September 29, 2012
Cumbrians are made to pay
Carlisle's four-game unbeaten league run hit the buffers as second-half goals from debutant Nathan Byrne and Nicky Adams clinched Crawley a 2-0 win at Brunton Park.
The Cumbrians paid the price for a lack of composure in front of goal as Danny Cadamarteri, on-loan Watford striker Joe Garner and James Berrett all went close.
It was a great individual piece of skill by Crawley's Byrne which broke the deadlock in the 62nd minute.
The on-loan Spurs full-back jinked his way through the heart of the Carlisle defence before neatly slipping the ball into the bottom corner.
There was a touch of fortune about Crawley's second goal in the 73rd minute when Adams let fly from 30 yards and his shot took a huge deflection off defender Danny Livesey before looping over the head of wrong-footed Carlisle goalkeeper Mark Gillespie.
Garner and substitute Mark Beck went close with late headers for the home side, but Carlisle's attempts to stage a recovery fizzled out.
|Carlisle United||Crawley Town|
|20 Mark Gillespie||1 Paul Jones|
|6 Peter Murphy||3 Mathew Sadler|
|5 Danny Livesey||28 Claude Davis|
|3 Matty Robson||12 Joe Walsh|
|2 Frank Simek||19 Nathan Byrne|
|12 Paul Thirlwell||16 Nicky Adams|
|4 Jon-Paul McGovern||21 Mike Jones|
|21 James Berrett||11 Josh Simpson|
|24 Chris Chantler||6 Hope Akpan|
|11 Danny Cadamarteri||9 Gary Alexander|
|22 Joe Garner||14 Nicholas Ajose|
|1 Adam Collin||Michel Kuipers 25|
|15 Mike Edwards||David Hunt 13|
|8 Liam Noble||Mark Connolly 4|
|16 Brad Potts||Dannie Bulman 15|
|19 David Symington||Billy Clarke 7|
|27 Kallum Higginbotham||Sergio Torres 8|
|17 Mark Beck||Jonathan Forte 10|
|Liam Noble for Paul Thirlwell (65)||Dannie Bulman for Mike Jones (85)|
|Kallum Higginbotham for Jon-Paul McGovern (65)||Jonathan Forte for Nicholas Ajose (88)|
|Mark Beck for Danny Cadamarteri (76)|
|Danny Livesey (38)||Hope Akpan (90)|
|· Rosters: Carlisle United | Crawley Town|