League Two
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Carlisle United 1-3 Exeter City

Second-half goals from Aaron Martin and Nicky Law proved decisive as League Two pacesetters Exeter maintained their unbeaten record with a 3-1 win at Carlisle.

Lee Martin had given Exeter a half-time lead which was cancelled out when Olufela Olomola equalised for Carlisle in the 61st minute.

Exeter began with a confidence befitting their league position and Lee Martin could easily have put them two goals ahead inside the first eight minutes when the game turned into a contest between the Exeter forward and Carlisle goalkeeper Adam Collin.

Collin parried Martin's first effort and then used his legs to keep out a low shot that looked bound for the bottom corner.

After Law himself had flashed a shot across the face of goal, Jake Taylor went even closer with a low shot through a crowd of players that struck the bottom of Collin's left-hand post.

It was no surprise when Exeter took a 36th-minute lead. Randell Williams fed a ball across to Lee Martin, whose curling shot from the edge of the box left Collin diving in vain.

Saves by Collin from Williams and Ryan Bowman kept Carlisle in it after the break and the Cumbrians' equaliser came when Nathan Thomas' shot was blocked and the rebound fell for Olomola to head just inside the right-hand post.

Exeter were back in the lead six minutes later when, from the corner on the left, Aaron Martin thumped home a header from six yards and Law made certain in stoppage time, breaking on the left to fire an angled drive past Collin.

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Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1Collin
  • 2ElliottSubstituted forSorensenat 87'minutes
  • 17Webster
  • 27Knight-Percival
  • 3Iredale
  • 19Bridge
  • 4CarrollSubstituted forMcKirdyat 45'minutesBooked at 71mins
  • 8JonesSubstituted forLoftat 75'minutes
  • 7Thomas
  • 24Olomola
  • 28SagafBooked at 73mins

Substitutes

  • 5Mellish
  • 11McKirdy
  • 15Charters
  • 22Gray
  • 23Branthwaite
  • 25Loft
  • 31Sorensen

Exeter

  • 1Ward
  • 2Sweeney
  • 5Martin
  • 21Moxey
  • 11Williams
  • 25Taylor
  • 27Collins
  • 22SparkesSubstituted forParkesat 68'minutes
  • 8Law
  • 12BowmanSubstituted forFisherat 90+2'minutes
  • 7MartinSubstituted forJayat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Woodman
  • 14Ajose
  • 15Parkes
  • 17Jay
  • 18Fisher
  • 20Richardson
  • 23Maxted
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
4,167

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away17
Shots on Target
Home4
Away9
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Exeter City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Exeter City 3.

Foul by Jack Iredale (Carlisle United).

Alex Fisher (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Alex Fisher replaces Ryan Bowman.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 1, Exeter City 3. Nicky Law (Exeter City) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Jay with a through ball.

Foul by Ryan Loft (Carlisle United).

Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Matt Jay replaces Lee Martin.

Attempt saved. Olufela Olomola (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Aaron Martin.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Elias Sorensen replaces Christie Elliott.

Offside, Exeter City. Lewis Ward tries a through ball, but Ryan Bowman is caught offside.

Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dean Moxey (Exeter City).

Mohammed Sagaf (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Martin (Exeter City).

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Carlisle United).

Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Lee Martin (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Bowman.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Ryan Loft replaces Michael Jones.

Booking

Mohammed Sagaf (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Mohammed Sagaf (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

Harry McKirdy (Carlisle United) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.

Booking

Harry McKirdy (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Byron Webster (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Bowman (Exeter City).

Foul by Jack Iredale (Carlisle United).

Randell Williams (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Tom Parkes replaces Jack Sparkes.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 1, Exeter City 2. Aaron Martin (Exeter City) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicky Law with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Jack Bridge.

Foul by Christie Elliott (Carlisle United).

Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Olufela Olomola (Carlisle United).

Dean Moxey (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Olufela Olomola (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Harry McKirdy with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jake Taylor.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 1, Exeter City 1. Olufela Olomola (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter7520104617
2Newport743072515
3Crewe750297215
4Swindon7421148614
5Forest Green741265113
6Cheltenham7322127511
7Grimsby7322139411
8Plymouth7322128411
9Macclesfield732296311
10Bradford732285311
11Crawley7322119211
12Mansfield723210829
13Colchester72326609
14Port Vale7232810-29
15Salford7151101008
16Cambridge722367-18
17Leyton Orient7223812-48
18Northampton721478-17
19Carlisle7214813-57
20Morecambe7133812-46
21Walsall713338-56
22Oldham7124510-55
23Stevenage7034410-63
24Scunthorpe7016515-101
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