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Match Previews

BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Oldham Athletic

Everything you need to know ahead of Saturday's big game

1 November 2017

United host League One outfit Oldham Athletic in the first round of this season's Emirates FA Cup competition on Saturday afternoon.

Looking ahead to the game, manager Keith Curle said: "The FA Cup brings its own buzz and excitement and Saturday will be no different. It's a competition we want to progress in because there is always that incentive of potentially pulling a really big club if you can get through the first two rounds.

"It's a home tie, which is what you want from a cup draw, and it comes with the added factor for us that we're determined to turn the draws we've been getting into victories. The players know they could have been looking at more wins from their recent performances, but the belief and confidence is still there and we're ready to kick on.

"Oldham are a good side and Richie [Wellens] has got them doing things properly. They'll be hurting from the manner of the defeat last Saturday and they'll be looking to get back to the kind of consistency which got them on a run of seven games unbeaten ahead of that game against Scunthorpe.

"It should be a good game against a side which likes to attack, but we know we'll have our fans behind us every step of the way, and they'll be playing their part by cheering us on to what we hope will be a place in the second round draw."

Keith Curle

Remember, you can purchase your tickets by telephone on 0844 371 1921* or buy online and print at home, or order for collection, by clicking HERE.  

*Calls to this number are charged at 7p per minute from landlines. Charges from mobiles may vary. A booking fee of £1 applies to all online transactions.


Join us for our Happy Hour and Big Match build-up

Our hospitality areas will all be in full-flow again this weekend and we are looking forward to seeing you all there as the FA Cup first round proper kicks in!  

Our TV screens will be showing Stoke at home to Leicester City from 12.30pm, to help you to get in the mood for the big game, and the post-match action comes from the Championship as Brentford take on Leeds United. 

Our catering partners, abm Catering, are delighted to confirm another Happy Hour in the Sporting Inn and Sunset Suite between 12pm and 1.30pm on Saturday afternoon.

The Happy Hour includes a ‘50p per pint off’ offer on Fosters, John Smiths and Strongbow [£3 per pint during the Happy Hour] – please note, Guinness and Morretti will be sold at full price.

Sunset SuiteRemember, you can upgrade your match ticket to book a place in Foxy’s Restaurant - £25pp for a two-course meal or £30pp for a three-course meal.

We also have an extensive range of sponsorship opportunities available, from Match Day sponsorship to player and ball sponsorship packages. For more information please contact the Commercial Department on 01228 554 155 or email


CUOSC Surgery

CUOSC will be holding their next Supporters’ Surgery on Saturday, between 1.30pm and 2.30pm in the Study Centre, located next to the Blues Store.  

Barry Carter from the CUSG Disabled Supporters Group will also be in attendance to answer any questions or queries our disabled fans may have.



New stock arriving in our Blues Store all the time!

As we head rapidly towards the festive season we have excellent present and gift ideas arriving in our Blues Store almost every day.

From clothing to small souvenirs and stocking fillers, we have everything your devoted Blues fan could want.

The popular home and away kits continue to sell well - some of our first team players will be popping into the Blues Store at around 2pm – be there for a selfie with your new shirt if you can make it!

Also in-store is a fantastic new historical wall chart. Everything you need to know about the Blues is right there in front of your eyes and, at just £10, it's an absolute bargain.

Keep checking in-store and online - we have new fashion and souvenir ranges arriving all the time.


Telephone sales: 01228 554 138 (during store working hours only).

To shop at our online Blues Store, click HERE.


The Mascots

Our mascots for this game are Amos Bulman, and Ellie and Layla Mallinson.

Amos and Ellie are both huge fans of Nicky Adams, and Layla is most looking forward to meeting Reggie Lambe.  

Have a great day everybody!

To find out more about our Junior Blues membership and how to become a mascot, click HERE.

Oldham Mascots


The Man in the Middle 

Our match referee this weekend is Mr Andy Haines.

Mr Haines has taken charge of 14 games so far this season and has shown 41 yellow cards and two reds.

One of those 14 games was our first of the season here at Brunton Park when we faced Swindon Town. Luke Joyce scored our goal in a 2-1 defeat and Mike Jones went into the book on the day.


Our betting partner Sky Bet has some fantastic odds available on all match markets – click HERE for more details.


The Match Programme

Issue 10 of this season’s The Blues match day programme is on sale from our usual programme selling points and outlets around the ground.

