Brentford manager Uwe Rosler praised his players' overall performance after they fought back right at the death to grab a 2-2 draw against Carlisle and continue a seven-game unbeaten run away from home.

The Cumbrians suffered an early setback when Bees striker David Clarkson, on loan from Bristol City, struck in the ninth minute before James Berrett levelled in the 23rd minute. Clarkson turned from hero to villain after the break when he put the ball into his own net but Toumani Diagouraga grabbed the equalising goal with just two minutes left on the clock.

Rosler was satisfied with his side's resistance, saying: "We didn't panic. It was a big improvement compared to other games where we have been down. We got our reward and looked very dangerous. I was happy that the goal would come and, in the end, it was a fair result."

Rosler was particularly pleased with his side's efforts after they claimed a 3-0 win over Charlton in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on Wednesday before undertaking the long trek north to play at Brunton Park.

"I was happy with the way we started but then we lost control and started to hit balls too long too early," he said.

"But we didn't panic and came back into the game. The outcome was good and everyone gave what they had. It was not perfect but overall I'm happy and can take confidence from the point up here."

Carlisle may have surrendered two points late on but, despite being frustrated with the result, manager Greg Abbott was waxing lyrical about the quality of a thrilling encounter.

He said: "That was a fantastic game - one of the best football matches I've seen in terms of quality and spirit since I have been a manager.

"We are so disappointed at the outcome but so pleased with our contribution to a great game.

"If we can play like that throughout the season we will be more than fine. The only grumble is that we haven't got three points."

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