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Carlisle United 2-2 Cambridge United

Former Carlisle striker Jabo Ibehre denied the Cumbrians a vital win by grabbing a second-half equaliser for Cambridge United at Brunton Park.

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy had given Cambridge an early lead but goals from Jamie Devitt and Nathan Thomas made it 2-1 to the hosts before the break.

Ibehre, though, notched the only goal of a second half in which both sides had chances.

It took Cambridge just three minutes to open the scoring as Jevani Brown skilfully slid the ball through to Hepburn-Murphy, who judged the angle perfectly to beat Adam Collin with a low shot that flew across the goalkeeper and in at the left-hand post.

Cambridge were comfortable in possession in the early exchanges, but visiting goalkeeper Dimitar Mitov twice came to his side's aid with fine saves.

Mitov parried a 20-yard drive by Mike Jones then moments later was back in action to turn Callum O'Hare's effort over the bar.

The Carlisle equaliser finally arrived in the 37th minute when O'Hare fed the ball inside to Devitt who lashed an unstoppable right-foot shot past Mitov from the edge of the box.

Brown almost sneaked in for a second Cambridge goal, only for Carlisle to go in at the break a goal up when O'Hare again provided the assist for Thomas to cut into the area and fire home from 15 yards.

Although Ibehre was denied by a last-ditch save from Collin, he made another chance count in the 68th minute when he was sent clear by Brown, slipping the ball past the home goalkeeper from close range.

The game remained in the balance to the end, with Hallam Hope hitting the Cambridge woodwork and Collin making a last-minute save as Hayden Coulson ran through.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 30Collin
  • 2Miller
  • 5Gerrard
  • 6Parkes
  • 3GraingerBooked at 81mins
  • 16Thomas
  • 8JonesBooked at 50mins
  • 15Slater
  • 17O'Hare
  • 9HopeSubstituted forKennedyat 90'minutes
  • 10DevittSubstituted forScougallat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Liddle
  • 7Kennedy
  • 11Glendon
  • 19Simpson
  • 22Scougall
  • 23Branthwaite
  • 29Gray

Cambridge

  • 13Mitov
  • 2Halliday
  • 4Taft
  • 5Taylor
  • 3Carroll
  • 20Brown
  • 18Maris
  • 6Deegan
  • 27CoulsonSubstituted forLewisat 73'minutes
  • 9Hepburn-MurphySubstituted forAmooat 51'minutes
  • 14IbehreSubstituted forJonesat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Forde
  • 7Amoo
  • 11Dunk
  • 16Darling
  • 22Lewis
  • 25John
  • 26Jones
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
4,673

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 2, Cambridge United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 2, Cambridge United 2.

Attempt saved. Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Jevani Brown (Cambridge United).

Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jason Kennedy replaces Hallam Hope.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Greg Taylor.

Attempt missed. Callum O'Hare (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum O'Hare (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Louis John (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Grainger (Carlisle United).

Booking

Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

David Amoo (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Grainger (Carlisle United).

Attempt saved. Stefan Scougall (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Cambridge United).

Stefan Scougall (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Greg Taylor (Cambridge United).

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

Attempt saved. Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Stefan Scougall replaces Jamie Devitt.

David Amoo (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Parkes (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Paul Lewis replaces Hayden Coulson.

Hayden Coulson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony Gerrard (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Alexander Jones replaces Jabo Ibehre.

Attempt missed. Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 2, Cambridge United 2. Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jevani Brown.

Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Hallam Hope (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. George Taft (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Adam Collin.

Attempt saved. Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Cambridge United).

Callum O'Hare (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City392213469363379
2Bury382011771413071
3MK Dons392091064402469
4Mansfield391715756332366
5Tranmere3818101056421464
6Forest Green3916131057391861
7Exeter3817101151371461
8Carlisle39177155951858
9Colchester39169145748957
10Swindon381412124746154
11Stevenage39159154549-454
12Crewe39158164849-153
13Northampton391216114950-152
14Newport37157154656-1052
15Grimsby39147184048-849
16Oldham371212135448648
17Cheltenham39139174957-848
18Crawley39127204058-1843
19Morecambe39119194462-1842
20Cambridge38119183456-2242
21Port Vale391011183345-1241
22Yeovil3999213656-2036
23Macclesfield38810204064-2434
24Notts County39712203872-3433
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