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Crawley Town 3-3 Carlisle United

A stoppage-time equaliser by captain Jimmy Smith denied Carlisle a crucial victory in their play-off challenge as Crawley salvaged a draw at home.

The result saw the Cumbrians slip to 10th in the table, but they remain just one point outside the play-off places with two games remaining.

Carlisle, 2-0 down after 25 minutes, were level before the interval and led through Reggie Lamb before Smith had the final say.

Carlisle midfielder Jamie Davitt fired against the post and Jamie Proctor put a good chance wide before Crawley took the lead in the 11th minute.

Leading marksman James Collins opened the scoring in superb style by smashing a tremendous shot into the top corner from 20 yards.

Collins was on target again after 25 minutes from the penalty spot, sending Mark Gillespie the wrong way after the goalkeeper had brought down the striker.

Striker Jabo Ibehre, put clean through by Danny Grainger, reduced the deficit four minutes later with his fourth goal in four games.

Crawley keeper Glenn Morris was then hurt as Ibehre put the ball in the net and had to be replaced by Yusuf Mersin.

Carlisle were level three minutes before the break when Proctor, on loan from Bolton, struck with a bullet header following a Gary Liddle cross.

United seized the lead on the hour through Lambe, who clipped the ball past replacement keeper Mersin after latching onto Proctor's cross.

Josh Payne fired just wide late on for Crawley and Collins also headed over before the hosts levelled in the second minute of stoppage time when Smith fired in following a pass from Joe McNerney.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crawley

Formation 4-3-3

  • 12MorrisSubstituted forMersinat 32'minutes
  • 2Young
  • 6ConnollySubstituted forYorwerthat 27'minutesBooked at 45mins
  • 22McNerney
  • 14Blackman
  • 8SmithBooked at 45mins
  • 4Payne
  • 24DjalóSubstituted forRobertsat 68'minutes
  • 7Boldewijn
  • 19Collins
  • 28Cox

Substitutes

  • 9Harrold
  • 11Roberts
  • 13Mersin
  • 15Yorwerth
  • 18Clifford
  • 25Lelan
  • 39Murphy

Carlisle

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1GillespieBooked at 25mins
  • 28Liddle
  • 5Raynes
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 19LambeBooked at 71minsSubstituted forBrisleyat 88'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 17DevittSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 83'minutes
  • 16BaileyBooked at 85mins
  • 3Grainger
  • 9ProctorSubstituted forTomlinsonat 75'minutes
  • 14IbehreBooked at 18mins

Substitutes

  • 10Adams
  • 13Tomlinson
  • 15Brisley
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 20Miller
  • 22Crocombe
  • 39Nabi
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
2,003

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crawley Town 3, Carlisle United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crawley Town 3, Carlisle United 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. John O'Sullivan (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Crawley Town 3, Carlisle United 3. Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe McNerney following a set piece situation.

  5. Post update

    Josh Payne (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Carlisle United).

  7. Post update

    Hand ball by Josh Payne (Crawley Town).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Shaun Brisley replaces Reggie Lambe.

  9. Post update

    Hand ball by Ben Tomlinson (Carlisle United).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Collins (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

  11. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  12. Post update

    Delay in match Lewis Young (Crawley Town) because of an injury.

  13. Post update

    Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United).

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh Payne (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Booking

    James Bailey (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by James Bailey (Carlisle United).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. John O'Sullivan replaces Jamie Devitt.

  20. Post update

    Delay in match Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United) because of an injury.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster442510983503385
2Plymouth442581168442483
3Portsmouth442491172393381
4Luton441817963412271
5Exeter442081670521868
6Blackpool4417161166442267
7Stevenage44206186659766
8Mansfield441714135247565
9Wycombe441811155652465
10Carlisle441617116465-165
11Cambridge44189175649763
12Colchester441712156256663
13Accrington441614145552362
14Grimsby441710175759-261
15Barnet441315165359-654
16Notts County44158215274-2253
17Crewe441313185364-1152
18Morecambe44149215169-1851
19Crawley441311205167-1650
20Yeovil441116174861-1349
21Cheltenham441114194763-1647
22Newport441112214870-2245
23Hartlepool441013215273-2143
24Leyton Orient44106284581-3636
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