November 6, 2012
Cummins late show clinches draw
Substitute Graham Cummins was the last-gasp Preston hero as he broke Carlisle hearts with an equaliser four minutes into stoppage time in their 1-1 draw at Deepdale.
Striker Cummins only joined the fray 11 minutes from time but he wasted little time in heading an equaliser to cancel out Joe Garner's first-half penalty for the visitors.
Preston started the brighter with Carlisle keeper Adam Collin having to be alert to stop Scott Laird's inswinging corner creeping straight in.
However, it was the visitors who broke the deadlock on the half-hour. Garner was brought down by Preston keeper Steve Simonsen as he tried to go round him, and the Blues frontman picked himself up to slot home from the penalty spot.
Substitute Akpo Sodje almost made an immediate impact on the hour mark, but North End's top scorer directed a header over the bar.
The Lillywhites were much improved after Sodje's introduction with Nicky Wroe also going close.
And they eventually got the goal their second-half pressure deserved when Cummins' header from a Lee Holmes cross crept inside a post.
|Preston North End||Carlisle United|
|23 Steve Simonsen||1 Adam Collin|
|4 Paul Huntington||15 Mike Edwards|
|5 Chris Robertson||6 Peter Murphy|
|3 Scott Laird||2 Frank Simek|
|26 Bailey Wright||4 Jon-Paul McGovern|
|8 Nicky Wroe||21 James Berrett|
|2 Keith Keane||8 Liam Noble|
|13 Joel Byrom||24 Chris Chantler|
|22 Jack King||16 Brad Potts|
|29 Stuart Beavon||22 Joe Garner|
|7 David Amoo||27 Kallum Higginbotham|
|1 Thorsten Stuckmann||Mark Gillespie 20|
|18 Andrew Procter||Sean McGinty 23|
|20 Chris Beardsley||Alessio Bugno 31|
|11 Lee Holmes||Andrew Welsh 7|
|24 William Hayhurst||Josh Todd 18|
|12 Akpo Sodje||David Symington 19|
|9 Graham Cummins||Danny Cadamarteri 11|
|Lee Holmes for Bailey Wright (46)|
|Akpo Sodje for David Amoo (60)|
|Graham Cummins for Jack King (79)|
|Chris Robertson (43)||Joe Garner (59)|
|Lee Holmes (51)|
|Paul Huntington (59)|
|· Squads: Preston North End | Carlisle United|