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Chesterfield 2-2 Carlisle United

Kristian Dennis scored a late goal to rescue Chesterfield a draw after Carlisle had come from behind to lead at the Proact Stadium.

Jak McCourt put Chesterfield ahead but Danny Grainger and Richie Bennett turned the game around only for Dennis to pounce with six minutes to go.

Chesterfield dominated possession without seriously threatening Carlisle until the 40th minute when former Chesterfield defender Gary Liddle was booked for a foul on Joe Rowley and McCourt sent a skimming 25-yard free-kick inside Jack Bonham's right post.

Carlisle had to improve in the second half and they equalised when Grainger headed in a corner from six yards.

Briggs was unlucky when his 20-yard shot hit the crossbar in the 64th minute and Chesterfield were behind 10 minutes later as Bennett was given too much room to line up a 25-yard shot which found the bottom left corner.

Chris O'Grady should have equalised when he headed over from eight yards and Bonham made a great save from Dennis, but the striker headed in to earn a precious point.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 27Barry
  • 4Hird
  • 6Evatt
  • 5Wiseman
  • 15Rowley
  • 28Weir
  • 26McCourt
  • 32BriggsBooked at 9mins
  • 24KellettSubstituted forO'Gradyat 62'minutes
  • 9Dennis

Substitutes

  • 7Mitchell
  • 8Sinnott
  • 10O'Grady
  • 12Anyon
  • 17Dimaio
  • 19De Girolamo
  • 20Maguire

Carlisle

  • 1Bonham
  • 17Brown
  • 5LiddleBooked at 39mins
  • 29Hill
  • 2MillerSubstituted forBennettat 45'minutes
  • 10AdamsSubstituted forRiggat 82'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 11Devitt
  • 8Jones
  • 3GraingerBooked at 84mins
  • 9HopeSubstituted forParkesat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Parkes
  • 12Nabi
  • 14Bennett
  • 15Cosgrove
  • 23George
  • 24Salkeld
  • 28Rigg
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
5,102

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 2, Carlisle United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 2, Carlisle United 2.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Richard Bennett.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Tom Parkes replaces Hallam Hope.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jack Bonham.

Attempt saved. Jak McCourt (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 2, Carlisle United 2. Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ian Evatt.

Attempt missed. Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Steven Rigg replaces Nicky Adams.

Attempt saved. Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jack Bonham.

Attempt missed. Chris O'Grady (Chesterfield) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Joe Rowley (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 1, Carlisle United 2. Richard Bennett (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

Clint Hill (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Nicky Adams.

Attempt blocked. Jak McCourt (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Robbie Weir (Chesterfield).

Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Matthew Briggs (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Nicky Adams (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Chris O'Grady replaces Andy Kellett.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Bradley Barry.

Scott Wiseman (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Hallam Hope (Carlisle United).

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Ian Evatt.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 1, Carlisle United 1. Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nicky Adams with a cross.

Foul by Scott Wiseman (Chesterfield).

James Brown (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Luke Joyce (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Jak McCourt (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke Joyce (Carlisle United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Notts County16103328161233
2Accrington16102430191132
3Luton1694334151931
4Exeter169342318530
5Swindon169162418628
6Coventry16835178927
7Wycombe167633125627
8Newport167452318525
9Lincoln City166641614224
10Cambridge167361616024
11Stevenage167362427-324
12Grimsby166551921-223
13Colchester166462321222
14Mansfield165742221122
15Cheltenham166372323021
16Carlisle165562223-120
17Yeovil165472429-519
18Crewe165291625-917
19Crawley164481216-416
20Forest Green164391632-1615
21Barnet163581924-514
22Port Vale1642101623-714
23Morecambe163581222-1014
24Chesterfield1623111531-169
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