The FA Cup - First Round
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Crewe Alexandra 0-1 Carlisle United

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FA Cup: Crewe 0-1 Carlisle United highlights

A piece of opportunism from Jamie Devitt booked Carlisle their place in the FA Cup second-round draw with a 1-0 win at Crewe.

The midfielder chased down a slack back-pass in the last minute and benefited when Crewe keeper Ben Garratt's clearance rebounded off him and went into the net for the Cumbrians' winner.

The tie was heading for a replay at Brunton Park after Carlisle skipper Danny Grainger wasted a first-half penalty, with his kick saved by Garratt, who was redeeming himself after tripping striker Richie Bennett in the six-yard box.

In a game of few clear chances, Chris Porter, one of five changes boss Dave Artell made to his Crewe side, dragged an early effort past the far post.

But it was Carlisle who posed the bigger threat. Devitt's volley dropped just over the home bar and Regan Slater's low drive flew through past a post through the arms of Garratt.

After the restart Carlisle were glad of Adam Collin's agility, with the keeper turning around a 25-yard curler from Charlie Kirk.

Garratt thwarted Hope and Grainger at the other end, but Crewe had leading scorer Jordan Bowery and former Carlisle striker Shaun Miller on in the closing stages and were pushing for a winner before conceding at the other end.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 29HuntBooked at 61mins
  • 5Ray
  • 12NolanBooked at 29mins
  • 33O'Connor
  • 21FinneySubstituted forAinleyat 58'minutes
  • 3Pickering
  • 2Ng
  • 20Kirk
  • 14NichollsSubstituted forMillerat 75'minutes
  • 7PorterSubstituted forBoweryat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Raynes
  • 8Jones
  • 9Miller
  • 10Bowery
  • 11Ainley
  • 13Richards
  • 30Whelan

Carlisle

  • 30Collin
  • 4Liddle
  • 5GerrardBooked at 90mins
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 3Grainger
  • 8JonesSubstituted forSowerbyat 73'minutes
  • 10DevittBooked at 83mins
  • 15Slater
  • 17YatesBooked at 84mins
  • 14BennettBooked at 18mins
  • 9HopeSubstituted forCampbellat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 11Glendon
  • 16Campbell
  • 18Sowerby
  • 26Egan
  • 27McCarron
  • 29Gray
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
2,467

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home7
Away20
Shots on Target
Home1
Away8
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Carlisle United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Carlisle United 1.

Booking

Anthony Gerrard (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 0, Carlisle United 1. Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) with an attempt from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Jerry Yates (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Richard Bennett (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. Shaun Miller (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Jerry Yates (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jerry Yates (Carlisle United).

Booking

Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Richard Bennett (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Adam Campbell replaces Hallam Hope.

Attempt missed. Jerry Yates (Carlisle United) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Kevin O'Connor.

Attempt saved. Richard Bennett (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Macaulay Gillesphey.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Shaun Miller replaces Alex Nicholls.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jack Sowerby replaces Michael Jones.

Attempt blocked. Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Macaulay Gillesphey (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jerry Yates (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Booking

Nicky Hunt (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nicky Hunt (Crewe Alexandra).

Richard Bennett (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

Attempt missed. Jerry Yates (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Callum Ainley replaces Oliver Finney.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Jordan Bowery replaces Chris Porter.

Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Adam Collin.

Attempt saved. Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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