Sky Bet League 2
Carlisle United 1-1 Morecambe
Etuhu 51 Old 72
Carlisle United and Morecambe shared the points in a 1-1 draw at Brunton Park in League 2 today.
Kelvin Etuhu put Carlisle in front six minutes into the second half, but Steve Old equalised for the Shrimps in the 72nd minute.
Morecambe should’ve really won the game as they got a penalty in the 84th minute but Adam Campbell failed to convert it.
Mid-table Carlisle came into the game off the back of a 3-0 defeat at leaders Luton Town, while the Shrimps were looking to get back to winning ways after a 1-0 defeat at home to Crewe Alexandra ended a good run on Tuesday.
It was a quiet start to the game, and Morecambe had the first chance 15 minutes in when Aaron Wildig cut past the defence but his one-on-one effort was kept out by keeper Jack Bonham.
Carlisle then came close two minutes later when Reggie Lambe’s strike on the edge of the box was parried away by Barry Roche before Richie Bennett’s rebound was ruled out offside.
The Shrimps could’ve taken the lead five minutes from half time when Adam McGurk was through on the right, but his effort hit the side-netting.
Lambe came close for Carlisle on the brink of half-time when he beat the Morecambe defence but he struck the ball over.
The Cumbrians started well in the second half, as Hallam Hope’s long range effort forced Roche into a decent save to the left two minutes in.
Just four minutes later, the hosts were in front as Morecambe failed to clear their lines and the ball fell to Kelvin Etuhu who smashed the ball from 30 yards to beat Roche to the bottom-right.
Chasing the game, the Shrimps came close in the 56th minute when McGurk’s effort went wide following some great build-up play.
Morecambe equalised when Wildig’s ball free kick wasn’t cleared away and defender Old was able to tap in from close range.
The Shrimps had a chance to win the game when they were awarded a penalty in the 84th minute.
Sam Lavelle was brought down by keeper Bonham following a short corner, but Adam Campbell’s powerful strike from the spot hit the crossbar.
Hope almost won it for Carlisle in the fourth minute of added time, but his long-range effort was kept out by Roche.
The result sees Carlisle sit in 14th ahead of their FA Cup trip to Gillingham next week, while Morecambe are 21st ahead of their cup tie at Shrewsbury Town.
Carlisle United: Bonham, Brown, Liddle, Hill, Grainger (c), Lambe (Devitt 78), Joyce, Jones (O’Sullivan 65), Etuhu, Hope, Bennett (S Miller 65).
Subs not used: Miller, Parkes, Cosgrove, George.
Morecambe: Roche, Lund, Old, Lavelle, Brough, Kenyon (c), Fleming, Campbell, Wildig (Lang 88), Ellison (Oliver 90), McGurk (Thompson 70).
Subs not used: Nizic, Conlan, Muller, Rose.