Reds started their Conway Cup campaign with an emphatic win which provided some consolation for the two league defeats incurred against City earlier in the season.
They got their noses in front after eleven minutes and that set the tone for a good afternoon’s work. A good move carved open the City defence and culminated in Louis Webster opening the scoring.
A typical meandering run from Dan Whitehead resulted in the second goal and Matty Foster made it 3-0 at the break after he got the better of the Carlisle ‘keeper in a 1 v. 1 situation.
City were back in the game on the hour mark after Reds’ ‘keeper, Scott Paden-Gale, was dispossessed and, apart from conceding a sloppy goal, he was injured in the process and had to be substituted.
James Bell curled in a fine fourth goal with ten minutes remaining but City hit back soon after with a cross-cum-shot from the flank.
A sublime chip from Bell concluded the scoring two minutes from time and secured Reds’ passage into the next round.
Team: Scott Paden-Gale (Joe Palmer), Leon Dmytrowski, Dan Whitehead, Reuben Butterworth, Tom Skinner, Jack Burns, Thomas Houghton, James Bell, Matty Foster, Taylor Hambling, Louis Webster. Substitutes – Josh Palmer, Logan Bosward (both used).