SKY BET LEAGUE 2
Saturday March 12th, 3.00pm
CARLISLE UNITED 2
Tobi Sho-Silva 74
Jordan Gibson 90 pen
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1
Paul Lewis 79
Attendance: 8,514 (380 Cobblers fans)
Carlisle: Mark Howard, Jack Armer, Dynel Simeu, Joe Riley, Callum Guy, Jamie Devitt (sub Brennan Dickenson 60), Jon Mellish, Morgan Feeney, Jordan Gibson, Omari Patrick, Kristian Dennis (sub Tobi Sho-Silva 73)
Subs not used: Magnus Norman, Danny Devine, Rod McDonald, Corey Whelan, Tyrese Omotoye
Cobblers: Liam Roberts, Aaron McGowan, Fraser Horsfall, Jon Guthrie, Ali Koiki, Jack Sowerby, Shaun McWilliams (sub Danny Rose 46), Mitch Pinnock, Sam Hoskins (sub Benny Ashley-Seal 85), Paul Lewis, Louis Appere (sub Beryly Lubala 73)
Subs not used: Jonny Maxted, Michael Harriman, Tyler Magloire, Chanka Zimba
Referee: James Bell
Carlisle: Joe Riley (80)
Cobblers: Shaun McWilliams (31, 11th of the season), Fraser Horsfall (56, 6th), Mitch Pinnock (80, 4th)
10 cautions on or before 37 games; 2 match suspension
15 cautions at any time in season; 3 match suspension
Sendings off: 2 cautions in one game; 1 match suspension but cautions do not count towards above totals. Other sendings off; 1 or 3 match suspension. Extra match ban for additional sendings off.
Jon Brady named an unchanged side for the trip to in-form Carlisle who included among their substitutes former Cobblers defender Rod McDonald and ex-Town loanee Brennan Dickenson.
The first chance of the afternoon fell to Louis Appere but having been played in by Paul Lewis he couldn’t keep his shot down. Carlisle also had an early sight at goal and it needed an athletic save from Liam Roberts to keep out a powerful close range shot from Kristian Dennis
Lewis had an effort blocked, Sam Hoskins saw a cross/shot go narrowly wide and Aaron McGowan fired over from the edge of the area after some good work by Shaun McWilliams as the Cobblers created a number of half chances.
With the first half nearly up Fraser Horsfall had a chance to break the deadlock but from 8-yards out he failed to test Mark Howard in the Carlisle goal.
McWilliams, who picked up a knock towards the end of the first half, was replaced by Danny Rose at half-time.
Cumbrians substitute Brennan Dickenson drew a good save from Roberts but it was another substitute who made the breakthrough, with just over fifteen minutes to play, Tobi Sho-Silva, having only just come on, firing into the corner.
The Cobblers weren’t behind for long however, Paul Lewis, who scored a hat-trick against the Cumbrians in the reverse fixture earlier in the season, heading home a pin-point cross from Beryly Lubala.
Carlisle were awarded a penalty in stoppage time after the ball struck Horsfall’s arm and Jordan Gibson stepped up to score from 12-yards to win the game.
CARLISLE MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (3) 7
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (0) 3
CORNERS: (0) 0
FOULS: (4) 9
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 2
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (1) 2
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (4) 6
CORNERS: (4) 5
FOULS: (5) 9
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 0