Ladies win at KendalThe Ladies went to Kendal on Easter Sunday for one of their three remaining away fixtures and they expected a tough battle in what was always going to be a hard fought game.
The home side went for an immediate response from the restart but the defensive unit held strong and United eventually edged back on top.
Both teams pushed on but United had to make an early change as winger Simpson had to come off after half an hour. With a quick rejig of the team the ladies settled in and worked hard to stay on the front foot.
The battle for dominance took place in midfield and United's second came when McGimpsey latched on to a Kendal goal kick. She released Mallinson, who fed it through to Browbank, and a determined run took her into the 18 yard box where she made no mistake.
Kendal kept going and they pulled one back with a well-worked goal from midfield.
The second half started at a high intensity and the action flowed from end to end with chances coming and going in what became a great game to watch.
Dunn and Mallin went close for the Blues but the scores stayed as they were and Carlisle dug deep to earn their win.
Manager Tracy Gannon said: "The girls showed great mental and physical strength in this game. We talked at half time about how important it was to keep a clean sheet in the second half and how we had to stay tight so that Kendal couldn't get back into the game.
"The defensive unit lead by example and that set the tone for everyone else. We picked up a few injuries, with one player looking like she will be out for the rest of the season, and that is a real blow for us."
United - Edmondson, Smethurst, Ullyart, Mallin, Adams, Browbank (Martin), Robinson, Dunn, Simpson (Mallinson), McGimpsey, Ullyart.