Carlisle were able to get a 1-0 victory over the Stags at Brunton Park as Omari Patrick’s strike in the 39th minute secured the victory for the home side.
Mansfield earned the first corner of the evening as George Maris’ cross found Ferrand Rawson, the defender got his head onto the cross but headed wide of the goal.
In the fifth minute of the game, Ollie Clarke was able to have a shot which ended just wide of Carlisle’s goal. The midfielder picked up the loose ball after a clearance from the Cumbrians defence and decided to move further wide as he took his shot that went wide of the target.
Carlisle had a fantastic chance to go 1-0 up in the 15th minute. Joe Riley found himself in space and received the ball and was able to drive at goal. The midfielder took a shot which looked certain to go in the back of the net, but Ryan Sweeney was there at the right time to clear the ball off the goal line.
Six minutes before the end of the first half, Carlisle United took the lead. The 19-year-old, Jack Armer, was able to assist Omari Patrick as the forward slotted the ball into the back of the net to give the Cumbrians a one-goal lead going into half time.
Half-time: Carlisle United 1-0 Mansfield Town
Jamie Reid looked to lay the ball off to George Lapslie as the Stags looked to use the counter-attack to the best of their abilities, but the midfielder’s shot was blocked and went out for a corner.
Riley had a long-range effort to test Marek Stech in the Mansfield goal. The goalkeeper had to get down low quickly to keep hold of the effort.
The Carlisle midfielder had a few more efforts before the end of the second half as five yellow cards were given in the second half alone with six bookings in total in the match.
The Cumbrian side were able to grind out a 1-0 victory as they dominated to match and only allowed the Stags to have one shot on target and seven shots compared to their 21 shots and seven on target.
Full-time: Carlisle United 1-0 Mansfield Town
Man of the Match: Ryan Sweeney
From a bad bunch, Sweeney was able to keep the Stags in the game with his clearances and defending. His crucial goal-line clearance in the 15th minute kept the Stags in the game for a little longer. All the players in amber and blue had an awful day in the office and will need to find their mistakes to pick themselves up ahead of their fixture at the weekend against Southend United.