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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 Burton Albion 28 54
3 Wycombe Wanderers 28 53
4 Luton Town 27 50
5 Southend United 28 50
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7 Bury 28 44
8 Stevenage 28 41
9 Exeter City 29 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 28 40
11 Morecambe 28 38
12 Northampton Town 28 37
13 AFC Wimbledon 27 37
14 Cambridge United 27 36
15 Oxford United 28 33
16 Accrington Stanley 27 33
17 Tranmere Rovers 27 30
18 Portsmouth 27 30
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 28 30
20 Carlisle United 28 30
21 Cheltenham Town 28 30
22 York City 28 28
23 Mansfield Town 27 28
24 Hartlepool United 28 21