Carlisle United 2-0 Grimsby Town

Grimsby was handed a League Two reality check as Carlisle boosted his automatic promotion push with a win over the FA Cup quarter-finalists.

Seventy-two hours after a colossal 2-1 win over Premier League Southampton, the heroes were brought back down to earth by Paul Hurst.

Hurst kept just four players from his starting XI against the Saints, but for 36 minutes they were able to match Paul Simpson’s high-flying Cumbrians.

George Lloyd forced a fine save from Tomas Holy and Otis Khan rolled another shot just wide before two goals in eight minutes sank the Mariners.

Leeds midfielder on loan Alfie McCalmont scored his second goal in three games after Alex Hunt gained possession.

Paul Simpson’s side, who moved up to second place with their win, doubled their lead after 44 minutes.

Jordan Gibson’s first league goal since last October and his third of the season was a sweet low drive out of Max Crocombe’s reach.

Grimsby brought 4,300 fans to the south coast; This time, 428 die-hard players were denied a consolation goal when Lloyd’s header hit the post in the 77th minute.

PA media report.



formation 5-3-2

  • 1Holy
  • 7Gibson
  • 5Feeney
  • 6huntingtonBooked at 61 minutesReplaced bywhelanat 71′protocol
  • 22melish
  • 3poor
  • 4moxon
  • 8thGuy
  • 35McCalmontReplaced bySeniorat 82′protocol
  • 41GarnerReplaced byGordonat 82′protocol
  • 10PatrickReplaced byDennisat 81′protocol


  • 2Senior
  • 14Dennis
  • 17whelan
  • 29harris
  • 30Kelly
  • 33Robinson
  • 36Gordon


formation 3-4-3

  • 1Crocombe
  • 2Efete
  • 26blacksmith
  • 31Mahr
  • 19Dickson-PetersReplaced byEmmanuelat 45′protocol
  • 17MorrisReplaced byCarryat 86′protocol
  • 16huntReplaced byKhouriat 65′protocol
  • 22amos
  • 18O’Neill34 minutes bookedReplaced byCliftonat 86′protocol
  • 9lloyd
  • 11khan50 minutes bookedReplaced byTaylorat 65′protocol


  • 5pearson
  • 7Emmanuel
  • 14Carry
  • 15Clifton
  • 29Taylor
  • 30Khouri
  • 44to scan

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