Date: 11th January 2016 at 9:44am
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The Carlisle run in the FA Cup is continuing for at least one more game, with a replay needed, after the third round draw with Yeovil at Bloomfield Road on Sunday.

Carlisle twice led against Yeovil on Sunday but had to settle for a two-two draw.

Danny Grainger’s first half freekick had Carlisle ahead for the first time but that was cancelled out by former United striker Francois Zoko 20-minutes from time, a few minutes later though Mark Ellis restored the lead and had Carlisle on course for the fourth round for the first time in almost 20-years!

Shaun Jeffers made sure this went to a replay when scored late on to earn Yeovil a draw.

Grainger would have added a second but for the crossbar with Charlie Wyke following up onto the post as Carlisle looked for a two-goal cushion, which probably would have been enough.

These were the other results.

Saturday 9th January 2016
Wycombe 1-1 Aston Villa
Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland
Birmingham 1-2 Bournemouth
Brentford 0-1 Walsall
Bury 0-0 Bradford
Colchester 2-1 Charlton
Doncaster 1-2 Stoke
Eastleigh 1-1 Bolton
Everton 2-0 Dag & Red
Hartlepool 1-2 Derby
Huddersfield 2-2 Reading
Hull 1-0 Brighton
Ipswich 2-2 Portsmouth
Leeds 2-0 Rotherham
Middlesbrough 1-2 Burnley
Newport P-P Blackburn
Northampton 2-2 MK Dons
Norwich 0-3 Man City
Nottm Forest 1-0 QPR
Peterborough 2-0 Preston
Sheff Wed 2-1 Fulham
Southampton 1-2 Crystal Palace
Watford 1-0 Newcastle
West Brom 2-2 Bristol City
West Ham 1-0 Wolves
Man Utd 1-0 Sheff Utd

Sunday 10th January 2016
Oxford Utd 3-2 Swansea
Carlisle 2-2 Yeovil
Chelsea 2-0 Scunthorpe
Tottenham 2-2 Leicester
Cardiff 0-1 Shrewsbury

Some interesting results, with some upsets, but on the whole those expected to go through did go through or at least remained in the competition! Well, I would say anyway.

But the stand out results (on Saturday), with them causing upsets to progress, have to be the wins for Walsall, Colchester and Peterborough beating Brentford (Bees boss Dean Smith’s former side) one-nil, Charlton two-one and Preston two-nil respectively, to put all of the League 1 side through against the Championship sides to see them into the next round keep those cup dreams alive.

The win of the round though (which came on Sunday, one of a couple of upsets) has to be the three-two win for League 2 side over Swansea at the Kassam Stadium! The Premier League side are struggling this season, with the U’s doing well in League 2 but that’s a great result as it was for Shrewsbury! Thrashed seven-one in League 1 recently by Chesterfield the Shrews then went to Cardiff and pulled off an upset win against the 2008 finalists going back with a one-nil win and a place in round four!

Mentions have to go to Wycombe for holding struggling Premier League side Aston Villa to a one-one draw at Adams Park with Eastleigh (with the game eventually going ahead after a number of pitch inspections) denied a win by a late Bolton equaliser in a one-one draw.

Portsmouth who were also within a couple of minutes of beating Ipswich who grabbed a two-two draw late on at Portman Road with League 2 promotion rivals Northampton also involved in a two-all draw with another Championship side MK Dons with one more two-two draw seeing a dramatic injury-time goal from West Brom denying struggling Championship side Bristol City a win over the Premier League side.

Following the win we know our name will be in that pot for the draw for the next round, which takes place on Monday night.
Following the draw we know our name will be in that pot for the draw for the next round, which takes place on Monday night and will be taken as long as the replay is won!
Following the defeat we know our name isn’t going to be in the pot for the next round so it’ll be a case of ‘concentrating on the league!’

Carlisle are back in action at the weekend with a game at Barnet.

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