Walsall manager Matt Taylor blasted the goal his side conceded to Carlisle United as "unacceptable".

The visiting boss said his side switched off as sub Tristan Abrahams ended the Blues' long winless run in League Two.

Taylor said he was frustrated to say the least with the outcome at Brunton Park.

"We were nowhere as good here as we were on Tuesday [at Port Vale]. That's the disappointing thing for me," Taylor said as his side slipped three places to 14th.

"I've asked the players for more consistency in their performance - we got that on Tuesday but didn't get that here.

"It's a difficult one to take because we had enough of the ball, but didn't use it well enough.

"We spoke in the week about [Carlisle's] strengths. We didn't deal with them well enough today.

"A point would have been a fair result but we didn't take the chances we created.

"Frustrated is polite, how I feel right now.

"I hope they understand the performance levels [the players] delivered weren't good enough."

United got the decisive goal when Rod McDonald helped a Callum Guy free-kick into Abrahams' path.

Taylor, who was joined at Brunton Park by No2 Neil McDonald, the former Carlisle manager, added to the Saddlers' media channels: "We switched off once and got punished from it, and that's unacceptable.

"We had all the ball in the second half, played for the majority of that period in their half.

"When you talk about people doing their jobs, they haven't done that.

"We created opportunities ourselves  but none that were clear cut."