Billy Clarke grabbed a draw for Crawley at Carlisle to end their run of four league defeats without scoring.

In an otherwise quiet first half, Crawley's Andy Drury drilled a low shot against the near post from close range.

Liam Noble's well-struck penalty put the hosts ahead after Max Ehmer was hauled down by Joe Walsh at a corner.

With two minutes left, substitute Clarke broke down the left wing and from 25 yards fired through the hands of debutant goalkeeper Ben Amos.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Crawley Town manager Richie Barker told BBC Sussex:

"The first half wasn't much to write home about and there wasn't much of an atmosphere. The game looked like it had 0-0 written all over it.

"I said last week that we hadn't turned the corner but I think we are further into turning the corner.

"Defensive errors have pretty much cost us six points in the last month. But, on a positive, the players stuck at it, they had a fantastic attitude and it was the least we deserved.

"Billy Clarke is one of those goalscorers who has that almost selfish ability. He has got that mentality to shoot from distance."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Carlisle United

  • 40 Amos
  • 02 Townsend
  • 03 Robson
  • 08 Noble
  • 23 O'Hanlon
  • 28 Ehmer
  • 07 Amoo
  • 06 Buaben (Berrett - 82' )
  • 31 McSweeney
  • 29 Guy (Beck - 71' )
  • 12 Thirlwell

Substitutes

  • 04 Chantler
  • 05 Livesey
  • 16 Potts
  • 17 Beck
  • 19 Symington
  • 20 Fleming
  • 21 Berrett

Crawley Town

  • 01 Jones
  • 02 Hurst Booked
  • 12 Walsh
  • 21 Jones (Proctor - 63' )
  • 03 Sadler
  • 04 Connolly
  • 10 Drury
  • 15 Bulman
  • 20 Sinclair (Alexander - 63' )
  • 32 Bennett
  • 11 Simpson (Clarke - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 05 McFadzean
  • 06 Essam
  • 07 Clarke
  • 08 Torres
  • 09 Alexander
  • 14 Proctor
  • 25 Maddison
Ref: Tony Harrington
Att: 3,675

Match Stats

Shots

6 2

On target

2 1

Corners

5 4

Fouls

5 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Crawley Town 1.

90:00 +4:39 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Crawley Town 1.

87:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Carlisle United 1, Crawley Town 1. Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a fast break.

86:31

Liam Noble (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:31

Foul by Joe Walsh (Crawley Town).

85:55

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Matty Robson.

85:40

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Conor Townsend.

84:30

(Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:30

Foul by Gary Alexander (Crawley Town).

81:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. James Berrett replaces Prince Buaben.

79:46

Paul Thirlwell (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:32

Foul by Gary Alexander (Crawley Town).

75:40

Attempt missed. Matty Robson (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

73:09

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

70:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. Mark Beck replaces Lewis Guy.

63:41

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by James Hurst.

62:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crawley Town. Billy Clarke replaces Josh Simpson.

62:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crawley Town. Jamie Proctor replaces Michael Jones.

62:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crawley Town. Gary Alexander replaces Emile Sinclair.

61:44

Attempt missed. Prince Buaben (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

58:51

Foul by Leon McSweeney (Carlisle United).

58:51

Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

55:25 Booking

Booking James Hurst (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

55:10

Conor Townsend (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:10

Foul by James Hurst (Crawley Town).

51:07

Foul by Liam Noble (Carlisle United).

51:07

Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:57

Attempt missed. Prince Buaben (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

48:19

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by James Hurst.

46:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Carlisle United 1, Crawley Town 0. Liam Noble (Carlisle United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

46:01

Penalty Carlisle United. Max Ehmer draws a foul in the penalty area.

46:01

Penalty conceded by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

45:38

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Paul Jones.

45:19

Attempt saved. Prince Buaben (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins Carlisle United 0, Crawley Town 0.

45:00 +1:28 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Carlisle United 0, Crawley Town 0.

42:37

Foul by Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United).

42:37

Josh Simpson (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:03

Leon McSweeney (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:03

Foul by Josh Simpson (Crawley Town).

39:46

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

35:00

Kyle Bennett (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

34:59

Foul by Conor Townsend (Carlisle United).

27:13

Foul by David Amoo (Carlisle United).

27:13

Andy Drury (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

20:51

Attempt missed. Max Ehmer (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

20:06

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Dannie Bulman.

17:11

Andy Drury (Crawley Town) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

14:29

Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:29

Foul by Emile Sinclair (Crawley Town).

9:36

Paul Thirlwell (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:36

Foul by Michael Jones (Crawley Town).

6:33

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by James Hurst.

5:16

Lewis Guy (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:16

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

3:26

Foul by James Hurst (Crawley Town).

3:26

Matty Robson (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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