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Carlisle United 1-1 Exeter City

Jamie Devitt's late free-kick earned Carlisle a 1-1 draw at home to League Two promotion rivals Exeter.

Nicky Law gave the visitors a half-time lead, but Devitt's 78th-minute effort kept the Cumbrians one point ahead of their opponents.

Exeter dominated early on and Jonathan Forte had two chances in the first 10 minutes. The first was a shot across the face of goal, before his close-range effort was instinctively parried by Carlisle goalkeeper Adam Collin.

The Grecians finally got their reward in the 19th minute after Tom Parkes fouled Forte 20 yards from goal. Law fired the free-kick against the wall, but when the ball came back to him, he hit an unstoppable left-footed effort into the net.

Carlisle looked for an equaliser, but visiting keeper Christy Pym turned away a thunderous effort by Parkes and debutant Nathan Thomas was off target soon after.

The hosts continued to press in the second half and Hallam Hope hit the crossbar with a terrific 30-yard shot with 16 minutes left.

And the pressure told four minutes later when Devitt curled a free-kick around the wall and into the bottom left corner.

Carlisle battled on for a winner, but the visitors held firm for a share of the points.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 30Collin
  • 2Miller
  • 5Gerrard
  • 6ParkesBooked at 18mins
  • 3Grainger
  • 15SlaterSubstituted forScougallat 45'minutes
  • 10DevittBooked at 22mins
  • 21Etuhu
  • 17O'Hare
  • 16ThomasSubstituted forCullenat 70'minutes
  • 9Hope

Substitutes

  • 4Liddle
  • 8Jones
  • 13Cullen
  • 18Grant
  • 22Scougall
  • 27McCarron
  • 29Gray

Exeter

  • 1Pym
  • 2Sweeney
  • 4O'Shea
  • 20Wilson
  • 3Woodman
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forMartinat 79'minutes
  • 25Taylor
  • 27Collins
  • 8Law
  • 14ForteSubstituted forBowmanat 72'minutes
  • 7Martin

Substitutes

  • 5Martin
  • 12Bowman
  • 13Hamon
  • 17Jay
  • 19Wilson
  • 28Brown
  • 41Dean
Referee:
Matt Donohue
Attendance:
4,851

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Exeter City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Exeter City 1.

Foul by Mark Cullen (Carlisle United).

Archie Collins (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Callum O'Hare (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nicky Law (Exeter City).

Foul by Anthony Gerrard (Carlisle United).

Lee Martin (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Aaron Martin replaces Randell Williams.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 1, Exeter City 1. Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Callum O'Hare (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

Tom Parkes (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Bowman (Exeter City).

Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Gary Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Bowman (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Ryan Bowman replaces Jonathan Forte.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Nicky Law.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Mark Cullen replaces Nathan Thomas.

Foul by Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United).

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City).

Foul by Anthony Gerrard (Carlisle United).

Jonathan Forte (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Callum O'Hare (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kane Wilson (Exeter City).

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United).

Jonathan Forte (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Christy Pym.

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

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

Foul by Danny Grainger (Carlisle United).

Randell Williams (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Miller (Carlisle United).

Archie Collins (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Randell Williams (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City311710455312461
2Mansfield321513448252358
3Bury32169762392357
4Colchester321571052351752
5Carlisle311641149361352
6Forest Green311312647301751
7Exeter31149843311251
8MK Dons31148949321750
9Stevenage32145133640-447
10Tranmere31129104540545
11Grimsby32134153639-343
12Swindon311110103641-543
13Newport30127113948-943
14Oldham30119104537842
15Crewe31126133640-442
16Northampton32814104145-438
17Crawley32114173646-1037
18Cheltenham3198143648-1235
19Cambridge31105162950-2135
20Port Vale3189142738-1133
21Yeovil3179153139-830
22Morecambe3178163250-1829
23Macclesfield3277183354-2128
24Notts County31510163261-2925
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