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Carlisle United 2-2 Northampton Town

Carlisle United and Northampton Town both got their first point of the season on the board as they fought out an exciting draw.

Jamie Devitt fired Carlisle in front on the half-hour mark with a superb 25-yard shot following a short free-kick just inside the Northampton half.

Northampton drew level on 40 minutes when Andy Williams worked some space to the left of goal and his cross was headed home from six yards by Kevin Van Veen.

Two goals in a minute brought the second half to life. Matt Crooks swept Northampton into the lead from a Sam Hoskins ball across the six-yard box in the 62nd minute only for Hallam Hope to immediately go racing through the middle and slip the ball past David Cornell for the equaliser.

Both sides went hunting for a winner in a frantic finale with Hoskins almost squeezing one in for the visitors and Hope off target with another attempt for Carlisle.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1Fryer
  • 21Etuhu
  • 4LiddleBooked at 10mins
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Grainger
  • 10DevittBooked at 61mins
  • 11GlendonSubstituted forCampbellat 63'minutes
  • 8JonesSubstituted forSlaterat 43'minutes
  • 17Yates
  • 14Bennett
  • 9Hope

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 5Gerrard
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 15Slater
  • 16Campbell
  • 24Adewusi
  • 30Collin

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 3Buchanan
  • 16PierreBooked at 28mins
  • 6Taylor
  • 4Odoffin
  • 7HoskinsBooked at 45mins
  • 21O'TooleSubstituted forFoleyat 89'minutes
  • 22CrooksBooked at 8mins
  • 9WilliamsSubstituted forWatersat 74'minutes
  • 10van Veen
  • 11PowellSubstituted forBowditchat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Barnett
  • 8Foley
  • 15Bowditch
  • 18Turnbull
  • 19Bridge
  • 20Waters
  • 30Coddington
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
4,521

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home16
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home21
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 2, Northampton Town 2.

Full Time

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

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United).

David Buchanan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Regan Slater (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Adam Campbell (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United).

Matt Crooks (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Sam Foley replaces John-Joe O'Toole.

Delay in match (Northampton Town).

Attempt saved. Adam Campbell (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Danny Grainger (Carlisle United).

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Hakeem Odoffin.

Attempt missed. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Adam Campbell (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Tom Parkes (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by David Buchanan.

Foul by Ash Taylor (Northampton Town).

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

Attempt blocked. Ash Taylor (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Dean Bowditch (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Billy Waters replaces Andy Williams.

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United).

Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Matt Crooks (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jerry Yates (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Dean Bowditch replaces Daniel Powell.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 2, Northampton Town 2. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Adam Campbell replaces George Glendon.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 1, Northampton Town 2. Matt Crooks (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Sam Hoskins.

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United).

Daniel Powell (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Gary Liddle (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).

goal

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