August 17, 2013
Sky Blues cash in at Carlisle
Carlisle's defensive woes continued as the Cumbrians found themselves on the receiving end of a 4-0 hammering at Brunton Park.
Carlisle have now shipped 13 goals in their first three league games and Coventry could have registered more but for a series of fine saves by home goalkeeper Mark Gillespie and some wasteful finishing.
City were two-up inside six minutes through Leon Clarke and Franck Moussa. Billy Daniels made it 3-0 at half-time and Clarke netted his second after the interval.
Coventry got off to a flying start with a fourth-minute goal by Clarke, who was given time and space to try his luck from 20 yards out. The striker's shot left Gillespie helpless as it flewunerringly into the top right-hand corner.
City were 2-0 ahead two minutes later, this time thanks to a solo effort by Moussa, who strolled through a static Carlisle defence before calmly chipping the ball over the diving Gillespie from inside the area.
Carlisle missed a chance to get back in the game after 15 minutes when Andy Webster shoved Mark Beck in the box. But Joe Murphy produced a fine save, diving low to his right, to keep out James Berrett's spot kick.
The Carlisle defence continued to be all at sea and it was no great shock when Daniels slotted home the Sky Blues' third goal in the 32nd minute after Callum Wilson had laid on the chance with his low ball from the right.
Just when Carlisle were starting to get a foothold in the game after the break, an error by on-loan Charlton defender Kevin Feely let in Clarke, who ran through to slip the ball past Gillespie.
Brad Potts luck was out when he caught Murphy off his line with an effort from inside his own half, the ball striking the inside of the post and bouncing clear.
But Coventry should have added to their tally but for a series of last ditch saves by Gillespie and the woodwork, which denied former Carlisle forward Mathieu Manset.
|Carlisle United||Coventry City|
|1 Mark Gillespie||1 Joe Murphy|
|23 Sean O'Hanlon||4 Andy Webster|
|6 Paul Black||24 Jordon Clarke|
|2 Kevin Feely||2 Cyrus Christie|
|16 Brad Potts||3 Blair Adams|
|21 James Berrett||14 Franck Moussa|
|7 David Amoo||7 John Fleck|
|8 Liam Noble||6 Conor Thomas|
|14 Josh Gillies||17 Billy Daniels|
|29 Lewis Guy||9 Leon Clarke|
|17 Mark Beck||20 Callum Wilson|
|Greg Fleming||Lee Burge 13|
|5 Danny Livesey||Adam Barton 16|
|26 Jack Lynch||Aaron Phillips 18|
|18 Josh Todd||Jordan Willis 19|
|19 David Symington||Ryan Haynes 31|
|27 Patrick Brough||Louis Garner 30|
|10 Adam Campbell||Mathieu Manset 10|
|David Symington for Josh Gillies (46)||Mathieu Manset for Callum Wilson (75)|
|Adam Campbell for Lewis Guy (46)||Jordan Willis for Billy Daniels (84)|
|Adam Barton for Conor Thomas (89)|
|Paul Black (1)||Billy Daniels (33)|
|Kevin Feely (88)||Conor Thomas (42)|
|Franck Moussa (58)|
|· Squads: Carlisle United | Coventry City|