Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade felt it was two points dropped rather than a point gained after his side were held to an entertaining 0-0 draw by Carlisle at Brisbane Road.
Both sides had chances to break the deadlock, with Orient goalkeeper Jamie Jones saving from Craig Curran, Francois Zoko and James Berrett while Pat Madden also hit the woodwork for the Cumbrians. The hosts' best opportunities came in the latter stages with Dean Cox and Adam Chambers both putting efforts over the bar.
Slade said: "This was two points dropped rather than one gained. It was one of those strange games when it could easily have ended 5-4 to one team.
"They had some good periods of possession and they played with no fear really. Their season is kind of concluded because they are going to finish mid-table and they are not going to realistically get a play-off slot and they are not troubled by fears of relegation and so they were able to play with a real freedom.
"We tried everything to turn the game around and worked really, really hard. We started well in the first 20 minutes and then in the last 15 minutes we threw the kitchen sink at them but still couldn't get the goal we wanted.
"I think we should have had a penalty and we missed a great chance when (Dean) Cox missed with a header. I don't think he quite knew whether to head it or volley it. At the opposite end, Jamie Jones brought off a couple of stunning saves, so it was a good game but frustrating for us because we wanted those three points."