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Carlisle United 1-1 Accrington Stanley

Carlisle maintained League Two's only unbeaten record although they were held to a draw by Accrington at Brunton Park.

Billy Kee headed Stanley in front after half-time but former Northampton midfielder Nicky Adams grabbed a share of the spoils for Carlisle with his first goal for the club.

All the early play was in the Accrington half and Danny Grainger came within a fraction of giving Carlisle a 15th-minute lead when, from a short corner by Adams, he crashed a shot against the bar from 20 yards.

Seamus Conneely headed Sean McConville's cross off-target for Accrington but having frustrated Carlisle's attacks up to the break, they caught the home defence napping with a 58th-minute break.

Rommy Boco crossed from the right and Kee headed home virtually unchallenged from six yards for his third goal of the season.

Carlisle drew level in the 65th minute when Adams took a return ball from Charlie Wyke and cut in from the left to fire a low, raking 25-yard shot past Aaran Chapman which found the bottom right corner of the net.

McConville curled a free-kick wide from a dangerous position 25 yards out, but Reggie Lambe could have won it for Carlisle late on when he twice struck the goalkeeper with shots from inside the six-yard box following an Adams ball from the left.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 23MillerBooked at 80mins
  • 5Raynes
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 3Grainger
  • 4JoyceBooked at 59minsSubstituted forKennedyat 77'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 19Lambe
  • 17DevittSubstituted forWykeat 45'minutes
  • 10Adams
  • 14IbehreSubstituted forMillerat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Atkinson
  • 6Ellis
  • 7Kennedy
  • 9Wyke
  • 16Penn
  • 20Miller
  • 22Crocombe

Accrington

  • 20Chapman
  • 30Donacien
  • 6VynerBooked at 60mins
  • 5Beckles
  • 2Pearson
  • 27O'Sullivan
  • 28Conneely
  • 18Hewitt
  • 11McConvilleBooked at 72mins
  • 14BocoSubstituted forClarkat 71'minutes
  • 29KeeSubstituted forGornellat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Parish
  • 4Davies
  • 7Clark
  • 9Gornell
  • 12Jones
  • 16Héry
  • 17Lacey
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
5,128

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Accrington Stanley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Accrington Stanley 1.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United).

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Grainger (Carlisle United).

John O'Sullivan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Macaulay Gillesphey.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Zak Vyner (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Tom Miller (Carlisle United) left footed shot from long range on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Tom Miller (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Steven Hewitt (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Miller (Carlisle United).

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Matty Pearson.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jason Kennedy replaces Luke Joyce.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Sean McConville.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Terry Gornell replaces Billy Kee.

Michael Jones (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley).

Booking

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luke Joyce (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Jordan Clark replaces Romuald Boco.

Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley).

Foul by Michael Jones (Carlisle United).

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Shaun Miller replaces Jabo Ibehre.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 1, Accrington Stanley 1. Nicky Adams (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Charlie Wyke.

Booking

Zak Vyner (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Luke Joyce (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 0, Accrington Stanley 1. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Romuald Boco.

Attempt missed. Luke Joyce (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Matty Pearson.

Foul by Michael Raynes (Carlisle United).

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton6411145913
2Morecambe640297212
3Plymouth640265112
4Portsmouth632173411
5Mansfield632176111
6Doncaster6312107310
7Leyton Orient631296310
8Colchester6312108210
9Carlisle624075210
10Crewe62318809
11Blackpool62227438
12Notts County62229908
13Crawley622258-38
14Grimsby6213131127
15Stevenage62131213-17
16Barnet51315416
17Cheltenham61325506
18Exeter620469-36
19Hartlepool61321015-56
20Newport512278-15
21Accrington6123811-35
22Wycombe612349-55
23Yeovil6114410-64
24Cambridge603339-63
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