A stunning Jamie Devitt free-kick earned Carlisle United a point as they drew 1-1 with Exeter.

The Grecians drew first blood on Saturday when Nicky Law broke the deadlock.

But Irish playmaker Devitt earned the Blues a share of the spoils with his 78th-minute effort.

Here's what our Blues views thought of the game.

Ste Anderson

A hard-earned point which we should be content with against a good Exeter side.

Worryingly, we once again started very slowly and very deep, and we were totally outplayed in the first half. Thankfully, only being one down at the break meant we were still in the game and we were very good in the second half.

I thought all of the new signings showed they have ability. Callum O’Hare was the pick of them for me, always wanting the ball, and it will take time for them to gel.

Hopefully, Mark Cullen will be fit enough to start shortly, freeing up Devitt to not have to play as the false No.9 which is a big waste of his ability.

Graham Watt

Another game of two halves.

After the first half, we were lucky not to be two down and it would have been game over.

In the second half, we showed we can play and another perfectly executed free-kick got us the point we well and truly deserved. We had chances to win it but it was a good point against another play-off chasing team.

There were good performances by all the new lads. It was great to see. They are going to have a huge impact on our season.

It’s a huge week this week which will show our play-off ambitions, or if we win both, maybe just maybe, we can look at automatic promotion.

Craig Mattinson

Overall, a fair point for the new-look Blues.

However, we started slowly and the absence of Jack Sowerby’s drive in the middle of the park was clear to see as Exeter bossed the game and thoroughly deserved their lead.

Although there were bright spots at the back end of the first half, to me Devitt as a "false nine" and the lack of genuine pace up top, meant we were lucky to go in only one down.

Credit to Steven Pressley for making the changes early, and we were a different proposition.

Stefan Scougall and Cullen gave us positive energy. Work to do but, overall, a decent game and result.

David MacLachlan

An opportunity missed here.

I fully understand it will take time for the new players to bed in, and Exeter are a good side by League Two standards. But, not getting in their faces and allowing them to dictate the play for 20 minutes like they were Barcelona, is a mistake we’ve made more than once this season.

The second half was much better, though chances were few and far between.

A classic Devitt free-kick got us the point we deserved.

Of the new players, O’Hare looks promising but Cullen needs to get fit quickly, or the goals could dry up. One can only hope that Nathan Thomas will improve.

Bruce Vander

It's almost like our season has been cut into two.

Part one turned out to be very successful, once the squad was, generally, fit and John Sheridan could choose a settled side. Saturday was the beginning of part two, and it showed for the first 45 minutes.

United, unable to extricate itself from its own half by a fluid, pressing and passing Exeter for the first half-hour, were lucky to be just a goal down.

However, quality, or its germination, began to gain traction as the half wore on.

Boss Pressley’s decision to swap Regan Slater for Scougall at the beginning of the second half enabled Kelvin Etuhu to become more influential.

Michelle Hall

At 3pm, I would have taken a point against fellow promotion hopefuls Exeter City.

I think it’s fair to say that Carlisle struggled in the first half. It was the first time the team had played together in front of the fans at Brunton Park since new signings had joined the club, so, hopefully, they just hadn’t had time to gel as a team.

An animated Pressley encouraged the team from the touchline and the second half saw Carlisle pick up their game.

A Devitt free-kick in the 78th minute hit the back of the net, ensuring Carlisle deservedly got their share of the points.