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Carlisle United prepare for FA Cup first round

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Carlisle United will be looking to transfer their league form into football's oldest competition this weekend.

The unbeaten League Two side play non-league side St Albans City in the first round of the FA Cup on Sunday.

The Blues remain 15 games unbeaten in League Two.

We look forward to it as an opportunity for us to progress in the competition - exactly the same as what our preparation and our planning and attention to detail is for every home game or every away game we play in the league."

– Keith Curle, Manager, Carlisle United

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Curle brimming with confidence after CUFC victory

Carlisle United manager Keith Curle says his team are now eyeing up who they can beat next after their 3-1 victory over Crawley Town.

The Blues gave the 5,600 fans who'd packed into Brunton Park plenty to smile about after making it 15 games unbeaten in the league.

Despite a 94th consolation goal by Crawley's Mark Connolly, goals from Ibehre, Kennedy and Joyce were enough to secure the three points to keep United second in the table.

Their next game is against St Albans City in the first round of the FA Cup on Sunday 6th November.

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Blues break club record for unbeaten start to season

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Carlisle United have smashed a club record, by starting a season fourteen games without a loss.

Their 2-1 victory over Stevenage this weekend took them up to second in the table, behind Plymouth.

The table toppers and teams like Portsmouth and Doncaster Rovers have all had their chances to put a dent in United's promotion charge.

So far nobody has been able to prevent them taking at least a point.

The Blues taken on ninth placed Crawley Town at home on Saturday 29 October.

Blues on the verge of setting all-time club record this weekend

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Carlisle United are preparing to face Stevenage at the weekend, on the verge of setting an all-time club record for the longest unbeaten start to the season.

The Blues are third in League Two, having played thirteen games without a loss in the campaign so far.

Club captain, Danny Grainger, says the squad's focus remains on promotion:

First and foremost, we need to go down there and get the three points, make sure we are in the automatic places come five o'clock on Saturday. That's our first goal.

Obviously it is nice to pass records as we are going. The lads are very proud of what we are achieving at the moment. But again, we need to get promoted. That is the big thing this season."

– Danny Grainger, Captain, Carlisle United
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