Match ends, Carlisle United 2, Crawley Town 2.
Karlan Aherne-Grant's second-half brace earned Crawley a share of the spoils after coming from 2-0 down at Carlisle.
Richie Bennett and Hallam Hope scored either side of the break to put the hosts 2-0 up, but the Cumbrians' play-off ambitions were dealt a blow as Crawley staged a battling comeback.
Hope cut in from the left and saw his initial effort blocked by Mark Connolly before he almost opened the scoring with a powerful shot from the rebound, but goalkeeper Glenn Morris did well to get down and deny the forward.
Carlisle broke the deadlock when Bennett's superb finish from the left hand side of the penalty area gave Morris no chance after he was picked out by a pinpoint Jamie Devitt cross-field pass.
The hosts doubled their advantage inside a minute of the restart after Hope forced a close-range header over the line from Ashley Nadesan's flick following a scramble in the six-yard area.
Crawley got back in the game after 56 minutes when Ahearne-Grant jinked past two defenders before drilling a low shot into the bottom right corner of the net.
Ahearne-Grant was on target again to level the scores with eight minutes remaining when his shot from inside the penalty area slipped through Jack Bonham's grasp to find the bottom left corner.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 29HillBooked at 45mins
- 6ParkesBooked at 48mins
- 11DevittSubstituted forJoyceat 64'minutes
- 9HopeBooked at 60mins
- 14BennettSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 70'minutes
- 30NadesanSubstituted forTwardekat 77'minutes
- 4PayneSubstituted forTajbakhshat 70'minutes
- 7BoldewijnBooked at 60mins
- 25RandallSubstituted forCamaraat 54'minutes
- Martin Coy
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Carlisle United 2, Crawley Town 2.
Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Luke Joyce (Carlisle United).
Attempt missed. Mark Ellis (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Lewis Young.
Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Michael Jones.
Goal! Carlisle United 2, Crawley Town 2. Karlan Ahearne-Grant (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.
Attempt blocked. Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Substitution, Carlisle United. Kristopher Twardek replaces Ashley Nadesan.
Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town).
Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, Carlisle United. John O'Sullivan replaces Richard Bennett.
Substitution, Crawley Town. Aryan Taj replaces Josh Payne.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Mark Connolly.
Attempt blocked. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Glenn Morris.
Attempt saved. Ashley Nadesan (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Substitution, Carlisle United. Luke Joyce replaces Jamie Devitt.
Attempt missed. Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.