It’s a 64-page publication this season and it’s packed with fun, facts and features to keep you entertained during the half time break.

Our popular Head2Head feature puts defender James Brown against midfielder Samir Nabi in what became the battle of the nice guys (well, one of them is).

Kelvin Etuhu goes under the spotlight and he names and shames as he points out a member of the current squad who he would shove into Room 101.

Priced at just £3 it’s becoming a must-have match day essential.


Match Day Ticket Sales

Match Day Ticket Sales are as follows:

Main Stand [B, C, Pirelli Family Stand and EWM] – from the ticket office situated on the west side of the stadium.

Paddock – from the Paddock ticket office situated at the southern end of the Paddock.

Pioneer Foods Stand and Warwick Road End – from the Pioneer Foods Stand ticket office situated on the ground floor on the east side of the stadium.

Away fans – from the away ticket office situated at the northern end of the Pioneer Foods Stand.

Remember – during the working week our Pioneer Foods Stand ticket office, situated on the first floor of the Pioneer Foods stand, is open for ticket sales for ALL areas of the ground.

The ticket office on the west side of the stadium is open on MATCH DAYS ONLY.

The ticket office is open from 10am to 5pm on weekdays (and until kick off for midweek games) and from 10am to 5.15pm on weekend match days.


It is worth noting that entry can be gained on match days by showing your ticket confirmation email on your smart phone or equivalent device. Simply present the relevant section of your eTicket for scanning at point of entry.

For full ticket office opening times and ticket prices, click HERE.

Remember, you can purchase your tickets by telephone on 0844 371 1921* or buy online and print at home, or order for collection, by clicking HERE.


Be in it to win it with our Golden Gamble

Keep your eye out for our Golden Gamble sellers around the ground ahead of kick off.

Your tickets can be purchased for just £1 (or at 3 for £2) and give you the chance to win either £100, or the share of a cash pot, in our half time draws. 

And, while we’re on the subject, why not sign up to our exciting Blues Lotto? For just £1 you can purchase 10 lucky numbers for our weekly draw giving you the chance to win cash prizes from our fund of nearly £60,000.

Golden Gamble

There is now the opportunity to pay an additional £1 per week to upgrade to Premier Membership where there is another £17,000 cash, 3 new cars and many other prizes waiting to be won. 

For more details visit or email

Alternatively call 01228 526 237 and ask for Ewan Wood. 


The Blues Store in the East Stand

We are delighted to confirm that our Blues Store will be operating from the Club Bar adjacent to the Family Zone in the Pioneer Foods Stand once again this weekend.

A full range of stock will be available with the emphasis on smaller items, suitable for the younger visitors to our extremely popular Family Zone games and play area.

Keep your eye out for our mini-tuck shop selling a range of confectionary and drinks.

Replica kit sales continue to go well in our main Blues Store on Warwick Road and it would be great to see you in your favourite colour [blue or carbon] as you cheer on the lads from the stands and the terraces.

Blues Store

Blues Store opening times:

Monday - 10am to 5pm
Tuesday - 10am to 5pm (open until 7.45pm on a match day)
Wednesday - CLOSED 
Thursday - 10am to 5pm
Friday - 10am to 5pm
Saturday - 10am to 3pm (open until 5.30pm on match day) 
Sunday - CLOSED

Telephone sales: 01228 554 138 (during store working hours only).

Click HERE to shop at our online Blues Store.


Challenge 25

We are operating the ‘Challenge 25’ policy at Brunton Park this season.

Please do not be offended if you are asked for ID when purchasing alcohol and if you appear to be under the age of 25 to our bar staff.

Challenge 25

Thank you for your cooperation.


The Supporters’ Car Park

Our supporters’ car park is open with parking available at the stadium at just £3.

Car Park

Please be aware that the ground can be uneven in places, so take care when navigating and walking around the area.


Local Match Day Travel with Stagecoach

Carlisle Footyrider – get to the match for half the cost!

Stagecoach Cumbria and Carlisle United are working together to make it easier for you to get to Brunton Park on match days.

The Carlisle Footyrider ticket will get you to every first-team home game for half the price of a normal dayrider ticket.

Stagecoach service 76 and 685 takes you straight to Brunton Park. Simply catch service 76 from The Crescent (Stand U) near the train station or service 685 from Carlisle Bus Station.


