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Carlisle United 0-0 Brentford

Alan Judge

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.

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Post-match: Brentford boss Warburton

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."

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 18Pickford
  • 19Symington
  • 4ChantlerBooked at 32mins
  • 16Potts
  • 30Meppen-Walter
  • 39Chimbonda
  • 8NobleBooked at 70mins
  • 24RedmondSubstituted forBroughat 85'minutes
  • 9MillerBooked at 50mins
  • 7Amoo
  • 25ByrneSubstituted forGomez Novoat 64'minutesBooked at 74mins

Substitutes

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

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 28YennarisBooked at 77mins
  • 24Bidwell
  • 8Douglas
  • 26Tarkowski
  • 5Craig
  • 4Forshaw
  • 17Saville
  • 29TrottaSubstituted forGriggat 72'minutes
  • 9Donaldson
  • 18JudgeBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 1Lee
  • 2O'Connor
  • 11Grigg
  • 19Fillo
  • 22Reeves
  • 25Calvet
  • 38Hutton
Referee:
Michael Naylor
Attendance:
3,984

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 0, Brentford 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 0, Brentford 0.

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

Foul by Tony Craig (Brentford).

Foul by Chris Chantler (Carlisle United).

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

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

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

Foul by Tony Craig (Brentford).

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

Foul by Nacho Novo (Carlisle United).

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

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

Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Patrick Brough replaces Daniel Redmond.

Foul by Nacho Novo (Carlisle United).

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

Foul by Daniel Redmond (Carlisle United).

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

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

Booking

Alan Judge (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Alan Judge (Brentford).

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

Booking

James Tarkowski (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

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

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

Booking

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

Foul by Nacho Novo (Carlisle United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. William Grigg replaces Marcello Trotta.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Courtney Meppen-Walter.

Booking

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

Foul by Liam Noble (Carlisle United).

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

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Jordan Pickford.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Nacho Novo replaces Sam Byrne.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves32217457203770
2Leyton Orient34217668333570
3Brentford32207554312367
4Preston341713448341464
5Rotherham331710664432161
6Peterborough32164125142952
7Swindon34138135145647
8Walsall331211103833547
9MK Dons34137144846246
10Port Vale33134164452-843
11Bradford33914104541441
12Sheff Utd32118133438-441
13Crawley2891183336-338
14Oldham34108163948-938
15Gillingham34115184357-1438
16Coventry31138105956337
17Carlisle33107163754-1737
18Tranmere3399154057-1736
19Colchester31811123741-435
20Bristol City34714134956-735
21Crewe3498173863-2535
22Shrewsbury32710153143-1231
23Stevenage3294193252-2031
24Notts County3493224261-1930
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