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Carlisle United 1-0 Forest Green Rovers

A first-half goal from Jamie Devitt, his fifth of the season, was sufficient to earn three points for Carlisle against Forest Green Rovers at a windswept Brunton Park.

Both sides struggled to come to terms with the blustery conditions although Reece Brown tried his luck early on from 25 yards for Rovers only to see his shot veer off target.

Devitt went closest for Carlisle in the early exchanges and he was responsible for giving his side the lead in the 27th minute.

A free-kick on the left was taken short to Danny Grainger whose cross was only partially dealt with by the Forest Green defence, allowing Devitt to power a low shot past Brad Collins from 18 yards.

There was a close call at the other end in the 35th minute when Dayle Grubb's ball into the box came off Carlisle defender Tom Parkes and missed the post by inches as it rolled out for a corner.

Rovers had penalty claims turned down after the break when leading scorer Christian Doidge went down in the box as Parkes challenged from behind.

Only a great block on the line by Farrend Rawson prevented Luke Joyce from scoring a second for Carlisle after Millwall loanee Kris Twardek had laid on a close-range chance.

Rovers had a decent share of the game with the wind at their backs, but needed too much time in and around the box to trouble Bonham in the Carlisle goal.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1BonhamBooked at 66mins
  • 5Liddle
  • 29Hill
  • 6Parkes
  • 17BrownSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 82'minutes
  • 11Devitt
  • 4JoyceBooked at 89mins
  • 8Jones
  • 3Grainger
  • 23StocktonSubstituted forCosgroveat 77'minutes
  • 28TwardekSubstituted forEtuhuat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Hope
  • 14Bennett
  • 15Cosgrove
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 19Lambe
  • 21Etuhu
  • 22Bacon

Forest Green

  • 1Collins
  • 16GunningBooked at 60mins
  • 5CollinsBooked at 89mins
  • 20Rawson
  • 2BennettBooked at 41minsSubstituted forStevensat 90+3'minutes
  • 10BrownSubstituted forWishartat 55'minutes
  • 8Grubb
  • 34Osbourne
  • 32Hollis
  • 9Doidge
  • 26ReidSubstituted forCampbellat 77'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Laird
  • 12Simpson
  • 17Wishart
  • 19Whittle
  • 24Pickering
  • 25Campbell
  • 35Stevens
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
4,176

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home12
Away2
Shots on Target
Home2
Away0
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Booking

Tahvon Campbell (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Tahvon Campbell (Forest Green Rovers).

Foul by Gary Liddle (Carlisle United).

Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Jordan Stevens replaces Dale Bennett.

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

Foul by Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

Booking

Morgan Bacon (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United).

Haydn Hollis (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Luke Joyce (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Lee Collins (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Joyce (Carlisle United).

Lee Collins (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Kelvin Etuhu replaces Kristopher Twardek.

Isaiah Osbourne (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by John O'Sullivan (Carlisle United).

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Gavin Gunning.

Hand ball by John O'Sullivan (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. John O'Sullivan replaces James Brown.

Foul by Michael Jones (Carlisle United).

Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Sam Cosgrove (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Forest Green Rovers).

Foul by Sam Cosgrove (Carlisle United).

Dayle Grubb (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Sam Cosgrove replaces Cole Stockton.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Tahvon Campbell replaces Reuben Reid.

Cole Stockton (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers).

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Cole Stockton.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by James Brown.

Foul by James Brown (Carlisle United).

Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Farrend Rawson.

Attempt blocked. Luke Joyce (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton29186564273760
2Notts County29149648321651
3Mansfield291311543321150
4Wycombe28147752381449
5Accrington28154948341449
6Exeter2715393833548
7Coventry28145931201147
8Swindon28152114440447
9Newport29121074033746
10Lincoln City28129738271145
11Colchester30111094037343
12Crawley30126123235-342
13Carlisle29118103937241
14Stevenage29108113840-238
15Cambridge28108102736-938
16Cheltenham3098134045-535
17Grimsby3098132840-1235
18Port Vale3096153441-733
19Morecambe3079142941-1230
20Crewe2992183449-1529
21Yeovil2877143850-1228
22Chesterfield3076173053-2327
23Forest Green2975173151-2026
24Barnet2957172843-1522
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