With 15 minutes to go it looked like Conference side Tamworth were going to pull off a shock result when they took the lead at Carlisle United thanks to Stefan Oakes free kick. However it was not to be as the Lambs were denied thanks to Francois Zoko who levelled with 4 minutes to play. Then in the last minute Tamworth were denied a replay which they just about deserved on their 1st half performance when Manchester United Loanee James Chester struck the winner.
Tamworth looked impressive in the first half and deservedly went into the break leading 1-0. However they failed to reproduce that form in the second half and paid the price for not taking their chances. The crowd at 3,599 was a little below what was expected but the bad weather undoubtedly kept many fans away.
Carlisle after knocking 2 non league sides out face a tricky long trip to Torquay in round three.