Match Report


Sat 07 Nov 09

Morecambe produced a superb fightback to clinch an FA Cup first round replay against Carlisle.

Two goals in the final 20 minutes despite Stewart Drummond's sending off saw the Shrimps stun the home side.

The home side took the lead on 21 minutes. Graham Kavanagh swung in a free kick from the left hand side and Ian Harte rose unmarked ot head past Barry Roche from six yards out.

Carlisle started the better with Roche making a superb double save from Vincent Pericard and Kevan Hurst before the Shrimps hit back with Phil Jevons heading over from close range.

Jevons then forced Lenny Pidgeley into an excellent save and Neil Wainwright had a shot beaten away by Harte. The half ended with Stewart Drummond firing just wide from the edge of the box to give the Shrimps hope of a second half comeback.

Phil Jevons pulled one back for the Shrimps 20 minutes from time with a siuperb volley for his eighth goal of the season.

Ten minutes later Drummond was sent off for kicking out at Adam Clayton but despite that they scored a late requaliser when Mark Duffy's shgot squeezed past Lenny Pidgeley.

Roche returned to the starting line up for the ineligible Ben Smith after coming through training this week. Neil Wainwright also keeps his place after taking the man of the match award against Lincoln last weekend.

Carlisle: Pidgeley; Keogh, Livesey, Harte, Horwood; Hurst, Taiwo, Kavanagh, Robson; Dobie, Pericard. Collin, Bridge-Wilkinson, Murphy, Anyinsah, Offiong, Kane, Clayton.

Morecambe: Roche; Wainwright, Parrish, Bentley, Adams, Wilson; Stanley, Drummond, Hunter, Mullin, Jevons. Subs: Davies, Duffy, Moss, Craney, Twiss, Taylor, Curtis.

    Data provided by Press Association

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