In Graham We Trust – Part Thirty Eight

Graham Turner Post Leeds United

Forty down, six to go, five points to find

Carlisle United 2 TMS 2

Another one of those results that you would have accepted prior to kick-off but after the match leaves you feeling hard done by.

Hurst (welcome return) and McGinn replaced Gayle and McAllister in the line up and Asante (TMS’ 15th loan signing this term) was on the bench. The game came to life around the hour mark when Richards’ thirty yard free kick looped over the Carlisle goalie . The Cumbrians were back on level terms two minutes later, Miller converting from the penalty spot after a Summerfield foul.

On the 76th minute Mambo opened his scoring account for TMS pouncing on a loose ball a yard out but six minutes later Miller who was brought down by Weale picked himself and scored his second spot-kick,

By all accounts the second penalty was harsh and it was a game TMS had done enough to win. But frailties at the back – the loss of Jones after 20 minutes which meant another centre back pairing, Goldson and Mambo could be significant in the run-in – continue to undo the good work.

Still another point earned and one less game to play. Results at the bottom are still broadly going our way but it is still going to be tight.

Next up, home to Crawley on Monday.

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