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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Jamie Devitt (58')

Super sub Jamie Devitt proves the difference for Carlisle

Jamie Devitt came off the bench to score a fine winner as Carlisle chalked up a fourth away league victory of the season with a 1-0 success at Colchester.
The former Hull trainee grabbed the only goal of the match when he latched onto James Brown's excellent pass to finish superbly across goalkeeper Sam Walker and into the bottom corner after 58 minutes.
Carlisle keeper Jack Bonham did well to save Kyel Reid's low shot at his near post early on and then denied Brandon Hanlan in similar fashion just minutes later in a first half that brought little goalmouth action.
Colchester almost broke the deadlock in the opening two minutes of the second half when Bonham made a superb double save to deny Sean Murray and then Hanlan from close range, after Ryan Jackson had done brilliantly to advance and deliver a cross.
But Carlisle went ahead just before the hour mark when half-time substitute Devitt popped up for his first goal of the season.
Bonham made another fine low save to thwart Drey Wright with 10 minutes remaining as Colchester pushed for an equaliser but Carlisle held out for victory.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 17 +17 36
2 Milton Keynes Dons 17 +14 34
3 Colchester United 17 +15 31
4 Tranmere Rovers 17 +9 30
5 Exeter City 17 +9 29
6 Newport County 17 -4 29
7 Mansfield Town 17 +12 28
8 Stevenage 17 +5 28
9 Forest Green Rovers 17 +9 27
10 Bury 17 +10 26
11 Carlisle United 17 -3 23
12 Crawley Town 17 -5 23
13 Port Vale 17 -4 22
14 Yeovil Town 16 +5 21
15 Oldham Athletic 17 +3 21
16 Northampton Town 17 -1 21
17 Swindon Town 17 -3 21
18 Crewe Alexandra 17 -3 19
19 Cambridge United 17 -11 18
20 Morecambe 17 -12 17
21 Grimsby Town 17 -12 15
22 Notts County 17 -16 14
23 Cheltenham Town 16 -13 11
24 Macclesfield Town 17 -21 7