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Carlisle United 2-2 Portsmouth

Danny Grainger scored a late equaliser for Carlisle United as they fought back to earn a point at home to Portsmouth.

Grainger put Carlisle ahead from the spot after he was fouled by Christian Burgess but Caolan Lavery levelled after sliding home Ben Davies' cross.

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Cook on Carlisle v Portsmouth

Pompey took the lead when Marc McNulty burst into the area before coolly placing past keeper Mark Gillespie.

But, deep into added time, Grainger broke through the Portsmouth back line to power home from long range.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 6Atkinson
  • 5RaynesSubstituted forAsamoahat 73'minutes
  • 27Ellis
  • 3Grainger
  • 4JoyceSubstituted forSweeneyat 78'minutes
  • 7Kennedy
  • 2Miller
  • 16DickerBooked at 85mins
  • 17Gilliead
  • 14IbehreSubstituted forWykeat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Wyke
  • 10Héry
  • 11Brough
  • 12Sweeney
  • 13Hanford
  • 25Asamoah
  • 44McQueen

Portsmouth

  • 24Murphy
  • 2Davies
  • 4Webster
  • 6Burgess
  • 3Stevens
  • 8Doyle
  • 29Hollands
  • 26EvansSubstituted forTollittat 64'minutes
  • 7McGurkSubstituted forMcNultyat 64'minutesBooked at 68minsSubstituted forAtanganaat 75'minutes
  • 23Bennett
  • 13LaveryBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 5Boco
  • 10McNulty
  • 18Tollitt
  • 19Chaplin
  • 20Clarke
  • 25Atangana
  • 35Bass
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
5,503

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home6
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 2, Portsmouth 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 2, Portsmouth 2.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United).

Michael Doyle (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 2, Portsmouth 2. Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Booking

Caolan Lavery (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Mark Gillespie (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Caolan Lavery (Portsmouth).

Attempt missed. Alex Gilliead (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Caolan Lavery (Portsmouth).

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

Booking

Gary Dicker (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gary Dicker (Carlisle United).

Michael Doyle (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Alex Gilliead (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Portsmouth).

Attempt saved. Antony Sweeney (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Antony Sweeney (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Portsmouth).

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Danny Hollands.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Antony Sweeney replaces Luke Joyce.

Foul by Ben Davies (Portsmouth).

David Atkinson (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Gilliead (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Nigel Atangana replaces Marc McNulty because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Charlie Wyke replaces Jabo Ibehre.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Derek Asamoah replaces Michael Raynes.

Delay in match Marc McNulty (Portsmouth) because of an injury.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 1, Portsmouth 2. Marc McNulty (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 1, Portsmouth 1. Caolan Lavery (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Marc McNulty replaces Adam McGurk.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Ben Tollitt replaces Gareth Evans.

Attempt blocked. Adam McGurk (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Ben Davies (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Joyce (Carlisle United).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth18122428141438
2Oxford Utd18106229151436
3Northampton1810442922734
4Accrington189542921832
5Portsmouth187922516930
6Mansfield1885525151029
7Leyton Orient188553025529
8Wimbledon187652524127
9Carlisle187653132-127
10Luton187562921826
11Wycombe167542114726
12Bristol Rovers178272220226
13Exeter187562526-126
14Crawley187472327-425
15Morecambe177373129224
16Notts County176472225-322
17Barnet186392328-521
18Cambridge185582328-520
19Hartlepool1862101928-920
20Stevenage183782132-1116
21Newport183691728-1115
22York1826102131-1012
23Yeovil1825111931-1211
24Dag & Red1716101732-159
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