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Carlisle United 1-1 Crawley Town

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.

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Crawley Town manager Richie Barker told BBC Sussex:

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Post-match: Crawley manager Barker

"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."

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 40Amos
  • 2Townsend
  • 3Robson
  • 8Noble
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 28Ehmer
  • 7Amoo
  • 6BuabenSubstituted forBerrettat 82'minutes
  • 31McSweeney
  • 29GuySubstituted forBeckat 71'minutes
  • 12Thirlwell

Substitutes

  • 4Chantler
  • 5Livesey
  • 16Potts
  • 17Beck
  • 19Symington
  • 20Fleming
  • 21Berrett

Crawley

  • 1Jones
  • 2HurstBooked at 56mins
  • 12Walsh
  • 21JonesSubstituted forProctorat 63'minutes
  • 3Sadler
  • 4Connolly
  • 10Drury
  • 15Bulman
  • 20SinclairSubstituted forAlexanderat 63'minutes
  • 32Bennett
  • 11SimpsonSubstituted forClarkeat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5McFadzean
  • 6Essam
  • 7Clarke
  • 8Torres
  • 9Alexander
  • 14Proctor
  • 25Maddison
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
3,675

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home6
Away2
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home5
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Crawley Town 1.

Full Time

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

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.

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

Foul by Joe Walsh (Crawley Town).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Matty Robson.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Conor Townsend.

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

Foul by Gary Alexander (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. James Berrett replaces Prince Buaben.

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

Foul by Gary Alexander (Crawley Town).

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

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Mark Beck replaces Lewis Guy.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by James Hurst.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Billy Clarke replaces Josh Simpson.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Jamie Proctor replaces Michael Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Gary Alexander replaces Emile Sinclair.

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

Foul by Leon McSweeney (Carlisle United).

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by James Hurst (Crawley Town).

Foul by Liam Noble (Carlisle United).

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

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

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by James Hurst.

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.

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

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

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Paul Jones.

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Carlisle United 0, Crawley Town 0.

Half Time

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

Foul by Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United).

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

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

Foul by Josh Simpson (Crawley Town).

goal

As It Stood

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2Leyton Orient16122236132338
3Peterborough15102325121332
4Brentford169342517830
5Preston168622416830
6Swindon1682631211026
7Rotherham166642422224
8Bradford1565424141023
9Port Vale167272425-123
10MK Dons156452420422
11Walsall156451715222
12Coventry1593334221220
13Crawley165561923-420
14Gillingham165382025-518
15Colchester163851622-617
16Carlisle164571628-1217
17Shrewsbury163761619-316
18Oldham154381923-415
19Bristol City162862428-414
20Stevenage1642101526-1114
21Tranmere163581630-1414
22Crewe163491236-2413
23Sheff Utd1633101425-1112
24Notts County1631121730-1310
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