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Lambe heaps misery on former club

Reggie Lambe scored his fifth goal of the season in Carlisle United's 5-2 thrashing of Mansfield Town at the Sky Bet League Two at the weekend.

Lambe, making his 21st appearance of the season, added a fifth for the Cumbrians deep into stoppage time with a left-footed shot to seal victory against his former club.

Carlisle went top of League Two for the first time this season as Charlie Wyke struck a second-half hat-trick. Poor defensive marking from a corner by Chris Clements allowed Patrick Hoban to give Mansfield a sixth-minute lead with an unchallenged header from eight yards out.

Carlisle were soon level with a very similar goal though as Danny Grainger and Nicky Adams worked a short corner before Adams curled the ball into the box, picking out Jason Kennedy who was able to steer his header past Scott Shearer.

Most of the shooting came from distance, with Oscar Gobern going close for Mansfield and Shearer doing well to smother a 20-yard shot from Adams which bounced awkwardly in front of him.

Carlisle went ahead four minutes after the break when Adams cut in from the left to deliver a perfect ball onto the head of Wyke, who headed firmly past Shearer. Wyke grabbed his second and Carlisle's third in the 62nd minute, rising highest in the penalty area to head Grainger's cross into the net.

He completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot in the 80th minute and took his tally to six goals in three games when he buried the ball in the bottom right-hand corner after the referee had spotted a handball offence during a goalmouth mêlée.

Mansfield grabbed a goal back when Mitchell Rose slotted home from close range, before Lambe added a fifth with a left-footed shot.

Lambe made 73 appearances and scored ten goals for Mansfield during his two seasons at the club before leaving in the summer.

n Nahki Wells's Huddersfield Town are in action today at home to Wigan Athletic. The match will be shown on SportsMax, starting at 3.45pm Bermuda time. Huddersfield are fourth in the table after an impressive start to the season.

Speculation that Nahki Wells could leave Huddersfield during the transfer window intensified last week after head coach David Wagner confirmed the striker had rejected a new contract.

Wagner revealed that Wells had turned down a new offer in the summer but said he has “no aim to sell” the player, who is said to be a potential £8 million target for Norwich City and Fulham.

On target: Reggie Lambe

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Published November 28, 2016 at 8:00 am (Updated November 28, 2016 at 12:13 am)

Lambe heaps misery on former club

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