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Carlisle United 2-2 Morecambe

Carlisle fought back from a two-goal deficit to claim a League Two draw with Morecambe at a windswept Brunton Park.

Former Carlisle forward Cole Stockton and Aaron Wildig fired Shrimps 2-0 up, before Omari Patrick pulled one back for the home side on the stroke of half-time.

Aaron Hayden's second-half header enabled the Cumbrians to draw level, but neither side could find a winner despite having chances.

Morecambe goalkeeper Christoffer Mafoumbi was kept busy in the early exchanges, fielding a curling Nathan Thomas free-kick from a dangerous position on the right of the penalty area, then grabbing Hayden's bundled effort after Carlisle had won a corner on the left.

The visitors had the blustery wind to contend with, but they went ahead in the 18th minute when Jordan Cranston's pass found Stockton just inside the area and he was able to take a touch before fizzing a low shot just inside Adam Collin's left-hand post.

The Cumbrians' goalkeeper was beaten again five minutes later when the defence could only clear as far as Wildig who, from 20 yards, lashed a stunning volley into the top corner.

Carlisle were in desperate need a response before the break and they got it in the final moments of the first half when Patrick seized on a ball on the left and fired in a shot from the edge of the box which flew in off the far post.

The hosts drew level after 66 minutes when Elliot Watt's corner from the right carried across to the far post where Hayden directed his header just inside the upright.

Adam Phillips tried to restore the Shrimps' advantage with a low shot from distance which went just wide, but - at the other end - Mafoumbi was glad to fall on the loose ball after Patrick had headed across the six-yard line.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Carlisle

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Collin
  • 14Jones
  • 17WebsterBooked at 90mins
  • 6Hayden
  • 34AndertonBooked at 59mins
  • 8JonesSubstituted forBridgeat 77'minutes
  • 12WattBooked at 51mins
  • 5Mellish
  • 7ThomasSubstituted forMcKirdyat 49'minutes
  • 9Alessandra
  • 40PatrickSubstituted forOlomolaat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Iredale
  • 11McKirdy
  • 15Charters
  • 19Bridge
  • 22Gray
  • 24Olomola
  • 33Hunt

Morecambe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 37Mafoumbi
  • 30Cooney
  • 5Old
  • 16Lavelle
  • 33CranstonBooked at 85mins
  • 15Wildig
  • 31Phillips
  • 32Diagouraga
  • 19Mendes GomesSubstituted forKenyonat 81'minutes
  • 9Stockton
  • 29SlewSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kenyon
  • 7O'Sullivan
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 14Brewitt
  • 21Halstead
  • 34Mbulu
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
4,679

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home19
Away15
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home11
Away5
Fouls
Home17
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Carlisle United 2, Morecambe 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Carlisle United 2, Morecambe 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Phillips (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

  4. Booking

    Byron Webster (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Byron Webster (Carlisle United).

  6. Post update

    Cole Stockton (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Jon Mellish (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Olufela Olomola (Carlisle United).

  10. Post update

    Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Olufela Olomola replaces Omari Patrick.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. John O'Sullivan (Morecambe) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Phillips.

  13. Booking

    Jordan Cranston (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Jack Bridge (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Cranston (Morecambe).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Omari Patrick (Carlisle United).

  18. Post update

    Sam Lavelle (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Sam Lavelle.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Cranston (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon34206860372366
2Crewe34197862402264
3Exeter34189750381263
4Plymouth34188854371762
5Cheltenham331512648262257
6Colchester351413849351455
7Northampton341671149361355
8Port Vale35141384842655
9Bradford351312104237551
10Forest Green351210134140146
11Cambridge35129143844-645
12Crawley351014114746144
13Salford351111134546-144
14Walsall35128153748-1144
15Newport321110112928143
16Grimsby331011123943-441
17Scunthorpe34109154250-839
18Leyton Orient35912144554-939
19Oldham35814133954-1538
20Carlisle34812143552-1736
21Mansfield35811164654-835
22Morecambe35710183458-2431
23Macclesfield35715133242-1030
24Stevenage35313192347-2422
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