By , December 12, 2020 8:56 am


Carlisle United suffered a big setback to their promotion push in League Two after they were beaten at Tranmere Rovers in the latest set of league games in the fourth tier of English football. Tranmere Rovers played hosts to Carlisle United in one of the matchday 14 clashes played on Tuesday night in League Two. In the end, Carlisle United were handed their fifth league defeat of the season after 14 games.

Tranmere Rovers and Carlisle United played out a goalless draw in an entertaining first 45 minutes that was only lacking in goals. The goal soon arrived at the start of the second half through winger Corey Blackett-Taylor. The Tranmere Rovers player was previously an England u-17 player. The 23-year-old scored the first and only goal of the game after six second half minutes to give his team all the three points on offer.

After the League Two game with Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park, Carlisle United now has a record of seven victories, two draws and five defeats from the 14 games played thus amassing 23 points. The defeat to hosts Tranmere Rovers saw them drop to sixth position on the League Two standings. They have been leapfrogged on the table by both Forest Green and Exeter City after their recent wins on matchday 14.

Forest Green were 1-0 winners at Southend United, while fifth-placed Exeter City thrashed Colchester United 6-1 at home. Carlisle United had started matchday 14 on Tuesday night as the fourth best team in League Two but the defeat was not enough to take them out of the playoff zone.Their opponents Tranmere Rovers are up to ninth on the league table with the slim win over Carlisle United who would be hoping to bounce back when they face Doncaster Rovers in their FA Cup second round tie on Sunday.

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