But an own goal from the Welshmen and then an excellent finish from Michael Burns, who has just returned from a loan spell at Stafford Rangers, ensured that the Cumbrians made the final score 2-2, took a point out of a hard-fought game and kept their title push going.
That United effort was also helped out as a young Rochdale side lost 4-0 at home to Morecambe on Monday afternoon, Matty Poole with two goals, Garry Hunter and a youth teamer being the scorers for the Shrimps. Morecambe then winning again on Wednesday evening as they defeated Blackpool 2-1 at Christie Park, the Shrimps coming from a goal down to grab all three points thanks to a Garry Hunter penalty and Neil Wainwright.
Next week Oldham and Preston might be sick of the sight of each other as they first play in the league on Monday before then on Wednesday facing each other again in the semi-finals of the League Cup. As for Carlisle, well we keep our title hunt going as we face a trip to Bloomfield Road and Blackpool in a 7pm kick-off on Wednesday evening.
Result in the division on Monday 22nd March
Rochdale 0-4 Morecambe (2pm)
Results in the division on Wednesday 24th March
Morecambe 2-1 Blackpool (7pm)
Wrexham 2-2 Carlisle United (2pm)
Fixture in the division on Monday 29th March
Oldham Athletic v Preston North End (7pm)
Fixtures in the division on Wednesday 31st March, all 7pm
Blackpool v Carlisle United
Morecambe v Tranmere Rovers
Rochdale v Wrexham
Fixture in the totesport.com League Cup Semi-Finals
Preston North End v Oldham Athletic (2pm)
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