Notts County 1 Carlisle United 1: Jerry Yates scored his first Carlisle United league goal as the Blues drew 1-1 at Notts County.

After John Sheridan's side had dominated the first half, Elliott Hewitt put the hosts ahead just after the hour mark.

But Rotherham loan man Yates earned United a point at Meadow Lane.

Carlisle had enjoyed the better of the first half without finding the breakthrough.

Jamie Devitt and Hallam Hope had United's best opportunities in the first period as they saw plenty of the ball at Meadow Lane.

Hope fed Devitt for a fourth-minute shot inside the box which keeper Ross Fitzsimons saved.

Nadesan then shot wide from 25 yards before Notts' Nathan Thomas saw a dangerous cross flash through the Blues' box.

Devitt put a 30-yard free-kick narrowly over before Hope was denied by Fitzsimons as he arrived on to a Gary Liddle cross.

Devitt saw another shot held by the home keeper as United looked for the opening goal.

Kristian Dennis sliced a shot wide at the other end before Hope was denied by a block from defender Jamie Turley.

Nine minutes after the restart, County created the first opening of the second half. Hewitt beat two men before he found Thomas who was denied by United keeper Adam Collin.

On 57 minutes, the ball fell nicely for Regan Slater on the edge of the box but he fired wide.

The hosts took the lead on 63 minutes when Hewitt poked home after Elliott Ward's corner. 

United tried to respond quickly as Ashley Nadesan volleyed wide Yates' delivery.

With Carlisle trailing, Blues boss John Sheridan brought on young winger Liam McCarron for the final 15 minutes, and he played a key hand as he set-up Yates' leveller.

Both sides then went in search of a winner but had to settle for a point each.

Carlisle manager Sheridan named the same XI for the third straight game.

Notts caretaker boss Steve Chettle, who was in charge for the final time before Neal Ardley takes over, made one change, Noor Husin replacing the injured Enzio Boldewijn.

Notts Co: Fitzsimons, Milsom, Patching, Ward, Turley, Jones, Davies, Hewitt, Husin (Brisley 86), Thomas (Kellett 89), Dennis. Unused subs: Pindroch, Tootle, Duffy, Vaughan, Etete.

Goal: Hewitt (63)

United: Collin, Liddle, Gerrard, Gillesphey, Sowerby, Yates, Jones (Etuhu 80), Slater, Devitt (Bennett 80), Hope, Nadesan (McCarron 75). Unused subs: Gray, Glendon, Campbell, Adewusi.

Goal: Yates (84)

Crowd: 4,119 (214 away fans).