Brentford lost more ground in the automatic promotion race as Carlisle claimed a hard-earned point to boost their League One survival bid.

The Bees were bidding to bounce back from a 3-0 defeat to rivals Wolves, but created few clear chances.

Alan Judge went closest for the visitors but saw his drive well pushed away by goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

Carlisle's best spell came early in the second half as David Amoo, Liam Noble and Sam Byrne all tested David Button.

The draw leaves Mark Warburton's men three points off the top two after both Wolves and Leyton Orient secured home victories.

Fellow high-flyers Preston and Rotherham also made up ground on the Bees, who were the only team in the top five not to win.

Brentford manager Mark Warburton speaks to BBC London 94.9:

"We are disappointed, we dominated possession but we lacked a bit of quality again and we were sloppy at times, be it a sloppy pass or run or touch, and we have to be better than that.

"Not long ago, we would be happy with a point here but now we are disappointed with a point.

"Teams look at us now and will try to play two banks of four and say 'come and break us down and we will try and catch you on the counter'.

We have to be aware of that and be more clever and clinical in the final third."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (3)

Carlisle United

  • 18 Pickford
  • 19 Symington
  • 04 Chantler Booked
  • 16 Potts
  • 30 Meppen-Walter
  • 39 Chimbonda
  • 08 Noble Booked
  • 24 Redmond (Brough - 85' )
  • 09 Miller Booked
  • 07 Amoo
  • 25 Byrne (Gomez Novo - 64' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 10 Ekangamene
  • 15 Edwards
  • 20 Fleming
  • 26 Lynch
  • 27 Brough
  • 29 Guy
  • 33 Gomez Novo

Brentford

  • 27 Button
  • 28 Yennaris Booked
  • 24 Bidwell
  • 08 Douglas
  • 26 Tarkowski
  • 05 Craig
  • 04 Forshaw
  • 17 Saville
  • 29 Trotta (Grigg - 72' )
  • 09 Donaldson
  • 18 Judge Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Lee
  • 02 O'Connor
  • 11 Grigg
  • 19 Fillo
  • 22 Reeves
  • 25 Calvet
  • 38 Hutton
Ref: Michael Naylor
Att: 3,984

Match Stats

Shots

15 9

On target

8 2

Corners

1 4

Fouls

13 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Carlisle United 0, Brentford 0.

90:00 +5:03 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Carlisle United 0, Brentford 0.

90:00 +4:21

Lee Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +4:21

Foul by Tony Craig (Brentford).

90:00 +3:38

Foul by Chris Chantler (Carlisle United).

90:00 +3:38

Alan Judge (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

88:10

Attempt saved. Courtney Meppen-Walter (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

87:37

Lee Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:37

Foul by Tony Craig (Brentford).

87:06

Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

86:21

Foul by Nacho Novo (Carlisle United).

86:21

Adam Forshaw (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:46

Brad Potts (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

84:46

Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).

84:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. Patrick Brough replaces Daniel Redmond.

82:02

Foul by Nacho Novo (Carlisle United).

82:02

James Tarkowski (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

80:37

Foul by Daniel Redmond (Carlisle United).

80:37

Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80:07

Attempt missed. Daniel Redmond (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

79:20 Booking

Booking Alan Judge (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

79:07

David Symington (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:07

Foul by Alan Judge (Brentford).

78:51

Attempt blocked. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

76:34 Booking

Booking James Tarkowski (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

75:50

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

74:26

Attempt missed. Lee Miller (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

73:27 Booking

Booking Nacho Novo (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

73:17

Foul by Nacho Novo (Carlisle United).

73:17

Alan Judge (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. William Grigg replaces Marcello Trotta.

69:44

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Courtney Meppen-Walter.

69:18 Booking

Booking Liam Noble (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

69:05

Foul by Liam Noble (Carlisle United).

69:05

Alan Judge (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:04

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Jordan Pickford.

67:54

Attempt saved. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

66:59

Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

63:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. Nacho Novo replaces Sam Byrne.

62:46

Attempt saved. Adam Forshaw (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

59:31

Attempt missed. Marcello Trotta (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

58:46

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Liam Noble.

58:36

Attempt blocked. Adam Forshaw (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

56:49

Attempt blocked. Liam Noble (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

56:08

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Tony Craig.

53:02

Attempt saved. Sam Byrne (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

52:41

Attempt saved. Liam Noble (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

52:22

Attempt saved. David Amoo (Carlisle United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

51:35

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

49:16 Booking

Booking Lee Miller (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

49:11

Foul by Lee Miller (Carlisle United).

49:11

Adam Forshaw (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:01

Attempt saved. Daniel Redmond (Carlisle United) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

47:08

Sam Byrne (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:08

Foul by James Tarkowski (Brentford).

45:00

Second Half begins Carlisle United 0, Brentford 0.

45:00 +1:08 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Carlisle United 0, Brentford 0.

45:00 +0:06

Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

40:44

Attempt blocked. Adam Forshaw (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

37:50

Pascal Chimbonda (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:50

Foul by Marcello Trotta (Brentford).

35:18

Foul by David Symington (Carlisle United).

35:18

Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:00

David Symington (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

31:55

Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Brentford).

31:03 Booking

Booking Chris Chantler (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

31:00

Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:57

Foul by Chris Chantler (Carlisle United).

29:18

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by David Symington.

27:28

Foul by David Amoo (Carlisle United).

27:28

Tony Craig (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25:25

Lee Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:25

Foul by James Tarkowski (Brentford).

19:54

Attempt missed. Daniel Redmond (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

17:43

Foul by Lee Miller (Carlisle United).

17:43

Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:32

Courtney Meppen-Walter (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:32

Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Brentford).

11:51

Attempt missed. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

10:00

Jake Bidwell (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

9:57

Foul by Brad Potts (Carlisle United).

8:54

Foul by Daniel Redmond (Carlisle United).

8:54

Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:03

Attempt saved. David Symington (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

4:00

Brad Potts (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:59

Foul by Adam Forshaw (Brentford).

3:20

Lee Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

3:20

Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).

2:15

Attempt saved. Sam Byrne (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

1:24

Attempt saved. Lee Miller (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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