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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Harry Pell (5' OG)
  • Reggie Lambe (18')
  • Tommy Miller (60')

Carlisle claim first home win of season after easing past Cheltenham

Carlisle cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win over Cheltenham to register their first home win of the League Two campaign.
Harry Pell's own goal and a Reggie Lambe header in the first half virtually settled the issue and defender Tom Miller put the outcome beyond doubt with a second half strike.
Carlisle's first attack produced a fifth minute goal as Shaun Miller forced a corner and Danny Grainger's inswinger from the right had the Cheltenham defence at sixes and sevens. In the ensuing scramble Pell's attempted clearance flew past his own goalkeeper Jon Flatt and into the net.
The home team were on target again in the 17th minute when Grainger's cross from wide on the left picked out Lambe, who directed a stooping header into the bottom corner.
Carlisle made the most of the conditions in the first half, with a gusting wind at their backs, and Miller and Richie Bennett both were inches away from scoring although Pell almost made amends in a Robins break, forcing Jack Bonham to dive full length to save a fizzing low drive.
Carlisle continued to press after the break and made it 3-0 in the 60th minute when Cheltenham failed to clear a Nicky Adams free-kick and Miller seized on Tom Parkes' pass on the edge of the area to curl a shot into the top right hand corner.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Swindon Town 33 +21 63
2 Exeter City 33 +14 63
3 Crewe Alexandra 33 +20 61
4 Plymouth Argyle 33 +17 61
5 Cheltenham Town 32 +21 54
6 Port Vale 34 +6 54
7 Colchester United 34 +13 52
8 Northampton Town 33 +11 52
9 Bradford City 34 +6 51
10 Forest Green Rovers 34 +2 46
11 Salford City 34 0 44
12 Cambridge United 34 -6 44
13 Walsall 34 -11 43
14 Crawley Town 34 -1 41
15 Grimsby Town 32 -2 41
16 Newport County 31 0 40
17 Leyton Orient 34 -9 38
18 Oldham Athletic 34 -15 37
19 Scunthorpe United 33 -9 36
20 Mansfield Town 34 -7 35
21 Carlisle United 33 -17 35
22 Macclesfield Town 34 -8 30
23 Morecambe 34 -24 30
24 Stevenage 34 -22 22