Rochdale 2-3 Carlisle

Rochdale's play-off hopes were dealt a blow as they threw away a one-goal lead against mid-table Carlisle.

Carlisle went ahead when Craig Curran's header hit a post and bounced off Marcus Holness and into his own net.

But Joe Thompson nodded home from Nicky Adams' free-kick, before Matt Done's side-footed finish, after a fine Thompson flick, put Rochdale in front.

Liam Noble's stunning effort from 30 yards made it 2-2 and Matty's Robson's long-range free-kick sealed the win.

POST-MATCH REACTION

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"When you consider the form we're in, I think the team that is going to challenge Bournemouth is probably Exeter.

"Today was our golden opportunity especially when we winning 2-1 and I feel we've thrown away an opportunity.

"We felt victim of two unusual mistakes for our team and that has cost us from a winning situation."

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