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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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Sky Bet League 2

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1 Wycombe Wanderers 21 42
2 Shrewsbury Town 21 40
3 Luton Town 21 40
4 Burton Albion 22 40
5 Plymouth Argyle 21 37
6 Southend United 21 35
7 Newport County AFC 21 34
8 Exeter City 22 34
9 Bury 21 31
10 Morecambe 21 30
11 Accrington Stanley 21 30
12 Cambridge United 21 29
13 Stevenage 21 28
14 Portsmouth 21 27
15 AFC Wimbledon 21 27
16 Mansfield Town 21 26
17 Oxford United 21 25
18 Cheltenham Town 21 25
19 Northampton Town 21 24
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 21 21
21 Carlisle United 21 21
22 York City 21 20
23 Tranmere Rovers 21 19
24 Hartlepool United 21 13