League Two
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Oxford United 1-1 Carlisle United

Alex MacDonald
Alex MacDonald's goal was just his third in 26 appearances this season

Carlisle United's players forgot the flooding crisis that has so affected the club and region to earn a draw which knocked Oxford United off the top of the League Two table.

Alex MacDonald's low 20-yard strike put the home side ahead.

But the Cumbrians equalised when Joe Skarz's clearance rebounded in off fellow Oxford defender Chey Dunkley.

Both sides created plenty of chances in an open match, but neither team could find a winner after the break.

Carlisle, who remain sixth, went close in the second half, notably through Antony Sweeney, who had an effort cleared off the line by Callum O'Dowda.

But the U's were twice denied a winner by the woodwork, Chris Maguire hitting the bar with 25-yard free-kick and Kemar Roofe also hitting the bar with an injury-time header.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 13Buchel
  • 2Baldock
  • 33Dunkley
  • 5Mullins
  • 3Skarz
  • 15O'DowdaSubstituted forHyltonat 68'minutes
  • 18Lundstram
  • 8Sercombe
  • 11MacDonaldSubstituted forJ Evansat 82'minutes
  • 28Maguire
  • 4Roofe

Substitutes

  • 1Slocombe
  • 6Wright
  • 9Hoban
  • 10Hylton
  • 14Ruffels
  • 22Long
  • 36J Evans

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 6Atkinson
  • 5Raynes
  • 27Ellis
  • 3Grainger
  • 17GillieadSubstituted forAsamoahat 76'minutes
  • 7Kennedy
  • 4JoyceBooked at 18mins
  • 12SweeneySubstituted forThompsonat 84'minutes
  • 9Wyke
  • 14Ibehre

Substitutes

  • 10Héry
  • 13Hanford
  • 16Dicker
  • 20Archibald-Henville
  • 23Thompson
  • 25Asamoah
  • 26Gillesphey
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
5,936

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home14
Away15
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 1, Carlisle United 1.

Full Time

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

Attempt saved. Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley.

Chris Maguire (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United).

Attempt saved. John Mullins (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by David Atkinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Joe Thompson replaces Antony Sweeney.

Foul by John Lundstram (Oxford United).

Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jordan Evans replaces Alexander MacDonald.

Attempt blocked. Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley.

Dangerous play by Joe Skarz (Oxford United).

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

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by John Lundstram.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Derek Asamoah replaces Alex Gilliead.

Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

Chris Maguire (Oxford United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Antony Sweeney (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Danny Hylton replaces Callum O'Dowda.

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

Hand ball by Chris Maguire (Oxford United).

Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United).

Attempt saved. Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley.

Attempt blocked. Antony Sweeney (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Joe Skarz.

Attempt missed. Luke Joyce (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton21134437261143
2Oxford Utd21118232171541
3Plymouth21124531181340
4Portsmouth21910237181937
5Accrington19105434221235
6Carlisle219753937234
7Mansfield2196629191033
8Bristol Rovers2110382924533
9Leyton Orient218853328532
10Wycombe198652419530
11Exeter208662827130
12Cambridge218583232029
13Wimbledon217772728-128
14Notts County208483133-228
15Crawley218492834-628
16Morecambe208393737027
17Luton217593532326
18Stevenage216782937-825
19Barnet2164112837-922
20Hartlepool2062121933-1420
21Newport2147102433-919
22Dag & Red2127122137-1613
23Yeovil2126132136-1512
24York2126132344-2112
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