Portsmouth sunk to the bottom of the League One table despite collecting their second draw in five days.

Jon-Paul McGovern almost put Carlisle ahead when his 25-yard free-kick hit the post and keeper Simon Eastwood, who just stopped it rolling into the net.

Eastwood then denied Liam Noble before Rory Loy rounded him to put United ahead after Lee Miller's pinpoint pass.

Liam Walker earned Pompey a point with a penalty after keeper Mark Gillespie brought down substitute John Akinde.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Portsmouth caretaker manager Guy Whittingham told BBC Radio Solent:

"On the balance of things it was probably a fair result.

"It's probably one a few weeks ago we might have lost and heads might have gone down after going a goal down but it shows there is a spirit building there.

"We haven't scored enough of the penalties we've been given this season, but Liam took it well and I'm delighted for him because it's not been easy for him. He has been in and out the side and all he wants is to get a run in the side, so to come up with the courage to take that penalty was great.

"The important thing is we're making sure the players give everything they have and we're making sure that we're defensively a lot harder to break down."

Carlisle boss Greg Abbott told BBC Radio Cumbria:

"I know it's not been a tough place to come, but their players are playing for these fans and you're always up against it. I thought the boys were really competitive, the attitude of their play was excellent.

"Sometimes it's a sob story for Portsmouth and they're playing in emotion country at the moment and I think that's probably what got them the point.

"They'll think they deserved it and we're a bit aggrieved we haven't got three but I'm not complaining too much."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Portsmouth

  • 13 Eastwood
  • 04 Sodje Booked
  • 18 Ertl
  • 33 Rocha
  • 34 Butler
  • 03 Cooper (Moutaouakil - 38' )
  • 07 Reed
  • 19 Racon
  • 35 Wallace (Walker - 62' )
  • 17 Keene (Akinde - 62' )
  • 23 Agyemang

Substitutes

  • 01 Smith
  • 10 Moutaouakil
  • 16 Gyepes
  • 22 Webster
  • 06 Walker
  • 20 Akinde
  • 21 Harris

Carlisle United

  • 20 Gillespie Booked
  • 02 Simek
  • 03 Robson
  • 05 Livesey
  • 23 O'Hanlon
  • 04 McGovern
  • 08 Noble (Symington - 77' )
  • 12 Thirlwell Booked
  • 21 Berrett
  • 09 Loy
  • 14 Miller

Substitutes

  • 01 Collin
  • 06 Murphy
  • 07 Welsh
  • 16 Potts
  • 19 Symington
  • 11 Cadamarteri
  • 17 Beck
Ref: Carl Berry
Att: 11,466

Match Stats

Shots

5 10

On target

2 5

Corners

4 4

Fouls

13 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:06 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +1:38

Rory Loy fouled by Dan Butler, the ref awards a free kick. Jon-Paul McGovern restarts play with the free kick. The ball is sent over by David Symington, clearance by Sam Sodje.

90:00 +0:54

Effort from outside the penalty area by Liam Walker goes wide left of the goal.

88:45

The assistant referee flags for offside against John Akinde. Free kick taken by Matt Robson.

87:21

A cross is delivered by Liam Walker, Sean O'Hanlon manages to make a clearance.

86:36

Matt Robson takes a shot from long distance which goes wide right of the target.

85:59

David Symington takes a shot. Simon Eastwood makes a save. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jon-Paul McGovern.

83:32

Matt Robson delivers the ball, Shot from just outside the box by Rory Loy misses to the left of the goal.

83:14

The ball is sent over by Jon-Paul McGovern, Yassin Moutaouakil manages to make a clearance.

82:05

Dan Butler produces a cross, save by Mark Gillespie.

81:27

David Symington gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yassin Moutaouakil. Simon Eastwood takes the free kick.

80:03

Unfair challenge on Frank Simek by Liam Walker results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

79:26

Sean O'Hanlon fouled by John Akinde, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Gillespie restarts play with the free kick.

78:24

Adam Reed concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Robson. Mark Gillespie takes the direct free kick.

77:31

Assist by John Akinde.

77:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Liam Walker - Portsmouth 1 - 1 Carlisle Placed penalty scored by Liam Walker. Portsmouth 1-1 Carlisle.

76:50 Booking

Booking Mark Gillespie is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

76:38

Unfair challenge on John Akinde by Mark Gillespie results in a Penalty.

75:28 Substitution

Substitution Liam Noble leaves the field to be replaced by David Symington.

75:28

Corner taken by Dan Butler, Sam Sodje has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

74:22

The ball is crossed by Liam Walker, Danny Livesey makes a clearance. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Livesey by John Akinde. Mark Gillespie takes the free kick.

73:43

The ball is swung over by Jon-Paul McGovern, Rory Loy produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

72:56

Liam Walker has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

71:08

Liam Walker crosses the ball, Sean O'Hanlon makes a clearance.

69:07

Liam Noble challenges Dan Butler unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Dan Butler from left wing, James Berrett makes a clearance.

67:58

Rory Loy fouled by Yassin Moutaouakil, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jon-Paul McGovern from left wing.

