Jabo Ibehre came back to haunt his old club, scoring the equaliser in Carlisle United's 2-2 draw at home to Cambridge.

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy had given Cambridge an early lead but goals from Jamie Devitt and Nathan Thomas made it 2-1 to the hosts at Brunton Park before the break, before 36-year-old Ibehre notched the only goal of the second half to earn Colin Calderwood's men a share of the spoils.

Now three points outside the League Two play-off places, United travel to Tranmere this Saturday.

Here's what our Blues views thought of Saturday's match.

Ste Anderson

A disappointing result and, just like last week, a real missed opportunity.

Cambridge had little to play for, evident by their care-free game-plan, especially towards the end. We’d done the hard work by going in ahead at half-time, and all we had to do was control the second half, something we have the midfielders to do.

But, instead, we lost our way and the second half turned into an open end-to-end game, one we nearly lost at the death.

Hallam Hope really should’ve taken his big second-half chance. A word for Mike Jones, too, who was very good again, and another goal for Thomas who looks a threat.

Graham Watt

Amazingly, we are still clinging on to our play-off hopes, even with this awful run, where we are really struggling to put any set of results together.

We are three points off the play-offs but our goal-difference is poor, just as the performance on Saturday was. Our defence does not seem to be at grips with League Two after looking so assured earlier on in the season.

A few fans are starting to lose faith in the manager, Steven Pressley, already with his selections and tactics.

It’s not over yet but a defeat this week will really be a nail in the coffin. Saying that, I do think we will go to Tranmere and win. After all, this is Carlisle and that’s the way we do things.

Craig Mattinson

Unfortunately, this game, for me, saw the end of our play-off hopes.

We are still in the mix but we are so far away from being contenders, it’s frightening.

One win in nine does not lie. Our players look tired and off the pace with even our experienced campaigners looking shaky and devoid of confidence.

Having said that, Callum O’Hare was excellent and he is certainly exempt from any form of criticism. The bottom line, though, is you can’t form any sort of promotion push without a centre-forward or a midfield general.

Hopefully, we can still produce some good performances over the last seven games.

David MacLachlan

More points dropped at home to yet another struggling team.

With only one win in nine, reality is dawning that this team, since January, is simply not good enough for the play-offs. Such is the poor standard of League Two that all may not be lost, but I have my doubts.

This performance was disjointed. Good in patches but misplaced passes and sloppy defending allowed them to carve us open easily and frequently.

Despite this, two great goals after again going behind early should have been the spur to kick on and win the game.

Alas, Hope keeps forgetting where the goal is and we very nearly lost.

Bruce Vander

Is that our season finished?

Another disappointing result at home, more points dropped against a relegation struggling side and only seven games left to turn our season around. The team look fatigued.

Defensively, it looked like they were surviving on fumes, with nothing left in the tank – thank goodness Adam Collin is having a great season.

Up front, well there’s the problem. Pressley isn’t to blame for recruitment, that’s David Holdsworth.

He can state it was a good January window and, in part, it was, but to have no plan B when the late, late bids went in for Ashley Nadesan and Jerry Yates has cost United, big time.

Michelle Hall

Cambridge came to Brunton Park ready for a fight to drag themselves up the League Two table.

Initially, Carlisle allowed them to dictate how the game was to be played. However, when the inevitable Cambridge goal came, this seemed to kick-start Carlisle into action and half-time saw the Blues go in 2-1 up.

Old Carlisle boy Ibehre scored the equaliser midway through the second half but, true to his word, he didn’t celebrate his goal in front of the Carlisle faithful.

The players look tired and you can see little arguments creeping in when things don’t go to plan. It’s starting to feel like the play-offs are slipping away.