Cumbrians take upper hand
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
A late strike by Peter Murphy gave Carlisle United a 2-1 win over Macclesfield Town.A late strike by Peter Murphy gave Carlisle United a 2-1 first leg win over Macclesfield Town in the LDV Vans Trophy Northern Section final.
The strike came after Paul Simpson's side had fallen behind to a looping Andrew Smart strike on nine minutes at Brunton Park.
The Silkmen's lead lasted 11 minutes, as in-form striker Karl Hawley levelled for The Cumbrians with an assured finish.
That set up Murphy to claim a winner with a header from a corner in the dying stages and give the League Two leaders a one-goal advantage for the second leg at Moss Rose in a fortnight's time.
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Carlisle United 2-1 Macclesfield Town