67:26

Patrick Agyemang takes a shot. Sean O'Hanlon gets a block in.

65:56

The assistant referee flags for offside against Rory Loy. Simon Eastwood restarts play with the free kick.

63:44

The ball is swung over by Liam Walker, clearance by Danny Livesey. The ball is delivered by Dan Butler, clearance made by Sean O'Hanlon.

63:05

Therry Racon takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Thirlwell. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Reed from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by James Berrett.

61:14 Substitution

Substitution Liam Walker comes on in place of Jed Wallace.

61:14 Substitution

Substitution John Akinde replaces James Keene.

60:28

The assistant referee flags for offside against Lee Miller. Indirect free kick taken by Simon Eastwood.

60:10

The ball is crossed by Liam Noble, save by Simon Eastwood.

56:42

Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Jon-Paul McGovern, Adam Reed gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Jon-Paul McGovern, save by Simon Eastwood.

56:42 Booking

Booking Sam Sodje goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

56:26

Sam Sodje concedes a free kick for a foul on Rory Loy.

56:05

The ball is sent over by Yassin Moutaouakil, clearance made by Sean O'Hanlon.

55:24

Matt Robson crosses the ball.

54:09

Danny Livesey concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrick Agyemang. Direct free kick taken by Adam Reed.

53:23

Centre by Yassin Moutaouakil, save by Mark Gillespie.

52:28

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jed Wallace. Free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

50:06

Assist on the goal came from Lee Miller.

50:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Rory Loy - Portsmouth 0 - 1 Carlisle Rory Loy scores a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Portsmouth 0-1 Carlisle.

49:28

Jon-Paul McGovern sends in a cross, clearance by Ricardo Rocha.

47:55

Liam Noble takes a shot. Save by Simon Eastwood. Corner taken by Jon-Paul McGovern played to the near post, save by Simon Eastwood.

45:27

Patrick Agyemang is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:00 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +0:33

Sam Sodje fouled by Rory Loy, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Simon Eastwood.

42:39

Foul by Sean O'Hanlon on James Keene, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Dan Butler, Frank Simek fouled by Sam Sodje, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

41:49

Matt Robson produces a cross.

40:59

The assistant referee flags for offside against Patrick Agyemang. Mark Gillespie takes the indirect free kick.

39:17

The assistant referee signals for offside against Patrick Agyemang. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

39:09

The ball is swung over by Patrick Agyemang, Liam Noble makes a clearance.

38:50

The ball is crossed by Matt Robson, Simon Eastwood makes a save.

37:47 Substitution

Substitution Shaun Cooper leaves the field to be replaced by Yassin Moutaouakil.

35:10

Handball by Jed Wallace. Matt Robson has an effort direct from the free kick.

33:03

The ball is sent over by Jed Wallace, blocked by Rory Loy. Corner from the right by-line taken by Dan Butler, clearance by Lee Miller. Free kick awarded for a foul by Johnny Ertl on Lee Miller. Free kick taken by Matt Robson.

32:45

The ball is delivered by Jed Wallace, blocked by Rory Loy.

30:28

The ball is crossed by James Berrett, Sam Sodje makes a clearance. Liam Noble crosses the ball, Ricardo Rocha makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Jon-Paul McGovern, clearance by Sam Sodje. Sam Sodje fouled by Sean O'Hanlon, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Simon Eastwood.

28:01

Simon Eastwood restarts play with the free kick.

28:01 Booking

Booking Paul Thirlwell is cautioned.

27:34

The ball is crossed by Jon-Paul McGovern, clearance made by Sam Sodje. Paul Thirlwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Therry Racon.

25:23

The referee blows for offside against Adam Reed. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

24:17

The referee blows for offside against Patrick Agyemang. Free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

22:05

Sam Sodje gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Miller. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Jon-Paul McGovern, save by Simon Eastwood.

20:54

Inswinging corner taken by Dan Butler, Sam Sodje gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Livesey. Mark Gillespie restarts play with the free kick.

19:50

Unfair challenge on Danny Livesey by Patrick Agyemang results in a free kick. Matt Robson takes the direct free kick.

19:19

Jon-Paul McGovern produces a cross, blocked by Dan Butler.

14:31

Centre by Dan Butler, save by Mark Gillespie.

11:59

The ball is delivered by Shaun Cooper, blocked by Rory Loy.

11:07

Lee Miller has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

10:19

The ball is delivered by Dan Butler, Mark Gillespie makes a save.

6:57

The referee blows for offside. Mark Gillespie takes the indirect free kick.

6:11

The ball is sent over by Jon-Paul McGovern, clearance by Dan Butler.

5:08

Foul by James Keene on Danny Livesey, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

4:44

The assistant referee flags for offside against Rory Loy. Free kick taken by Simon Eastwood.

3:50

Centre by Frank Simek, Dan Butler gets a block in.

3:07

Matt Robson sends in a cross, blocked by Adam Reed.

2:43

The referee blows for offside against Patrick Agyemang. Free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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