Carlisle United 1 Swindon Town 2: The contest between "quality" and "quantity" at Carlisle United is already over. Quantity loses, hands down. "We're thin on the ground already," admitted Keith Curle after Tom Parkes limped out of this first-day defeat.
Carlisle Utd 3 Exeter City 3: Deep breath, three more days, and then we go again. And who can say how it will end, this already dramatic, absurd, wildly flawed and stupidly compelling play-off semi-final?
Exeter City 2 Carlisle United 3: By Carlisle United's standards, it was all rather dull. They kept the ball near the byline, smuggled a corner and a throw-in from Exeter City, and before the home side could get it anywhere near the away team's half, the final whistle blew.