Carlisle boss Greg Abbott insisted his side deserved a share of the spoils after a spirited display in a 2-1 defeat at Brentford.
Brentford goalkeeper Simon Moore was the hero with a late penalty save to deny Joe Garner with 15 minutes remaining.
Goals from Jonathan Douglas and Paul Hayes sealed the points, either side of a consolation from United hitman Garner.
Abbott had only praise for loan striker Garner, saying: "I thought he was tremendous, holding the ball up against a very strong back four.
"You know it's going to be a tough game at Brentford so when we got the penalty I thought it would give us the point the performance deserved, but I've got no complaint with Joe, who was outstanding."
Abbott added: "If we play like that at home we will win all our games."