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Colchester United 1-1 Carlisle United

A late Frankie Kent equaliser rescued hosts Colchester United a point in a 1-1 draw with fellow play-off hopefuls Carlisle United.

Kent stooped to head home from close range in the 84th minute, after Mikael Mandron had helped on fellow substitute Brennan Dickenson's cross in the area.

Carlisle had gone close in the fifth minute when Regan Slater's header was saved at point-blank range by Colchester goalkeeper Rene Gilmartin, who also parried Hallam Hope's shot soon after.

The hosts had a penalty appeal rejected when Courtney Senior tumbled under Gary Liddle's challenge in the box.

But Carlisle edged an even first half and Kent almost diverted Mark Cullen's fierce cross-shot into his own net.

The visitors took a 57th-minute lead through Hope, who turned home smartly from close range despite Ryan Jackson's attempts to keep the ball out on the line after Cullen had helped on Callum O'Hare's cross to pick him out.

Colchester skipper Luke Prosser fired straight at stopper Adam Collin, before Kent's equaliser six minutes from time meant the spoils were shared.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 25Gilmartin
  • 2JacksonBooked at 39minsSubstituted forNorrisat 75'minutes
  • 5Prosser
  • 6KentBooked at 53mins
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 24Stevenson
  • 16WrightSubstituted forDickensonat 69'minutes
  • 7Senior
  • 10Szmodics
  • 39EisaSubstituted forMandronat 69'minutes
  • 45Nouble

Substitutes

  • 1Barnes
  • 9Norris
  • 11Dickenson
  • 15Roberts
  • 18Eastman
  • 19Mandron
  • 33Dunne

Carlisle

  • 30Collin
  • 4Liddle
  • 5GerrardBooked at 64mins
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Grainger
  • 22ScougallBooked at 61minsSubstituted forMcCarronat 85'minutes
  • 15Slater
  • 21Etuhu
  • 17O'HareSubstituted forJonesat 79'minutes
  • 9Hope
  • 13CullenBooked at 41minsSubstituted forThomasat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 7Kennedy
  • 8Jones
  • 16Thomas
  • 18Grant
  • 27McCarron
  • 29Gray
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
3,626

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 1, Carlisle United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Carlisle United 1.

Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Carlisle United) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

Attempt missed. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Luke Norris (Colchester United).

Anthony Gerrard (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Liam McCarron replaces Stefan Scougall.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Carlisle United 1. Frankie Kent (Colchester United) header from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

Attempt missed. Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Michael Jones replaces Callum O'Hare.

Attempt saved. Luke Prosser (Colchester United) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

Attempt blocked. Luke Prosser (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Luke Norris replaces Ryan Jackson.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

Luke Prosser (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United).

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

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Colchester United).

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

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Nathan Thomas replaces Mark Cullen.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Mikael Mandron replaces Abobaker Eisa.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Brennan Dickenson replaces Diaz Wright.

Attempt missed. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Anthony Gerrard (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Prosser (Colchester United).

Courtney Senior (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Callum O'Hare (Carlisle United).

Booking

Anthony Gerrard (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony Gerrard (Carlisle United).

Foul by Frankie Kent (Colchester United).

Gary Liddle (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City331811459332665
2Bury34189766402663
3Mansfield341613549262361
4MK Dons34178955342159
5Colchester341591054371754
6Forest Green341412850331754
7Exeter33159945331254
8Carlisle341651353421153
9Tranmere341410104841752
10Stevenage34146143944-548
11Grimsby34145153840-247
12Swindon331211103942-347
13Oldham341210125244846
14Crewe34137144044-446
15Newport33137134352-946
16Northampton34915104346-342
17Cheltenham34118153949-1041
18Crawley34116173747-1039
19Cambridge34106182953-2436
20Morecambe3498173553-1835
21Yeovil3489173346-1333
22Port Vale3489172842-1433
23Macclesfield3479183556-2130
24Notts County34610183466-3228
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