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Carlisle United 1-1 Walsall

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.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 18Pickford
  • 19Symington
  • 4Chantler
  • 30Meppen-WalterSubstituted forBrownat 57'minutes
  • 12Thirlwell
  • 39Chimbonda
  • 16Potts
  • 21Berrett
  • 10Madine
  • 7AmooSubstituted forByrneat 85'minutes
  • 8NobleBooked at 51mins

Substitutes

  • 3Robson
  • 9Miller
  • 20Fleming
  • 24Redmond
  • 25Byrne
  • 28Brown
  • 33Gomez Novo

Walsall

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 15ChambersBooked at 60mins
  • 3Taylor
  • 7Chambers
  • 4Butler
  • 12Downing
  • 26McQuilkinSubstituted forMorrisat 74'minutes
  • 8MantomBooked at 20mins
  • 29BrandySubstituted forBakayokoat 83'minutes
  • 25Sawyers
  • 16BaxendaleSubstituted forNgooat 66'minutesBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 6Featherstone
  • 13Lewis
  • 14Benning
  • 18George
  • 21Morris
  • 27Bakayoko
  • 30Ngoo
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
4,389

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away19
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Walsall 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Walsall 1.
Foul by Sam Byrne (Carlisle United).
James Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt missed. Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt blocked. Kieron Morris (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Reece Brown.
Foul by Liam Noble (Carlisle United).
Andrew Butler (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Sam Mantom (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Gary Madine (Carlisle United).
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Andrew Butler.
Attempt missed. Reece Brown (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Sam Byrne replaces David Amoo.
David Symington (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Andy Taylor (Walsall).

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Febian Brandy.

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.
Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Pascal Chimbonda.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Andrew Butler.

Booking

Michael Ngoo (Walsall) is shown the yellow card.
Chris Chantler (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Michael Ngoo (Walsall).
Liam Noble (Carlisle United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Kieron Morris replaces James McQuilkin.
Chris Chantler (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Febian Brandy (Walsall).
Pascal Chimbonda (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Andy Taylor (Walsall).
Attempt missed. David Amoo (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Andrew Butler.
Attempt missed. James McQuilkin (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Sam Mantom (Walsall) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.
Attempt saved. Michael Ngoo (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Foul by David Amoo (Carlisle United).
Febian Brandy (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Michael Ngoo replaces James Baxendale.

Booking

James Chambers (Walsall) is shown the yellow card.
David Amoo (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by James Chambers (Walsall).
Attempt saved. Febian Brandy (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Liam Noble.
Attempt blocked. Sam Mantom (Walsall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Reece Brown replaces Courtney Meppen-Walter.
Attempt missed. James Baxendale (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Febian Brandy (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Jordan Pickford.
Attempt saved. Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Liam Noble (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Liam Noble (Carlisle United).
Febian Brandy (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. David Symington (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Gary Madine (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).
Attempt missed. Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Second Half

Second Half begins Carlisle United 1, Walsall 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Walsall 0.
Attempt missed. Febian Brandy (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Courtney Meppen-Walter (Carlisle United).
Febian Brandy (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Hand ball by Febian Brandy (Walsall).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves4329955396
2Brentford4327973090
3Leyton Orient43231193880
4Rotherham43221382679
5Preston43211662279
6Peterborough4321418967
7Swindon4318916663
8Port Vale4318619-1260
9Sheff Utd42161115059
10MK Dons4317719058
11Walsall43141514257
12Crawley42141315-455
13Bradford43121714253
14Bristol City43121714153
15Gillingham4315622-1751
16Oldham42131118-1050
17Coventry43161116-249
18Colchester43111319-1246
19Tranmere43121021-2446
20Crewe43121021-2746
21Carlisle42111120-2644
22Notts County4313426-1643
23Shrewsbury4391420-1641
24Stevenage4310924-2339
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