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Carlisle United 0-2 Stevenage

A pair of second-half howlers by Carlisle goalkeeper Shamal George handed Stevenage a 2-0 win at Brunton Park.

The on-loan Liverpool keeper's error allowed Ben Kennedy to score Boro's opener and George gifted the second to Tom Pett.

Stevenage pressed the home defence well in the opening minutes and Kennedy went close to opening the scoring in the 10th minute when his 12-yard shot was blocked by George.

Former Rangers defender Clint Hill, making his home debut, twice went close with headers for Carlisle then it was the turn of Nicky Adams to hammer a right-foot drive from 20 yards which flew a fraction too high.

Stevenage opened the scoring in the 52nd minute when George failed to hold on to Joe Martin's corner kick from the left and Kennedy was first to react, prodding the ball home through a crowded area.

The bad dream turned into a nightmare for George on the hour mark when he failed to deal with an innocuous Pett header, allowing the ball to slip through his hands into the net to double Stevenage's lead.

Carlisle brought on their attacking substitutes but Boro's defence stayed resolute to frustrate the home side and see out the eight minutes of added time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 23George
  • 17BrownSubstituted forHopeat 70'minutes
  • 29Hill
  • 6Parkes
  • 3GraingerBooked at 76mins
  • 19LambeSubstituted forDevittat 66'minutes
  • 21EtuhuSubstituted forBennettat 60'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 4JoyceBooked at 53mins
  • 8Jones
  • 10Adams
  • 20Miller

Substitutes

  • 1Bonham
  • 2Miller
  • 5Liddle
  • 9Hope
  • 11Devitt
  • 14Bennett
  • 16Ellis

Stevenage

  • 1Fryer
  • 20Vancooten
  • 5FranksSubstituted forWilkinsonat 74'minutes
  • 25Henry
  • 3Martin
  • 11PettSubstituted forConlonat 82'minutes
  • 2Smith
  • 17Gorman
  • 10Kennedy
  • 19NewtonSubstituted forWoottonat 58'minutes
  • 24GoddenBooked at 24mins

Substitutes

  • 6Wilkinson
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 9Wootton
  • 16Day
  • 18Conlon
  • 22Toner
  • 31Gray
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
3,701

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 0, Stevenage 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 0, Stevenage 2.

Attempt saved. Luke Joyce (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Kyle Wootton (Stevenage).

Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Terence Vancooten (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Clint Hill (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage).

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

(Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Richard Bennett (Carlisle United).

Booking

Richard Bennett (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Terence Vancooten (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United).

Kyle Wootton (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Grainger (Carlisle United).

Jonathan Smith (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United).

Foul by Kyle Wootton (Stevenage).

Clint Hill (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Attempt blocked. Nicky Adams (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Shaun Miller (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Jonathan Smith (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Richard Bennett (Carlisle United).

Foul by Kyle Wootton (Stevenage).

Clint Hill (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Terence Vancooten (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richard Bennett (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Tom Conlon replaces Tom Pett because of an injury.

Foul by Kyle Wootton (Stevenage).

Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Michael Jones (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hand ball by Danny Grainger (Carlisle United).

Attempt blocked. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Luke Wilkinson replaces Fraser Franks because of an injury.

Delay in match Fraser Franks (Stevenage) because of an injury.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Notts County108112081225
2Exeter107121611522
3Accrington106222013720
4Coventry10613136719
5Luton10532189918
6Stevenage105321712518
7Newport10532149518
8Wycombe105321916318
9Mansfield104421512316
10Cambridge10514119216
11Swindon105141414016
12Lincoln City104331312115
13Grimsby104151418-413
14Yeovil103341723-612
15Barnet103251413111
16Cheltenham103251213-111
17Carlisle103251416-211
18Crewe103251217-511
19Crawley103161113-210
20Morecambe10244912-310
21Colchester102351518-39
22Port Vale10127815-75
23Chesterfield10127921-125
24Forest Green101271025-155
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