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Carlisle United 2-2 Crawley Town

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.

Line-ups

Carlisle

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Bonham
  • 5Liddle
  • 16Ellis
  • 29HillBooked at 45mins
  • 6ParkesBooked at 48mins
  • 19Lambe
  • 11DevittSubstituted forJoyceat 64'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 9HopeBooked at 60mins
  • 14BennettSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 70'minutes
  • 30NadesanSubstituted forTwardekat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Grainger
  • 4Joyce
  • 15Gray
  • 17Brown
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 23Stockton
  • 28Twardek

Crawley

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Morris
  • 2Young
  • 5McNerney
  • 6Connolly
  • 19Evina
  • 21Bulman
  • 4PayneSubstituted forTajbakhshat 70'minutes
  • 9Ahearne-Grant
  • 8Smith
  • 7BoldewijnBooked at 60mins
  • 25RandallSubstituted forCamaraat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Cox
  • 12Mersin
  • 17Djaló
  • 20Tajbakhsh
  • 22Lelan
  • 27Sanoh
  • 28Camara
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
4,097

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Carlisle United 2, Crawley Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Carlisle United 2, Crawley Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Luke Joyce (Carlisle United).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Ellis (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Lewis Young.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Michael Jones.

  8. Goal!

    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.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Kristopher Twardek replaces Ashley Nadesan.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town).

  12. Post update

    Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. John O'Sullivan replaces Richard Bennett.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Aryan Taj replaces Josh Payne.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Mark Connolly.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Glenn Morris.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ashley Nadesan (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Luke Joyce replaces Jamie Devitt.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington37235964402474
2Luton382011779403971
3Notts County381812860392166
4Wycombe37199970521866
5Mansfield371615656381863
6Coventry371871243311261
7Lincoln City371612953401360
8Exeter36186124640660
9Swindon37193155855360
10Carlisle381511125548756
11Newport371314104747053
12Crawley37158144446-253
13Colchester371312124643351
14Cambridge381311143850-1250
15Cheltenham381112155354-145
16Stevenage371111155055-544
17Yeovil37119174757-1042
18Morecambe36912153747-1039
19Port Vale37911174153-1238
20Crewe37114224461-1737
21Forest Green37107204464-2037
22Grimsby38910193257-2537
23Chesterfield3687213765-2831
24Barnet3879223456-2230
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