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Cheltenham Town 0-1 Carlisle United

Richie Bennett scored the only goal of the match as Carlisle picked up their first win of the season at pointless Cheltenham.

Scott Flinders did well to touch Bennett's header over the bar after a cross from Jerry Yates after 11 minutes as the visitors started on the front foot.

Yates headed over when well placed but Bennett soon grabbed the matchwinner, six minutes before the interval.

Ashley Nadesan, back at the club on another loan spell from Fleetwood, fed Bennett and he calmly placed the ball past Flinders.

Ryan Broom set up Conor Thomas but the Cheltenham midfielder saw his effort blocked by Anthony Gerrard, before Will Boyle and Nigel Atangana both saw headers cleared off the line for the hosts.

Carlisle nearly doubled their lead when Hallam Hope forced Flinders into another good save, while at the other end, Jee Fryer tipped Ben Tozer's shot onto the post.

Flinders denied Yates once more while defender Jordon Forster cleared off the line from Hope in the final minute as Carlisle held on for victory.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Flinders
  • 23ForsterBooked at 21mins
  • 5Mullins
  • 15BoyleBooked at 59mins
  • 17DebayoBooked at 43minsSubstituted forMcAlindenat 76'minutes
  • 11Broom
  • 6Atangana
  • 7ThomasSubstituted forDawsonat 68'minutes
  • 20Maddox
  • 16Addai
  • 24KalalaSubstituted forTozerat 45'minutesBooked at 68mins

Substitutes

  • 4Tozer
  • 8Dawson
  • 10McAlinden
  • 14Smith
  • 19Lloyd
  • 21Baldwin
  • 22Lovett

Carlisle

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Fryer
  • 4Liddle
  • 6Parkes
  • 5GerrardBooked at 36mins
  • 3Grainger
  • 17Yates
  • 10Devitt
  • 21EtuhuBooked at 32minsSubstituted forGlendonat 68'minutes
  • 9Hope
  • 14Bennett
  • 23NadesanSubstituted forSlaterat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 11Glendon
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 15Slater
  • 16Campbell
  • 24Adewusi
  • 30Collin
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
2,455

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Carlisle United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Carlisle United 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jerry Yates (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  6. Post update

    Johnny Mullins (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Richard Bennett (Carlisle United).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town).

  9. Post update

    Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town).

  12. Post update

    Anthony Gerrard (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Delay in match Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) because of an injury.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town).

  15. Post update

    Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Liam McAlinden replaces Josh Debayo.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Regan Slater replaces Ashley Nadesan.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jordon Forster (Cheltenham Town).

  20. Post update

    Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.