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Carlisle United 2-1 Swindon Town

On-loan Aston Villa midfielder Callum O'Hare's late goal saw Carlisle end a five-game winless run as they claimed victory over Swindon.

Hallam Hope's first-half strike was cancelled out by a Kyle Bennett free-kick, but O'Hare struck to halt Swindon's four-game unbeaten run.

Both sides struggled to come to terms with the gusty conditions in the early stages, but it was Carlisle who made the breakthrough in the 13th minute.

Jamie Devitt played the ball into the box for Hope to gather and he hit a low shot which took a deflection, wrong footing Swindon goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux as it skidded inside the right-hand post.

Swindon went for a quick response with a header by Tom Broadbent, but it was too close to Adam Collin and the goalkeeper was able to tip the ball over the bar.

Collin's handling was again put to the test by a powerful Bennett 20-yard effort which he got right behind to gather cleanly.

The Robins drew level six minutes before the break after Keshi Anderson, just on as a substitute, was fouled a couple of yards outside the area by Gary Liddle.

Bennett coolly curled the resulting free-kick over the defensive wall, beating Collin's despairing attempt to get a hand to it.

Swindon had the better of the possession after the break and forced the home side to defend deep.

Kaiyne Woolery forced a diving save from Collin and was Swindon's danger man again with a cut back from the by-line which Carlisle were glad to clear after a scramble in the six-yard box.

However, the home side weathered the storm and went in front in the 80th minute when O'Hare fired home after Nathan Thomas's initial shot was blocked.

There was a last-minute scare for Carlisle when Swindon's mass protest over a handball claim in the box was turned down but they held on for maximum points.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 30Collin
  • 4LiddleBooked at 38mins
  • 5Gerrard
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Grainger
  • 22ScougallSubstituted forEtuhuat 57'minutes
  • 15Slater
  • 10DevittSubstituted forSimpsonat 85'minutes
  • 17O'Hare
  • 9Hope
  • 13CullenSubstituted forThomasat 29'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 8Jones
  • 16Thomas
  • 18Grant
  • 19Simpson
  • 21Etuhu
  • 29Gray

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 32Woolfenden
  • 33Broadbent
  • 26Conroy
  • 2KnoyleSubstituted forTaylorat 83'minutes
  • 4McCourtSubstituted forAndersonat 29'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 19CarrollBooked at 60mins
  • 8Dunne
  • 37Bennett
  • 35Robinson
  • 22WoolerySubstituted forHouseat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Richards
  • 10Anderson
  • 14Iandolo
  • 18House
  • 23McCormick
  • 30Rose
  • 31Taylor
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
4,629

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 2, Swindon Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 2, Swindon Town 1.

Hand ball by James Dunne (Swindon Town).

Booking

Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Callum O'Hare (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben House (Swindon Town).

Foul by Connor Simpson (Carlisle United).

Matthew Taylor (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Callum O'Hare (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Connor Simpson replaces Jamie Devitt.

Attempt missed. Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Matthew Taylor replaces Kyle Knoyle.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Ben House replaces Kaiyne Woolery.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 2, Swindon Town 1. Callum O'Hare (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

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

Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Swindon Town).

Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Broadbent (Swindon Town).

Attempt missed. Anthony Gerrard (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Tom Broadbent.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Kyle Knoyle.

Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town).

Attempt saved. Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Jamie Devitt.

Booking

Canice Carroll (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Callum O'Hare (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Canice Carroll (Swindon Town).

Foul by Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United).

Kyle Bennett (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Kelvin Etuhu replaces Stefan Scougall.

Hand ball by Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United).

Foul by Callum O'Hare (Carlisle United).

James Dunne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Dion Conroy.

Attempt saved. Theo Robinson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

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2Bury372010771413070
3MK Dons36198959352465
4Mansfield361713654302464
5Tranmere361610105041958
6Colchester361691157401757
7Carlisle361751455451056
8Exeter3615101147371055
9Forest Green3614121051381354
10Swindon351311114344-150
11Stevenage36147154046-649
12Newport35147144555-1049
13Oldham361212125446848
14Northampton361115104747048
15Grimsby36145173944-547
16Crewe36137164047-746
17Cheltenham37129164655-945
18Crawley36126183949-1042
19Cambridge36117183254-2240
20Morecambe36108184056-1638
21Port Vale36910173043-1337
22Yeovil3699183649-1336
23Macclesfield3679203662-2630
24Notts County36611193570-3529
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