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The Memorial Stadium (ATT 8,285) 9th August 2008 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: R East

Bristol R Bristol Rovers vs Carlisle United Carlisle

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Pirates slain by Carlton

Youngster inspires Cumbrians

Last Updated: 09/08/08 8:50pm

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Carlton: Match-winner

Carlton: Match-winner

Two goals from young striker Danny Carlton helped Carlisle banish last season's play-off blues with a dramatic 3-2 opening day victory at Bristol Rovers.

Rovers struck first when Rickie Lambert netted with a 15th-minute header from Craig Disley's cross, but Carlton equalised three minutes later, deftly nodding home a centre from Marc Bridge-Wilkinson.

A sweet left-footed strike from the edge of the box by Bridge-Wilkinson put Carlisle ahead in first-half injury time and Carlton wrapped up the points with a clinical right-footed finish before Andy Williams grabbed a last-gasp consolation.

Simon Hackney hit a post for the visitors in the 39th minute with a curling effort from 25 yards, and John Ward's team were well worth the three points.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Barnsley 0 0
2 Bradford City 0 0
3 Bristol City 0 0
4 Chesterfield 0 0
5 Colchester United 0 0
6 Coventry City 0 0
7 Crawley Town 0 0
8 Crewe Alexandra 0 0
9 Doncaster Rovers 0 0
10 Fleetwood Town 0 0
11 Gillingham 0 0
12 Leyton Orient 0 0
13 Milton Keynes Dons 0 0
14 Notts County 0 0
15 Oldham Athletic 0 0
16 Peterborough United 0 0
17 Port Vale 0 0
18 Preston North End 0 0
19 Rochdale 0 0
20 Scunthorpe United 0 0
21 Sheffield United 0 0
22 Swindon Town 0 0
23 Walsall 0 0
24 Yeovil Town 0 0

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