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Andy Bond takes a shot. Adam Collin makes a save.
Effort from the edge of the box by Anthony Wordsworth goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Corner taken by Anthony Wordsworth from the right by-line, Foul by Magnus Okuonghae on Adam Collin, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Adam Collin.
Freddie Sears produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Jordan Cook replaces Tom Taiwo.
Ian Henderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Livesey. Freddie Sears joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gavin Massey. Adam Collin takes the direct free kick.
Anthony Wordsworth takes the inswinging corner, Danny Livesey manages to make a clearance.
Anthony Wordsworth takes a shot. Blocked by Peter Murphy.
Andrew Welsh is brought on as a substitute for Francois Zoko.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Frank Simek. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.
Tom Taiwo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Wordsworth. Free kick taken by Anthony Wordsworth.
Gavin Massey concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Chantler. Adam Collin takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Anthony Wordsworth on Francois Zoko, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Adam Collin.
Headed effort from deep inside the area by James Berrett misses to the left of the goal.
Jon-Paul McGovern takes the inswinging corner, Anthony Wordsworth makes a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken by Jon-Paul McGovern, Anthony Wordsworth makes a clearance.
James Berrett gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Colchester 1-1 Carlisle.Assist on the goal came from Lee Miller.
Kayode Odejayi on for Steven Gillespie.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Jon-Paul McGovern, John White makes a clearance.
James Berrett has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Jon-Paul McGovern by John White results in a free kick. Jon-Paul McGovern crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, save by Ben Williams.
Andy Bond on for Martin Rowlands.
Header from close range by Liam Noble clears the bar.
Effort on goal by Lee Miller from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.
Martin Rowlands scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Colchester 1-0 Carlisle.The assist for the goal came from Steven Gillespie.
Chris Chantler gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gavin Massey. Direct free kick taken by Martin Rowlands.
Anthony Wordsworth takes a shot. Save by Adam Collin.
Liam Noble takes a shot. Tom Eastman gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Jon-Paul McGovern from the right by-line, Kemal Izzet makes a clearance.
Francois Zoko takes a shot. Ben Williams makes a save.
Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Gavin Massey goes wide of the right-hand upright.
John White takes a shot. Jon-Paul McGovern gets a block in.
Liam Noble has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the goal.
The referee blows for offside against Ian Henderson. Free kick taken by Adam Collin.
Ian Henderson takes a shot. Save by Adam Collin.
Gavin Massey takes a shot. Chris Chantler gets a block in.
Liam Noble gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kemal Izzet. Martin Rowlands takes the direct free kick.
Brian Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Chantler. Adam Collin restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Magnus Okuonghae on Lee Miller. Strike comes in from Lee Miller from the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Martin Rowlands, Tom Eastman takes a shot. Save made by Adam Collin.
Steven Gillespie has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
Foul by Steven Gillespie on Danny Livesey, free kick awarded. Adam Collin restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Berrett by Martin Rowlands. Peter Murphy takes the direct free kick.
Jon-Paul McGovern takes the inswinging corner, Martin Rowlands manages to make a clearance.
Jon-Paul McGovern decides to take a short corner.
Steven Gillespie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Peter Murphy.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John White by Lee Miller. Free kick taken by Tom Eastman.
U's sweat on Rowlands fitness
Martin Rowlands remains a doubt for Colchester's crucial home clash against Carlisle.
The midfielder has missed the last three matches with a groin injury picked up at Wycombe.
Manager John Ward has kept an extremely settled side of late and again named an unchanged XI for Tuesday's goalless draw at Stevenage - a third in succession and fifth in the last six games.
With no new injury or suspension problems expected, Ward could again opt to keep the faith this weekend although the likes of Gavin Massey, Freddie Sears, Ashley Vincent and Karl Duguid provide options.
Colchester, in ninth, go into the game six points adrift of sixth-placed Carlisle in the final play-off spot but know victory would halve that deficit as the season enters the final straight.
Carlisle will include Jordan Cook in their squad after the Sunderland striker agreed to extend his loan spell at the club for a second time.
Cook, 21, returned to the Stadium of Light after the recent home win over Bury but is back in contention for Greg Abbott's play-off chasers.
Abbott, who has no new injury or suspension problems, must decide whether to put Cook straight into the side or start with him on the bench and retain Lee Miller and Francois Zoko up front.
Danny Livesey looks set to continue his partnership alongside Peter Murphy in central defence after the Cumbrians kept a clean sheet in their goalless draw with Preston in midweek, meaning Lubo Michalik is likely to start on the bench again.
Chris Chantler will continue at left-back as Matty Robson remains sidelined with the back problem that has kept him out since early January.
Carlisle climbed into sixth place on Tuesday night and are a point better off than nearest rivals Stevenage and Notts County.
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