FOR FEENEY AS CURLE FEELS SICK

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

here and I had ev­ery con­fi­dence in them.

“I’m de­lighted with that. It’s a big per­for­mance and a big win for us.”

Bo­den had missed a glo­ri­ous chance in the first half but he was in the right place to di­vert Alex Rod­man’s shot into the net from close range for his 11th goal of the sea­son 11 min­utes af­ter the break.

And the hosts were rarely trou­bled by a Carlisle side who had Bran­don Com­ley sent off for a se­cond yel­low card in stop­page time.

“I said that we have a squad that’s more than ca­pa­ble of stay­ing up and I firmly be­lieve that,” added Feeney.

“We proved that here. The back five were mag­nif­i­cent – clean sheets win foot­ball matches.

“But ev­ery­one put a shift in and I don’t praise in­di­vid­u­als – it’s a squad game.

“It’s in our hands now. Get­ting to 30 points is a big psy­cho­log­i­cal bar­rier and I’m con­fi­dent we can match any­one in this league.”

Carlisle man­ager Keith Curle re­vealed that his squad was badly af­fected by a sick­ness bug in the build up.

“I’m dis­ap­pointed,” he said.“There’s been a virus that’s gone through the camp – sick­ness and di­ar­rhoea. “The play­ers are still feel­ing un­well and weak and be­cause of that it was a below-par per­for­mance.

“We had a few half chances in the first half and I think if we had got the first goal it might have given us that lit­tle bit of a lift, that spark and bright­ness that we were miss­ing.

“But they played the pitch and the con­di­tions a lot bet­ter than us.

“It wasn’t a day to play foot­ball. It was a day to keep your shape and de­fend with as­sured­ness and they did that.”

STAR MAN ALEX RODMA

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