Carlisle United 3, Crawley Town 1: Long fruitless trip for the Reds

Crawley Town's Rees Murphy scores his first goal against Bristol Rovers (Pic by Jon & Joe Rigby) SUS-151121-155448008
Crawley Town's Rees Murphy scores his first goal against Bristol Rovers (Pic by Jon & Joe Rigby) SUS-151121-155448008

Crawley Town’s long trip to Carlisle proved fruitless after a 3-1 defeat at Brunton Park.

Charlie Wyke put the home side 2-0 up with goals in the second and 29th minutes. But the in-form Rhys Murphy kept the Reds in the game with a goal 11 minutes before half time.

Murphy converted a diving header after Lewis Young crossed in from the right.

But Jabo Ibehre has restored Carlisle’s two-goal advantage at the start of the second half.

It was Ibehre’s 12th goal of the campaign and his second since returning from injury.

Carlisle: Gillespie, Atkinson, Grainger, Raynes, Ellis, Joyce, Sweeney, Kennedy, Gilliead, Wyke, Ibehre. Subs: Hanford, Hery, Dicker, Archibald-Henville, Thompson, Asamoah, McQueen.

Crawley: Flahavan, Walton, Bradley, Edwards, Smith, Young, Harrold, Emmanuel, Hancox, Yorwerth, Murphy. Subs: Preston, Barnard, Rooney, Fenelon, Ashton, Deacon, Jenkins.

Oxford United went top of League Two with a 1-0 win over Hartlepool.

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