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Stevenage 3-0 Carlisle United

Carlisle United's play-off dreams were dealt a huge blow after suffering defeat at Stevenage.

Kurtis Guthrie's double and Arthur Iontton's first goal for the club left Steven Pressley's Cumbrians four points off the play-off places in eighth.

Boro have put themselves back in the hunt and are one of four teams who are a point behind Carlisle.

Scott Cuthbert missed a glorious early chance to hand Stevenage the lead just two minutes in but Iontton did well to latch onto Ilias Chair's ball and put the hosts in front after 14 minutes.

Guthrie then fired into the side-netting as Dino Maamria's side dominated proceedings.

Chair was the provider once again as Guthrie headed home his 10th goal of the season seven minutes after the restart.

Guthrie was then fouled in the box by Callum O'Hare after an hour and the striker stepped up and placed the spot-kick into the bottom left-hand corner, despite Adam Collin getting a hand on it.

Late on, Jason Kennedy headed wide for the shell-shocked visitors.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1Farman
  • 15Vancooten
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 31Nugent
  • 2Wildin
  • 4Timlin
  • 16IonttonSubstituted forByromat 90'minutes
  • 37Martin
  • 12ChairSubstituted forMcKeeat 74'minutes
  • 28Guthrie
  • 11SonupeSubstituted forNewtonat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Hunt
  • 6McKee
  • 8Byrom
  • 9Revell
  • 19Newton
  • 23Gibson
  • 27Byrne

Carlisle

  • 30Collin
  • 2MillerBooked at 30mins
  • 4Liddle
  • 18Grant
  • 6ParkesBooked at 89mins
  • 16Thomas
  • 15SlaterSubstituted forGlendonat 55'minutes
  • 22Scougall
  • 17O'Hare
  • 9Hope
  • 19SimpsonSubstituted forKennedyat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Gerrard
  • 7Kennedy
  • 11Glendon
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 23Branthwaite
  • 29Gray
  • 50Kerr
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
2,770

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home10
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 3, Carlisle United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 3, Carlisle United 0.

Danny Newton (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum O'Hare (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Joel Byrom replaces Arthur Iontton.

Attempt saved. Danny Newton (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Tom Parkes (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Tom Parkes (Carlisle United).

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

Attempt blocked. Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Danny Newton (Stevenage).

Tom Parkes (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Danny Newton replaces Emmanuel Sonupe because of an injury.

Delay in match Emmanuel Sonupe (Stevenage) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Mark McKee replaces Ilias Chair.

Foul by Ilias Chair (Stevenage).

Peter Grant (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Terence Vancooten (Stevenage).

Joe Martin (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Jason Kennedy.

Luther Wildin (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom Parkes (Carlisle United).

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 3, Carlisle United 0. Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Stevenage. Kurtis Guthrie draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Parkes (Carlisle United).

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

Foul by Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United).

Foul by Luther Wildin (Stevenage).

Tom Parkes (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Emmanuel Sonupe.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. George Glendon replaces Regan Slater.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City422315473383584
2Bury4221111076502674
3Mansfield421916762352773
4MK Dons422191267452272
5Tranmere4220111161451671
6Forest Green4218131162422067
7Exeter4218111357451265
8Carlisle42187176259361
9Colchester42179165852660
10Swindon421515125350360
11Stevenage42179165052-260
12Newport41179155257-560
13Oldham4115131362501258
14Crewe42168185253-156
15Northampton421218125355-254
16Cheltenham421411175460-653
17Grimsby42148204153-1250
18Port Vale421211193648-1247
19Morecambe421211194764-1747
20Crawley42137224261-1946
21Cambridge42129213761-2445
22Macclesfield42912214570-2539
23Yeovil42910233861-2337
24Notts County42813214377-3437
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