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Keith Curle responds to Carlisle's drop to 11th

Carlisle United drew at home to Wycombe Wanderers.

The Blues went behind to Sam Wood's early header, but quickly hit back through Charlie Wyke.

Goalkeeper Mark Gillespie then saved a penalty in an action packed first half.

Marcus Bean was sent off for Wycombe in the second half, but Carlisle couldn't take advantage.

The game finished one all, and the Blues drop to eleventh in the table.

Manager Keith Curle responded after the game:


Carlisle fan setting off smoke grenade probably to blame for fire alarm at Exeter

A Carlisle fan setting off a pyrotechnic device in the away stand at yesterday's match against Exeter is the likely cause of a fire alarm that led to the suspension of the game. Fire crews were called to carry out safety inspections of the stadium.

In a statement released last night the club revealed that the game was close to being called off completely. It was eventually restarted after 65 minutes.

The person responsible was arrested and taken into custody.

A spokesman for Carlisle United said: " Our club has gained a fantastic reputation in recent years for the way we travel – both for the numbers we take and the way we conduct ourselves – and we will not allow a small number of people to damage that reputation.

“Anyone found in possession of pyrotechnics, or any other prohibited items, either at Brunton Park or at an away venue, will be dealt with severely.”

Both clubs, the match day security staff, the emergency services and the overwhelming majority of supporters should be commended for their response to today's events.

Unfortunately the actions of one individual have caused significant disruption and put fellow fans at risk of injury. The taking of smoke grenades or flares to football matches is irresponsible and absolutely mindless.

It is something that has to stop.

– Shaun Harvey, Football League Chief Executive

Carlisle draw 2-2 after fire scare at Exeter

Carlisle came away from their encounter away at Exeter today with a 2-2 draw - that was after play was stopped for an hour due to a fire scare at St James' Park.

Fans were asked to move onto the pitch when an alarm sounded just 9 minutes into the game. Problems then arose with the ground's floodlights, which further delayed a restart.

The Blues were already one nil down when play was suspended, but the break did nothing to help. Despite another goal from Hallam Hope in the 85th minute, Carlisle could only manage a draw.


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