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

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.

'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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

Formation 3-4-3

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dulwich Hamlet 1, Carlisle United 4.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Dulwich Hamlet. Conceded by Gethin Jones.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Loft (Carlisle United).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jack Iredale (Carlisle United).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Dulwich Hamlet. Conceded by Jarrad Branthwaite.

  10. 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.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Dulwich Hamlet. Connor Hunte replaces Richard Orlu.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Canice Carroll replaces Jack Bridge.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Booking

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Loft (Carlisle United).

  17. Post update

    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.

  18. Post update

    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.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Ryan Loft replaces Olufela Olomola.

  20. Post update

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

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