Jerry Yates’ first league goal for Carlisle United has earned the Blues a point against Notts County following a 1-1 draw.

John Sheridan’s side dominated for large parts of the first half of the game, with Elliott Hewitt putting the hosts ahead just after the hour mark.

However, Yates who is on loan from Rotherham earned the Blues a point at Meadow Lane after finding himself free in the opposition box, firing the ball past the Notts co. goalkeeper.

Jamie Devitt and Hallam Hope were presented with Carlisle’s best chances in the first period of the game but spurned the chances as they saw plenty of the ball at Meadow Lane.

Hope exchanged passed with Devitt with the latter firing a fourth minute shot inside the box which keeper Ross Fitzsimons saved fairly comfortably.

Nadesan then fired wide from 25 yards out before Notts’ Nathan Thomas saw a dangerous cross flash through the Blue’s box.

Devitt lined up a free kick from about 30 yards out but fired it over the wall and narrowly over the post before Hope was denied by Fitzsimons as he arrived on to a Gary Liddle cross.

Carlisle striker Devitt continued to hassle the Notts’ defense, firing another shot goal-wards which the goalkeeper kept out easily as United searched for the first goal.

Kristian Dennis then sliced an effort narrowly wide of the near post before Hope was denied by a block from defender Jamie Turley.

Nine minutes after the restart, County created a chance of their own with Hewitt beating two men before finding Thomas who was denied by United keeper Adam Collin.

The hosts finally took the lead on 63 minutes when Hewitt fired home after getting on the end of an Elliott Ward corner.

With fifteen minutes left to play, it was Yates who got the equalizer for Carlisle to clinch a point for the Blues.