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Carlisle United 1-1 Stevenage

Jabo Ibehre's third goal in as many games rescued a point for Carlisle in a draw with play-off rivals Stevenage.

Stevenage took the lead shortly after half-time through a Steven Schumacher penalty and soaked up plenty of pressure as they preserved their two-point advantage over the Cumbrians in League Two despite Ibehre's second-half equaliser.

Carlisle dominated the early exchanges and skipper Danny Grainger was not far away with a 25-yarder that whistled over the bar.

Despite having shown comparatively little as an attacking force up to the 50th minute, it was Stevenage who went in front from a penalty following a clumsy challenge on Kgosi Ntlhe, leaving Schumacher to smash the ball high into the net.

Stevenage should have gone further ahead in the 57th minute when Schumacher was left with just the goalkeeper to beat, but Mark Gillespie got down well to divert the shot for a corner.

Carlisle's pressure finally paid off in the 72nd minute when Jamie Proctor's floated diagonal ball to the far post was met by Ibehre who slid his shot past Jamie Jones from a tight angle.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 28Liddle
  • 5Raynes
  • 12GillespheySubstituted forTomlinsonat 82'minutes
  • 3Grainger
  • 17Devitt
  • 16BaileySubstituted forAdamsat 68'minutes
  • 4JoyceBooked at 66mins
  • 19LambeSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 67'minutes
  • 9Proctor
  • 14IbehreBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 10Adams
  • 13Tomlinson
  • 15Brisley
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 22Crocombe
  • 27Waring
  • 39Nabi

Stevenage

  • 1Jones
  • 33Ntlhe
  • 17GormanBooked at 32minsSubstituted forFranksat 60'minutesBooked at 63mins
  • 6Wilkinson
  • 20OgilvieBooked at 37mins
  • 8SchumacherBooked at 40mins
  • 22Lee
  • 4King
  • 11PettSubstituted forLoftat 80'minutes
  • 26HindsSubstituted forWellsat 90+3'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 7McAnuff

Substitutes

  • 5Franks
  • 16Day
  • 18Tonge
  • 19Wells
  • 30McKee
  • 31Gray
  • 35Loft
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
4,572

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Stevenage 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Stevenage 1.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Carlisle United).

Fraser Franks (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Ben Tomlinson (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Michael Raynes (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Loft (Stevenage).

Booking

Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Dean Wells (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Dean Wells replaces Kaylen Hinds.

Attempt missed. Jobi McAnuff (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Ben Tomlinson replaces Macaulay Gillesphey.

Michael Raynes (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Loft (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Ryan Loft replaces Tom Pett.

Attempt missed. Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Proctor (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Delay in match Tom Pett (Stevenage) because of an injury.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Jamie Jones.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Jamie Jones.

Attempt saved. Nicky Adams (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 1, Stevenage 1. Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jamie Proctor.

Attempt missed. Steven Schumacher (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by John O'Sullivan (Carlisle United).

Connor Ogilvie (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Nicky Adams replaces James Bailey.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. John O'Sullivan replaces Reggie Lambe.

Booking

Luke Joyce (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Joyce (Carlisle United).

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Steven Schumacher.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Jack King.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Proctor (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Fraser Franks (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Fraser Franks (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. James Bailey (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

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1Doncaster432510882483485
2Plymouth432571168442482
3Portsmouth432391170383278
4Luton431717961402168
5Stevenage43206176658866
6Exeter431981667511665
7Blackpool4316161163441964
8Carlisle431616116162-164
9Cambridge43189165547863
10Colchester431711156256662
11Accrington431614135551462
12Mansfield431614135147462
13Wycombe431711155451362
14Grimsby431610175357-458
15Notts County43158205172-2153
16Barnet431215165159-851
17Morecambe43149205066-1651
18Yeovil431116164657-1149
19Crewe431213185064-1449
20Crawley431310204864-1649
21Cheltenham431114184760-1347
22Hartlepool431013205271-1943
23Newport431012214770-2342
24Leyton Orient43106274578-3336
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