Match 39
Carlisle United (a)

Carlisle United 2 Exeter City 2.
Tuesday 22 February 2011.

Ref: Andy Haines

Att: 3962 with 186 City fans.

Match originally due to be played on Tuesday 28 December 2010.

BBC match report –

Two goals from Ryan Harley earned Exeter a draw at Carlisle.

The home side took the lead through Craig Curran, who collected Francois Zoko's cutback and slid the ball home.

Harley equalised for the visitors, beating his man and firing in from range, before tapping in his second after a goal-mouth scramble.

The Cumbrians earned a point through Zoko's close-range finish, the Ivorian reacting first after Ben Marshall headed the ball into the box.

Carlisle United boss Greg Abbott told BBC Radio Cumbria:
"Everybody feels it should be three points, you always want to win the home games.

"We've played a good side, we've played some smashing stuff. I thought for the neutral it was a really good game.

"We're always disappointed we haven't won, but we've not been beaten and we hopefully can go on a nice little run and get some momentum going."

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:
"We had some very tired bodies out there today and in the last half-an-hour we made a lot of very tired decisions.

"It was an open game and a fantastic surface to play on - both sides played lots of football and made lots of mistakes.

"It was a pulsating game, a good game of football and all in all I'm very pleased with the point."



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