Swindon picked up a welcomed point away at Carlisle thanks to two first half goals from Adam Rooney and Paul Benson. Some of the Swindon fans missed the goals and maybe the first half as they were stuck in traffic on the M6 after a fatal crash. Swindon asked the game to be put back but Carlisle did not agree with the decision.
Carlisle opened the scoring after fourteen minutes when Swindon defender Darren Ward clearance was charged down and the ball fell to former Swindon loanee Jake Jervis who slotted the ball into the bottom corner. Swindon equalised just fifteen minutes later when Adam Rooney hit a fantastic low effort drive from twenty yards out which flew into the bottom corner. Carlisle then went in from no longer than sixty seconds later and it was Jake Jervis who scored again as he lashed home an unstoppable volley from just outside of the area.
Well the scoring did not stop there as just two minutes later Swindon equalised as Paul Benson broke through and calmly stroked home. A mad three minutes where three goals were scored and most of the away fans sadly missed it. Peter Murphy was fantastically denied by Swindon keeper Wes Foderingham; A Jon-Paul McGovern corner found the head of Murphy and Foderingham at full stretch clawed it away.
Andy Williams went close to added to Swindon lead as he broke down the right hand side and cut in but his deft lob was well saved in the Carlisle goal by Mark Gillespie who was making his third start for the club. Mark Beck then went close for the home side as a Jon-Paul McGovern set piece found the substitute un marked and he headed wide. Matt Ritchie had a long distance effort from outside of the area comfortably saved by Gillespie. The three minutes added time was played out and Swindon came away from Cumbria with a creditable 2-2 draw after a fantastic first thirty two minutes of football.
The three straight defeats have been stopped and up next is Portsmouth away on Tuesday night followed by a home game against Bournemouth.