Carlisle promoted to League One after beating Stockport in Wembley shootout

28 May 2023 15:47
Carlisle returned to League One after edging past Stockport on penalties in a battle of endurance at Wembley to clinch their first promotion for 17 years. Tomas Holy’s save from Ryan Rydel enabled the substitute Taylor Charters to score the winning penalty and spark wild jubilation for the Cumbrians after their long journey south.Stockport appeared to be on course for back-to-back promotions after Jon Mellish’s first-half own goal. Carlisle left it late but Omari Patrick’s 84th minute goal forced extra time. For the second day in a row, the playoff final was decided on penalties but while the Hatters of Luton delivered in the shootout on Saturday their namesakes Stockport fell agonisingly short. Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian