JOHN KRETLOW - Monday, October 11, 2010
Frank Simek and Carlisle United return to the win column with a victory over Notts County while Jemal Johnson left Port Vale's draw with Hereford United at halftime with an injury.
Carlisle United 1-0 Notts County
Frank Simek and Carlisle United narrowly beat Notts County in a League One clash this weekend.
Simek started the game at defense and went the full ninety minutes for the Cumbrians.
The American came up big for Carlisle, clearing a ball on the line from the Magpies' Craig Westcarr.
Notts County had the majority of possession and missed on many chances like this one throughout the game.
In the 68th minute though, the Cumbrians scored the lone goal of the game.
After a Matty Robson shot was saved, Gary Madine received the rebound and shot passed Robert Burch.
Notts County's was the only played booked in the game.
Carlisle will travel to play Exeter City next week while the Magpies host Plymouth.
Port Vale 1-1 Hereford United
Jemal Johnson and Port Vale were held to a tie against Hereford United in League Two play.
The American forward started the game for the Valiants, but was subbed off with an injury in the 46th minute.
Johnson will be evaluated this week to see the extent of his injury.
Hereford took the lead in the 15th minute when Sean Canham connected with a James McQuilkin free-kick.
Vale tied the score though in the 27th minute on a Marc Richards penalty kick conversion.
Sean Canham was sent off for taking down Justin Richards in the box.
Right before halftime Hereford's Anthony Griffith was brought down in the by Dominik Werling.
Guillem Bauza's penalty kick was saved by Vale goalie Stuart Tomlinson, conserving the tie.
Tony James, O'Neil Thompson and Dominik Werling received yellow cards for Hereford, while Canham saw red in the first half.
Hereford next sees Northampton Town next week while Port Vale will host Gillingham.
Anton Peterlin did not leave the bench as Plymouth tied 2-2 against Charlton Athletic.
Seb Harris did not make the bench as Northampton Town lost to Cheltenham Town.
Jon-Paul Pittman is still injured and did not participate in Wycombe's win over Burton Albion.