Watching this early kick off in League 2.
HT: Carlisle United 2 Southend United 0
This is a fairly even game but Carlisle have taken their chances. Terrell Egbri (19) has played well down the right for Southend. Carlisle left back Nick Anderton could have been sent off for two yellow cards but was let off for the first challenge. This game is being played in front of fans and Carlisle fans were groaning early on at misplaced passes (nothing changes!)
. Josh Kayode's long throws are a dangerous weapon for Carlisle and centre half, Aaron Hayden, nearly scored with a header from a long throw. Shaun Hobson then headed Gimi Toure's shot over the bar. Carlisle took the lead in the 35th minute when Callum Guy's corner was cleared and Omari Patrick's shot from the edge of the area was deflected past Oxley in the Southend goal. Gimi Toure then went on a great run down the left and he passed inside to Josh Kayode to make it 2-0 to Carlisle in the 39th minute. Egbri and Jordan Green have had a couple of shouts for a penalty for Southend.
Southend have a very young defence and subs bench.