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Carlisle draw 2-2 after fire scare at Exeter

Carlisle came away from their encounter away at Exeter today with a 2-2 draw - that was after play was stopped for an hour due to a fire scare at St James' Park.

Fans were asked to move onto the pitch when an alarm sounded just 9 minutes into the game. Problems then arose with the ground's floodlights, which further delayed a restart.

The Blues were already one nil down when play was suspended, but the break did nothing to help. Despite another goal from Hallam Hope in the 85th minute, Carlisle could only manage a draw.


Football: South of Scotland League results

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This weekend's South of Scotland League results were as follows:

Fleet Star 0 v 2 Lochar Thistle

Dumfries Ymca P v P St Cuthbert Wanderers

Wigtown & Bladnoch 6 v 1 Crichton

Potts Cup 1st Round Nithsdale Wanderers 4 v 2 Upper Annandale

South Challenge Cup 3rd Round Creetown P v P Queen Of The South

South Regional Challenge Cup Edusport Academy 1 v 0 Civil Service Strollers ( After Extra Time)

Carlisle United Director dies after short illness

Credit: Amy Dixon

Carlisle United Football Club have announced that club Director Richard 'Dick' Young has died, following a short illness.

The 75-year-old, who was the eldest son of former United-manager and trainer Dick young, had played in the club's Reserve A Team and had spent many years as Commercial Director and Business Club Developer.

“Dick really was Mr Carlisle United. He was a friend to everyone who met him and carried a huge amount of weight and respect within the business community, and with the club’s supporters.

“He held a massive love for the club and was a popular figurehead within our commercial set-up. I spent many long hours talking about football and many other issues with Dick, inside and outside the boardroom, and there is a huge sense of loss having received this news.

“We have known about the illness he was fighting against but, out of respect to his wishes and those of his family, we have not discussed this within the public arena.

“The club has lost a great man and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time."

– Andrew Jenkins, Chairman, CUFC

Carlisle United prepare for clash with Northampton

Keith Curle. Credit: PA

Carlisle United take on League Two Leaders Northampton Town at Brunton Park tomorrow.

A win could push the blues back into the promotion places and manager Keith Curle believes a big and vocal crowd could make all the difference.

It is important. It is like that extra man. And again I'll say it now. I went on record after the Morecambe game - they got us that win.

That second goal they were willing that ball into the net and you could tell that the players were picking up, attacking that end with the supporters behind that goal. We were going to score."

– Keith Curle, Carlisle United Manager


Queens fans asked to behave at tonight's Hibs match

Fans attending tonight's match between Queen of the South and Hibernian are being asked to listen to safety advice given by stewards and police.

It follows on from some disorder at the Doonhamer's last high-profile home fixture against Rangers.

Terregles Street will be closed for the duration of the match, due to the expected increase in traffic.

Queens are four points adrift of the play-off positions so will be looking to make home advantage count against the Edinburgh side.

Chief Inspector David McCallum has this message for fans:

Police urge Doonhamers to listen to safety advice

Palmerston Park, Queen of the South's ground. Credit: PA

Police Scotland are asking fans attending tonight's Queen of the South match against Hibernian to listen to safety instructions.

Terregles Street will be closed for the duration of the match, due to the increased traffic expected.

Unfortunately at the last match we had difficulties with people simply ignoring instructions being given, particularly around health and safety, so please if you're given instructions by stewards and or police officers go with what they're telling you to do."

– Chief Inspector David McCallum

South of Scotland football results

The weekend's south of Scotland football results are as follows:

  • Abbey Vale 0 v 5 Edusport Academy
  • Creetown 0 v 4 St Cuthbert Wanderers
  • Dumfries Ymca 0 v 4 Mid Annandale
  • Heston Rovers 0 v 6 Lochar Thistle
  • Newton Stewart 2 v 2 Wigtown & Bladnoch

South Of Scotland League Cup 2nd Round:

  • Crichton 0 v 2 Upper Annandale

South Challenge Cup 2nd Round:

  • Fleet Star 1 v 4 Nithsdale Wanderers

Fixtures: South Challenge Cup 3rd Round (Wednesday 2nd March 2016):

  • St Cuthbert Wanderers v Dalbeattie Star - St Mary's Park, Kirkcudbright, kick off 7.30pm
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