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Brunton Park (ATT 4,184) 8th October 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: R Lewis

Carlisle Carlisle United vs Brentford Brentford

Carlisle 2

J Berrett (23)
D Clarkson (og 63)

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Brentford 2

D Clarkson (9)
T Diagouraga (88)

Diagouraga thwarts Cumbrians

Last Updated: 08/10/11 6:50pm

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Diagouraga: Struck late equaliser

Diagouraga: Struck late equaliser

A late Toumani Diagouraga strike earned Brentford a 2-2 draw against Carlisle United at Brunton Park on Saturday afternoon.

Clarkson had put Bees into an early lead only for James Berrett to level before half-time. Clarkson's own goal looked to have won it for the Cumbrians but in the end it was the home side who were left clinging on.

Carlisle started brightly but were shaken out of their stride when Brentford grabbed a ninth-minute goal through on-loan Bristol City striker Clarkson. The goal was instigated by a great run down the right from defender Adam Thompson who planted a cross onto the head of Jonathan Douglas whose cushioned header was swept home by Clarkson from eight yards.

Goalkeeper Richard Lee kept Brentford in the lead with a fine one-handed save to deny Liam Noble. But Carlisle drew level in the 23rd minute when Noble drifted beyond the far post to nod Matty Robson's cross back into the danger area where Berrett swooped to side-foot home from six yards.

There was a distinct slice of luck about Carlisle's second in the 62nd minute which came from a free-kick on the right after James Tavernier had been obstructed. Berrett's ball into the box flew off Clarkson and into the net catching Lee unawares.

Brentford thought they had equalised with a header from Diagouraga which was cleared off the line by Francois Zoko. But there was no denying the visitors when Clarkson slipped the ball through to lanky midfielder Diagouraga who beat Carlisle goalkeeper Adam Collin from close-range.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 93
2 Brentford 42 87
3 Leyton Orient 42 80
4 Rotherham United 42 79
5 Preston North End 42 79
6 Peterborough United 42 67
7 Swindon Town 42 60
8 Milton Keynes Dons 42 58
9 Port Vale 42 57
10 Walsall 42 56
11 Sheffield United 41 56
12 Crawley Town 41 52
13 Bradford City 42 50
14 Bristol City 42 50
15 Coventry City 42 49
16 Gillingham 42 48
17 Oldham Athletic 41 47
18 Colchester United 42 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 42 46
20 Notts County 42 43
21 Carlisle United 41 43
22 Crewe Alexandra 42 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 42 41
24 Stevenage 42 39