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WEEKEND'S PRESS TALK

26 November 2012

Towering teenager Mark Beck grabbed a brace to help Carlisle return to winning ways with a 3-1 victory at Yeovil on Saturday. Two goals from the 6ft 5in marksman and a Joe Garner header handed the Cumbrians their first win in six League One games at a drenched Huish Park. The visitors took the lead after 21 minutes when Matty Robson's drilled cross was bundled home at the far post by the stretching Beck. The lively Blues came close to doubling their advantage before the break, with Beck and David Symington twice denied by Yeovil goalkeeper Marek Stech.

Carlisle manager Greg Abbott believes his side's 3-1 victory at Yeovil has gone some way to proving his doubters wrong. A brace from towering teenager Mark Beck and a Joe Garner header handed the Cumbrians their first victory in six league games and ended a run of three consecutive defeats. Abbott praised his side and, after the six-hour trip to Somerset, believes the point shows he has the full backing of the dressing room.

Yeovil boss Gary Johnson slammed his side's "embarrassing" performance after their 3-1 home defeat to Carlisle. A brace from towering teenager Mark Beck and a Joe Garner header handed the Cumbrians their first victory in six league games, after Reuben Reid gave the disappointing hosts a glimmer of hope at two-nil down "They were more passionate than us on the day which is always really disappointing," Johnson said. "When we lost the first part of the game I expected the lads to come good and show a bit of effort."

Gary Johnson apologised to both Yeovil Town supporters and the club's board of directors after they crashed to an abysmal 3-1 defeat to Carlisle United. The Glovers' groundstaff worked tirelessly to ensure the npower League One clash beat torrential weekend weather, even drafting in equipment from Somerset County Cricket Club. However, the hosts served up a damp squib as the Cumbrians were gifted a victory that ended a five-game win-less run.

Embarrassed manager Gary Johnson has warned it will take considerable work to return Yeovil Town to winning ways, after accusing his squad of having "mental deficiencies". The Glovers missed yet another chance to turn up the heat on npower League One's top six when they capitulated to a 3-1 defeat to Carlisle United on Saturday. With the Huish Park outfit's next game eight days away in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy against Wycombe Wanderers, Johnson said the team would have no rest before the regional quarter-final. He said: "It's going to be busy for the lads. I'm embarrassed by that performance. You could say we had chances but it was nothing to do with whether we had chances or not, it was more to do with us not being able to put in the effort needed.


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