Carlisle's hopes of avoiding relegation from League One were dented by Michael Ngoo's late equaliser for Walsall.

The on-loan Liverpool striker nodded in Kieron Morris's corner with eight minutes remaining to earn Dean Smith's Saddlers a deserved point.

Liam Noble had put the Cumbrians in front, collecting Gary Madine's pass and scoring from the edge of the box.

Graham Kavanagh's side occupy the final relegation spot and are two points from safety after Crewe's win at Shrewsbury.

But they do have a game in hand on many of the teams around them at the bottom and have four left to play, starting at Peterborough on Monday.

The draw means Walsall's slim hopes of reaching the play-offs are over.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Carlisle United

  • 18 Pickford
  • 19 Symington
  • 04 Chantler
  • 30 Meppen-Walter (Brown - 57' )
  • 12 Thirlwell
  • 39 Chimbonda
  • 16 Potts
  • 21 Berrett
  • 10 Madine
  • 07 Amoo (Byrne - 85' )
  • 08 Noble Booked

Substitutes

  • 03 Robson
  • 09 Miller
  • 20 Fleming
  • 24 Redmond
  • 25 Byrne
  • 28 Brown
  • 33 Gomez Novo

Walsall

  • 01 O'Donnell
  • 15 Chambers Booked
  • 03 Taylor
  • 07 Chambers
  • 04 Butler
  • 12 Downing
  • 26 McQuilkin (Morris - 74' )
  • 08 Mantom Booked
  • 29 Brandy (Bakayoko - 83' )
  • 25 Sawyers
  • 16 Baxendale (Ngoo - 66' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 06 Featherstone
  • 13 Lewis
  • 14 Benning
  • 18 George
  • 21 Morris
  • 27 Bakayoko
  • 30 Ngoo
Ref: Darren Drysdale
Att: 4,389

Match Stats

Shots

9 19

On target

2 7

Corners

5 5

Fouls

10 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Walsall 1.

90:00 +3:12 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Walsall 1.

90:00 +3:00

Foul by Sam Byrne (Carlisle United).

90:00 +3:00

James Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +2:18

Attempt missed. Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

90:00 +2:06

Attempt blocked. Kieron Morris (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

89:39

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Reece Brown.

89:11

Foul by Liam Noble (Carlisle United).

89:11

Andrew Butler (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:00

Sam Mantom (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:59

Foul by Gary Madine (Carlisle United).

87:39

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Andrew Butler.

86:08

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

84:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. Sam Byrne replaces David Amoo.

83:47

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

83:47

Foul by Andy Taylor (Walsall).

82:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Walsall. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Febian Brandy.

81:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Carlisle United 1, Walsall 1. Michael Ngoo (Walsall) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kieron Morris with a cross.

81:21

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Pascal Chimbonda.

80:21

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Andrew Butler.

79:50 Booking

Booking Michael Ngoo (Walsall) is shown the yellow card.

79:38

Chris Chantler (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:38

Foul by Michael Ngoo (Walsall).

78:34

Liam Noble (Carlisle United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

73:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Walsall. Kieron Morris replaces James McQuilkin.

72:08

Chris Chantler (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:08

Foul by Febian Brandy (Walsall).

69:23

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

69:23

Foul by Andy Taylor (Walsall).

68:29

Attempt missed. David Amoo (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

68:05

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Andrew Butler.

67:25

Attempt missed. James McQuilkin (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

67:17

Sam Mantom (Walsall) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

67:03

Attempt saved. Michael Ngoo (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

66:02

Foul by David Amoo (Carlisle United).

66:02

Febian Brandy (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Walsall. Michael Ngoo replaces James Baxendale.

59:52 Booking

Booking James Chambers (Walsall) is shown the yellow card.

59:43

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

59:43

Foul by James Chambers (Walsall).

57:49

Attempt saved. Febian Brandy (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

57:22

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Liam Noble.

57:07

Attempt blocked. Sam Mantom (Walsall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

56:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. Reece Brown replaces Courtney Meppen-Walter.

55:33

Attempt missed. James Baxendale (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

53:39

Attempt missed. Febian Brandy (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

52:14

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Jordan Pickford.

52:01

Attempt saved. Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

50:24 Booking

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

50:01

Foul by Liam Noble (Carlisle United).

50:01

Febian Brandy (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:51

Attempt missed. David Symington (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

48:02

Gary Madine (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:02

Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

47:28

Attempt missed. Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

45:00

Second Half begins Carlisle United 1, Walsall 0.

45:00 +0:13 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Walsall 0.

44:16

Attempt missed. Febian Brandy (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

41:34

Foul by Courtney Meppen-Walter (Carlisle United).

41:34

Febian Brandy (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:57

Hand ball by Febian Brandy (Walsall).

36:38

Attempt missed. Pascal Chimbonda (Carlisle United) header from the right side of the box misses to the right.

35:58

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by James Chambers.

35:29

Brad Potts (Carlisle United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

34:02

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Andrew Butler.

33:37

Attempt saved. Sam Mantom (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

26:56

Foul by James Berrett (Carlisle United).

26:56

Sam Mantom (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:12

Attempt missed. Andy Taylor (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

25:44

Attempt saved. Andrew Butler (Walsall) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

25:11

Foul by Pascal Chimbonda (Carlisle United).

25:11

James Baxendale (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:47

Attempt missed. Febian Brandy (Walsall) header from the centre of the box is too high.

19:40 Booking

Booking Sam Mantom (Walsall) is shown the yellow card.

19:35

Liam Noble (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:35

Foul by Sam Mantom (Walsall).

12:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Carlisle United 1, Walsall 0. Liam Noble (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

11:52

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

11:21

James Berrett (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:21

Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

10:12

Foul by Brad Potts (Carlisle United).

10:12

Adam Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

7:52

Foul by Liam Noble (Carlisle United).

7:52

Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:17

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

5:17

Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

4:13

Attempt saved. Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

2:27

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

2:07

Attempt missed. Sam Mantom (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

1:23

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Courtney Meppen-Walter.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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