Date: 21st January 2016 at 12:17pm
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That may well have been the case but the only thing that matters to Carlisle really is the fact Yeovil were beaten meaning United now take on Everton in the fourth round of the FA Cup later in the month.

Keith Curle, following the five-four penalty shootout win over League 2 rivals Yeovil, was honest enough to admit that Carlisle hadn’t played well at Huish Park with him having some sympathy for the Glovers but told the BBC he was happy to have the luck helping United through.

‘It’s a good way to win a cup tie for the neutrals. Our thoughts go to Yeovil who put in a very good performance today. They looked more dangerous than us at times because we didn’t play well today but we knew we needed to have cup tie football and try and frustrate Yeovil. We did at times, and you just need a little bit of luck sometimes – and we got that with Francois Zoko missing the penalty.’

Jack Compton’s goal looked like it would be enough to put the relegation threatened side through, and secure that financially rewarding TV date against the Toffees for them, but Anthony Sweeney headed the game into extra time, which was proven to be the case when former Carlisle striker Francois Zoko (as Curle pointed out) missed his injury-time penalty!

It took penalties to secure the win but this is what Carlisle did when Mark Ellis scored the after Mark Gillespie had saved Yeovil’s Matt Dolan’s effort to set up the meeting with Everton on Sunday 31st January.


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