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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 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

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