Carlisle United and Crewe Alexandra earned a point apiece from an entertaining goalless draw.

Crewe dominated the opening stages as Max Clayton fired wide and was denied by keeper Mark Gillespie, while Luke Moore was also off target.

Midfielder Brad Potts went close for the home side with a 30-yard volley.

Joe Garner, who has returned to Carlisle on loan from Watford, hit a post and, at the other end, AJ Leitch-Smith fired against the bar.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (3)

Carlisle United

  • 20 Gillespie
  • 02 Simek
  • 03 Robson
  • 05 Livesey
  • 06 Murphy
  • 04 McGovern (Symington - 76' )
  • 12 Thirlwell Booked
  • 16 Potts
  • 24 Chantler
  • 11 Cadamarteri
  • 23 Jervis (Garner - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Collin
  • 15 Edwards
  • 07 Welsh
  • 19 Symington
  • 10 Madden
  • 17 Beck
  • 22 Garner

Crewe Alexandra

  • 13 Martin
  • 02 Tootle (Turton - 75' )
  • 03 Davis
  • 05 Ellis
  • 15 Robertson
  • 08 Murphy
  • 14 Mellor
  • 19 Osman
  • 07 Clayton
  • 10 Leitch-Smith
  • 11 Moore

Substitutes

  • 21 Garratt
  • 06 Dugdale
  • 12 Turton
  • 16 Guthrie
  • 17 Ray
  • 18 Daniels
  • 27 Colclough
Ref: Haines
Att: 3,519

Match Stats

Shots

10 9

On target

6 3

Corners

3 4

Fouls

13 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:29 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +2:20

Luke Murphy has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

90:00 +1:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Murphy on Byron Moore. Luke Murphy takes the free kick.

83:55

Joe Garner challenges Abdul Osman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Martin.

82:27

Danny Cadamarteri is ruled offside. Alan Martin takes the free kick.

80:07

Joe Garner sends in a cross, Gregor Robertson makes a clearance.

78:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Byron Moore by David Symington. Direct free kick taken by Luke Murphy.

78:14

The ball is crossed by Frank Simek, Danny Cadamarteri takes a shot. Save by Alan Martin.

77:42

Danny Cadamarteri crosses the ball.

74:44 Substitution

Substitution (Carlisle) makes a substitution, with David Symington coming on for Jon-Paul McGovern.

74:44 Substitution

Substitution Oliver Turton is brought on as a substitute for Matt Tootle.

72:10

The official flags Ajay Leitch-Smith offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

71:18

The ball is sent over by Danny Cadamarteri, Joe Garner takes a shot from inside the six-yard box that bounces off the post.

69:45

Ajay Leitch-Smith takes a shot from 18 yards.

68:56

The assistant referee signals for offside against Joe Garner. Alan Martin takes the free kick.

68:01

Unfair challenge on Brad Potts by Abdul Osman results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Brad Potts.

66:18

Joe Garner takes a shot. Save by Alan Martin.

64:38

Centre by Jon-Paul McGovern, Alan Martin makes a comfortable save.

63:38

Danny Cadamarteri takes a shot from 12 yards. Alan Martin makes a save. Jon-Paul McGovern takes the inswinging corner, Gregor Robertson makes a clearance.

62:30

Byron Moore produces a drilled left-footed shot from 12 yards. Mark Gillespie gets a block in.

61:17

Centre by Jon-Paul McGovern, Brad Potts produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

60:19

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Luke Murphy from the right by-line, free kick awarded for a foul by Harry Davis on Danny Livesey. Mark Gillespie takes the indirect free kick.

59:21

Alan Martin takes the free kick.

59:21 Booking

Booking Booking for Paul Thirlwell.

59:06

Foul by Paul Thirlwell on Mark Ellis, free kick awarded.

58:44

Max Clayton is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Peter Murphy.

58:01

Danny Cadamarteri takes a shot. Save by Alan Martin.

56:49

The ball is crossed by Ajay Leitch-Smith, clearance made by Frank Simek.

55:28

Joe Garner fouled by Harry Davis, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Murphy takes the free kick. The assistant referee flags for offside against Danny Cadamarteri. Alan Martin takes the indirect free kick.

54:25

Max Clayton takes a shot. Mark Gillespie makes a save.

49:40

Unfair challenge on Abdul Osman by Joe Garner results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Harry Davis.

45:24

The offside flag is raised against Danny Cadamarteri. Free kick taken by Alan Martin.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Joe Garner comes on in place of Jake Jervis.

45:00 +0:06 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

44:28

Max Clayton has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

43:19

Danny Livesey handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Harry Davis.

42:07

Corner taken right-footed by Luke Murphy from the left by-line, clearance made by Brad Potts.

41:41

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Luke Murphy, Peter Murphy manages to make a clearance.

39:48

Unfair challenge on Danny Cadamarteri by Harry Davis results in a free kick. Jon-Paul McGovern crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Kelvin Mellor.

38:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ajay Leitch-Smith on Paul Thirlwell. Jake Jervis produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Kelvin Mellor.

38:28

A cross is delivered by Frank Simek.

38:05

Effort on goal by Brad Potts from 25 yards. Save by Alan Martin.

37:26

Abdul Osman challenges Brad Potts unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Murphy.

36:33

Foul by Abdul Osman on Brad Potts, free kick awarded. Peter Murphy takes the free kick.

35:38

Effort from the edge of the area by Danny Cadamarteri goes wide of the left-hand post.

34:39

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jake Jervis. Mark Ellis takes the free kick.

32:58

The ball is crossed by Peter Murphy, save made by Alan Martin.

30:36

The ball is swung over by Danny Cadamarteri, Jake Jervis concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Ellis. Alan Martin takes the indirect free kick.

29:08

Ajay Leitch-Smith challenges Danny Livesey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

25:34

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jon-Paul McGovern.

24:20

Inswinging corner taken by Jon-Paul McGovern from the right by-line, clearance made by Mark Ellis.

19:48

Foul by Danny Livesey on Max Clayton, free kick awarded. Luke Murphy has an effort direct from the free kick, Jake Jervis gets a block in.

18:42

Chris Chantler concedes a free kick for a foul on Max Clayton. Luke Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

18:35

A cross is delivered by Matt Robson, clearance made by Harry Davis.

17:33

The referee gives a free kick against Jon-Paul McGovern for handball. Free kick crossed right-footed by Luke Murphy, clearance made by Danny Livesey.

15:59

Centre by Chris Chantler, Danny Cadamarteri takes a shot. Alan Martin makes a comfortable save.

14:04

Matt Robson challenges Kelvin Mellor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Ellis.

13:26

Matt Tootle delivers the ball, Effort from deep inside the area by Byron Moore misses to the right of the target.

11:21

The ball is delivered by Matt Robson, Harry Davis makes a clearance.

9:59

Danny Cadamarteri gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Ellis. Alan Martin restarts play with the free kick.

7:42

Foul by Danny Livesey on Max Clayton, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Luke Murphy, Danny Livesey makes a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Luke Murphy, Abdul Osman produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

6:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Robson by Kelvin Mellor. Free kick taken by Peter Murphy.

6:29

The offside flag is raised against Max Clayton. Free kick taken by Brad Potts.

5:52

A cross is delivered by Matt Robson, comfortable save by Alan Martin.

5:02

Effort from inside the area by Max Clayton misses to the left of the goal.

2:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Tootle by Matt Robson. Alan Martin takes the indirect free kick.

1:53

Danny Cadamarteri concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Ellis. Mark Ellis takes the indirect free kick.

1:12

Matt Robson sends in a cross, clearance made by Mark Ellis.

0:00

The match begins.

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