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Dulwich Hamlet 1-4 Carlisle United: League Two side seal comfortable win

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FA Cup: Dulwich Hamlet 1-4 Carlisle United highlights

League Two Carlisle United comfortably beat non-league Dulwich Hamlet to reach the second round of the FA Cup.

Dulwich, of the National League South, were playing in the first round of the competition for the first time in 21 years but an upset never looked likely.

Olufela Olomola volleyed Carlisle ahead before Harry McKirdy made it 2-0.

Christian Smith's header gave Dulwich hope but Mike Jones' stunning strike and McKirdy's clinical finish wrapped up the win for Carlisle.

The visitors have now successfully navigated the FA Cup first round for five consecutive seasons and go into the hat for Monday's second-round draw.

Despite the result, it was a memorable evening for Dulwich, with a record crowd of 3,300 in attendance at the club's Champion Hill ground.

Their run to the first round has also earned them £36,750, which helped fund the signings of Ben Dempsey on loan from Charlton and free agent Nathan Smith, with the two players joining just hours before kick-off on Friday.

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Jones 'screamer' restores Carlisle's two-goal lead

'It took a terrific goal to settle us' - what they said

Dulwich Hamlet boss Gavin Rose: "I thought we were brave. We tried to have a go at the game. We lacked quality in the final third - crossing and our final pass. Maybe the emotion got the better of the boys at times. Carlisle managed the game well and hit us on the break.

"I will learn something from this and hopefully the boys will learn something from it as well."

Carlisle boss Steven Pressley: "We can't take anything away from Dulwich. They were everything and more in terms of what we expected. They put us under pressure but we always looked a threat on the counter. It was a professional job from ourselves but full credit to Dulwich.

"It took a terrific goal from Mike Jones to settle us down. That was a big moment in the game."

Line-ups

Dulwich Hamlet

  • 1Grainger
  • 2McCoy
  • 5OrluSubstituted forHunteat 84'minutes
  • 6SmithBooked at 41mins
  • 3Smith
  • 4Dempsey
  • 8Vose
  • 10YusuffSubstituted forAkinyemiat 66'minutes
  • 7Chapman
  • 11MonakanaSubstituted forClunisat 66'minutes
  • 9Mills

Substitutes

  • 12Connors
  • 13Edwards
  • 14Ijaha
  • 15Taylor
  • 16Hunte
  • 17Clunis
  • 19Akinyemi

Carlisle

  • 1Collin
  • 23Branthwaite
  • 17WebsterBooked at 52mins
  • 5Mellish
  • 14Jones
  • 19BridgeSubstituted forCarrollat 84'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 3Iredale
  • 7ThomasSubstituted forSagafat 57'minutes
  • 24OlomolaSubstituted forLoftat 80'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 11McKirdy

Substitutes

  • 4Carroll
  • 9Hope
  • 22Gray
  • 25Loft
  • 27Knight-Percival
  • 28Sagaf
  • 31Sorensen
Referee:
James Oldham
Attendance:
3,336

Match Stats

Home TeamDulwich HamletAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home16
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Dulwich Hamlet 1, Carlisle United 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dulwich Hamlet 1, Carlisle United 4.

Corner, Dulwich Hamlet. Conceded by Gethin Jones.

Dominic Vose (Dulwich Hamlet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Loft (Carlisle United).

Nyren Clunis (Dulwich Hamlet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Iredale (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. Danny Mills (Dulwich Hamlet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Dulwich Hamlet. Conceded by Jarrad Branthwaite.

Goal!

Goal! Dulwich Hamlet 1, Carlisle United 4. Harry McKirdy (Carlisle United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mohammed Sagaf following a fast break.

Substitution

Substitution, Dulwich Hamlet. Connor Hunte replaces Richard Orlu.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Canice Carroll replaces Jack Bridge.

Offside, Dulwich Hamlet. Ben Chapman tries a through ball, but Christian Smith is caught offside.

Booking

Ryan Loft (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dominic Vose (Dulwich Hamlet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Loft (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. Nyren Clunis (Dulwich Hamlet) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Ben Chapman.

Attempt saved. Nathan Smith (Dulwich Hamlet) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dominic Vose.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Ryan Loft replaces Olufela Olomola.

Dominic Vose (Dulwich Hamlet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Jones (Carlisle United).

Attempt saved. Ben Chapman (Dulwich Hamlet) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nyren Clunis.

Attempt missed. Danny Mills (Dulwich Hamlet) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ben Chapman with a cross following a set piece situation.

Dipo Akinyemi (Dulwich Hamlet) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jarrad Branthwaite (Carlisle United).

Ben Dempsey (Dulwich Hamlet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mohammed Sagaf (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. Jon Mellish (Carlisle United) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jack Bridge with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Christian Smith.

Foul by Dipo Akinyemi (Dulwich Hamlet).

Gethin Jones (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Ben Chapman (Dulwich Hamlet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nyren Clunis with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Nyren Clunis (Dulwich Hamlet) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nathan Smith with a cross.

Danny Mills (Dulwich Hamlet) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.

Substitution

Substitution, Dulwich Hamlet. Dipo Akinyemi replaces Ade Yusuff.

Substitution

Substitution, Dulwich Hamlet. Nyren Clunis replaces Jeffrey Monakana.

Attempt missed. Byron Webster (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jack Bridge with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Charlie Grainger.

Attempt saved. Harry McKirdy (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mohammed Sagaf.

Attempt missed. Byron Webster (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jarrad Branthwaite.

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