Salford boss Richie Wellens has branded Carlisle United a team that “just lumps” the ball forward.

The Ammies manager was speaking after the 1-1 draw between his side and the Blues.

George Tanner put Carlisle ahead before sub James Wilson earned a point for Wellens’ side.

The home boss claimed his side dominated the game and said United’s main threat was their direct style.

Speaking to Salford’s official channels, Wellens said: “I thought from first minute to last we were dominant in terms of possession, making chances, getting in and around the area.

“We made a mistake from a set play which we’d worked on, because that’s their main threat – they’re a team that just lumps it long, looking for second balls and long throws, you’ve got three of four players who can take a long throw, actually fighting who can take a long throw…

“We switched off from a set play but our response was really good. We stuck to what we think we’re good at, passed the ball for fun and made chances in the second half.

“Their keeper [Paul Farman] pulled off few good saves. You can think it’s not our day and lose the game – we were very good but didn’t get beat and it keeps our points tally ticking over.”