Morecambe 3 Carlisle United 1: Jarrad Branthwaite became Carlisle United's youngest-ever goalscorer - but couldn't stop the Blues from falling to a 3-1 defeat at Morecambe.

The 17-year-old defender broke the deadlock in the 28th minute tonight.

But Andrew Tutte levelled from the penalty spot shortly after the hour mark for the hosts, before Aaron Wildig slid home five minutes later.

And Luke Conlan crashed one home from the left late on to seal the win for the Shrimps, as United were knocked out of this season's Trophy.

Scoring his first goal for the club, Cumbrian Branthwaite had stepped out of defence and advanced up the pitch before seeing a low shot sneak past Shrimps keeper Mark Halstead.

Branthwaite is 17 years and 138 days old, meaning he beats by 112 days the record set by Rob Edwards, who was 17 years and 250 days old when becoming United's previous youngest scorer.

United almost doubled their lead seven minutes later when a Jack Bridge cross broke for Elias Sorensen, who hit the post with an overhead kick.

That came after Blues keeper Louis Gray had done well to keep out a Lewis Alessandra shot.

Before the break, Mo Sagaf was denied by Halstead with his shot from the edge of the box.

After the restart, Tutte levelled the scores from the spot following a foul by Christie Elliott on Wildig.

Then, five minutes later, A-Jay Leitch-Smith got away down the right and his cross was slid home by Wildig, with United down to 10 men, with Sagaf getting treatment.

As the Cumbrians tried to get back into the game, there were chances at either end, with United keeper Gray denying ex-United striker Cole Stockton, while sub Harry McKirdy fired wide from the edge of the box.

But it was Morecambe's Conlan who scored the all-important fourth goal of the game in the final minute of normal time.

Elliott was back from injury and started for Carlisle in the Blues' bid to progress in the Trophy.

The right-back had returned after treatment to an ankle injury.

He was in the starting line-up as manager Steven Pressley made a host of changes.

Also coming into the side for the northern group G game were Gray, Nathaniel Knight-Percival, Canice Carroll, Sagaf, Sorensen and Loft.

There was a place for youth team midfielder Adam Walton on the bench, a night after he played in United's FA Youth Cup second-round defeat to Bradford.

Taylor Charters and Isaac Robinson, who also played in the Bantams tie, joined him among United's subs.

Morecambe's new manager Derek Adams included former United men John O'Sullivan and Stockton in an unchanged side, with Shaun Miller an unused substitute on the bench.

Only victory would have been enough to see the Cumbrians through the group.

Morecambe: Halstead, Conlan, Old, Lavelle, Brewitt, Tutte, Wildig, O'Sullivan (Leitch-Smith 55), Alessandra (Sutton 55), Tanner, Stockton.

Unused subs: Roche, Kenyon, Ellison, Miller, Cranston.

United: Gray, Knight-Percival (McKirdy 69), Branthwaite, Mellish, Elliott (G Jones 84), Iredale, Carroll, Sagaf (Olomola 71), Bridge, Loft, Sorensen.

Unused subs: Robinson, Hayden, Charters, Walton.

Crowd: 802 (169 Carlisle fans).