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Carlisle United 0-0 Stevenage

Stevenage frustrated fellow strugglers Carlisle to extend their unbeaten run to six games with a goalless draw.

Visiting goalkeeper Chris Day was the hero, keeping out Brad Potts and Manchester United loanee Sam Byrne.

Lee Miller then went close for Carlisle, heading inches wide from James Berrett's corner.

Boro, now just a point and one place behind 20th-placed Carlisle, held on with Day on hand to thwart Courtney Meppen-Walter and David Symington.

Carlisle United manager Graham Kavanagh told BBC Radio Cumbria:

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Post-match: Carlisle boss Kavanagh

"I thought we did everything but score - it was a great performance.

"We were energetic, we were the team forcing the game and had enough chances to win three games, so it was frustrating.

"Of course we wanted to win, but we're a long way from a crisis moment.

"I realise that with every passing match, the result becomes even more important."

Stevenage boss Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Post-match: Stevenage boss Westley

"Could we have won it? Sure, we had a moment or two. Could we have lost it? I didn't really feel in any serious danger throughout the 90 minutes but football's a funny game and if you don't get your work-rate right, anything can happen.

"I don't think we were nervous at all, I think there was very difficult conditions out there, and that affected the way the game was played.

"On these types of surfaces, in these types of conditions, at this time of year, it's a typical game of football, and you have to battle out your points, earn your clean sheets, and you have to be on top of your set-plays to win these games.

"It's now six home games and four away games left, but to be unbeaten in the away games we've had I think is a strong return from the lads."

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 18Pickford
  • 31Pearson
  • 4Chantler
  • 16PottsBooked at 81mins
  • 39ChimbondaSubstituted forMeppen-Walterat 49'minutes
  • 28Brown
  • 21Berrett
  • 24RedmondSubstituted forSymingtonat 75'minutes
  • 9Miller
  • 7Amoo
  • 25Byrne

Substitutes

  • 19Symington
  • 20Fleming
  • 26Lynch
  • 27Brough
  • 29Guy
  • 30Meppen-Walter
  • 33Gomez Novo

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 22Obeng
  • 9CharlesBooked at 14mins
  • 8Mousinho
  • 5AshtonSubstituted forWedgburyat 45'minutes
  • 4Dembele
  • 11Akins
  • 20Smith
  • 12Zoko
  • 15FreemanSubstituted forBurrowat 90+2'minutes
  • 24DoughtySubstituted forMoraisat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Arnold
  • 2Wedgbury
  • 7Morais
  • 10Burrow
  • 13Parrett
  • 23Reid
  • 29Hartley
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
3,672

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home17
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home14
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 0, Stevenage 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 0, Stevenage 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Jordan Burrow replaces Luke Freeman.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Bira Dembele.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Filipe Morais replaces Michael Doughty.

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

Foul by Francois Zoko (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. James Berrett (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

John Mousinho (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Amoo (Carlisle United).

Booking

Brad Potts (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Brad Potts (Carlisle United).

Curtis Obeng (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Lee Miller (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Chris Day.

Attempt saved. David Symington (Carlisle United) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. David Symington replaces Daniel Redmond.

Attempt missed. Lee Miller (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Daniel Redmond (Carlisle United).

Sam Wedgbury (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Darius Charles.

Attempt saved. Michael Doughty (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Michael Doughty (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Darius Charles.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Chris Day.

Attempt saved. Lee Miller (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Michael Doughty (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Reece Brown (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bira Dembele (Stevenage).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Reece Brown.

Attempt missed. David Amoo (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Hand ball by Darius Charles (Stevenage).

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

Foul by Bira Dembele (Stevenage).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Chris Chantler.

Reece Brown (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Francois Zoko (Stevenage).

Attempt saved. Lee Miller (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Sam Wedgbury (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

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2Brentford35237559312876
3Leyton Orient37228770343674
4Preston361814452361668
5Rotherham361812667442366
6Peterborough361841458481058
7MK Dons37157155350352
8Walsall371213124140149
9Swindon37139155351248
10Sheff Utd34138133738-147
11Port Vale35144174655-946
12Bradford361015114844445
13Gillingham37136184960-1145
14Crawley32101393639-343
15Bristol City37915135459-542
16Coventry35149126463141
17Colchester35912143945-639
18Oldham37109184154-1339
19Tranmere36109174464-2039
20Carlisle36108183857-1938
21Stevenage36107193755-1837
22Crewe37910184269-2737
23Shrewsbury36713163447-1334
24Notts County3794244567-2231
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