Cammell Laird v City

Not Our Day
Carlisle City just lost out to play-off hopefuls Cammell Laird away from home. A slow start but good comeback made the tight second half a one to watch. However, it just didn’t seem to be City’s day.

Early on, the home side came close to opening the scoring. A low ball from the right was struck first time by Charlie McInness on the edge but his shot was tipped over the bar by a great Adam Coward save.

Nevertheless, minutes later the hosts did pull ahead. A throw on the right led to McInnes picking the ball up again. This time he turned and his shot smashed into the top of the net. 1-0 9”.

It could have been two, two minutes later. Daniel Cross received a long ball and made his way into the box. His low shot was met by Coward whose feet parried the shot away.

20” Jamie Heath on for Aaron Bradbury

Laird could have set the game to bed if they had taken their chances, especially on the half hour mark where a cross from Joseph Mackin was sent in a good area. Cross met the ball on the six yard box but his header somehow went wide from close range.

Five minutes later, the second finally came through Mackin. A Cross delivery was taken into the penalty area by the winger and he fired past City’s No.1 at his near post. 2-0 36”.

The Sky Blues pushed to get back into the game and they did so just before the break. A throw and good play from Heath and Kyle Armstrong allowed the latter to send a great floated ball to the back post. Josh Simpson met it and headed into the bottom corner. 2-1 42”.

Half time 2-1

City should have made it 2-2 early on in the second half. Good movement and one-touch football from The Sky Blues meant that Heath could get a shot away from the edge of the box. He saw the keeper off his line and tried to lob him, his effort went inches over the bar.

The second could have came with 20 minutes to go as well. A great through ball from McCartney met a well timed run from David Renyard who made his way into the box. One-on-one with John Lynch, but the goalie was equal to the shot.

The home side still pushed for their third and were not far off through Mackin. A ball across goal from McInnes was met by the youngster, but his close range volley somehow went over.

83” Jonny Allan on for Kyle Armstrong

As the game seems to get away from City, Laird had the chance to seal the game in the 94th minute. Jamie McColl made his way to the City box and Renyard tracked back to challenge him. His tackle was deemed to not get the ball and McColl bundled over and the ref pointed to the spot. Maldon stepped up and netted into the bottom right to put the game to bed. 3-1 90+4”.

City were unlucky not to get back into the tight game after coming out strong in the second half. Nevertheless, a good performance from their opponents made it difficult for James Tose’s side. Our next home game is on Tuesday Night against AFC Blackpool, 7:45PM KO.

Cammell Laird-Lynch, Bainbridge, Thomas, Carlin, Quinn, Cooper, Maldon, Murray, McInnes, Mackin, Cross.
Subs-Mitchell, Drummond, McColl, Rooney.

City-Coward, Allison, Wiser, Addison, Benjamin, Greenslade, Renyard, Simpson, McCartney, Armstrong, Bradbury.
Subs-Heath, Allan, Tose, Carr.

By Will Stuart

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