Carlisle United 0-0 Brentford

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."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves3221743770
2Leyton Orient3421763570
3Brentford3220752367
4Preston34171341464
5Rotherham33171062161
6Peterborough3216412952
7Swindon3413813647
8Walsall33121110547
9MK Dons3413714246
10Port Vale3313416-843
11Bradford3391410441
12Sheff Utd3211813-441
13Crawley289118-338
14Oldham3410816-938
15Gillingham3411518-1438
16Coventry3113810337
17Carlisle3310716-1737
18Tranmere339915-1736
19Colchester3181112-435
20Bristol City3471413-735
21Crewe349817-2535
22Shrewsbury3271015-1231
23Stevenage329419-2031
24Notts County349322-1930
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