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Carlisle United 1-1 Cheltenham Town

Substitute Jason Kennedy salvaged Carlisle's unbeaten run with his late equaliser after Harry Pell had given Cheltenham a second-half lead on the break.

The Robins took a defensive pounding but looked to have survived until a long ball hoisted forward was scrambled across the line by Kennedy at the near post.

Before that Carlisle had hit the woodwork three times and missed a host of chances.

Carlisle could so easily have been two up inside the first 10 minutes as Charlie Wyke directed a close-range header straight at goalkeeper Russell Griffiths before Danny Grainger rattled the bar with a 25-yard rocket.

Griffiths needed a second grab at the ball to deal with a skidding Nicky Adams effort before Grainger swung a free-kick just wide of the right-hand post as the pressure intensified.

Next to try his luck was Sean Miller with a brilliant right-footed curler from 20 yards which had Griffiths well beaten as it came back off the far post.

There was a warning for Carlisle when, from a Robins breakaway, Danny Whitehead's cross just eluded the inrushing James Dayton.

Again Carlisle left the back door open as Cheltenham mounted another break in the 57th minute, with Dayton finding Pell to the left of the area and he slipped the ball beyond the diving Mark Gillespie.

There was nearly an own goal as the ball spun off a Town defender and against the bar before Kennedy stepped forward to dramatically grab Carlisle's leveller.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 23Miller
  • 5Raynes
  • 6EllisSubstituted forKennedyat 73'minutes
  • 3GraingerBooked at 71mins
  • 19LambeSubstituted forDevittat 58'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 4Joyce
  • 10Adams
  • 9Wyke
  • 20MillerSubstituted forIbehreat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Atkinson
  • 7Kennedy
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 14Ibehre
  • 16Penn
  • 17Devitt
  • 22Crocombe

Cheltenham

  • 1Griffiths
  • 26SulimanBooked at 64mins
  • 24O'Shaughnessy
  • 6Parslow
  • 17Cranston
  • 2BarthramSubstituted forDaytonat 45'minutes
  • 8WatersBooked at 72minsSubstituted forRoweat 88'minutes
  • 14Hall
  • 23Whitehead
  • 7PellBooked at 85mins
  • 9Wright

Substitutes

  • 3Jennings
  • 12Kitscha
  • 18Rowe
  • 20Lymn
  • 21Dayton
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
4,203

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home21
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home12
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

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

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

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Russell Griffiths.

Hand ball by James Rowe (Cheltenham Town).

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 1, Cheltenham Town 1. Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Rowe replaces Billy Waters.

Delay in match Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) because of an injury.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

Attempt blocked. Asa Hall (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Harry Pell.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Charlie Wyke.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

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

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

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Cheltenham Town).

Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United) hits the bar with a header from very close range.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Jordan Cranston.

Attempt saved. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Tom Miller (Carlisle United).

Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jason Kennedy replaces Mark Ellis.

Foul by Luke Joyce (Carlisle United).

Danny Whitehead (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Danny Grainger (Carlisle United).

Easah Suliman (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Danny Parslow.

Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Cheltenham Town).

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

Booking

Easah Suliman (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton32106247
2Colchester32106337
3Mansfield32105327
4Crawley32103127
5Morecambe32014316
6Barnet31204225
7Hartlepool31206515
8Crewe31205415
9Carlisle31203215
10Leyton Orient31114224
11Blackpool31114314
12Yeovil31113214
13Doncaster31114404
14Wycombe31113304
15Accrington311145-14
16Grimsby31025503
17Cheltenham30303303
18Newport310245-13
19Plymouth310225-33
20Portsmouth302113-22
21Notts County301225-31
22Cambridge301214-31
23Stevenage301226-41
24Exeter300315-40
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