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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Jamie Devitt (74' PEN)

Carlisle edge out Cheltenham at Whaddon Road

Jamie Devitt's second-half penalty was enough to earn in-form Carlisle a battling 1-0 win at Cheltenham.
The result keeps the Cumbrian's play-off hopes alive as they made it eight matches without defeat.
Cheltenham looked the more likely winners for long spells at a wet Whaddon Road, but Carlisle's backline stood firm.
And in the 73rd minute, substitute Hallam Hope was brought down in the box and Devitt sent Scott Flinders the wrong way to seal the three points.
It was the midfielder's 10th goal of the campaign.
Jack Bonham saved early efforts from Mo Eisa and Jerell Sellars and Eisa saw another effort turned around the post by the Carlisle goalkeeper.
Clint Hill handled the threat of Eisa well thereafter and the closest Cheltenham were to taking the lead was a looping header from Will Boyle which cleared the bar.
After going ahead, Richie Bennett nearly made it 2-0 with a low show which beat Flinders' dive, but bounced back off the right post.
Flinders also saved well from Hope twice late on as Carlisle finished the game strongly.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Swindon Town 28 +18 53
2 Exeter City 27 +11 53
3 Crewe Alexandra 27 +16 48
4 Plymouth Argyle 26 +16 47
5 Bradford City 28 +11 46
6 Northampton Town 28 +10 46
7 Colchester United 28 +13 45
8 Cheltenham Town 27 +19 44
9 Forest Green Rovers 28 +8 44
10 Port Vale 28 +2 41
11 Newport County 25 +3 36
12 Walsall 28 -9 36
13 Salford City 28 -4 35
14 Scunthorpe United 28 -3 32
15 Crawley Town 28 -3 32
16 Cambridge United 28 -7 31
17 Grimsby Town 26 -5 30
18 Oldham Athletic 28 -15 29
19 Leyton Orient 28 -11 28
20 Mansfield Town 28 -8 27
21 Carlisle United 27 -20 26
22 Macclesfield Town 27 -4 25
23 Stevenage 28 -12 22
24 Morecambe 28 -26 22