What you'll need

To get a Carlisle Footyrider ticket you’ll need to show our driver one of the following:

+ A valid Carlisle United season ticket

+ A ticket for that day's match

Where you can travel?

You can get to Brunton Park from anywhere across Cumbria and North Lancashire.

Depending on where you’re travelling from, you can purchase a Footyrider ticket from within the:

+ Carlisle dayrider zone
+ Carlisle dayrider plus zone
+ Explorer zone

How much does it cost?

+ Carlisle dayrider - £1.50
+ Carlisle dayrider plus - £3.35
+ Explorer - £5.40

Click HERE to visit the Stagecoach website for full travel details.

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Match Reports

MATCH REPORT: United 3 - 2 Oldham Athletic

Report from the Saturday afternoon Emirates FA Cup first round fixture

4 November 2017

United and Oldham went head-to-head for the right to progress to the second round of this season's Emirates FA Cup competition at Brunton Park.

And it's Carlisle who head into Monday night's second round draw as ball number 26 - but they were made to work as Oldham twice bit back into what looked to be a comfortable three-goal lead.

A brace from Bennett and a stunner from Hope gave United their cushion but the Latics refused to lie down and they made it a contest you just couldn't take your eyes off with a full-blooded display of attacking intent.

Oldham almost found a way through with just 40 seconds on the clock when Doyle beat the offside trap to cross from wide. Parkes cleared it as Davies challenged, and Grainger helped it on its way before Menig to could make an impact.

The Blues broke and Hope held the ball up well before laying it off for Jones to cross. Bennett slid in to try to get a touch but Gardner did enough to stop the shot.

The Latics came again with Dummigan and Green on the right flank and a delivery from the former was punched away on the dive by Bonham. Menig waited for it to drop out of the sky but he miscued his volley and it spun wide of the upright.

Bennett did well to nod a high cross from Joyce back across the face of goal as the Cumbrians battled hard, but the visitors broke from the clearance and Gardner found himself in plenty of space. He went for a shot from distance but his towering effort ricocheted away to safety as it smashed back off the bar.

Oldham went close again on 19 minutes when Dummigan bent a delivery into the six-yard box. Davies ran across his man to get the touch but Bonham somehow got down to claw it off his line. 

And it proved to be an even more important save as United got forward in numbers to win a corner. Grainger sent that one to the back post, for Hill to guide back into the mix, and Richie Bennett did the rest as he made it two goals in two games with an unstoppable close-range header.

Carlisle looked bright and they twice went close to extending their lead as good crosses came in from wide. Jones headed the first one straight at Placide, and Hope hesitated for just a moment too long when Grainger overlapped to cut the ball back into his path.

There were defensive duties for Grainger to complete, as the game swung from end-to-end, and Clarke thought he had the goal at his mercy when Menig found him with a neat lay-off. The shot had power but the captain got enough of a touch to take it over the bar.

The danger wasn't gone though as another very good delivery found Clarke on the move. His downward header beat Bonham but it also shaved the outside of the post.

Growing nerves were settled ahead of the break when a huge free kick from Bonham found Bennett contesting for possession with two defenders on his tail. The loose ball was pounced on by Hope and he left Placide with no chance as he rifled a rasping volley into the top corner.

Bonham saved from Menig at his near post as the Latics threw men forward, and the hosts defended the set pieces with determination as orange shirts flooded the box.

Carlisle showed first after the break when a poor pass allowed Bennett to find Hope. He waited for support from Grainger and his low cross was taken under control by Lambe. Fane stayed close and got a toe on it to prod it away.

Gardner sent a hopeful effort wide following a better spell for the visitors, but it was Carlisle who should have notched again when Bennett put Hope into the box with a slide rule pass. The forward tried to return the favour, when he could have gone for goal himself, and Fane was there again to make a timely tackle.

The Latics weren't about to give things up and Davies had a punt deflected as he tried his luck from long range. But the Cumbrians gave themselves a comfortable cushion on the hour with a lovely move which ripped Oldham apart. Joyce and Lambe tore their way through the back line and the cross from the latter came off Bennett's shoulder before it bounced over the line.

Oldham gave themselves a lifeline when they bit back with a headed goal from Clarke, and it became a real contest when substitute Aaron Holloway stayed alert to sweep a parried save from Bonham into the waiting net.

