Carlisle 3-2 Newport: Cumbrians hold on for victory

Tuesday 3 November 2020 21:30, UK

Carlisle midfielder Jon Mellish took his personal tally to eight for the season as he helped his side bring an end to Newport’s five-game unbeaten run with a 3-2 victory at Brunton Park.

His stunning second-half finishing masterclass earned him a brace and added to a crisp first-half penalty finish from Lewis Alessandra.

But the Cumbrians were made to sweat following a barnstorming finish from the Exiles.

They bagged a late goal through former Carlisle man Jamie Devitt and gave themselves hope deep into time added on when Josh Sheehan popped a second into the net.

But it turned out to be too little too late as Michael Flynn’s out-of-sorts side were left to wonder where it had all gone wrong through the early stages of the game.

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The Cumbrians will know that it could have been much more comfortable had Gavin Reilly finished one of the two clear-cut chances he had.

A save from Paul Farman from a Devitt volley came on the blast of the final whistle as Carlisle returned to winning ways.

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