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Brunton Park (ATT 3,584) 8th February 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Carlisle Carlisle United vs Gillingham Gillingham

Carlisle 1

L Legge (og 90)


Gillingham 2

J Pigott (44)
C McDonald (88)

In-form McDonald downs Carlisle

Last Updated: 10/02/14 10:40am

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Cody McDonald: Netted late on

Cody McDonald: Netted late on

A late goal by Cody McDonald helped clinch a 2-1 win for Gillingham as they completed the double over Carlisle at a Brunton Park.

Joe Pigott gave Gills the lead before half time and McDonald made it 2-0 before Carlisle scored through a Leon Legge own goal in the final minute.

Carlisle's on-loan Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was twice called into action midway through the first half when corners from the right taken by Bradley Dack put the home defence in trouble.

The debutant tipped over a snapshot by Adam Barrett then had to save low down by his left-hand post when Legge struck a low effort.

Gillingham took the lead in the 44th minute when McDonald put the Carlisle rearguard under pressure and as the ball broke to Pigott the on loan Charlton striker drilled a low shot past Pickford from 15 yards.

Carlisle's Michael Drennan's luck was out with a powerful 35-yard effort on the stroke of half time which came back off the post with keeper Stuart Nelson beaten all ends up.

Again Carlisle were denied by the woodwork in the second half when Miller's downward header from James Berrett's corner struck the foot of the right-hand post.

Carlisle piled on the pressure in search of the equaliser, but left themselves short at the back allowing McDonald to profit in the 88th minute, finding space to slip the ball wide of Pickford.

There was just time for Carlisle to grab a goal when Legge headed past his own keeper after the ball had come in from the left, but Gills held on.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
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1 Bristol City 26 57
2 Milton Keynes Dons 27 55
3 Swindon Town 27 54
4 Preston North End 27 47
5 Chesterfield 27 39
6 Sheffield United 25 39
7 Rochdale 26 38
8 Bradford City 26 37
9 Oldham Athletic 26 37
10 Peterborough United 27 37
11 Fleetwood Town 28 37
12 Doncaster Rovers 26 36
13 Notts County 27 35
14 Port Vale 28 35
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Scunthorpe United 25 33
17 Barnsley 26 32
18 Gillingham 27 31
19 Coventry City 28 31
20 Crewe Alexandra 27 29
21 Colchester United 27 28
22 Crawley Town 28 27
23 Leyton Orient 27 26
24 Yeovil Town 28 25