Kenny Jackett was left hugely disappointed with Wolves second half performance at Carlisle tonight and grateful to see his side exit Brunton Park with a point.
Having twice led through Bakary Sako and Leigh Griffiths, Wolves were pegged back on each occasion by Prince Buaben and a Liam Noble penalty, and after the second equaliser – on 54 minutes – it was the hosts who looked the more likely winners.
And that frustrated Wolves’ Head Coach, who criticised his side’s endeavours as they failed to join Leyton Orient at the top of Sky Bet League One but did move four points ahead of third placed Peterborough.
Jackett said: “I’m disappointed with our performance tonight, particularly in the second half.
“We were in a good position but I thought as the game went on we fell away.
“Particularly in the second half we didn’t show enough running, hunger, desire or attitude to want to win
“On the balance of chances Carlisle had more than we did and we’ve done well to get a point out of that and I’m pleased that we have.
“It’s a point added to our total from what was overall, and particularly in the second half, a poor performance.
“We got two goals and had chances in that first half hitting the post and the keeper making a good save.
“But right from the start of the second half we didn’t get going and I was disappointed with that because we were in pole position and didn’t capitalise.
“I thought that Carlisle wanted it more than us in that second half.
“I felt we can do a lot more than we did in that second half – we fell away and in the end were fortunate to get a point.”
Despite the lengthy journey on a midweek night Wolves took 1, 335 supporters to Carlisle, with almost half of that number taking advantage of the offer of free travel on the club’s official coaches.
Jackett was delighted with the level of backing, but believed they deserved to have more to shout about, especially during the second 45 minutes.
He added: “There was unbelievable backing right the way through and they tried to lift the team all the way through the second half which was fantastic.
“But that’s not the way it should be.
“The team should lift the fans and in that second half we were in pole position and we didn’t show enough hunger and desire.
“I’ve told the players that as I feel we need to do better than that and are capable of putting on better performances than that.”