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Accrington Stanley 1-1 Carlisle United

Accrington Stanley held promotion-chasing Carlisle United to a draw, despite playing for 78 minutes with 10 men.

The struggling Reds faced an uphill task from the 12th minute when defender Matty Pearson's challenge on Macaulay Gillesphey was judged high and dangerous by referee Chris Sarginson.

It was the second red card in a week for relegation-threatened Accrington, and Carlisle took advantage on 20 minutes when Gillesphey's cross was flicked on by Shaun Miller and Jason Kennedy bundled the ball goalwards, with unfortunate Stanley defender Omar Beckles getting the final touch.

However, the 10 men replied immediately when Shay McCartan's 20-yard free-kick sailed into the top corner for his first goal of the season.

Carlisle's top scorer Charlie Wyke twice headed over from good positions, Kennedy forced a superb reflex save from Fulham loan goalkeeper Marek Rodak from six yards and unmarked substitute Jabo Ibehre headed off target.

Still Accrington had chances with on-loan Hull defender Harvey Rodgers coming close with a header and Billy Kee testing keeper Mark Gillespie, who then kept out Rodgers in stoppage time.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 12Rodak
  • 2PearsonBooked at 12mins
  • 5Beckles
  • 3Hughes
  • 11McConvilleBooked at 62mins
  • 28Conneely
  • 4DaviesSubstituted forDonacienat 59'minutes
  • 32Rodgers
  • 14Boco
  • 10McCartanSubstituted forClareat 80'minutes
  • 29KeeBooked at 56mins

Substitutes

  • 7Clark
  • 9Gornell
  • 15Clare
  • 18Hewitt
  • 20Chapman
  • 24Edwards
  • 30Donacien

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 28LiddleBooked at 18mins
  • 5RaynesBooked at 30mins
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 23MillerSubstituted forDevittat 64'minutes
  • 18McKeeSubstituted forIbehreat 64'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 7Kennedy
  • 10Adams
  • 9Wyke
  • 20Miller

Substitutes

  • 6Ellis
  • 14Ibehre
  • 15Brisley
  • 17Devitt
  • 22Crocombe
  • 24Salkeld
  • 44McQueen
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
2,634

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Carlisle United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Carlisle United 1.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jason Kennedy.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.

Attempt saved. Harvey Rodgers (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jason Kennedy.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United).

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Sean Clare (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Omar Beckles (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United).

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Harvey Rodgers.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Sean Clare replaces Shay McCartan.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United).

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Shay McCartan.

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Romuald Boco.

Attempt missed. Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Harvey Rodgers (Accrington Stanley) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

Foul by Luke Joyce (Carlisle United).

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Marek Rodak.

Attempt saved. Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Romuald Boco (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Shaun Miller (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jamie Devitt replaces Tom Miller.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jabo Ibehre replaces Joe McKee.

Attempt missed. Gary Liddle (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Booking

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Janoi Donacien replaces Arron Davies.

Gary Liddle (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley).

Foul by Nicky Adams (Carlisle United).

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster27184555342158
2Plymouth26173643281554
3Carlisle271212348371148
4Portsmouth26136740261445
5Wycombe2612773428643
6Luton26119637241342
7Colchester2711794134740
8Barnet27101073737040
9Exeter261231139271239
10Cambridge2611693629739
11Grimsby27116103531439
12Mansfield2791082930-137
13Blackpool2699838271136
14Crawley25105103138-735
15Stevenage27103144046-633
16Yeovil2688102831-332
17Morecambe2594123243-1131
18Hartlepool2779113544-930
19Crewe27610112639-1328
20Accrington2668122435-1126
21Leyton Orient2674152839-1125
22Cheltenham2659122839-1124
23Notts County2765162850-2223
24Newport2647152945-1619
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