Cumbrians exact revenge on Bees

07 August 2010 06:30
A sparkling first-half display ensured Carlisle earned a 2-0 win over Brentford at Brunton Park. Goals from Gary Madine and veteran defender Ian Harte meant there was no repeat of last season's opening-day defeat to the Bees. The Brentford defence was given a torrid time by Carlisle's energetic front line and debutant Craig Curran struck the woodwork twice in the first six minutes. First he sent a looping header onto the bar from James Berrett's accurate cross and then poked a rebound against the foot of a post after keeper Simon Moore had saved his initial effort. Carlisle finally went ahead in the 22nd minute when left-back Sean McDaid fired low into the heart of the penalty area and Madine had time to get the ball under control and beat Moore with a shot from eight yards. And then on the stroke of half-time, Curran was fouled just inside the area by Kevin O'Connor and Harte sent Moore the wrong way from the penalty spot.

Source: PA