Carlisle United failed to capitalise on two good chances as they played out a poor stalemate with Cambridge at Brunton Park.

Striker Olufela Olomola had their best opportunities but couldn't convert headers in either half.

Before the break, the 22-year-old put a free header wide when picked out at the back post by Nathan Thomas' free-kick. And, in the 52nd minute, he forced a good save from keeper Dimitar Mitov when attacking a Harry McKirdy cross.

Ryan Loft also missed a good headed chance, but inspiration was otherwise hard to come by as the managerless Cumbrians dropped a place to 21st in League Two in front of a crowd of 4,041.

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

Ste Alderson

Another week of discontent, given the strange circumstances around the Edinburgh Woollen Mill statement on Friday and the Chris Lumsdon consortium's approach now being up in the air and, unfortunately, it was not much better on the pitch, either.

It was good to get a clean sheet of course and we did defend well, but we were severely lacking in ideas going forward.

I admire the thinking in going 4-4-2, but neither Thomas nor Harry McKirdy could influence the game at all.

Thankfully, Cambridge weren’t any better than us. A word also for Canice Carroll who had his best game so far.

On to a really tricky FA Cup at Forest Green and, hopefully, a new manager will be apppointed before then.

Graham Watt

Well, what can you say about that game? It’s hard to write anything - as nothing happened!

The match saw two poor sides taking part in a very poor game. The best thing was the full-time whistle.

Back to the tasks in hand this week of finding a new manager and trying to progress in the FA Cup. I'm not expecting either to happen quickly, but you never know.

We need to get someone in charge to steady the ship and give us some focus for the rest of the season, and guide us away from the foot of the table.

I think it will be a very hard game at Forest Green on Saturday but, then, at least we can focus on the league after that.

Craig Mattinson

We will start with the positives: A clean sheet and a point. Other than that, one shot on target in the whole game from both sides tells the story of just how poor it was.

I ask myself the same questions every week: Why is the intensity not there, why the passing is so poor and, finally, how do we look so unfit?

The crowds are dropping and performances like this will not entice any floating fans back. The new manager has a massive job on his hands.

I keep telling myself this bunch of players are not as bad as performances show.

It’s now time to step up and prove this, otherwise relegation will become a real possibility.

David MacLachlan

Carlisle United current board’s insistent claim that the club is up for sale rings increasingly hollow, as yet another attempt by a local consortium to make a contribution was patronisingly rebuffed.

If EWM’s sole ambition is to keep us afloat, then we have no future.

The game itself against Cambridge served up yet more uninspiring mediocrity. It was League Two summed up in one game.

We kept a clean sheet for two reasons. Cambridge were weak up front, plus Byron Webster remained on the bench. 

I’m now praying for a spawny win at Forest Green in the cup, and a plum draw in round three.

Bruce Vander

Another insipid display against another poor team.

Gavin Skelton’s back-to-basics method is keeping the engine running, but there’s no real change in direction. It’s a description which sums up the squad, the season and the club.

The choice of next manager - or head coach - is critical.

Pitchside, there seem few ideas on how to mould this squad into a cohesive unit that can dominate or, at least, damage their opponents.

Unless some plan can be hatched, or players signed, the season is all about containment and survival.

Meanwhile, the club’s plan and ultimate direction looks as opaque as ever.

Michelle Hall

Many names were being bandied around Brunton Park on Saturday as United's head coach.

Everybody you spoke to had a different name as their favourite man to take on the difficult job of dragging Carlisle back up the league.

I can see Skelton is trying to turn things around, but a permanent appointment needs to be made soon to try and sort things out before it’s too late and Carlisle United’s fate is sealed.

The game on Saturday wasn’t the best with only one shot on target throughout the 90 minutes.

But another point is now on the board and, during these uncertain times, I guess that’s a positive we have to take.