Cumbrians extend lead
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Carlisle earned a crucial 3-0 win at promotion rivals Northampton on Friday evening.
League Two leaders Carlisle United earned a crucial 3-0 win at promotion rivals Northampton Town on Friday evening.
The Cumbrians have now gone three points clear at the top ahead of Saturday's fixtures.
Leading scorer Karl Hawley (pictured) gave the visitors the lead at The Sixfields Stadium when he pounced on a defensive error from Lee Harper and Jason Crowe before firing home.
The lead was doubled 16 minutes from time when Michael Bridges got on the end of Hawley's knockdown before lashing the ball into the net.
The three points were banked by Paul Simpson's men when Danny Livesey poked the ball home from ten yards with just five minutes left on the clock.
Click below for match summary:
Northampton Town 0-3 Carlisle United