League Two
Oxford UtdOxford United1CarlisleCarlisle United1

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 forEvansat 82'minutes
  • 28Maguire
  • 4Roofe

Substitutes

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

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oxford United 1, Carlisle United 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by David Atkinson.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Joe Thompson replaces Antony Sweeney.

  10. Post update

    Foul by John Lundstram (Oxford United).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Jordan Evans replaces Alexander MacDonald.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley.

  16. Post update

    Dangerous play by Joe Skarz (Oxford United).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by John Lundstram.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Derek Asamoah replaces Alex Gilliead.

  20. Post update

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