The Hill and Bennett cobination almost paid off again for the hosts when a header across the box fell to the striker. His nod hit Gerrard and popped into Placide's gloves.

Grainger forced an excellent save out of Placide when he crunched a 35-yarder at the target from a free kick routine, and Bonham was at his very best yet again when another Oldham break left Clarke one-on-one. The keeper spread himself and stopped what looked to be a certain equaliser.

Devitt screwed a shot over the bar deep into time added on, but Carlisle calmed things down and the whistle was welcomed as it blew on a very hard earned victory.



Carlisle United - Bennett (22, 60), Hope (36)

Oldham Athletic - Clarke (64), Holloway (71)



Oldham Athletic - Davies (90)



Carlisle United - Bonham, Brown, Liddle, Hill, Parkes, Grainger, Lambe (Devitt 79), Jones, Joyce, Hope (Etuhu 69), Bennett (S Miller 86). Subs - George, T Miller, Adams, O'Sullivan.

Oldham Athletic - Placide, Dummigan, Gardner, Davies, Doyle, Menig (Holloway 63), Hunt (Nepomuceno 70), Fane, Clarke, Green (Flynn 66), Bryan. Subs - Ruddy, Wilson, Gerrard, Hakim-Omrani.


Referee - Mr Andy Haines

Attendance - 3,900 (798 away fans)

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Ticket News

FA Cup: Oldham ticket prices confirmed

Ticket prices confirmed for FA Cup first round game

19 October 2017

Carlisle United v Oldham Athletic, Saturday 4 November, kick off 3pm

United's first round FA Cup game against Oldham Athletic at Brunton Park will be played on Saturday 4 November, kick off 3pm. 

Ticket prices are below. Please note - season ticket holders have until 5pm on Friday 3 November to purchase at the discounted price. Seated season tickets will also be reserved until 5pm on Friday 3 November. 


Seating Season Ticket* Pre-sale Match day
Adult  £7.50 £15 £17
Senior 65+ £6 £12 £14
Under 18 £3.50 £7 £7
Child Under 7** FOC FOC FOC
W/Chair & Carer £1 £2 £4


Terracing  Season Ticket*  Pre-sale Match day
Adult  £6.50 £13 £15
Senior 65+ £5 £10 £12
Under 18 £2.50 £5 £5
Child Under 7** FOC FOC FOC
W/Chair & Carer £1 £2 £4

Dates of sale

Date Main Ticket Office
Mon 23 Oct 10am – 5pm
Tue 24 Oct 10am – 5pm 
Wed 25 Oct 10am – 5pm
Thu 26 Oct 10am – 5pm
Fri 27 Oct 10am – 5pm
Sat 28 Oct Closed
Sun 29 Oct Closed 
Mon 30 Oct 10am – 5pm
Tue 31 Oct 10am – 5pm
Wed 1 Nov 10am – 5pm
Thu 2 Nov 10am – 5pm
Fri 3 Nov 10am – 5pm
Sat 4 Nov 10am – kick off

*Season Ticket Holders must produce their Season Access Card at time of purchase before Friday 3 November at 5pm to receive the discounted price.

**Must be accompanied by either an adult, senior or U18 ticket holder.


Join us in Foxy’s Restaurant for our first round FA Cup tie against Oldham Athletic as we lay on a Best of Cumbria menu from produce sourced from around the County.

Included in this package will be:

- Best of Cumbria two-course buffet menu
- Mini pies at full time
- Match ticket
- Optional ground tour
- Match day programme
- Team sheets for the table
- Player appearance pre-match
- Watch the man of the match presentation post-match
- Match day competitions
- Car parking available upon request

Package is priced at £40pp or £32pp for season ticket holders.

Concession rates available at time of booking

To book or find out more information please contact Katie in our commercial department on 01228 554 155 or


Methods of purchase:

In person – come to the main ticket office in the Pioneer Foods Stand at the designated time. Ticket sales on home match days will be from the West Stand ticket office. 
Phone – ring the ticket office on 0844 371 1921 at the designated times and pay with a credit / debit card. Calls to this line are charged at 7p per minute from a landline. Mobile charges may vary.
Internet – click HERE and follow the online instructions. 
Please note - to post tickets out to customers who have made their purchase over the telephone there is an additional charge of 75p. All credit cards used will incur a £1 surcharge. The last day tickets will be posted is 5pm on Tuesday 28 November 2017.

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