The FA Cup - Second Round
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Forest Green Rovers 2-2 Carlisle United

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FA Cup: Forest Green Rovers 2-2 Carlisle highlights

Forest Green and Carlisle will face an FA Cup second-round replay after sharing a four-goal thriller.

Nathan Thomas' double for Carlisle overhauled Aaron Collins' opener, but Gethin Jones' own goal ensured the two sides will do it all again.

Carlisle, under new head coach Chris Beech, fell behind after 11 minutes when goalkeeper Adam Collin's error put the ball on a plate for Collins to nod in from point-blank range.

Liam Shephard saw his fizzing strike gloved up into the air and onto the bar by Collin with the covering Aaron Hayden hacking clear.

Carlisle were back in the tie on 40 minutes when Nathan Thomas cut in to arrow a ball into the far corner of Joe Wollacott's net.

Deep into stoppage-time, Thomas made his presence felt at the other end when he booted off the line from a Mathew Stevens header.

Rovers were stung on 76 minutes, as Canice Carroll released Hallam Hope whose ball into the box was turned in by Thomas for his second of the game.

Two minutes later and Rovers found parity - Gethin Jones turning into his own net, with Stevens also attempting to claim the goal.

Rovers almost pinched it with five minutes to go, Stevens planting a header into Collin from a Mills cross.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 13Wollacott
  • 2Shephard
  • 20Kitching
  • 6Rawson
  • 3BernardSubstituted forGrubbat 85'minutes
  • 14AdamsBooked at 53minsSubstituted forDawsonat 69'minutes
  • 7Winchester
  • 29AitchisonSubstituted forMondalat 65'minutes
  • 23Mills
  • 9Stevens
  • 10Collins

Substitutes

  • 8Grubb
  • 15Morton
  • 18Dawson
  • 19McGinley
  • 24Thomas
  • 25Mondal
  • 28Taylor

Carlisle

  • 1Collin
  • 3IredaleSubstituted forMellishat 83'minutes
  • 4Carroll
  • 17WebsterBooked at 29mins
  • 6Hayden
  • 8Jones
  • 14JonesBooked at 20mins
  • 7ThomasBooked at 77mins
  • 10Scougall
  • 24OlomolaSubstituted forMcKirdyat 75'minutes
  • 25LoftSubstituted forHopeat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Mellish
  • 9Hope
  • 11McKirdy
  • 19Bridge
  • 22Gray
  • 27Knight-Percival
  • 28Sagaf
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
1,504

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Carlisle United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Carlisle United 2.

Attempt missed. Liam Shephard (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Matt Stevens (Forest Green Rovers) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Dayle Grubb replaces Dominic Bernard.

Dominic Bernard (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jon Mellish replaces Jack Iredale because of an injury.

Aaron Collins (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Byron Webster (Carlisle United).

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Carlisle United 2. Matt Stevens (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joseph Mills.

Dominic Bernard (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Canice Carroll (Carlisle United).

Booking

Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Carlisle United 2. Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Hallam Hope.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Harry McKirdy replaces Olufela Olomola.

Foul by Kevin Dawson (Forest Green Rovers).

Michael Jones (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dominic Bernard (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United).

Foul by Joseph Mills (Forest Green Rovers).

Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kevin Dawson replaces Ebou Adams.

Attempt missed. Matt Stevens (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Junior Mondal replaces Jack Aitchison.

Foul by Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers).

Stefan Scougall (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Aaron Collins (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Canice Carroll (Carlisle United).

Liam Shephard (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Iredale (Carlisle United).

Attempt blocked. Michael Jones (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Liam Shephard.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Hallam Hope replaces Ryan Loft.

Attempt missed. Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Hand ball by Matt Stevens (Forest Green Rovers).

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Canice Carroll.

Booking

Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers).

Olufela Olomola (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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