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Carlisle United 1-0 Barrow

Jon Mellish earned Carlisle victory over Barrow in the first Cumbrian derby to be played in the Football League for 56 years.

Mellish's neat headed finish midway through the first half put the hosts ahead and they held on after Aaron Hayden's moment of madness left them playing with 10 men for the final 35 minutes.

United took the lead when Gime Toure crossed for an unmarked Mellish to nod in his first goal of the season.

But 10 minutes into the second half Hayden was dismissed after he lashed a leg out at James Jones as the pair tangled as a corner delivery came in.

Barrow struggled to make the one-man advantage count as Carlisle defended well.

Their one real chance was spurned when Scott Quigley burst clean through only to have his powerful effort saved by Paul Farman.

Carlisle held on to make it two victories from two home games while Barrow continue to wait for a first victory since their return to the league ranks following a 46-year absence.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Carlisle

Formation 4-3-3

  • 21Farman
  • 2Tanner
  • 6HaydenBooked at 55mins
  • 13McDonald
  • 3AndertonBooked at 70mins
  • 8GuyBooked at 90mins
  • 12MellishBooked at 10mins
  • 33WalkerSubstituted forReillyat 73'minutes
  • 20ToureSubstituted forChartersat 90'minutes
  • 9AlessandraSubstituted forDevineat 84'minutes
  • 14Kayode

Substitutes

  • 4Devine
  • 5Hunt
  • 7Riley
  • 10Reilly
  • 15Charters
  • 27Dewhurst
  • 30Malley

Barrow

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Dixon
  • 14JonesSubstituted forKayat 65'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 16Beadling
  • 3BroughBooked at 80mins
  • 27Barry
  • 25BigginsSubstituted forJamesat 77'minutes
  • 10HardcastleBooked at 90mins
  • 8Jones
  • 2Brown
  • 9QuigleyBooked at 75mins
  • 20Angus

Substitutes

  • 4Taylor
  • 6Hird
  • 11Kay
  • 12Lillis
  • 19Wilson
  • 33James
Referee:
Ben Toner

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamBarrow
Possession
Home33%
Away67%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Barrow 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Barrow 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Barrow. Conceded by George Tanner.

  4. Post update

    Bradley Barry (Barrow) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Taylor Charters (Carlisle United).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Dior Angus (Barrow).

  7. Post update

    George Tanner (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke James (Barrow) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Scott Quigley with a cross.

  9. Booking

    Josh Kay (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dior Angus (Barrow) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Booking

    Lewis Hardcastle (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Lewis Hardcastle (Barrow) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Barrow. Conceded by Paul Farman.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Jones (Barrow) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  15. Post update

    Connor Brown (Barrow) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Taylor Charters (Carlisle United).

  17. Booking

    Callum Guy (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Callum Guy (Carlisle United) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Taylor Charters replaces Gime Toure.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Scott Quigley (Barrow) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Connor Brown.