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Carlisle goes for play-off position

Carlisle United Credit: ITV Border

A win tomorrow could see Carlisle United climb into the League Two promotion places.

The Blues host mid-table Morecambe at Brunton Park sitting just one spot outside the play-off positions.

Depending on how other teams around them fair, victory over the Shrimps could take Carlisle to second in the table behind leaders Plymouth.


Three-year match ban for two Carlisle United fans

3 year football ban for 2 Carlisle men Credit: ITV Border

Two men were convicted of football related offences on Monday at Carlisle Magistrates Court and York Magistrates Court.

Michael Junior Green, 20, of Marks Avenue Carlisle, pleaded guilty at Carlisle Magistrates Court and was given a 3 year football banning order. He was one of the 12 arrested at the Hartlepool United v Carlisle United game on 29 August.

Scott Dixon, 27, of Linton Close Carlisle, received a 3 year football banning order at York Magistrates. Dixon was arrested at York City v Carlisle United on 19 September.

Superintendent Justin Bibby said

The vast majority of those who attend football matches are friends and families who just want to enjoy the game. Unfortunately there are a minority who have other intentions and engage in behaviour that can spoil the occasion for others.

We work alongside the clubs to deal with the anti-social behaviour and convictions such as these demonstrate our commitment to put those responsible before the courts where they may have to deal with the consequences for a number of years.”

– Superintendent Justin Bibby

Stevenage 0 - 1 Carlisle United

Carlisle United. Credit: PA

Carlisle United have beaten Stevenage 0 - 1 away from home.

The home side almost went into the break ahead when they won a penalty just before half time.

But Carlisle goalkeeper Mark Gillespie made a top save, ensuring the sides went in level.

Tom Miller buried a shot from the centre of the box in the last ten minutes to put the Blues ahead, and they closed out the game to win by a goal.

'Old school' battle between Curle and Sheringham

Teddy Sheringham and Keith Curle. Credit: PA

Carlisle United Manager Keith Curle says he's looking forward to taking Teddy Sheringham on... as a manager.

The Blues' boss made the comments on the club's website, and he also addressed rumours about local striker Grant Holt:

I came up against Teddy many years ago when I was starting my career in the top flight. I went to Wimbledon when he was at Millwall. They were flying high and doing very well at the time.

We had some fantastic battles. He was up front with Tony Cascarino and I was beside Eric Young. With that you had four good professionals who had a good understanding of the game. All four of us had strengths and weaknesses but none us could be accused of shying away from challenges or of backing away from any situation.

Teddy definitely wasn’t shy about leaving a stud on you. The good thing about him was that he could take a challenge as well. He would never whinge and moan about it. If you did give him a kick you could guarantee you would get one back, and you don’t mind that.

He would take a knock, get up and come back for more the next time. I think you’d describe us as proper old school. Times have changed now because if someone gets a twisted sock they’re down for five minutes and they need attention from the medical people.”

– Keith Curle, Carlisle United Manager

On Grant Holt:

A few people have mentioned his name. It’s one where you would never say never, and you never say no. I’d need to watch him myself and see where he’s at.

He’s played a few under-21 games recently and he’s experienced enough to know those games are purely for him to get match-sharpness back up to speed.

I’ve got respect for Grant Holt. I’ve played against him and I know what he offers. As with any player, I’d need to see him myself so I could see where he is physically and mentally. We need players here who fit into the ethos of what we’re trying to create at the football club. No player will walk into this club if I didn’t think it was right for the team.”

– Keith Curle, Carlisle United Manager

CUFC: spirits high despite Jabo injury

Carlisle United are in League Two action away at Stevenage Borough tomorrow.

The Blues know a win could move them into the play-off places.

Having secured ten points from their last five league games, striker Charlie Wyke says spirits and confidence are high despite top scorer Jabo Ibehre being out with a hamstring injury:

Well I think the gaffer's brought a few good players in, obviously Jabo's here and there's Angelo and people like that, but I think that all together the group's tighter knit now and everybody just gets along with each other and it's just a positive place to be at the minute.

Obviously Jabo's been great since he's been here and he's got ten goals already.

He's gonna be a big miss but I think we've got players in Derek, Riggy, and even the new lads Alex, they can fit in and score some goals."

– Charlie Wyke, Carlisle United


Carlisle lose on penalties after valiant cup performance

Carlisle United have been knocked out of the League Cup after taking their match against Liverpool to penalties.

Liverpool's Dejan Lovren (left) and Carlisle United's Alex McQueen battle for the ball. Credit: PA

The hosts took the lead with a headed goal from Danny Ings, but Derek Asamoah soon netted an equaliser for the visitors.

The 6,000 travelling fans cheered "Keith Curle's Blue and White Army" as the game went to a penalty shootout after a stalemate in extra time.

Both sides missed two penalties before Bastien Hery's shot was saved by the Reds goalkeeper Adam Bogdan, securing the tie for the Premier League giants. Liverpool face Bournemouth in round four next.

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