The pundits had written off Tuesday night’s visit of Carlisle United to Tranmere Rovers as a 0-0 bore draw before a ball had been kicked, but bookie’s favourite to score first Lee Miller (8/1 odds with bet365 bookmakers) came up trumps within three minutes of kick off when he notched his fourth goal in just five appearances since his move from Middlesbrough to Cumbria.
And Carlisle went on to break their demoralising run of four straight defeats courtesy of a well struck spot kick from James Berrett and some dogged and determined football.
Man of the moment Lee miller said: “It’s been difficult to understand why we had a run like that because there are some very good players here.
“We had a couple of games where we were the better side, but the ball just hasn’t gone for us, and we’ve found ourselves coming away with nothing to show for the work we’d done. The difference in this one was that we got our goal early and then we kept pushing on. Tranmere had some good spells, but I think we deserved the three points overall.”
The win took United above Tranmere and consolidated their mid-table spot as they made it three wins out of four away games in the league so far this season, and things remain tight as just six points separate the top twelve teams in the division.
“We’ve had a poor run recently but we still feel that we’ve had a decent start to the season,” manager Greg Abbott said. “If we can replicate the away form at home then we could make things really exciting, so that’s what we’ll be trying to do.”