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Keith Curle praises supporters following Carlisle United comeback

2 November 2015

Carlisle United boss Keith Curle expressed gratitude to the home faithful after his side fought back to defeat Yeovil Town in Sky Bet League 2 on Saturday.

The Cumbrians found themselves two goals down in the early stages of the match, but the team and fans never gave up and they were rewarded with all three points in a five-goal thriller.

“I have to say a massive thank you to the supporters,” Curle told the club's official website.

“The fans played such a big part in getting us the points because of the way they believed in what we were doing. We were at home and two down with just 15 minutes gone, but they really stuck with us.

“That tells me we’re starting to grow the unity I’ve been talking about for a number of months now. It’s something you need to grow from the changing room to the coaching staff, and through to the board of directors and onto the fans."

A Macaulay Gillesphey header, sandwiched by two Michael Raynes efforts, cancelled out Ryan Bird and Harry Cornick's early goals for the Glovers, with the free-scoring Cumbrians eventually winning 3-2.

Curle added: “We’re disappointed because we gave cheap goals away and it left us with a mountain to climb.

"I think you could look at last season and say the players wouldn’t have responded this way if they’d been in the same situation. That’s credit to the players we have here now. There’s strength of character and willingness to do the hard work, even when mistakes have been made.

“These lads aren’t looking for easy excuses any more. They’re accountable and they’re standing up to their mistakes with a belief that things will be put right."

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