JOHN KRETLOW - Monday, March 25, 2013
Frank Simek played 90 minutes in Carlisle United's dramatic draw against Yeovil Town, while Mike Grella saw action in Scunthorpe United's loss to Tranmere Rovers.
Carlisle United 3 - 3 Yeovil Town
Frank Simek and Carlisle United notched an impressive come from behind draw against a playoff chasing Yeovil Town in League One action this weekend.
Simek went the distance as usual in the Cumbrians backline, while also getting booked in the 48th minute of the match.
After Yeovil opened a 3-1 lead, Carlisle made a roaring comeback with a goal from Lee Miller in the 90th minute and an own goal by Yeovil's Luke Ayling in the fourth minute of stoppage time.
The opener came in the 25th minute when Patrick Madden found Kevin Dawson who streaked into the box and found the back of the net from 15 yards to give Yeovil the lead.
The Cumbrians however equalized in the 90th minute when Jordan Mustoe's free kick was headed by Mark Beck. Miller then struck the ball from close range to the delight of the home crowd.
In the 51st minute Yeovil took back the lead after Madden scored from a rebound after an initial Ed Upson shot.
James Hayter then put Yeovil in command with a goal in the 78th minute when he snuck behind Carlisle's backline and slotted home for the away side.
The Cumbrians however did not give up, as Miller collected a David Symington ball and scored from close range in the 90th minute.
Then, deep into stoppage time, Carlisle continued pressuring and were rewarded with a dramatic goal. Substitute Mathieu Manset sent in a shot that was blocked by Yeovil's Marek Stech, but unfortunately for the away team Ayling knocked the ball into his own net.
Carlisle's win moves them above the bottom three by eight points, while Yeovil falls behind Sheffield United by a point for the final League One playoff spot.
The Cumbrians take the field again on Friday at home against Shrewsbury Town.
Mike Grella played the final minutes of the second half in Scunthorpe United's 3-2 loss to Doncaster Rovers.
Jon Paul Pittman did not dress in Oxford United's 1-0 loss to Northampton Town.