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Colchester United 1-1 Carlisle United

A late Frankie Kent equaliser rescued hosts Colchester United a point in a 1-1 draw with fellow play-off hopefuls Carlisle United.

Kent stooped to head home from close range in the 84th minute, after Mikael Mandron had helped on fellow substitute Brennan Dickenson's cross in the area.

Carlisle had gone close in the fifth minute when Regan Slater's header was saved at point-blank range by Colchester goalkeeper Rene Gilmartin, who also parried Hallam Hope's shot soon after.

The hosts had a penalty appeal rejected when Courtney Senior tumbled under Gary Liddle's challenge in the box.

But Carlisle edged an even first half and Kent almost diverted Mark Cullen's fierce cross-shot into his own net.

The visitors took a 57th-minute lead through Hope, who turned home smartly from close range despite Ryan Jackson's attempts to keep the ball out on the line after Cullen had helped on Callum O'Hare's cross to pick him out.

Colchester skipper Luke Prosser fired straight at stopper Adam Collin, before Kent's equaliser six minutes from time meant the spoils were shared.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Colchester

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 25Gilmartin
  • 2JacksonBooked at 39minsSubstituted forNorrisat 75'minutes
  • 5Prosser
  • 6KentBooked at 53mins
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 24Stevenson
  • 16WrightSubstituted forDickensonat 69'minutes
  • 7Senior
  • 10Szmodics
  • 39EisaSubstituted forMandronat 69'minutes
  • 45Nouble

Substitutes

  • 1Barnes
  • 9Norris
  • 11Dickenson
  • 15Roberts
  • 18Eastman
  • 19Mandron
  • 33Dunne

Carlisle

Formation 4-5-1

  • 30Collin
  • 4Liddle
  • 5GerrardBooked at 64mins
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Grainger
  • 22ScougallBooked at 61minsSubstituted forMcCarronat 85'minutes
  • 15Slater
  • 21Etuhu
  • 17O'HareSubstituted forJonesat 79'minutes
  • 9Hope
  • 13CullenBooked at 41minsSubstituted forThomasat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 7Kennedy
  • 8Jones
  • 16Thomas
  • 18Grant
  • 27McCarron
  • 29Gray
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
3,626

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Colchester United 1, Carlisle United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Carlisle United 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Carlisle United) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Luke Norris (Colchester United).

  7. Post update

    Anthony Gerrard (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Liam McCarron replaces Stefan Scougall.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Colchester United 1, Carlisle United 1. Frankie Kent (Colchester United) header from very close range to the centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Michael Jones replaces Callum O'Hare.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luke Prosser (Colchester United) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Luke Prosser (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Luke Norris replaces Ryan Jackson.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City331811459332665
2Bury34189766402663
3Mansfield341613549262361
4MK Dons34178955342159
5Colchester341591054371754
6Forest Green341412850331754
7Exeter33159945331254
8Carlisle341651353421153
9Tranmere341410104841752
10Stevenage34146143944-548
11Grimsby34145153840-247
12Swindon331211103942-347
13Oldham341210125244846
14Crewe34137144044-446
15Newport33137134352-946
16Northampton34915104346-342
17Cheltenham34118153949-1041
18Crawley34116173747-1039
19Cambridge34106182953-2436
20Morecambe3498173553-1835
21Yeovil3489173346-1333
22Port Vale3489172842-1433
23Macclesfield3479183556-2130
24Notts County34610183466-3228
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