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Monday, October 19, 2009

Big Match Review: Yeovil 3 Carlisle 1

League One
Yeovil Town 3-1 Carlisle United
Saturday October 17, Huish Park (Att: 4,333)

Yeovil recorded an important victory over fellow League One strugglers Carlisle as two goals from Ryan Mason helped heap the pressure on under-fire Cumbrians boss Greg Abbott.

The Glovers began the stronger of the two sides and took a deserved lead after just 13 minutes. Craig Alcock's through-ball split the United backline to unleash Mason, who showed the required composure to fire past Lenny Pidgely in the Carlisle goal.

And the home side doubled their advantage just before the break through the same player. This time Andy Welsh's first time reverse pass beating the Cumbrians' offside trap leaving the on-running Mason all the time in the world to notch up a second.

However, the visitors were handed a route back into the match early in the second half when Terrell Forbes's clumsy challenge on Scott Dobie in the box saw Carlisle awarded a penalty.

And, although Town keeper Alex McCarthy guessed the right way, he was powerless to stop former Leeds man Ian Harte reducing the arrears with over half an hour remaining.

Yeovil weren't to be denied though, and more slack defending from Abbott's men allowed the Somerset club a third three minutes from time. Kieran Murtagh with far too much time and space to convert a cross from the left from close range.

A third home win of the season for Terry Skiverton's side who move up to 14th, but Carlisle and their manager remain under pressure, entrenched in the bottom four.

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