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Carlisle United 0-1 Stevenage

Stevenage extended their unbeaten run to four games after Ben Kennedy's winner edged them past a below-par Carlisle.

It was a second successive home defeat without scoring for the Cumbrians, whose late pressure failed to find a way through the visiting defensive ranks.

Stevenage had the best early opportunity when Danny Newton was inches off making contact with Emmanuel Sonupe's ball from the right.

Luther Wildin came to Stevenage's rescue with a magnificent block which prevented Richie Bennett from giving Carlisle an 18th minute lead. Bennett had another great chance a couple of minutes later, but this time drove his close range shot into the ground, giving Dieng the chance to gather on the bounce.

Adam Collin had to react sharply in the 32nd minute, diving to get an outstretched hand to foil Newton's driven low 20-yarder.

The game was crying out for a goal and it arrived in the 56th minute, a fine effort by Kennedy who came in on his left foot to leave Collin helpless from the edge of the box.

Carlisle, sparked into a reaction, almost levelled two minutes later when substitute Adam Campbell got on the end of Jamie Devitt's cross but hit the post with his header and all the home side's late pressure was in vain.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 30Collin
  • 4Liddle
  • 5Gerrard
  • 6Parkes
  • 12GillespheySubstituted forMcCarronat 80'minutes
  • 18SowerbySubstituted forGlendonat 33'minutes
  • 21Etuhu
  • 10Devitt
  • 9HopeBooked at 90mins
  • 23Nadesan
  • 14BennettSubstituted forCampbellat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 8Jones
  • 11Glendon
  • 15Slater
  • 16Campbell
  • 19O'Reilly
  • 27McCarron

Stevenage

  • 27Dieng
  • 2Wildin
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 31NugentBooked at 63mins
  • 12Seddon
  • 10KennedySubstituted forGuthrieat 83'minutes
  • 4Timlin
  • 8Byrom
  • 11SonupeSubstituted forFerryat 45'minutes
  • 9Revell
  • 19Newton

Substitutes

  • 3Hunt
  • 7Ball
  • 13Appleyard
  • 14Ferry
  • 22Reid
  • 25Henry
  • 28Guthrie
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
4,200

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 0, Stevenage 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 0, Stevenage 1.

Booking

Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Hallam Hope (Carlisle United).

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

Attempt saved. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Anthony Gerrard (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage).

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Attempt missed. Danny Newton (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Kurtis Guthrie replaces Ben Kennedy.

Attempt missed. Steve Seddon (Stevenage) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Liam McCarron replaces Macaulay Gillesphey.

Attempt saved. Adam Campbell (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Tom Parkes (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Steve Seddon (Stevenage).

Foul by Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United).

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

Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Booking

Steve Seddon (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ashley Nadesan (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Steve Seddon (Stevenage).

Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United).

Adam Campbell (Carlisle United) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 0, Stevenage 1. Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Joel Byrom.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Adam Campbell replaces Richard Bennett.

Attempt saved. Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Timlin (Stevenage).

Second Half

Second Half begins Carlisle United 0, Stevenage 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. James Ferry replaces Emmanuel Sonupe.

Half Time

First Half ends, Carlisle United 0, Stevenage 0.

Foul by Hallam Hope (Carlisle United).

Scott Cuthbert (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Hand ball by Macaulay Gillesphey (Carlisle United).

Foul by Ashley Nadesan (Carlisle United).

Ben Nugent (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City108112071325
2Newport107121415-122
3Exeter106221910920
4Stevenage10532129318
5Colchester1044221101116
6Oldham10442159616
7Forest Green10370148616
8Bury105141612416
9Swindon104421614216
10Crawley105141412216
11Carlisle105141011-116
12Yeovil104331710715
13MK Dons10361108215
14Mansfield9351147714
15Tranmere10352119214
16Port Vale10424119214
17Morecambe10307719-129
18Crewe92251011-18
19Cheltenham10226713-68
20Cambridge102261020-108
21Northampton10145817-97
22Notts County101361225-136
23Grimsby10127618-125
24Macclesfield10037819-113
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