Carlisle 4-1 Exeter- Report
Report of match 28th April 2012
Carlisle 4-1 Exeter- Report.
Zoko double keeps Cumbrians hoping
A double from Ivorian striker Francois Zoko helped Carlisle keep their play-off hopes alive as the 4-1 scoreline at Brunton Park condemned Exeter to relegation.
Jordan Cook and Liam Noble were also on target for the home side with Liam Sercombe replying for the Grecians, who went down to their ninth successive away defeat.
Exeter's Daniel Nardiello and Nooble both his the woodwork before two goals inside 60 seconds. First Zoko grabbed his 13th of the season for Carlisle, drilling the ball past Exeter goalkeeper Lenny Pidgeley after working a neat one-two with Cook on the edge of the area.
Sercombe forced home Billy Jones's cross from the left from close range a minute later, but their lead only lasted six minutes before Cook scored with a clever lob from a difficult angle in the 42nd minute.
Carlisle added to their lead in the 51st minute when Jon-Paul McGovern's cross from the right was shielded by Zoko, who laid the ball back to Noble who drove his shot home from 12 yards.
The action came thick and fast. Two minutes later Exeter won a penalty after Collin had impeded Alan Gow, but Nardiello fired his spot kick against the crossbar before Zoko beat two defenders and slammed a shot past Pidgeley from 18 yards in the 77th minute.
|Competition: npower League One Date: Saturday, 28th April 2012 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Brunton Park|
Zoko 34, 77
|4 - 1||Exeter City
|7||Andy Welsh (Thirlwell 74)|
|17||Liam Noble (Murphy 84)|
|21||James Berrett (Taiwo 65)|
|12||Tom Taiwo (Berrett 65)|
|6||Peter Murphy (Noble 84)|
|11||Paul Thirlwell (Welsh 74)|
|27||Pat Baldwin (Duffy 69)|
|26||Scot Bennett (Frear 66)|
|10||Daniel Nardiello (O'Flynn 86)|
|24||Elliott Frear (Bennett 66)|
|6||Richard Duffy (Baldwin 69)|
|19||John O'Flynn (Nardiello 86)|
|Carlisle Utd. cards shown|
|Exeter City cards shown|