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Carlisle United 0-0 Luton Town

Carlisle failed to score for the fifth successive game as they were held to a draw by promotion rivals Luton.

The injury-hit Cumbrians had to show some dogged defensive work to keep out the Hatters' 22-goal leading scorer Danny Hylton, who was responsible for side's best effort in the second half - a shot turned onto the crossbar.

There were some feisty early exchanges and referee Lee Mason was kept busy, booking Luton's Hylton and Olly Lee and Luke Joyce of Carlisle, all inside the first 20 minutes.

Hylton displayed his intentions when he fired a low shot across the face of the Carlisle goal after a determined break by Pelly Ruddock.

However, Carlisle came close to opening the scoring in the 27th minute when Luton's defence failed to deal with a long throw from the right and Jamie Proctor's shot from inside the six-yard area was blocked on the line by the combined efforts of goalkeeper Matt Macey and Alan Sheehan.

Sheehan, skippering Luton on his 50th appearance for the club, was involved defensively again before the break, getting a foot to John O'Sullivan's 20-yard drive, causing the ball to loop up onto the top of the net.

Carlisle came under severe pressure after the break and it took a fingertip save from Mark Gillespie to prevent Hylton giving Luton the lead in the 65th minute. The striker's powerful right-foot shot was heading for the top corner until the goalkeeper, at full-stretch, deflected it onto the crossbar and over for a corner.

There was a lengthy hold-up for an injury to Hatters defender Dan Potts, who was hurt in a clash of heads in his own six-yard box and was eventually stretchered off. The break led to 10 minutes of added time, during which neither side could grab a winner.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 23Miller
  • 28Liddle
  • 15BrisleyBooked at 57mins
  • 3Grainger
  • 4JoyceBooked at 20mins
  • 18O'SullivanSubstituted forWaringat 85'minutes
  • 10Adams
  • 19Lambe
  • 9Proctor
  • 20MillerSubstituted forHooperat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Ward
  • 22Crocombe
  • 24Salkeld
  • 25Holt
  • 26Hooper
  • 27Waring
  • 44McQueen

Luton

  • 13Macey
  • 3PottsSubstituted forJustinat 79'minutes
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 19LeeBooked at 17mins
  • 44Sheehan
  • 22GambinSubstituted forPalmerat 86'minutes
  • 17Ruddock
  • 16Rea
  • 20VassellSubstituted forMarriottat 65'minutes
  • 10Cook
  • 9HyltonBooked at 7mins

Substitutes

  • 1Moore
  • 4Smith
  • 14Marriott
  • 24D'Ath
  • 28Palmer
  • 36Justin
  • 39Famewo
Referee:
Lee Mason
Attendance:
4,052

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home13
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home18
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 0, Luton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 0, Luton Town 0.

Attempt blocked. Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Carlisle United).

Attempt blocked. Stephen O'Donnell (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is too high from a direct free kick.

Danny Hylton (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Grainger (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. George Waring (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Tom Miller.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by George Waring.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

Attempt blocked. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. James Hooper (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Ollie Palmer replaces Luke Gambin.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. George Waring replaces John O'Sullivan because of an injury.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Carlisle United).

Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. James Hooper replaces Shaun Miller.

Attempt blocked. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. James Justin replaces Dan Potts because of an injury.

Foul by Tom Miller (Carlisle United).

Dan Potts (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Pelly Ruddock.

Attempt missed. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jack Marriott replaces Isaac Vassell.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.

Attempt saved. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

John O'Sullivan (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Luke Gambin (Luton Town).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Shaun Brisley.

Attempt blocked. Luke Gambin (Luton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Shaun Brisley (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Shaun Brisley (Carlisle United).

Isaac Vassell (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster37229671432875
2Plymouth372161057401769
3Portsmouth371981059312865
4Carlisle37151485654259
5Luton361513853332058
6Stevenage37184156152958
7Exeter371761459431657
8Blackpool371315956381854
9Colchester37159135348554
10Mansfield371313114342152
11Wycombe371410134546-152
12Cambridge36148144742550
13Grimsby37148154446-250
14Barnet361114114549-447
15Morecambe36137164455-1146
16Accrington351111134446-244
17Crawley37128174359-1644
18Yeovil361013133645-943
19Crewe371012154154-1342
20Hartlepool371011164861-1341
21Notts County37117194165-2440
22Cheltenham37912163851-1339
23Newport36711184058-1832
24Leyton Orient3795234063-2332
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