Crawley manager Richie Barker described his team as one of the most entertaining in npower League One following their 1-1 home draw against struggling Carlisle.

A second-half strike from defender Mat Sadler cancelled out a tremendous free-kick by Jon-Paul McGovern, but Barker felt his men were desperately unlucky not take maximum points.

Barker, who believes performances over the last six weeks have been his side's best over the course of the season, said: "We are as good a footballing side as any in the division. Certainly, we must be one of the most entertaining to watch.

"So far we've had 16 different goalscorers so we've got a threat all over the pitch. We play open, expansive football.

"We`'ve been punching well above our weight all season and I still think that is the case.

"To still be talking about the play-offs with 12 games to go speaks volumes to how we've done."

Carlisle, without a win in six games, have only taken three points from a possible 18, but boss Greg Abbott was satisfied with a point and the display at the Broadfield Stadium.

He said: "The players really put in a shift and it was a terrific defensive display at times.

"We've come to Crawley and got something and we absolutely deserved our point.

"Generally,if you get performances you get results."