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Brunton Park (ATT 6,074) 18th October 2008 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Taylor

Carlisle Carlisle United vs Peterborough United Peterboro

Posh snatch dramatic point

Six-goal thriller at Brunton Park

Last Updated: 18/10/08 7:10pm

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Mackail-Smith: Salvaged a point

Mackail-Smith: Salvaged a point

An injury-time goal by Craig Mackail-Smith earned Peterborough a deserved 3-3 draw at Carlisle.

Carlisle ended a run of seven straight defeats but an injury-time goal by Craig Mackail-Smith earned Peterborough a deserved 3-3 draw.

The Cumbrians appeared to have done the hard work against a lively Posh side when they went 3-1 ahead just after half-time.

However the visitors staged a tremendous rally and only poor finishing and some great work by Carlisle's on-loan goalkeeper Ben Alnwick kept them out until Mackail-Smith burst through seconds from the end to slide the ball home from close range.

The Cumbrians took the lead in the 20th minute when Simon Hackney's cross from the left was cleverly chested down by Danny Carlton into the path of Danny Graham and he neatly placed the ball wide of goalkeeper Joe Lewis from eight yards.

Posh equalised in the 34th minute when poor marking in the home defence allowed Charlie Lee space to score with a downward header from Russell Martin's corner.

A fumble by Joe Lewis from Hackney's 18-yard shot let in Graham for his second of the game in the 50th minute.

The visitors' defence was all at sea as Graham Kavanagh coolly picked his spot to slide the ball home from just inside the area, before Posh pulled a goal back from the penalty spot in the 60th minute, Mackail-Smith rocketing his penalty past Alnwick after a handling offence in the box by Evan Horwood.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 44 99
2 Brentford 44 91
3 Rotherham United 44 82
4 Preston North End 44 82
5 Leyton Orient 44 80
6 Peterborough United 44 70
7 Swindon Town 44 66
8 Sheffield United 43 60
9 Port Vale 44 60
10 Milton Keynes Dons 44 59
11 Walsall 44 58
12 Bristol City 44 56
13 Crawley Town 43 55
14 Bradford City 44 53
15 Gillingham 44 52
16 Oldham Athletic 43 51
17 Coventry City 44 50
18 Colchester United 44 47
19 Tranmere Rovers 44 47
20 Crewe Alexandra 44 47
21 Notts County 44 46
22 Carlisle United 43 44
23 Shrewsbury Town 44 41
24 Stevenage 44 39

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