The Blues second-string get back to winning ways thanks to a first-half goal from Kevin Gall

United frontman Kevin Gall
It had been two defeats in a row for Carlisle's reserves so tonight's victory away to Burnley, in a match played at Accrington Stanley's Fraser Eagle Stadium, comes as a welcome three points. Both clubs put out relatively strong sides for the game, with United fielding Paul Reid for his first game back in a Carlisle shirt, and an 18-year old trialist defender from Middlesbrough, in Lewis McCardle.

The Cumbrians started brightly and took the lead with 18 minutes on the clock, some slick passing from left to right seeing Kevin Gall thump an unstoppable volley from just outside the box way beyond the reach of Burnley's trialist goalkeeper James Beasant, son of legendary glovesman Dave.

Reid was then replaced at half-time by Dan Wordsworth for the Blues as he felt his groin tighten up. Both sides had chances to trouble the scorers, with Alex McDonald for the Clarets heading against the post being the home side's best chance. United hung on for the win though and their next chance for a second-string victory comes next Wednesday night when they visit Tranmere in a 7pm kick-off.

Burnley line-up :

James Beasant, Ben Hoskin (Adam Kay 68), Stephen Jordan, Michael Duff, Chris Lynch, Mark Randall, John Spicer, Garreth O'Connor, Rob Turner (Wes Fletcher 68), Alex MacDonald, Alan Mahon (Alex-Rae Harvey 68).

Unused substitutes:

Jonathan Sergeant (GK) and Dean Stott.


United line-up :

Chris Howarth, Paul Arnison (c), Darren Campion, Paul Reid (Dan Wordsworth 46), Lewis McCardle, Luke Joyce, Neale McDermott, Kevin Gall, Stephen Hindmarch (Connor Tinnion 65), Gary Madine, Danny Carlton.

Substitutes :

Grant Carson (GK), Matt Duffy and Jonny Blake.


Results in the division this week :

Accrington Stanley 1-5 Morecambe (Mon, 2pm)

Blackpool 4-1 Bury (Wed, 7pm)
Burnley 0-1 Carlisle (Wed, 7pm)
Manchester City 4-1 Morecambe (Wed, 2pm)
Preston North End 0-1 Wrexham (Wed, 2pm)


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