Carlisle United 0-2 Harrogate Town

Carlisle’s winless run was extended to 12 League Two games as Harrogate snatched an unlikely victory.

Despite a four-match goal drought at Brunton Park in the league, the home side started promisingly and nearly opened the scoring inside eight minutes.

Aston Villa loanee Brad Young twice went close in quick succession, first redirecting an enticing Jordan Gibson cross onto the woodwork before heading over from close range soon after.

Luke Armstrong spurned a glorious chance to score an undeserved opener for the visitors when he directed a header straight at Mark Howard, but his blushes were saved soon after.

Inside one minute of added time, George Thomson shirked a weak Brennan Dickenson challenge before firing emphatically low into the far corner.

Despite the setback, the Cumbrians continued in the ascendancy after the restart with both Young and Zach Clough going agonisingly close to finding a leveller.

However, their wastefulness in front of goal was punished by the visitors again when Jack Diamond’s strike was parried into the path of Alex Pattison, who secured the victory.

Match report supplied by PA Media.



Formation 4-4-2

  • 33Howard
  • 2Mellor
  • 5McDonald
  • 17Whelan
  • 11Dickenson
  • 27Gibson
  • 4DevineSubstituted forChartersat 85′minutes
  • 8GuyBooked at 57mins
  • 10Clough
  • 30YoungSubstituted forMampalaat 69′minutes
  • 14AbrahamsSubstituted forFishburnat 68′minutes


  • 6Toko Lema Dinzeyi
  • 15Charters
  • 16Feeney
  • 19Mampala
  • 21Simons
  • 23Bell
  • 25Fishburn


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Oxley
  • 14SheronBooked at 41mins
  • 6BurrellBooked at 90mins
  • 20Hall
  • 3Page
  • 7Thomson
  • 16Pattison
  • 4FalkinghamSubstituted forPowerat 82′minutes
  • 21Diamond
  • 29Armstrong
  • 18MuldoonSubstituted forKerryat 72′minutes


  • 11Orsi
  • 13Cracknell
  • 17Kerry
  • 24Ilesanmi
  • 26Williams
  • 30Power

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