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Carlisle United 2-2 Salford City

Carlisle ended a three-game losing run in League Two with a 2-2 draw against Salford.

Olufela Olomola and Stefan Scougall were on target for the hosts, with Salford responding through Emmanuel Dieseruvwe and a Daniel Whitehead penalty in a pulsating first half.

Carlisle's lively start was rewarded in the seventh minute when Nathan Thomas cut in from the right and his cross was headed in by Olomola.

Salford were having plenty of the ball and Joseph Jones rattled the Carlisle crossbar with a thunderous 35-yard effort.

The visitors levelled in the 28th minute with a well-worked goal. Ibou Touray spread the ball out to the right and Scott Wiseman's cross was headed in by an unmarked Dieseruvwe.

And five minutes later Salford were ahead after Byron Webster fouled Jake Beesley and Whitehead's spot-kick beat Adam Collin despite the goalkeeper getting a hand to the ball.

The lead lasted just 10 minutes as Olomola's stinging shot from the edge of the area was parried by Chris Neal into the path of Scougall who nodded in.

Hallam Hope and Scougall both missed good chances for Carlisle in the second half, while Dieseruvwe lifted the ball over the bar at the other end.

Opportunities continued to flow and on-loan Carlisle forward Elias Sorensen missed a late sitter before Collin made a great stop to deny Salford's Beesley.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1Collin
  • 2Elliott
  • 17Webster
  • 27Knight-Percival
  • 3IredaleSubstituted forMellishat 80'minutes
  • 19Bridge
  • 8Jones
  • 10Scougall
  • 7Thomas
  • 24OlomolaSubstituted forSorensenat 59'minutes
  • 9HopeSubstituted forLoftat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Carroll
  • 5Mellish
  • 11McKirdy
  • 22Gray
  • 23Branthwaite
  • 25Loft
  • 31Sorensen

Salford

  • 1Neal
  • 8MaynardSubstituted forThrelkeldat 45'minutes
  • 23Pond
  • 6Piergianni
  • 24SmithSubstituted forRooneyat 60'minutes
  • 2WisemanBooked at 4mins
  • 25Jones
  • 18WhiteheadSubstituted forWalkerat 81'minutes
  • 3Touray
  • 20Dieseruvwe
  • 29Beesley

Substitutes

  • 4Threlkeld
  • 9Rooney
  • 11Walker
  • 12Letheren
  • 22Jones
  • 30Gaffney
  • 34Doyle
Referee:
Paul Marsden
Attendance:
4,806

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamSalford
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home19
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 2, Salford City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 2, Salford City 2.

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Rooney (Salford City).

Attempt missed. Joey Jones (Salford City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Tom Walker with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Salford City. Conceded by Christie Elliott.

Offside, Carlisle United. Jack Bridge tries a through ball, but Elias Sorensen is caught offside.

Michael Jones (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Rooney (Salford City).

Attempt saved. Adam Rooney (Salford City) header from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Walker with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Christie Elliott.

Attempt missed. Jon Mellish (Carlisle United) header from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Michael Jones.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Ibou Touray.

Corner, Salford City. Conceded by Adam Collin.

Attempt saved. Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Christie Elliott.

Attempt missed. Elias Sorensen (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Nathan Thomas.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Tom Walker replaces Danny Whitehead.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jon Mellish replaces Jack Iredale because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Jack Iredale (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Salford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Joey Jones.

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Carlisle United).

Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Salford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Elias Sorensen (Carlisle United).

Joey Jones (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Ryan Loft replaces Hallam Hope.

Foul by Stefan Scougall (Carlisle United).

Danny Whitehead (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Salford City. Conceded by Michael Jones.

Attempt blocked. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joey Jones.

Jack Bridge (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ibou Touray (Salford City).

Attempt missed. Stefan Scougall (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jack Bridge following a fast break.

Attempt saved. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Bridge.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Adam Rooney replaces Martin Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Elias Sorensen replaces Olufela Olomola.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Chris Neal.

Attempt saved. Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nathan Thomas with a cross.

Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Carl Piergianni (Salford City).

goal

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3Forest Green531153210
4Macclesfield53026339
5Newport52304229
6Crewe530256-19
7Grimsby522110648
8Cheltenham52218448
9Bradford52215238
10Swindon52218628
11Cambridge52216518
12Crawley52129817
13Leyton Orient521268-27
14Mansfield51318716
15Salford51317706
16Port Vale513179-26
17Colchester512256-15
18Morecambe512257-25
19Walsall512225-35
20Northampton511335-24
21Carlisle5113610-44
22Oldham511337-44
23Stevenage502304-42
24Scunthorpe5014512-71
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