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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 18 +9 33
2 Forest Green Rovers 17 +9 31
3 Bradford City 16 +9 30
4 Crewe Alexandra 17 +5 30
5 Exeter City 18 +3 30
6 Cheltenham Town 16 +13 29
7 Northampton Town 18 +7 28
8 Port Vale 18 +1 28
9 Newport County 16 +4 27
10 Colchester United 17 +6 26
11 Plymouth Argyle 17 +5 26
12 Salford City 18 -5 24
13 Cambridge United 18 +4 23
14 Mansfield Town 18 +1 21
15 Macclesfield Town 17 -3 21
16 Crawley Town 18 -5 21
17 Leyton Orient 18 -6 20
18 Grimsby Town 15 0 19
19 Scunthorpe United 18 -2 18
20 Carlisle United 18 -12 18
21 Walsall 18 -12 18
22 Oldham Athletic 17 -8 16
23 Morecambe 18 -14 14
24 Stevenage 17 -9 13