League Two
CarlisleCarlisle United1Notts CountyNotts County3

Carlisle United 1-3 Notts County

Hallam Hope has scored 13 goals for Carlisle United this season
Hallam Hope has scored 13 goals for Carlisle United this season

Notts County held on to pull off a vital win against Carlisle United, who scored a cheeky consolation goal through Hallam Hope.

With his side trailing 2-0, Hope waited by the post and when Notts goalkeeper Ryan Schofield dropped the ball to kick clear, the striker ran from behind the keeper, nicked the ball and quickly slotted home.

Kane Hemmings had earlier given Notts a half-time lead after pouncing on a defensive error from Gary Liddle before scoring a second from the spot after Richard Duffy was fouled.

After Hope pulled one back, the hosts' play-off hopes were dealt a blow when Lewis Alessandra added a third to seal a vital win for Notts late on.

The victory lifted the Magpies off the bottom of the League Two table and puts them within four points of safety while Carlisle dropped out the play-off places into eighth.

County dominated early on, as Enzo Boldewijn forced Adam Collin into a fine save while Hemmings then fired over the loose ball from an acute angle.

Collin also saved Michael Doyle's inswinging free-kick, but Notts broke the deadlock when Liddle played a backpass too short and Hemmings ran onto the ball to slot home.

There was a delay in play in the second half when the visitors were handed a penalty, but Hemmings stayed cool to fire into the roof of the net for a 2-0 lead.

After Hope's goal, Nathan Thomas almost scored against his former club to level the scores.

But with Collin pushing forward as the hosts desperately tried to salvage a draw, Alessandra scored into an empty net to make the points safe.

Line-ups

Carlisle

Formation 4-5-1

  • 30Collin
  • 4Liddle
  • 5GerrardBooked at 66mins
  • 6Parkes
  • 3GraingerSubstituted forSimpsonat 71'minutes
  • 10DevittBooked at 90mins
  • 15Slater
  • 21Etuhu
  • 17O'Hare
  • 22ScougallSubstituted forThomasat 57'minutes
  • 9Hope

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 7Kennedy
  • 8Jones
  • 16Thomas
  • 18Grant
  • 19Simpson
  • 29Gray

Notts County

Formation 4-5-1

  • 27Schofield
  • 26RoseBooked at 87mins
  • 5Duffy
  • 18Stubbs
  • 24MilsomBooked at 23mins
  • 11BoldewijnSubstituted forBirdat 81'minutes
  • 21O'BrienBooked at 90mins
  • 8Vaughan
  • 43Doyle
  • 7Alessandra
  • 15Hemmings

Substitutes

  • 1Fitzsimons
  • 2Tootle
  • 3Bird
  • 6Barclay
  • 10Gomis
  • 20Patching
  • 37Etete
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
3,514

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away14
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Notts County 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Notts County 3.

  3. Post update

    Jim O'Brien (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Booking

    Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United).

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Carlisle United 1, Notts County 3. Lewis Alessandra (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal following a fast break.

  7. Booking

    Jim O'Brien (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jim O'Brien (Notts County).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Hand ball by Regan Slater (Carlisle United).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Robert Milsom (Notts County).

  12. Post update

    Gary Liddle (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kane Hemmings (Notts County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  16. Booking

    Mitch Rose (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Mitch Rose (Notts County).

  18. Post update

    Regan Slater (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Notts County. Pierce Bird replaces Enzio Boldewijn.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Ryan Schofield.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City372112465353075
2Bury372010771413070
3Mansfield371714654302465
4MK Dons371981061392265
5Tranmere3717101054421261
6Forest Green3715121054381657
7Colchester371691257431457
8Carlisle37175155648856
9Exeter3615101147371055
10Stevenage37157154246-452
11Northampton371215104847151
12Swindon361311124346-350
13Newport36147154556-1149
14Oldham371212135448648
15Crewe37138164047-747
16Grimsby37145184048-847
17Cheltenham37129164655-945
18Crawley37127183949-1043
19Morecambe37118184458-1441
20Cambridge37118183254-2241
21Port Vale371010173343-1040
22Yeovil3799193652-1636
23Notts County37711193871-3332
24Macclesfield3679203662-2630
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