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Carlisle (H) Carabao Cup Match Preview

7 August 2023

After an impressive start to the league campaign this past weekend Town are quickly in cup action with Carlisle United the visitors to The Envirovent Stadium tomorrow evening in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

And the 1-0 win at Doncaster on Saturday, the fourth season in a row where Town have taken maximum points on opening day; the perfect preparation for the test against League One opposition.


Our opponents

Carlisle were promoted at the end of last season, triumphing via the playoffs with a penalty shoot out victory against Stockport County after first overcoming Bradford City.

They kicked off life in League One for the first time in a decade with a 1-1 draw at home to Fleetwood Town, although they will be frustrated that Owen Moxon’s strike was cancelled out in first-half stoppage time.

Last season

The two sides of course met last season in League Two with Town extending their unbeaten run against the Cumbrians since gaining promotion to the EFL.

There was an entertaining encounter at The Envirovent Stadium in early November when Owen Moxon’s injury-time equaliser earned the visitors a 3-3 draw. Town had twice come from behind through goals from Luke Armstrong and Warren Burrell before Jaheim Headley’s strike fifteen-minutes from time looked to have given Town victory.

In the return fixture at Brunton Park Town snatched a 1-0 victory thanks to a late own-goal from Paul Huntington.

The man in charge

Paul Simpson was appointed in February 2022 after the club had struggled for the most part and were amongst the sides threatened by relegation before he steered them to safety late in the season. He of course guided them to promotion to League One following an excellent 2022/23 campaign.

Simpson previously had a spell at Brunton Park almost 20 years ago, also managing Preston, Shrewsbury and Stockport as well as coaching stints at Newcastle United and the England youth set-up.

Before embarking on a managerial career Simpson had a notable playing career, most prominently for Manchester City, Oxford and Derby.

Ones to watch

United bolstered their promotion winning squad by adding the likes of Alfie McCalmont, Ben Barclay, Sam Lavelle and Sean Maguire to their ranks.

Nottingham Forest youngster Fin Back also rejoined on loan for another season after impressing a season ago.

Highly-rated Owen Moxon will be a key part of the midfield with stalwarts Callum Guy, Jon Mellish and Paul Huntington expected to feature heavily.


Carlisle were officially formed in 1904 and have featured mainly in Third Division during their 117 year existence. The 1973-74 season saw the Cumbrians promoted to the First Division for the first time but they’d only stay there for a year before relegation. 

Successive relegations in the 80s then saw Carlisle drop to the Fourth Division and it’s where they stayed until winning the league as champions in 1995. The club then yoyoed in out of the third and fourth division until in 2004, their 76 year stay in the Football League came to end.

It was, however, a brief end as the club returned the following the season and then won the League Two title the year after. Carlisle would continue to be a League One club for the next eight seasons, winning the Football League Trophy in 2011 before relegation to League Two in the 2013/14 season with their near decade stay in the bottom tier brought to an end last season.

Team News

Luke Armstrong will once again be unavailable for selection, along with long-term absentee Stephen Dooley. Rod McDonald will also miss the chance to take on his former club as a result of the eye injury suffered on Saturday, with Joe Mattock, Warren Burrell and Will Smith looking to step into the centre half's position.

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Match Reports

TOWN 1-0 Carlisle United - Folarin strike sees Town progress

First-half goal is good enough to send to Town through to round two of the Carabao Cup

8 August 2023

Town progressed through to round two of the Carabao Cup courtesy of Sam Folarin’s first-half strike that sealed a 1-0 win over Carlisle United.

Victory made to two wins from their opening two games to start the 2023/24 campaign in style, although Town were grateful that Ryan Edmondson missed a late penalty for the visitors.

Simon Weaver rang the changes to the team that was victorious at Doncaster on Saturday, with only Mark Oxley, Abraham Odoh, Sam Folarin and Matty Foulds named in the starting line-up.

For the visitors, who opened their League One campaign with a 1-1 draw at home to Fleetwood, there were changes with Tyler Charters, Jack Ellis, Dylan McGeouch and Ben Barclay coming into the side.

Given the different looks to both sides it was no surprise that the opening stages were somewhat scrappy but the visitors had the first real moment when Taylor Charters fired a low shot from the edge of the area that Mark Oxley was quickly down to smother.

Town sprang into life on the quarter hour mark when persistent play down the left from Abraham Odoh saw a great opportunity for Matty Daly but the visitors defence closed out the danger in the nick of time.

Jack Armer then went close for Carlisle when he slid in at the far post but he lacked control and his effort failed to trouble Oxley.

But it was Town who grabbed the lead midway through the first-half when Daly freed Folarin who used his pace well before coolly slotting home past Tomas holy from just outside of the box.

Folarin went close again shortly after before the returning Warren Burrell powered a header that Holy turned away, but it was the visitors who almost levelled on the stroke of half-time when Oxley miscued a clearance.

The Town keeper redeemed himself with a smart save to turn the ball onto the bar before Kayne Ramsay headed behind to end the danger.

Trailing at the break manager Paul Simpson made four changes with Sean Maguire, Ryan Edmondson, Callum Guy and Jack Robinson entering the fray.

Goalscorer Folarin turned provider just before the hour when his pace saw him get beyond his marker down the right-hand side with his low cross finding Sutton at the near post, but he couldn’t steer his effort on target.

George Thomson then curled a free-kick inches from the top of Holy’s crossbar as Town pressed to double their advantage.

Alfie McCalmont fired narrowly over just after the hour mark to fire a warning to Town though that there was still plenty of work to do.

With twenty minutes Town made a double change with goalscorer Folarin and Abraham Odoh replaced by Jack Muldoon and James Daly, before the visitors made their fifth change of the night with Dan Butterworth coming on for Luke Plange.

Substitute Daly almost had an immediate impact when he took Muldoon’s pass to fire a shot that just over the bar.

Town had an escape with just under 15 minutes remaining after Oxley was penalised for bringing down Charters inside the box. However, he breathed a sigh of relief when Edmondson drilled the penalty wide of the left-hand post.           

The hard-working midfield duo of Sutton and Falkingham were then replaced by Dean Cornelius and Liam Gibson as Simon Weaver looked to close out the game.

James Daly rounded the keeper late on but found his angle at goal narrowed and the defence managed to clear but Town played out the remaining minutes with little trouble to book their passage to the next round.

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Ticket News

Carabao Cup – Carlisle (H) Ticket Information

20 July 2023

Our first home fixture of the 2023/24 season sees Carlisle United visit The EnviroVent Stadium on Tuesday 8th August in Round One of the Carabao Cup.

Prices are below for both standing and seated tickets…

  • Adults £10
  • Concessions* £8
  • U18s £5
  • U12s £3

Tickets are now on sale online via the below link, or in-person from our Commercial Street Store.

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Please note Season Tickets are not valid for this fixture.

Season Ticket Holders will have their existing seat reserved until Tuesday 25th July, after which date any reserved seats will be available on general sale.

*Concessions are classed as...

  • Senior 65+
  • Full Time Student 18+
  • Blue Light Card
  • Disabled Person in receipt of mid/high rate DLA / PIP

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