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2016/17 English League Two, 2016/2017 English League Two
  • Matthew Green (63')
  • Shaquile Coulthirst (76')

Mansfield too strong for Carlisle

Mansfield ended their four-game goal drought with a 2-0 win over Carlisle.
Matt Green scored the opening goal in the 63rd minute and Shaq Coulthirst sealed the points after 76 minutes.
Coulthirst forced a couple of early saves from Mark Gillespie in the Carlisle goal before Danny Rose had a goal ruled out for offside in the 35th minute.
Shaun Miller and Jamie Proctor both went close for Carlisle, while Gillespie blocked a powerful Coulthirst shot and Rose missed the target with the follow-up.
Green gave his side the lead when he cushioned home a perfect eight-yard header from Coulthirst's left-wing cross.
Coulthirst made the game safe when he arrowed a powerful low finish across the goalkeeper and inside the far post.