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Brunton Park (ATT 3,267) 11th February 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Carlisle Carlisle United vs Bradford City Bradford

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Miller eases Cumbrians' worries

Last Updated: 11/02/14 11:17pm

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Lee Miller: Scored a memorable goal

Lee Miller: Scored a memorable goal

Carlisle eased their relegation worries on Tuesday with a 1-0 home win over a Bradford side also struggling for confidence.

The one bright spark provided by Lee Miller was enough to clinch the points although Carlisle made hard work of it as City dominated large stretches of the game after the break without managing to break through.

It was skilful improvisation by Miller that gave Carlisle their 14th minute lead. The City defence made a hash of dealing with James Berrett's corner from the right and as the ball dropped on the six yard line Miller, with his back to goal, produced an overhead shot to find the net.

Carlisle had most of the first half possession and it was not until the half hour that Bantams tested on loan Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, who parried Adam Reach's powerful shot after the wide man had cut in from the right.

Carlisle could have doubled their lead straight after half time when David Amoo turned defence into attack, picking up a clearance and breaking from halfway, only to lose control of the ball inside the area with the goal in his sights.

The home side had to withstand mounting pressure from a Bradford side looking to end a run of 12 games since a win, but Pickford dealt with a Gary Jones effort at the second attempt and Aaron McLean fired over after moving in dangerously from the left.

When McLean pulled a snap shot wide in added time it summed up Bantams' frustration.

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2 Preston North End 38 74
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Chesterfield 39 57
7 Rochdale 38 56
8 Barnsley 39 56
9 Peterborough United 39 56
10 Bradford City 38 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 39 53
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33