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Carlisle United in celebratory mode

Carlisle's Derek Asamoah celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Capital One Cup, third round match at Anfield, Liverpool. Credit: PA

Manager Keith Curle is celebrating his new Carlisle contract with a remarkable 4-3 win at Luton.

The Blues were 3-1 down after an hour, but launched a terrific fight back tonight (November 24) and Derek Asamoah scored Carlisle's winner.


Keith Curle agrees contract extension with Carlisle United

Keith Curle has agreed a new contract extension Credit: PA

Keith Curle has agreed a contract extension with Carlisle United until June 2018.

Carlisle United announced the deal today ahead of their game away at Luton this evening.

The team currently sit 9th in the Sky Bet League 2.

Chairman Andrew Jenkins said:

I am very pleased that Keith has agreed the extension as he has brought a new focus and impetus to the club over the course of the last twelve months.

He successfully steered us away from relegation last season and has continued the good work by building a stronger squad and by implementing a realignment of the club's footballing focus.

– Chairman Andrew Jenkins

Selkirk FC u20s break record... by losing 25-0

Selkirk u20s lost 25-nil... Credit: PA

Selkirk Under 20s were record breakers at the weekend for all the wrong reasons - losing their Scottish Youth Cup tie to Ayr United by 25 goals to nil.

The young Souters side was trailing nine goals at the interval and the one way traffic continued after the break with a further 16 goals.

Ryan Nisbet was the Ayr top goalscorer with an incredible 11 goals in the tie staged at the 3G Arena in Galashielson Sunday afternoon.

It is a record scoreline for a Scottish Youth Cup tie.

Cumbrian tennis ace represents GB for the first time

Close up of a tennis ball Credit: PA

Cumbrian tennis is celebrating success. 13-year-old Ali Hassan from the Penrith area has been representing Britain for the first time.

He beat the French number one and says it was great to be part of a team:

It's great how your teammates are there supporting you, because tennis is normally an individual sport, you always feel like you're doing it for yourself but when you're doing it for a team and they're really supportive it gives you lots of motivation.

– Ali Hassan, Great Britain

Border rugby star Jim 'Basher' Inglis dead at 87

Jim "Basher" Inglis Credit: ITV Border

Borders Rugby has lost one of its most famous stars from the 1950s.

Jim "Basher" Inglis played for Selkirk and Scotland in the 1950s and was one of the real characters of the game.

A former President of the Border League "Basher" was recently recognised by Scottish Rugby, along with his wife of 60 years, Mary, with the "Spirit Of Rugby" Award, which is a lifetime achievement award.


Laidlaw says Australia game was 'learning curve'

Scotland's Greig Laidlaw stands dejected after losing to Australia Credit: PA

Scotland Rugby Captain, Greig Laidlaw has been speaking to ITV Border in his first television interview since the World Cup.

The Borders native led his team to a successful campaign, which finished in a devastating last-minute defeat against Australia in the quarter finals.

He says it's now time to move on from that game and look ahead to the Six Nations next year:

I think you just need to use the game as a learning curve, and we'll never get that game back now so we always need to look forward and I'm just looking forward to getting back now and having a successful period here at gloucester and once the Six Nations comes around we'll be picking the Scotland stuff back up again.

– Greig Laidlaw

Injured Ben Stokes called up to England squad

Ben Stokes Credit: PA

Durham cricketer Ben Stokes has been called up to the England squad to play South Africa in a four-test series.

Stokes, who grew up in Cockermouth, Cumbria, injured his collarbone on the first day of the third test against Pakistan, in Sharjah.

But he has since made sufficient progress to be included in the tour.

The full squad to face South Africa:

  • A Cook (captain, Essex)
  • M Ali (Worcestershire)
  • J Anderson (Lancashire),
  • J Bairstow (Yorkshire)
  • G Ballance (Yorkshire)
  • S Broad (Nottinghamshire)
  • J Buttler (Lancashire)
  • N Compton (Middlesex)
  • M Footitt (Surrey)
  • A Hales (Nottinghamshire)
  • C Jordan (Sussex)
  • S Patel (Nottinghamshire)
  • J Root (Yorkshire)
  • B Stokes (Durham)
  • J Taylor (Nottinghamshire)
  • C Woakes (Warwickshire).
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