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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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Carlisle United 3, Cheltenham Town 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Gary Liddle (Carlisle United).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Forster (Cheltenham Town).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Dawson (Cheltenham Town).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Nigel Atangana (Cheltenham Town).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Matt Bower replaces William Boyle.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Brian Graham (Cheltenham Town).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Gary Liddle replaces Michael Jones.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Michael Jones (Carlisle United).

  20. Post update

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

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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