CARLISLE MOVE UP TO THE SEVENTH SPOT

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Carlisle United defeated Yeovil 2-0 to move up to the seventh spot in the League Two.


After seven games without a win, United were excited to get the result. Keith Curle’s men had lost their previous six games but defeated struggling Yeovil, who are languishing in the last six. They had lost to Crewe Alex at home, Mansfield Town away, played a draw against Luton Town and conceded three at home against Cambridge United in recent matches.

Blackpool’s defeat by Luton ensures Carlisle are back in the race for a playoff spot. John O’Sullivan headed a quick free kick by Danny Grainger to end a 701-minute drought for Carlisle. The hosts struggled during the game, barely creating chances. Tom Eaves opportunity went wide as the first half ended.

Yeovil lost midfielder Ben Whitfield who is on loan from Premier League side Bournemouth. He seemed he elbowed Tom Miller and the referee immediately sent him off. The guests used this to their advantage as they grabbed their second within a minute of Whitfield’s dismissal. Goalkeeper Arthur Krysiak saved Reggie Lambe’s first attempt but the winger scored in his second try.

Carlisle slightly dominated their opponents but created way more chances. After 40 games, Doncaster remain leaders with their 5-1 victory away at Grimsby. Plymouth and Portsmouth follow .Stevenage, Luton, Exeter and Carlisle complete the top seven in League Two.

Yeovil and Morecambe are on 46 points but they are ten points above the relegation zone to the National League.

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