Carlisle shock Robins
Dobie & Madine help League One Cumbrians upset Bristol City
Last Updated: 26/08/09 9:56pm
Dobie: On the mark
Carlisle dumped Bristol City out of the Carling Cup with an impressive 2-0 win at Ashton Gate.
Second-half goals from Scott Dobie and Gary Madine proved to be enough to send the Cumbrians through to the third round against a below-par City side who lost their 100% home record this season.
Tom Taiwo hit a post in the first half for the visitors, who were impressive in
the second half and deserved their first away victory over Championship outfit
City since 1971.
City saw plenty of the ball early on but struggled to forge goalscoring
opportunities and Carlisle almost snatched the opening goal after 18 minutes.
Matty Robson floated a cross to the far post and defender David Raven ghosted into the area and scuffed a first-time shot which bounced into the ground and drifted over the crossbar.
That chance appeared to give the visitors confidence and they had another
opportunity three minutes later when the ball fell to on-loan Chelsea midfielder
Taiwo 12 yards from goal, but his tame left-footed strike failed to test City
goalkeeper Dean Gerken.
Gary Johnson's side responded and it took a fine saving tackle from Danny
Livesey to deny Danny Haynes as the striker raced towards goal.
WoodworkBut it was Carlisle's on-loan midfielder Taiwo who came closest in the first half when his curled left-footed effort from 25 yards rattled the post with Gerken beaten.
The Cumbrians asked more questions of the City defence early in the second
half, with Peter Murphy and the impressive former Robins midfielder Joe Anyinsah having opportunities to break the deadlock.
And United were in front on the hour mark when Kevan Hurst whipped over a cross from the left and Dobie got in front of his marker and slotted home from close range.
Dobie could have added a second goal three minutes later but flashed his
right-footed finish wastefully wide from 15 yards out.
MakeshiftRobins defender Jamie McCombe came off the bench to play as a makeshift striker and he missed a chance to equalise with 20 minutes left, spooning his finish over the bar.
And City were hit with a sucker punch 13 minutes from time when the impressive Anyinsah set up Madine, who beat Gerken with an emphatic finish from 12 yards out.