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Carlisle United are looking to bounce back from their weekend defeat at the hands of League Two leaders Northampton Town when they travel to the division's bottom side Dagenham and Redbridge tonight.
Despite the lowly position of the opposition, manager Keith Curle says they cannot be underestimated.
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)
A Boccia league in Carlisle is making Cumbria's disabled sports scene more popular than ever.
50 people play in the league's 13 teams, hosted by Cumbria Wheelchair Sports Club every week.
Our reporter Evanna Holland went along to discover the secret to their success:
Scotland cruised to a comfortable victory in their Rugby World Cup opener against Japan.
The Scots - with Borderers Stuart Hogg, Greig Laidlaw and Ross Ford in the starting lineup - racked up five tries in a 45-10 win.
Japan, who caused one of the biggest shocks in sporting history beating double world champions South Africa on Saturday, got off to a positive start and went in at half-time only four points behind.
After the interval though Scotland's attack proved too hot to handle with John Hardie, Mark Bennett (two), Tommy Seymour and Finn Russell all touching down.
Scotland's next game is against the United States at Elland Road in Leeds on Sunday.
The following South of Scotland League fixtures take place tomorrow. All games kick-off at 3pm.
Abbey Vale v Heston Rovers Crichton v Creetown Dumfries Ymca v Newton Stewart Mid Annandale v Edusport Academy St Cuthbert Wanderers v Nithsdale Wanderers Fleet Star v Upper Annandale Wigtown & Bladnoch v Lochar Thistle
A businessman has abandoned plans to invest in Carlisle United after the club terminated talks over his proposed takeover.
Andrew Lapping was heading a consortium planning to put nearly £1.3million into the club but today Chairman Andrew Jenkins said talks had ended as Mr Lapping's proposals 'didn't stand up to scrutiny.'
In response Mr Lapping said he'd been left with no option but to step away from the takeover and that he 'didn't need the grief anymore.'
“For the last 12 months of my life I’ve worked diligently to put a plan in place which would provide initial financial investment for Carlisle United and a long-term structure and strategy to ensure the club was well-placed to pursue future success.
“My intention was simply to help the club in the short-term and ensure there was a longer-term plan in place. Then I would step back and let the club move forward. I had no intention of ‘taking-over’ Carlisle United. I put forward a plan from which a lot has been adopted by the board. It’s clear they don’t want me involved. I don’t have a problem with that – but I do have a problem in having my integrity and motives questioned."
The biggest girls football festival ever to be held in Cumbria took place today.
Pupils from 32 primary schools took part in the event at the Sheepmount in Carlisle. The event was attended by players from the Sunderland women's football team including Stephanie Roche the woman who became an internet sensation by coming runner up in FIFA's goal of the year competition.
It's all been organised by the Cumberland FA and aims to build on the success of the England women's team at the recent World Cup. Ryan Dollard reports.
It's not quite golf, and it's not quite football, but a new sports craze is proving quite a hit in our region.
Footgolf is a mixture of the two games, and it's inspiring all sorts of people to swap the football pitch for the fairways.
Ryan Dollard has been to Penrith Golf Centre to find out more.