Gillingham missed out on the chance to leapfrog Carlisle in the League One table as Greg Abbott's men held out to claim a point.
The highlight of a forgettable first half came when Andy Barcham tested Carlisle keeper Adam Collin.
Gillingham's top scorer Simeon Jackson was also denied by Collin, and with a draw looming the Canadian screwed wide from six yards.
Ian Harte almost claimed the points for the Cumbrians with a late free-kick.
Gillingham manager Mark Stimson told BBC Radio Kent:
"We were the team looking to get the goal and came really close on a couple of occasions. We didn't have that little bit of luck.
"We got a point but we would have liked three because I think we deserved that."
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Saturday, 5 December 2009
16 Gowling yellow card
02 Fuller yellow card
07 Maher (Oli 74)
08 Bentley (McCammon 74)
10 Jackson yellow card
05 Livesey (Murphy 61)
08 Kavanagh (Dobie 68)
25 Clayton yellow card
Ref: SinghAtt: 7,214
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+3:05 The referee ends the match.
90:00+0:18 Simeon Jackson takes a shot. Save by Adam Collin.
88:36 Shot from 25 yards by Chris Palmer. Save by Adam Collin. Inswinging corner taken by Chris Palmer from the left by-line, clearance
by Vincent Pericard.
87:28 Simeon Jackson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Adam Collin makes a save. Corner taken by Chris Palmer, clearance
made by Richard Keogh.
84:28 Shot comes in from Ian Harte from the free kick, save by Simon Royce. Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Robson, Kevan Hurst
takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Matt Fry.
84:28 Booking Josh Gowling receives a caution.
84:10 Foul by Josh Gowling on Scott Dobie, free kick awarded.
82:48 Effort from 18 yards by Mark McCammon. Curtis Weston gets a block in.
78:51 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Lewis by Vincent Pericard. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Lewis.
77:52 Stuart Lewis concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Keogh. Free kick taken by Richard Keogh.
76:25 Booking Adam Clayton booked for unsporting behaviour.
76:11 Dennis Oli fouled by Adam Clayton, the ref awards a free kick. Barry Fuller takes the direct free kick.
73:53 Substitution Mark Bentley goes off and Mark McCammon comes on.
73:53 Substitution Kevin Maher leaves the field to be replaced by Dennis Oli.
72:49 Simeon Jackson produces a left-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
72:23 Foul by Kevan Hurst on Andy Barcham, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Chris Palmer.
72:08 Kevan Hurst takes a shot. Blocked by Matt Fry.
69:11 Unfair challenge on Curtis Weston by Kevan Hurst results in a free kick. Kevin Maher has a direct shot on goal from the free
kick, blocked by Mark Bentley.
67:41 Substitution Scott Dobie is brought on as a substitute for Graham Kavanagh.
65:55 Corner taken by Chris Palmer, Adam Clayton manages to make a clearance.
65:27 Corner taken right-footed by Chris Palmer to the near post, clearance made by Graham Kavanagh.
64:43 Vincent Pericard takes a shot. Save by Simon Royce.
62:34 Curtis Weston challenges Tom Taiwo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Richard Keogh.
60:17 Substitution Peter Murphy replaces Danny Livesey.
59:17 Foul by Andy Barcham on Tom Taiwo, free kick awarded. Adam Collin takes the free kick.
58:40 Curtis Weston gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Livesey. Adam Collin takes the free kick.
56:17 Unfair challenge on Curtis Weston by Tom Taiwo results in a free kick. Kevin Maher takes the direct free kick.
55:02 Curtis Weston is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Adam Collin restarts play with the free kick.
52:29 Simeon Jackson takes a shot. Save made by Adam Collin. Inswinging corner taken by Chris Palmer from the right by-line, clearance
by Vincent Pericard.
51:09 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevan Hurst by Kevin Maher. Graham Kavanagh crosses the ball in from the free
kick, save by Simon Royce.
49:16 Corner taken right-footed by Chris Palmer to the near post, clearance made by Kevan Hurst.
47:50 Shot by Simeon Jackson. Richard Keogh gets a block in. Chris Palmer takes the inswinging corner, save by Adam Collin. Effort
on goal by Stuart Lewis from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
47:31 Richard Keogh challenges Curtis Weston unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Palmer takes the direct free kick.
46:44 The official flags Andy Barcham offside. Adam Collin takes the free kick.
45:25 Simeon Jackson produces a drilled left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
45:01 The second half begins.
45:00+2:26 The referee calls an end to the first half.
45:00+1:59 Foul by Barry Fuller on Adam Clayton, free kick awarded. Ian Harte takes the free kick.
45:00+0:41 Unfair challenge on Mark Bentley by Matthew Robson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Simon Royce.
43:50 Booking Simeon Jackson is shown a yellow card for dissent.
38:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Maher by Graham Kavanagh. Free kick taken by Stuart Lewis.
36:53 Vincent Pericard concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Bentley. Simon Royce restarts play with the free kick.
35:32 Booking Barry Fuller is given a yellow card.
35:13 Barry Fuller gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Clayton. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte.
29:48 Foul by Tom Taiwo on Andy Barcham, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Stuart Lewis.
29:20 Curtis Weston has an effort at goal. Danny Livesey gets a block in.
25:00 Effort on goal by Richard Keogh from 35 yards cleared the goal.
19:56 Andy Barcham takes a shot. Blocked by Adam Collin.
14:28 Curtis Weston is caught offside. Adam Collin takes the indirect free kick.
6:39 Headed effort from inside the area by Vincent Pericard misses to the left of the target.
6:11 Unfair challenge on Adam Clayton by Stuart Lewis results in a free kick. Ian Harte takes the free kick.
2:35 The referee blows for offside against Richard Keogh. Simon Royce restarts play with the free kick.
1:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Fry on Vincent Pericard. Graham Kavanagh takes the direct free kick.
0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.
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