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03.09.2016… Accrington (h)…

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Brunton Park… Saturday September 3rd… 3pm

Attendance: 5,128

Ticket: £16 – Programme: £2

A first trip of the season to Cumbria, and a rather damp afternoon it was…

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First Half: Accrington Clear…

A poor game in truth, although Carlisle remain unbeaten. But it did feel like a case of two points dropped following a (reasonably) dominant first half performance…

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Second Half: Carlisle Attack…

Carlisle United; Gillespie, T Miller, Grainger, Raynes, Gillesphey, Jones, Joyce (Kennedy 76), Adams, Lambe, Devitt (Wyke 46), Ibehre (S Miller 66)

Not Used; Crocombe, Atkinson, Ellis, Penn

Goals; Adams (65)

Accrington Stanley; Chapman, Vyner, Pearson, Donacien, Beckles, Hewitt, O’Sullivan, Conneely, McConville, Boco (Clark 71), Kee (Gornell 74)

Not Used; Parish, Davies, Jones, Hery, Lacey

Goals; Kee (58)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

19.03.2016… Wycombe (h)…

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Brunton Park… Saturday March 19th… 3pm

Attendance: 4,532

Ticket: £19 – Programme: £2

My first and possibly only trip to Brunton Park this season, floods and Newcastle United being the major culprits. Wycombe were the visitors, another side with play-off aspirations…

Evidence of the recent floods on the walk to the ground, pavements littered with skips, windows filled with advertisements for builders. The offices at Brunton Park relocated to a set of large metal Portakabins in the main car park…

Accidentally bought a seat in the main stand, which was all very confusing. No turnstiles at the entrance either, just a set of stairs, at the top of which were two stewards with a clipboard. Mistaken for press (my bag apparently) which only increased my levels of puzzled…

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First Half Action…

A largely forgettable match…

Wycombe scored early, a Carlisle equaliser closely followed. Carlisle pressed for the remainder of the half but it was Wycombe who squandered the best opportunity to go in ahead, missing a penalty just before half time…

The second half drifted by with very little incident, although Carlisle hopes were raised in the final ten minutes after Wycombe were reduced to ten men. Marcus Bean received a straight red card following a rash challenge on Mark Ellis. Few meaningful chances resulted though…

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Leaving Brunton Park…

So, another draw, one of far too many over the last few weeks. The play-offs are starting to look a little out of reach…

Carlisle United; Gillespie, Miller, Raynes (YC), Ellis, Atkinson (Smith 68), Gillead (Asamoah 65), Joyce (Ibehre 77), Kennedy (YC), Grainger, Hope, Wyke

Not Used; Héry, Hanford, Archibald-Henville, McQueen

Goals; Wyke (26)

Wycombe Wanderers; Allsop, McCarthy, Stewart (YC), Pierre, Jacobson, McGinn, Bean (RC), O’Nien, Wood (Bloomfield 90+3), Ugwu (Harriman 81), Thompson (Liburd 69)

Not Used; Jombati, Hayes, Sellers, Siegrist

Goals; Wood (12)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

08.08.2015… Mansfield (a)…

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One Call Stadium… Saturday August 8th… 3pm

Attendance: 4,146

Ticket: £18 – Programme: £3

Carlisle gained a deserved point on the first day of the season, and my first trip to Field Mill…

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Pre Match: Carlisle Player Warming Up…

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First Half: Carlisle Goalkeeper Mark Gillespie Beaten by a Free Kick…

Mansfield Town; Shearer, Benning, Rose (J Thomas 90), Pearce, Chapman, Clements, Green, N Thomas (Yussuf 74), Tafazolli, Hunt, Lambe (Westcarr 85)

Not Used; Jensen, Beardsley, McGuire, Caton

Goals; Benning (29)

Carlisle United; Gillespie, Atkinson, Raynes (YC), Grainger, Miller, Brough (Balanta 72), Joyce, Kennedy, Hery (Dicker 88), Ibehre, Asamoah (Osei 79)

Not Used; Hanford, Wyke, Archibald-Henville, McQueen

Goals; Ibehre (45)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

03.04.2015… Portsmouth (h)…

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Brunton Park… Friday April 3rd… 3pm

Attendance: 5,230

Ticket: £16 – Programme: £2

Carlisle rescued a vital point with the last kick of the game on a very wet Good Friday…

Portsmouth will feel that they did enough to win the game but their blatant time wasting came back to haunt them at the death…

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Carlisle Warm Up…

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Second Half Action…

Carlisle United; Hanford, Atkinson, O’Hanlon, Grainger, Brough, Potts, Kennedy, Dempsey (Dicker 78), Corry (Paynter 64), Wyke, Rigg (Asamoah 77)

Not Used; Gillespie, Buddle, Beck, Young

Goals; Dempsey (2), Wyke (90)

Portsmouth; Jones, Passley, Devera, Chorley (Nosworthy 45 (Webster 54)), Butler, Wallace, Dunne, Atangana, Fogden, Taylor, Tubbs (Hollands 84)

Not Used; Westcarr, Cornell, Close, Chaplin

Goals; Wallace (38), Tubbs (45)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

07.03.2015… Carlisle v Exeter…

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Brunton Park… Saturday March 7th… 3pm

Attendance: 3,724

Ticket: £16 – Programme: £2

My second trip of the season to Brunton Park, a less satisfactory outcome than the first…

Exeter won fairly comfortably, going 2-1 up at the beginning of the second half and never really looking in any danger of surrendering their lead, confirming the inevitable in the final minute…

It’s a defeat that leaves Carlisle far from safe. In fact, on this showing, it’s a distinct possibility that I could be watching them play Gateshead next season…

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Before the Game…

Discovered quite by chance that Exeter City are owned by their supporters through the Exeter City Supporters Trust. In a world of Roman Abramovichs and Sheikh Mansours it makes a pleasant change; all of the fans who travelled to Carlisle on Saturday received a letter thanking them for their support, some bigger clubs could certainly learn a thing or two…

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First Half Action…

Carlisle United; Hanford , Young, O’Hanlon (Asamoah 76), Archibald-Henville (YC), Grainger, Amoo, Griffith (Meppen-Walter 66), Sweeney (Gillies 37), Dempsey, Rigg, Wyke

Not Used; Paynter, Thirlwell , Brough , Spiegel

Goals; Rigg (39)

Exeter City; Hamon, Butterfield (Oakley 57), Ribeiro, Moore-Taylor, McAllister, Davies, Sercombe, Harley, Nicholls, Morrison (Cummins 77), Nichols (Wheeler 86)

Not Used; Bennett, Keohane, Pym, McCready

Goals; Harley (30,56), Sercombe (90)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…