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Carlisle United 1-1 Morecambe

A second-half goal from Charlie Wyke, his 17th of the season, spared Carlisle a third consecutive defeat as the Cumbrians were held to a 1-1 draw by 10-man Morecambe.

Aaron Wildig gave the Shrimps an early lead and the visitors held out until Wyke's 74th-minute effort which followed the sending off of defender Dean Winnard.

Morecambe's bright start was rewarded in the seventh minute when Kevin Ellison whipped over an accurate cross from wide on the left to pick out Wildig, who coolly guided his shot past Mark Gillespie into the bottom-left-hand corner.

The Carlisle defence was all at sea early on and only an offside flag denied Peter Murphy a second goal with a first-time flick from Michael Rose's penetrating pass.

As Carlisle finally began to get into the game, the woodwork came to Morecambe's rescue in the 25th minute when Barry Roche produced an instinctive save from Jason Kennedy's far-post header and Wyke, from six yards, slammed the inviting rebound against the bar.

Carlisle pressed for an equaliser after the break, although Wildig kept Gillespie on his toes with a 25-yard skimmer which the goalkeeper went full length to turn away for a corner.

The Shrimps had Winnard sent off in the 73rd minute for a foul on Shaun Miller and from the free-kick on the left edge of the box Nicky Adams' curler was glanced past Roche by Wyke's header.

Wyke and substitute Derek Asamoah had late chances, but with just one point from three games Carlisle's automatic promotion hopes again faltered.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 44McQueenSubstituted forMillerat 45'minutes
  • 23MillerSubstituted forRaynesat 45'minutes
  • 28Liddle
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 19LambeSubstituted forAsamoahat 79'minutes
  • 7Kennedy
  • 4JoyceBooked at 18mins
  • 10Adams
  • 17Devitt
  • 9Wyke

Substitutes

  • 5Raynes
  • 6Ellis
  • 11Asamoah
  • 18McKee
  • 20Miller
  • 22Crocombe
  • 24Salkeld

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 3McGowan
  • 6WinnardBooked at 73mins
  • 5EdwardsBooked at 48mins
  • 24Rose
  • 7MullinSubstituted forTurnerat 59'minutes
  • 15WildigSubstituted forConlanat 79'minutes
  • 8MurphyBooked at 32mins
  • 4KenyonBooked at 67mins
  • 10MolyneuxSubstituted forWakefieldat 90+1'minutes
  • 11Ellison

Substitutes

  • 2Wakefield
  • 12Nizic
  • 14Conlan
  • 18Turner
  • 27Jordan
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
5,524

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home21
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Morecambe 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Morecambe 1.

Attempt missed. Derek Asamoah (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Liam Wakefield replaces Lee Molyneux.

Attempt blocked. Luke Joyce (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Attempt saved. Derek Asamoah (Carlisle United) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Michael Rose (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

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

Hand ball by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Derek Asamoah replaces Reggie Lambe.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Luke Conlan replaces Aaron Wildig.

Attempt saved. Aaron McGowan (Morecambe) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 1, Morecambe 1. Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicky Adams following a set piece situation.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Dean Winnard (Morecambe) for a bad foul.

Shaun Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Winnard (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Alex Kenyon.

Hand ball by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).

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

Foul by Lee Molyneux (Morecambe).

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Barry Roche.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Rhys Turner replaces Paul Mullin.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.

Attempt saved. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Peter Murphy (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Nicky Adams (Carlisle United).

Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Dean Winnard (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster26174552331955
2Plymouth25163641271451
3Carlisle261211347361147
4Portsmouth26136740261445
5Wycombe2512673327642
6Luton25118636231341
7Colchester26117841311040
8Cambridge2511683526939
9Barnet2610973737039
10Exeter25113113627936
11Grimsby26106103331236
12Blackpool2598836251135
13Crawley25105103138-735
14Mansfield2681082629-334
15Stevenage26103134044-433
16Yeovil2587102629-331
17Morecambe2594123243-1131
18Crewe26610102536-1128
19Hartlepool2669113344-1127
20Leyton Orient2674152839-1125
21Accrington2567122334-1125
22Cheltenham2559112737-1024
23Notts County2665152848-2023
24Newport2546152945-1618
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