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Carlisle United bow out of the League Cup

Carlisle United bow out of the League Cup in a nail biting game that saw both Derby win 14-13 on penalties.

The League Two side played away to Derby County from the Championship. Darren Bent had scored to put Derby in front but Carlisle's Mike Jones took the match into extra-time with an equaliser 5 minutes into stoppage time.

There were no more goals in the extra 30 minutes, taking it to a penalty shootout which saw players take turns until the agonising 14-13 finish.

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Carlisle United face Portsmouth in first away fixture

Brunton Park Credit: ITV Border

Carlisle United face a 700-mile round trip for their first game of the 2016/2017 season after drawing Portsmouth away from home on Saturday 6th August. Kick-off is 3pm.

Their other August fixtures are:

  • Saturday 13th August- CUFC vs Plymouth 3pm KO
  • Tuesday 16th August- CUFC vs Cheltenham 7.45pm KO
  • Saturday 20th August- Cambridge vs CUFC 3pm KO
  • Saturday 27th August- Barnet vs CUFC- 3pm KO
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