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Sky Bet League 1

Brunton Park (ATT 6,367) 8th August 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Haywood

Carlisle Carlisle United vs Brentford Brentford

Carlisle 1

I Harte (pen 17)

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Brentford 3

M Weston (12, 47)
S Wood (64)

Bees off to flying start

New boys shock Cumbrians at Brunton Park

Last Updated: 08/08/09 6:55pm

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Weston: Brace

Weston: Brace

A brace from debutant Myles Weston and a third from Sam Wood gave League Two champions Brentford an impressive 3-1 victory against Carlisle at Brunton Park.

Carlisle hit back with a first-half penalty from Ian Harte but missed their chances and were made to pay by a pacy Bees side who were deadly on the break.

Former Notts County forward Weston did not have long to wait to make his mark, grabbing a 12th-minute lead for the visitors. Carlisle's defence was all at sea as they tried to deal with Sam Saunders' inswinging right-wing corner, and Weston was left all alone at the far post to head home from two yards out.

The Cumbrians were level just three minutes later when Harte crashed home a penalty after Saunders, back helping his defence, handled Graham Kavanagh's cross from the left. In first-half added time Joe Anyinsah saw a close-range header hit the crossbar and bounce to safety.

Weston's second in the 47th minute owed a lot to an error by Carlisle's former Chelsea goalkeeper Lennie Pidgeley. The defence failed to deal with a low ball from the right and Weston turned to hit a shot from the edge of the box which went straight through Pidgeley's legs and into the net.

Wood made it 3-1 in the 53rd minute when his skidding 25-yard drive took a big deflection off defender Richard Keogh and sent Pidgeley the wrong way before going in off the post. Weston could have had a hat-trick late in the second half but spoiled a 50-yard run by dragging his shot across the face of goal, then Saunders was robbed by Pidgeley's out-stretched hand as he tried to round the keeper after another lightning break.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
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1 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24

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