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Carlisle United 2-0 Southend United

Carlisle welcomed fans back to Brunton Park with victory over Southend thanks to quickfire first-half goals from Omari Patrick and Josh Kayode.

The game was one of seven on Saturday to get the green light for the return of spectators as part of a weekend series of Football League-wide Covid-19 safety tests.

Both sides suffered horrible starts to their respective campaigns, with heavy opening-day losses bringing cause for concern - Carlisle going down 3-0 at Cambridge while Southend were hammered 4-0 by promoted Harrogate.

But it was the 1,000 socially-distanced Cumbrians who had smiles on their faces once Patrick's deflected volley saw him open his account for the season on 36 minutes and end a sluggish start to the game.

Three minutes later, the lead was doubled and the outcome sealed as fellow striker Kayode worked space to sweep a neat finish into the bottom corner.

The visitors had little to offer and, having just been given a further six-week extension to pay off a near £500,000 debt, it looks like there is trouble ahead on and off the pitch for the floundering Shrimpers.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 21Farman
  • 2Tanner
  • 6Hayden
  • 13McDonald
  • 3AndertonBooked at 15mins
  • 8Guy
  • 19Furman
  • 12MellishSubstituted forAlessandraat 70'minutes
  • 20ToureSubstituted forReillyat 84'minutes
  • 14Kayode
  • 11PatrickSubstituted forWalkerat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Devine
  • 5Hunt
  • 7Riley
  • 9Alessandra
  • 10Reilly
  • 27Dewhurst
  • 33Walker

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Bwomono
  • 5Hobson
  • 22Taylor
  • 3Ralph
  • 4McCormackSubstituted forGardat 60'minutes
  • 17Hutchinson
  • 11Egbri
  • 10GoodshipSubstituted forKinaliat 81'minutes
  • 7Green
  • 23KelmanSubstituted forCliffordat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Clifford
  • 13Seaden
  • 15Gard
  • 16Phillips
  • 19Kinali
  • 21Rush
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
1,000

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home23
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Carlisle United 2, Southend United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Carlisle United 2, Southend United 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Eren Kinali (Southend United).

  4. Post update

    Callum Guy (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Eren Kinali (Southend United).

  6. Post update

    Callum Guy (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Gavin Reilly replaces Gime Toure.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Gime Toure (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joshua Kayode.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Eren Kinali replaces Brandon Goodship.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dean Furman (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ethan Walker.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aaron Hayden (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joshua Kayode.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. George Tanner (Carlisle United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Callum Guy.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Ethan Walker replaces Omari Patrick.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Tom Clifford replaces Charlie Kelman.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Dean Furman.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Lewis Alessandra replaces Jon Mellish.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by George Tanner.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Isaac Hutchinson (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Green.