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Brunton Park (ATT 5,965) 13th April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Madley

Carlisle Carlisle United vs Preston North End Preston

Carlisle 1

L Miller (38)

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Preston 1

J Monakana (12)
N Wroe (S/O 66)

Miller checks 10-man Preston

Last Updated: 13/04/13 6:54pm

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Lee Miller: Netted the equaliser

Lee Miller: Netted the equaliser

Carlisle's third meeting of the season with Preston went the same way as the previous two, ending in a 1-1 draw at Brunton Park.

Jeffrey Monakana's early strike for Preston was cancelled out before half-time by Carlisle striker Lee Miller's close-range effort, his eighth goal of the season.

Although both sides were already free of relegation worries it was feisty tussle and North End finished the game with 10 men after Nicky Wroe's 66th-minute dismissal for a second yellow card.

The pacy Monakana, playing wide on the right, was a potent threat and it was the ex-Arsenal youngster who opened the scoring in the 12th minute when he cut in from the edge of the area and drilled a precise low left-footed shot wide of Carlisle goalkeeper Mark Gillespie into the bottom corner.

Monakana was the danger man again when he left Jordan Mustoe trailing before finding Preston skipper John Welsh, who was frustrated to see his shot deflected for a corner.

Preston had the better of the early exchanges, but Carlisle drew level in the 38th minute when Jon-Paul McGovern's 25-yard free-kick hit the left hand upright and the ball rebounded for Miller, who was left with a simple tap-in.

Carlisle were much livelier after the break although Preston went close when John Mousinho just failed to keep down a header from David Buchanan's cross and then Monakana forced Gillespie to tip over a powerful 20-yard effort.

North End were reduced to 10 men after 66 minutes when Wroe, who had already been booked, followed through with his challenge on Gillespie and received his marching orders for a second yellow card.

Rory Loy with a curler just over the bar and Brad Potts with a scorcher, well saved by Preston goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckman, went close for Carlisle, but Preston held out for their point.

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Sky Bet League 1

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1 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 38 74
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Rochdale 38 56
7 Barnsley 39 56
8 Peterborough United 39 56
9 Chesterfield 38 54
10 Bradford City 37 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 39 53
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33