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Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Carlisle United

Promotion chasers Carlisle had to settle for a draw after George Cooper cancelled out Shaun Miller's effort at former club Crewe.

Keith Curle's side took time exerting their influence against an Alex side who are now without a win in seven games, but who were worthy of a point.

Cumbrians keeper Mark Gillespie pushed Billy Bingham's 25-yard blast to safety, while Cooper went close to picking out the far corner with an angled drive after a teasing run.

Cooper volleyed past the post as Crewe offered most of the threat in the first-half.

It was somewhat against the run of play when Miller handed Carlisle a 35th-minute lead with a clinical finish across Ben Garratt into the bottom corner after latching onto a lofted pass from Luke Joyce.

Charlie Wyke's header, which was tipped over by the keeper and Jason Kennedy's wild drive over the bar suggested the Cumbrians were going to take cotrol. But they were taken aback by Cooper's equaliser on the stroke of half-time with the midfielder's free-kick deceiving Gillespie at the near post.

The game ebbed and flowed in the second period with Crewe closest to snatching the win.

Reggie Lambe's goalbound effort cannoned off his own man, but at the other end Cooper and Chris Dagnall were denied by last-ditch defending, Alex Kiwomya drove just wide and Gillespie parried efforts from Charlie Kirk and James Jones.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 3GuthrieBooked at 66mins
  • 4Davis
  • 14Bakayogo
  • 22Kiwomya
  • 8Jones
  • 18Bingham
  • 11Cooper
  • 9Dagnall
  • 20Kirk

Substitutes

  • 5Ray
  • 6Nugent
  • 13Richards
  • 15Hollands
  • 17Udoh
  • 25Ainley
  • 36Lowery

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 23Miller
  • 5RaynesBooked at 89mins
  • 15Brisley
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 19LambeBooked at 74minsSubstituted forWrightat 77'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 7Kennedy
  • 10Adams
  • 9WykeSubstituted forDevittat 65'minutes
  • 20MillerBooked at 36minsSubstituted forIbehreat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Ellis
  • 11Asamoah
  • 14Ibehre
  • 17Devitt
  • 22Crocombe
  • 26Wright
  • 44McQueen
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
4,962

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home15
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Carlisle United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Carlisle United 1.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United).

Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Nicky Adams (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.

Attempt saved. James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by James Jones.

Attempt blocked. Michael Raynes (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Michael Raynes (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Raynes (Carlisle United).

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

Attempt saved. Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Tom Miller (Carlisle United).

George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Alex Kiwomya (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Kevin Wright replaces Reggie Lambe.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jabo Ibehre replaces Shaun Miller.

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

Foul by Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra).

Booking

Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United).

George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Macaulay Gillesphey (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jamie Devitt replaces Charlie Wyke.

Foul by Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra).

Macaulay Gillesphey (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Macaulay Gillesphey.

Attempt blocked. George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

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1Doncaster22143544301445
2Plymouth22143535241145
3Carlisle221110141261543
4Portsmouth22115636221438
5Luton2298531201135
6Wycombe2210572925435
7Cambridge2210483025534
8Blackpool2296736241233
9Barnet228953130133
10Colchester228683027330
11Stevenage2293103334-130
12Grimsby228592927229
13Yeovil228592526-129
14Crawley228592836-829
15Exeter2283112526-127
16Crewe226972430-627
17Mansfield226882128-726
18Morecambe2182112538-1326
19Leyton Orient2273122529-424
20Hartlepool225892838-1023
21Notts County2264122537-1222
22Accrington2256112029-921
23Cheltenham224992434-1021
24Newport2145122535-1017
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