The fact that they remain in the hat for the fourth round was the one thing Sheffield Wednesday can take from their 0-0 draw with league Two side Carlisle United.
None of the Owls players really shone at Brunton Park and here's how we scored them individually...
Joe Wildsmith 6
Not as busy as he had been in previous games but looked comfortable as usual
Liam Palmer 6
Put in a few good crosses from the right but was a little bit hit and miss. Needs to make quicker decisions with his passing
Glenn Loovens 6
A decent game for Loovens to ease his way back in after suffering from illness and poor form. Was given a few problems but coped well
Frederico Venancio 5
His distribution leaves a lot to be desired at times but defensively he coped ok and was good in the air
Morgan Fox 5
Another who needed a steady game to win back some confidence and it wasn’t a bad showing
George Boyd 6
Showed some neat touches and strong running on his return but understandably tired as it went on
David Jones 5
Steady enough display, didn’t do much wrong but lacked a little dynamism
Adam Reach 6
Not up to his recent high standards but a willing runner and the focal point of many attacks
Ross Wallace 5
Went on a few good runs but was given little back up and often forced to make a safe pass
Lucas Joao 6
In and out of the game but showed a few sparks. Hit the base of the post with his best effort
Atdhe Nuhiu 6
Strong in the air but very slow across the ground. Hit the bar and forced Bonham into a fine save
Jordan Rhodes 4
Didn’t do much when he came on and at times his movement, or like thereof, was dreadful
Marco Matias 4
Another who didn’t make much of an impact as it looked more and more likely the match would end in a draw
Not Used: Butterfield, Baker, Pudil, O’Grady, Dawson.
Carlisle United: Bonham 7; Liddle 6, Hill 6, Parkes 6; Brown 6, Grainger 6, Jones 6, Devitt 6; Lambe 6 (O’Sullivan 86); Hope 6 (Miller 78, 5), Cosgrove 6 (Bennett 78, 5). Not used: Bacon, T Miller, Nabi, Ellis.
REFEREE: David Webb 6
Attendance: 7,793 (1916)