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Doncaster Rovers 2-2 Carlisle United

Carlisle remain unbeaten in League Two after a 2-2 draw at fellow high-flyers Doncaster.

Rovers came from a goal down to lead before Tommy Rowe's missed penalty was punished with a United equaliser.

Shaun Miller opened the scoring for the visitors in fortuitous circumstances after he got the final touch on Nicky Adams' wayward shot, just a couple of yards out.

That goal should have given momentum to the visitors but it was Rovers who were fired up and they duly equalised two minutes later.

A slick, passing move was finished with aplomb by Rowe, who coolly sidefooted the ball into the net.

The hosts then dominated play going close on numerous occasions before John Marquis eventually fired them in front from distance.

Rowe should have doubled Rovers' lead just after the interval but saw his penalty, won after Andy Butler was felled, come back off a post.

Carlisle gradually worked their way back into the game and stretched their unbeaten run thanks to sub Jabo Ibehre's 79th-minute header at the back post.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 13Marosi
  • 17Blair
  • 15Wright
  • 6Butler
  • 27Evina
  • 16Houghton
  • 8CalderSubstituted forRichardsonat 73'minutes
  • 10Rowe
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forMiddletonat 78'minutes
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forMandevilleat 85'minutes
  • 9MarquisBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Etheridge
  • 3Garrett
  • 5Baudry
  • 14Middleton
  • 19Mandeville
  • 23Beestin
  • 25Richardson

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 23MillerSubstituted forLambeat 68'minutes
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 5Raynes
  • 3Grainger
  • 8Jones
  • 17DevittSubstituted forIbehreat 51'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 10Adams
  • 20MillerSubstituted forWykeat 51'minutes
  • 7Kennedy

Substitutes

  • 6Ellis
  • 9Wyke
  • 14Ibehre
  • 15Brisley
  • 18McKee
  • 19Lambe
  • 22Crocombe
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
4,773

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Carlisle United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Carlisle United 2.

Booking

John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Nicky Adams (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Cedric Evina.

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

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

Attempt missed. Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Joe Wright.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Liam Mandeville replaces Andy Williams.

Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, Carlisle United 2. Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicky Adams with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Harry Middleton replaces James Coppinger.

Attempt missed. Michael Raynes (Carlisle United) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Matty Blair.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Marko Marosi.

Attempt saved. Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Frazer Richardson replaces Riccardo Calder.

Attempt missed. Michael Raynes (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Reggie Lambe replaces Tom Miller.

(Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United).

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Marko Marosi.

Attempt saved. Michael Raynes (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

Tom Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Cedric Evina (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicky Adams (Carlisle United).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

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

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Luke Joyce (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Charlie Wyke replaces Shaun Miller.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jabo Ibehre replaces Jamie Devitt.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth10712137622
2Luton105231911817
3Doncaster105232013717
4Portsmouth105231710717
5Notts County105231714317
6Grimsby105141714316
7Carlisle103701411316
8Crewe104421414016
9Morecambe105141618-216
10Colchester104331614215
11Accrington104331413115
12Crawley104331213-115
13Blackpool103431511413
14Mansfield1034389-113
15Hartlepool102621418-412
16Leyton Orient103251214-211
17Barnet92521012-211
18Stevenage103251417-311
19Wycombe103251215-311
20Yeovil103161015-510
21Cambridge10235814-69
22Exeter10307815-79
23Cheltenham101541114-38
24Newport91351015-56
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