UNITED IN RELEGATION BATTLE
said.“Even though a few of us are out of contract in the summer, including myself, everyone is still giving absolutely everything.
“The lads are absolutely devastated. We played really well and obviously that is pleasing but we desperately wanted the three points.
“We just want to match results with the teams around us on Monday and then we know we have a massive home game against Oldham and the game in hand at Crawley, so we know we can still get ourselves safe.”
Carlisle went ahead on 13 minutes as Noble found the net – via O’Donnell – after Gary Madine’s knock down. The visitors should have equalised on 26 minutes as captain Andy Butler met a free-kick but his firm effort was clawed around the post by Jordan Pickford.
Brad Potts struck the bar before the break, but Walsall were much improved in the second half and should have levelled when, first, Ngoo had a shot hacked off the line before Mantom hit the rebound against the post and James Chambers fired over.
But after Noble rattled the crossbar with another spectacular effort the Saddlers did equalise as Ngoo headed home for his first goal in English football.
Walsall boss Dean Smith said: “These last few games are a great opportunity for the players to earn some good bonuses and ensure that we get the team finishing as high up the table as possible. We don’t want the season to fizzle out, and it’s important we remain focused on improving our finish from last season.
“The motivation is definitely there. There is a lot of potential there.”
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