Shrewsbury Town v Carlisle United, 29 August 2000

Score1-0 to Carlisle United
CompetitionLeague Division 3
VenueGay Meadow, Shrewsbury
Attendance2,912
The early term meeting of two of last season's basement strugglers suggested Shrewsbury are set for another tough campaign as Carlisle snatched their first victory of 2000/01, and their first away success since their ultimately vital win at Chester in April. In a game of few chances, the Shrews remained winless and anchored to the bottom of the Football League. A sign of the evening's eventual outcome came as early as the 3rd minute when Ross Davidson's header hit the bar. Luke Weaver went on to make two fine saves from Chris Freestone. With the game drifting towards a tame draw, former Shrew Ian Stevens struck. Scott Dobie got clear down the Carlisle left, and Stevens met his cross from eight yards out to give Ian Dunbavin no chance. It earned Carlisle's first win at Gay Meadow since April 1993.

Goals:

Goals:

Ian Stevens 82 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ian Dunbavin
Defender Iain Jenkins
Defender/Centre back David Hughes
Defender/Full back Ross Davidson
Defender/Full back Gareth Hanmer
Midfielder Sam Aiston
Midfielder Dean Peer
Midfielder Wayne Thomas
Midfielder/Forward Steve Jagielka
Forward Chris Freestone
Forward Nigel Jemson

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Luke Weaver
Defender/Right back Mark Birch
Defender/Centre back Stuart Whitehead
Defender/Centre back Mark Winstanley
Midfielder Julian Darby
Midfielder Tony Hemmings
Midfielder Richard Prokas
Midfielder Steve Soley
Forward Scott Dobie
Forward Carl Heggs
Forward Ian Stevens

Substitutions:

Mickey Brown for Steve Jagielka 79

Substitutions:

Matthew Pitts for Tony Hemmings 52
David Lee for Ian Stevens 89

Cards:

Ross Davidson 85 Y

Cards:

Scott Dobie 54 Y
Julian Darby 72 Y
Steve Soley 90 Y

On the bench:

Forward Mickey Brown

On the bench:

Defender Matthew Pitts
Forward David Lee

Comments:

Shrewsbury have now failed to score in three of their four 2000/01 League games. League Position: 24th

Comments:

Goalscorer Ian Stevens was playing against one of his former clubs. League position: 13th