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United lose second game in League Two

Carlisle United lost their second game of the season at the weekend.

The Blues are yet to gain a point after their defeat on Saturday 16 August against Wycombe Wanderers.

The side were down to ten men towards the end of the second half when Alex Marrow was given a second yellow card. They lost 3 - 1 to a side who have won both their games this season.

United play Cheltenham Town away tomorrow, Tuesday 19 August.

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Hundreds get the blues at Carlisle United's first match of season

Hundreds of Carlisle United supporters wore free t-shirts at the first home match of the season. The club issued more than 3,500 blue t-shirts to fans after it announced that the new home kit wouldn't be available in time for the start of the season.

Production problems with the club's new supplier - Sondico Professional Ltd - meant that the new season's kit isn't available till the end of this week. Many of the fans wore the free blue T-shirts during the game against Luton at Brunton Park yesterday.

The new kit's design is based on the 1974/75 season when Carlisle played in the old division one.

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Carlisle United boss' disappointment at loss

The manager of Carlisle United says he's surprised that his team got beaten on the first game of the season. Graham Kavanagh's side lost 1-0 at home to newly promoted side Luton Town.

The first half was pretty negative from the players. I can't tell you why. The build up through the week was very good. We worked yesterday on tactics. I knew it was going to be a difficult start. But we didn't come to terms with the way they played and I didn't think we were brave enough first half. Second half was miles better. We changed the system and the shape. We just couldn't take that chance when it came.

– Graham Kavanagh, manager of Carlisle United

CUFC sign another striker

The striker has played at international level Credit: PA

Carlisle United have signed former Republic of Ireland striker, Stephen Elliott.

He joins the blues on a one year year deal.

Elliott, 30, joined Coventry City two years ago and scored four goals in 25 appearances.

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