Carlisle United will now start looking for a new manager for the first time since December 2008.
Kim Inglis has been gathering reaction to the news of Greg Abbott's departure.
Ali Ross from the Carlisle United supporters club feared the worst when Port Vale scored a dramatic injury time winner on Saturday:
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It is now believed that 45-year-old Robert Cantle may have travelled in his car to the Jedburgh area on Sunday morning.
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The historic event always takes place on the last Friday in July.