooked at 70mins
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Grainger
  • 19Lambe
  • 8JonesSubstituted forLiddleat 84'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 10AdamsSubstituted forDevittat 72'minutes
  • 14BennettSubstituted forHopeat 72'minutes
  • 20Miller

Substitutes

  • 5Liddle
  • 7Kennedy
  • 9Hope
  • 11Devitt
  • 15Cosgrove
  • 23George
  • 26Egan

Cheltenham

  • 1Flatt
  • 2Grimes
  • 6Atangana
  • 15BoyleSubstituted forBowerat 85'minutes
  • 3Cranston
  • 23Forster
  • 7PellBooked at 59minsSubstituted forDawsonat 66'minutes
  • 4Storer
  • 11WinchesterSubstituted forGrahamat 59'minutes
  • 9Wright
  • 20Eisa

Substitutes

  • 8Dawson
  • 10Holman
  • 14O'Shaughnessy
  • 18Bower
  • 21Graham
  • 22Lovett
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
4,497

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 3, Cheltenham Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 3, Cheltenham Town 0.

Attempt missed. Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Gary Liddle (Carlisle United).

Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Gary Liddle (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Forster (Cheltenham Town).

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

Foul by Kevin Dawson (Cheltenham Town).

Luke Joyce (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Matt Bower replaces William Boyle.

Foul by Brian Graham (Cheltenham Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Gary Liddle replaces Michael Jones.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

Attempt blocked. Brian Graham (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Delay in match Tom Miller (Carlisle United) because of an injury.

Foul by Michael Jones (Carlisle United).

Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by William Boyle (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Kevin Dawson (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

Foul by Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United).

Kevin Dawson (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by William Boyle (Cheltenham Town).

Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Hallam Hope replaces Richard Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jamie Devitt replaces Nicky Adams.

Attempt saved. Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Mark Ellis (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mark Ellis (Carlisle United).

Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richard Bennett (Carlisle United).

William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Kevin Dawson replaces Harry Pell.

Foul by Luke Joyce (Carlisle United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon32104227
2Exeter32103127
3Luton320111386
4Coventry32015146
5Carlisle32016336
6Accrington32017526
7Notts County32016516
8Stevenage31207525
9Newport31205415
10Crewe31204315
11Mansfield31115414
12Barnet31113304
13Morecambe31113304
14Wycombe311178-14
15Forest Green311167-14
16Port Vale310256-13
17Cambridge310223-13
18Grimsby310246-23
19Chesterfield310235-23
20Cheltenham310225-33
21Yeovil3102814-63
22Lincoln City302134-12
23Colchester301227-51
24Crawley300315-40
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