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 Forest Green Rovers 46 +31 84
2 Exeter City 46 +24 84
3 Bristol Rovers 46 +22 80
4 Northampton Town 46 +22 80
5 Port Vale 46 +21 78
6 Swindon Town 46 +23 77
7 Mansfield Town 46 +15 77
8 Sutton United 46 +16 76
9 Tranmere Rovers 46 +13 75
10 Salford City 46 +14 70
11 Newport County 46 +9 69
12 Crawley Town 46 -10 61
13 Leyton Orient 46 +15 58
14 Bradford City 46 -2 58
15 Colchester United 46 -12 55
16 Walsall 46 -13 54
17 Hartlepool United 46 -20 54
18 Rochdale 46 -8 53
19 Harrogate Town 46 -11 53
20 Carlisle United 46 -23 53
21 Stevenage 46 -23 47
22 Barrow 46 -13 44
23 Oldham Athletic 46 -29 38
24 Scunthorpe United 46 -61 26