League One
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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:

"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:

"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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Carlisle United 0, Stevenage 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Carlisle United 0, Stevenage 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Jordan Burrow replaces Luke Freeman.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Bira Dembele.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Filipe Morais replaces Michael Doughty.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Francois Zoko (Stevenage).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by David Amoo (Carlisle United).

  11. Booking

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Brad Potts (Carlisle United).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Chris Day.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. David Symington replaces Daniel Redmond.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Redmond (Carlisle United).

  20. Post update

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