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Carlisle United 1-1 Swindon Town

Carlisle extended their unbeaten run to five games as they earned a hard-fought 1-1 draw at home to League Two leaders Swindon.

The Cumbrians recovered from going behind to an early strike by Rarmani Edmonds-Green for Aaron Hayden to head a second-half equaliser and ensure a share of the points on a windswept afternoon at Brunton Park.

Swindon's first threat of note produced an 11th-minute goal for Edmonds-Green as the home rearguard failed to deal with Paul Caddis' right-wing corner and Zeki Fryers was able to set up the close-range chance for Edmonds-Green to force the ball past a defender on the line.

The Robins very nearly had a second goal in the 24th minute when only the alertness of Adam Collin in the home goal prevented Diallang Jaiyesimi from scoring from close range.

It was some time before Carlisle were able to make an attacking contribution but they went close in the 28th minute when Nathan Thomas played the ball through to Harry McKirdy.

This time it was the Swindon goalkeeper Steven Benda to the rescue, coming out smartly to foil the forward's attempt.

Neat work by Mike Jones gave Callum Guy an opportunity to mark his home debut in style, but the former Blackpool midfield man failed to take advantage, slamming his shot well wide from just inside the area.

The blustery conditions led to same scrappy exchanges after the break, but Carlisle got back on level terms in the 62nd minute when Elliot Watt's accurate delivery found the head of Hayden who nodded home from six yards.

Admiral Muskwe came on for former Carlisle striker Hallam Hope and the Swindon substitute almost had an instant impact as his close-range drive was blocked by Gethin Jones.

Both sides tried hard for a deciding goal, but in the end Swindon's point kept them clear at the top of the table while Carlisle continued their steady rise away from the lower reaches.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1Collin
  • 14Jones
  • 6Hayden
  • 17Webster
  • 34Anderton
  • 8Jones
  • 12Watt
  • 39GuySubstituted forChartersat 84'minutes
  • 7Thomas
  • 9AlessandraSubstituted forBridgeat 78'minutes
  • 11McKirdySubstituted forPatrickat 45+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Iredale
  • 15Charters
  • 19Bridge
  • 22Gray
  • 25Loft
  • 33Hunt
  • 40Patrick

Swindon

  • 1Benda
  • 41Caddis
  • 44Edmonds-Green
  • 3Fryers
  • 24Hunt
  • 27JaiyesimiSubstituted forIsgroveat 90+2'minutes
  • 42Grant
  • 10Doughty
  • 45HopeSubstituted forMuskweat 66'minutes
  • 28DoyleSubstituted forWooleryat 90+3'minutes
  • 9Yates

Substitutes

  • 5Broadbent
  • 7Isgrove
  • 8Palmer
  • 11Woolery
  • 19Lyden
  • 23McCormick
  • 46Muskwe
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
4,620

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Swindon Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Swindon Town 1.

Attempt missed. Byron Webster (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Elliot Watt.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Ezekiel Fryers.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Kaiyne Woolery replaces Eoin Doyle.

Foul by Admiral Muskwe (Swindon Town).

Byron Webster (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Lloyd Isgrove replaces Diallang Jaiyesimi.

Offside, Swindon Town. Rarmani Edmonds-Green tries a through ball, but Jerry Yates is caught offside.

Rarmani Edmonds-Green (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Omari Patrick (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Taylor Charters replaces Callum Guy.

Hand ball by Paul Caddis (Swindon Town).

Foul by Rob Hunt (Swindon Town).

Jack Bridge (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jack Bridge replaces Lewis Alessandra.

Attempt blocked. Admiral Muskwe (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Caddis.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Adam Collin.

Attempt saved. Eoin Doyle (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jerry Yates.

Attempt missed. Rarmani Edmonds-Green (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Michael Doughty with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Adam Collin.

Attempt saved. Admiral Muskwe (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Aaron Hayden (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lewis Alessandra.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Admiral Muskwe replaces Hallam Hope.

Nick Anderton (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jerry Yates (Swindon Town).

Elliot Watt (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Hallam Hope (Swindon Town).

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 1, Swindon Town 1. Aaron Hayden (Carlisle United) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Elliot Watt with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Rarmani Edmonds-Green.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Rarmani Edmonds-Green.

Offside, Swindon Town. Michael Doughty tries a through ball, but Hallam Hope is caught offside.

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

Foul by Rob Hunt (Swindon Town).

Foul by Nick Anderton (Carlisle United).

Eoin Doyle (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Elliot Watt (Carlisle United).

Diallang Jaiyesimi (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Nick Anderton (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Diallang Jaiyesimi (Swindon Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon32186856362060
2Crewe31177757372058
3Exeter3116964233957
4Plymouth30166848331554
5Colchester321313645281752
6Northampton31157945321352
7Cheltenham301212644251948
8Bradford32121283732548
9Port Vale32121284038248
10Forest Green32129113835345
11Salford321011114141041
12Crawley32913104444040
13Newport29109102726139
14Walsall32116153244-1239
15Cambridge32108143443-938
16Scunthorpe3299144148-736
17Oldham32812123546-1136
18Grimsby30811113337-435
19Leyton Orient32811134049-935
20Carlisle31810133349-1634
21Mansfield32711144451-732
22Macclesfield31714102934-529
23Morecambe3269172954-2527
24Stevenage32313162241-1922
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