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Northampton Town 3-0 Carlisle United

Managerless Carlisle's six-game winning run came to a shuddering halt when emphatically beaten by Northampton.

The Cobblers, managed by former Cumbrians boss Keith Curle, ran riot in the second half as Jack Bridge scored twice and Junior Morias added a third for only their second victory since early November.

The first half ended goalless but it was not without chances as Northampton started strongly with Sam Hoskins seeing a shot blocked and Andy Williams denied by a flying Adam Collin.

Carlisle improved and home goalkeeper David Cornell was three times called into action, thwarting Hallam Hope, Jack Sowerby and then brilliantly keeping out Jamie Devitt's stinging volley.

But the second half would be all one-way traffic as Northampton took the lead three minutes in when Shay Facey's cross was only half cleared to Bridge, who lashed home via a deflection.

Bridge then had his second just past the hour mark, collecting Sam Foley's lay-off and picking out the far corner with pinpoint accuracy.

The outstanding Bridge was also involved for the third goal, threading through Morias and the substitute drilled between the legs of Collin to rubber-stamp victory.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 2Facey
  • 18Turnbull
  • 16Pierre
  • 17McWilliamsBooked at 54mins
  • 31Williams
  • 8Foley
  • 12CoxSubstituted forBuchananat 75'minutes
  • 7HoskinsSubstituted forMoriasat 64'minutes
  • 9WilliamsSubstituted forPowellat 63'minutes
  • 19Bridge

Substitutes

  • 3Buchanan
  • 4Odoffin
  • 11Powell
  • 14Morias
  • 15Bowditch
  • 28Roberts
  • 30Coddington

Carlisle

  • 30Collin
  • 4Liddle
  • 5Gerrard
  • 6Parkes
  • 12GillespheySubstituted forBennettat 74'minutes
  • 27McCarronSubstituted forSimpsonat 63'minutes
  • 10Devitt
  • 18Sowerby
  • 21EtuhuBooked at 32mins
  • 3Grainger
  • 9HopeBooked at 77minsSubstituted forSlaterat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 7Kennedy
  • 8Jones
  • 14Bennett
  • 15Slater
  • 19Simpson
  • 29Gray
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
4,875

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home16
Away13
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 3, Carlisle United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 3, Carlisle United 0.

Jack Bridge (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Regan Slater (Carlisle United).

Foul by Sam Foley (Northampton Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Regan Slater replaces Hallam Hope.

Foul by Junior Morias (Northampton Town).

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

Attempt missed. Connor Simpson (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Connor Simpson (Carlisle United).

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

Attempt missed. Daniel Powell (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. David Buchanan replaces George Cox.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Richard Bennett replaces Macaulay Gillesphey.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 3, Carlisle United 0. Junior Morias (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Bridge.

Attempt missed. Connor Simpson (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Daniel Powell (Northampton Town).

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

Foul by Sam Foley (Northampton Town).

Jack Sowerby (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jay Williams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Hallam Hope (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Junior Morias replaces Sam Hoskins.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Daniel Powell replaces Andy Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Connor Simpson replaces Liam McCarron.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 2, Carlisle United 0. Jack Bridge (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sam Foley.

Attempt missed. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Adam Collin.

Attempt saved. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Booking

Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town).

Liam McCarron (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Foley (Northampton Town).

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

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 1, Carlisle United 0. Jack Bridge (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City26157447262152
2Bury28147753322149
3MK Dons26138544232147
4Colchester28137842301246
5Mansfield261112337201745
6Carlisle281431145351045
7Forest Green261111439251444
8Exeter27128738281044
9Tranmere2711974133842
10Stevenage28125113335-241
11Oldham2710984033739
12Swindon2891093137-637
13Newport26106103745-836
14Crewe28105133036-635
15Grimsby27104132934-534
16Northampton2771283535033
17Crawley27103143440-633
18Cheltenham2778123241-929
19Port Vale2778122636-1029
20Cambridge2885152547-2229
21Morecambe2877142844-1628
22Yeovil2669112832-427
23Macclesfield2866162544-1924
24Notts County2849152957-2821
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