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Carlisle United 1-1 Barnet

Shaun Miller struck a spectacular late equaliser as Carlisle United snatched a point at home to Barnet.

The Bees had taken an early lead through Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro's strike, but Carlisle stuck to their task despite making it five games without a win in League Two.

It took Barnet just eight minutes to breach the home defence as Shaq Coulthirst headed on Craig Ross's long clearance and Akpa Akpro flicked the ball past last defender Mark Ellis to leave himself a clear run on goal.

The Barnet striker slipped the ball past advancing goalkeeper Shamal George and tapped in the rebound after his initial effort came back off the post.

Carlisle found little to excite the crowd in the first half, while it was the visitors who created the best chance when Akpa Akpro headed over from six yards at the end of a neat passing move.

Barnet goalkeeper Ross was eventually called into action as Miller tried to stab home Danny Grainger's left-wing cross and Reggie Lambe and Ellis were just off target as Carlisle tried to rally.

The Cumbrians had more of the game in the second period but Barnet could have doubled their lead when George saved one-handed from Coulthirst and Akpa Akpro blazed over after powering in from the left.

Miller came to Carlisle's rescue with an 85th-minute equaliser - a looping overhead volley from just inside the area which dipped under the crossbar.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Carlisle

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 23George
  • 17Brown
  • 16Ellis
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Grainger
  • 4Joyce
  • 21EtuhuSubstituted forAdamsat 62'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 19LambeSubstituted forKennedyat 72'minutes
  • 20Miller
  • 9HopeSubstituted forBennettat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bonham
  • 5Liddle
  • 7Kennedy
  • 10Adams
  • 11Devitt
  • 12Nabi
  • 14Bennett

Barnet

Formation 3-5-2

  • 21Ross
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 6Nelson
  • 4Clough
  • 16Taylor
  • 20Vilhete
  • 10Campbell-RyceSubstituted forBoverat 52'minutes
  • 12TaylorSubstituted forFonguckat 65'minutes
  • 13Tutonda
  • 25Akpa Akpro
  • 11CoulthirstSubstituted forAkindeat 74'minutesSubstituted forat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Akinde
  • 15Bover
  • 18Fonguck
  • 19Shomotun
  • 27Mason-Clark
  • 28Smith
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
4,141

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Barnet 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Barnet 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Craig Ross.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mark Ellis (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Richard Bennett (Carlisle United).

  7. Post update

    Michael Nelson (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    John Akinde went off injured after Barnet had used all subs.

  9. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  10. Post update

    Delay in match John Akinde (Barnet) because of an injury.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mark Ellis (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Charlie Clough.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Carlisle United 1, Barnet 1. Shaun Miller (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Shamal George.

  14. Post update

    Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. John Akinde replaces Shaquile Coulthirst.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Jason Kennedy replaces Reggie Lambe.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Nelson (Barnet) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Mark Ellis.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Barnet) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter87101661022
2Notts County8611137619
3Accrington85121711616
4Luton8422179814
5Mansfield8341138513
6Coventry841395413
7Cambridge841377013
8Swindon84131112-113
9Newport8332118312
10Lincoln City8332107312
11Stevenage83321311212
12Wycombe83321413112
13Grimsby84041215-312
14Barnet8323129311
15Crewe8323109111
16Morecambe8233810-29
17Colchester82241214-28
18Carlisle8224914-58
19Yeovil82241320-78
20Crawley8215810-27
21Cheltenham8215812-47
22Forest Green81251020-105
23Chesterfield8125717-105
24Port Vale8116612-64
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