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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
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 43 96
2 Brentford 43 90
3 Leyton Orient 43 80
4 Rotherham United 43 79
5 Preston North End 43 79
6 Peterborough United 43 67
7 Swindon Town 43 63
8 Port Vale 43 60
9 Sheffield United 42 59
10 Milton Keynes Dons 43 58
11 Walsall 43 57
12 Crawley Town 42 55
13 Bradford City 43 53
14 Bristol City 43 53
15 Gillingham 43 51
16 Oldham Athletic 42 50
17 Coventry City 43 49
18 Colchester United 43 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 43 46
20 Crewe Alexandra 43 46
21 Carlisle United 42 44
22 Notts County 43 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 43 41
24 Stevenage 43 39