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Whaddon Road Ground (ATT 2,341) 19th August 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Cheltenhm Cheltenham Town vs Carlisle United Carlisle

Cheltenham force Carlisle draw

Last Updated: 19/08/14 11:26pm

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Trevor Carson: Needed to be at his best

Trevor Carson: Needed to be at his best

Cheltenham maintained their unbeaten start with a 0-0 draw but needed goalkeeper Trevor Carson to be at his best to deny Crawley.

The Irishman pulled off an excellent save in each half to keep the game all-square and continue his good form since signing from Bury in the summer.

Carlisle dominated the first half chances and the pick of those came in the 25th minute when Patrick Brough dragged the ball back from the byline for debutant Jack Marriott whose low shot forced Carson into a superb reflex stop.

Cheltenham's best effort of the half fell to Lee Vaughan four minutes later but, after cutting in off the right flack, his low drive lacked the power to trouble visiting keeper Mark Gillespie.

Brad Potts and Danny Grainger squandered further chances for Carlisle before the interval and the Cumbrians continued to edge the proceedings after the break with Gary Dicker heading wide.

Marriott, on loan from Ipswich, should have snatched the winner in the 68th minute but after racing clear of the Robins defence he was foiled by another excellent Carson save.

Substitute Koby Arthur had a late chance for the home side but dragged the ball wide.

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2 Shrewsbury Town 45 89
3 Southend United 45 84
4 Bury 45 82
5 Wycombe Wanderers 45 81
6 Stevenage 45 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 45 68
8 Luton Town 45 65
9 Newport County AFC 45 65
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11 Exeter City 45 61
12 Morecambe 45 60
13 Dagenham & Redbridge 45 59
14 Oxford United 45 58
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16 Portsmouth 45 56
17 Accrington Stanley 45 53
18 Cambridge United 45 51
19 York City 45 51
20 Carlisle United 45 49
21 Mansfield Town 45 48
22 Hartlepool United 45 44
23 Cheltenham Town 45 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 45 39