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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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Walsall 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Walsall 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Sam Byrne (Carlisle United).

  4. Post update

    James Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kieron Morris (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Reece Brown.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Liam Noble (Carlisle United).

  9. Post update

    Andrew Butler (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Sam Mantom (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Gary Madine (Carlisle United).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Andrew Butler.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Reece Brown (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Sam Byrne replaces David Amoo.

  15. Post update

    David Symington (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Andy Taylor (Walsall).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Walsall. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Febian Brandy.

  18. 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.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Pascal Chimbonda.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Andrew Butler.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves43299582295396
2Brentford43279767373090
3Leyton Orient432311979413880
4Rotherham432213881552679
5Preston432116663412279
6Peterborough43214186455967
7Swindon43189166155663
8Port Vale43186195870-1260
9Sheff Utd421611154343059
10MK Dons43177195858058
11Walsall431415144644257
12Crawley421413154650-455
13Bradford431217145351253
14Bristol City431217146665153
15Gillingham43156225774-1751
16Oldham421311184757-1050
17Coventry431611167274-249
18Colchester431113194860-1246
19Tranmere431210215175-2446
20Crewe431210215279-2746
21Carlisle421111204268-2644
22Notts County43134266076-1643
23Shrewsbury43914203955-1641
24Stevenage43109244265-2339
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