Beck the new kid on the block

Teenage striker Mark Beck won his manager Greg Abbott's plaudits after Carlisle secured a timely 2-0 home win over promotion-hopefuls Yeovil.

Last Updated: 09/03/13 at 20:35

Greg Abbott: Proud of performance

Greg Abbott: Proud of performance

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Yeovil came up against a resolute Carlisle defence and the Cumbrians took a big step towards safety with a first-half header from Sean O'Hanlon and a second strike after the break by Beck, his sixth goal of the season.

It was a first win in seven games for Carlisle, which had a lot to thank central defensive pairing O'Hanlon and Danny Livesey for an uncompromising display at the back.

But it was 18-year-old striker Beck who came in for warm praise from Carlisle manager Greg Abbott.

Beck led the line due to the three-match suspension incurred by Lee Miller last week.

Abbott said: "Trotta and Wright-Phillips destroyed us last time we played Brentford, but Beck outshone both of them.

"No-one has probably heard about Mark Beck, but they will have heard about him after this.

"This is probably the best result since I became manager of this club.

"It's the proudest I've been. We have a group of players performing well above their station at the moment.

"We are coming out of a tough situation. No-one shirked anything and there was effort and determination."

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