Carlisle United 2 Leeds United 3: match report

09 February 2010 09:35
Leeds left-back Shane Lowry aimed a punch at a Carlisle supporter as this pulsating Johnstone's Paint Trophy northern final descended into chaos thanks to a pitch invasion.

Lowry had been the Leeds fall-guy in the penalty shoot-out when his spot-kick was saved by Adam Collin to secure Carlisle a place at Wembley as his side triumphed 6-5 in the shoot-out.

 Related ArticlesLeeds United win hearts and mindsGrayson welcomes Keane moveLeeds take eye off the ballLeeds rejected £1.8m bid for BeckfordGrayson plots Leeds returnSport on televisionJust moments later, Lowry found himself buffeted and goaded by marauding fans who charged on to the field and had to be led off by his colleagues with his fury patently obvious.

A Football Association investigation seems likely with Carlisle likely to be punished.

The prospects for Simon Grayson's side looked bleak when Adam Clayton guided a shot around Casper Ankergren in the 33rd minute before Robert Snodgrass nodded past Adam Collin in the 46th minute.

Carlisle regained command in the 72nd minute when Kevan Hurst curled a delicious shot beyond Ankergren before Jason Crowe smashed a shot past Collin in the 80th minute before substitute Mike Grella nodded in Gary McSheffrey's cross six minute later to send the tie straight to a shoot-out.

Match details

Carlisle (4-4-1-1): Collin; Keogh, Livesey, Harte, Horwood; Hurst, Thirlwell, Clayton, Robson; Kavanagh; Dobie (Madine 79). Subs: Pidgeley (g), Murphy, Taiwo, Offiong. Booked: Keogh Goals: Clayton 33, Hurst 72 Leeds (4-4-2): Ankergren; Crowe, Naylor (Grella 79), Michalik, Lowry; Gradel, Doyle (Johnson 66), Howson (Kilkenny 66), McSheffrey; Becchio, Snodgrass. Subs: Martin (g), Bromby. Booked: Crowe, Gradel. Goals: Snodgrass 46, Crowe 80, Grella 86Referee: A Hall (West Midlands)

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Source: Telegraph