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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: United kick off the New Year in Morecambe

The Blues will be first footing at the Globe Arena

31 December 2018

It's a Happy New Year to one and all as over 1,600 United fans make the trip to the Globe Arena for our first fixture of 2019.

Jim BentleyIt was a topsy-turvy December for the Shrimps as they suffered 3-1 away defeats at Lincoln and Tranmere, but picked up vital points at home with a draw against Port Vale and 3-0 win over Cambridge.

The four points were much-needed with a run of difficult results through the previous month having sent Jim Bentley's team on a worrying slide.

They ended 2018 with a tough away game at Colchester, but they dug deep and defended as a team to bring home another vital point from what had been an excellent defensive display.

Being honest, the Shrimps had the best of a tight first half, but they were let off the hook late in the game when Vincent-Young rattled the woodwork.

One win from the last five outings is still a cause for concern, but with players like AJ Leitch-Smith, Rhys Oates and Kevin Ellison bagging the goals, they'll be backing themselves to get away from the wrong end of the table as 2019 unfolds.


Manager’s thoughts ...

John SheridanSpeaking ahead of the game, manager John Sheridan said: “I have a lot of respect for Morecambe. They play the game in a good way and the job Jim Bentley and his staff do is amazing.

"They compete in every game, so this won't be easy. It'll be an excellent atmosphere and we're expecting over half the crowd to be Carlisle fans, so it comes down to the players handling that and doing things properly.

"We saw on Saturday that the run of fixtures does take a toll, but it's the same for everybody. We dug deep in that one, and we got the win, and we know how good things will look if can keep this run going.

"I keep reminding people not to get carried away, but confidence is high and hopefully we'll see another good performance."

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Did You Know?

+ Morecambe FC was formed on 7 May 1920 following a meeting at the local West View Hotel.

Christie Park

+ Mr JB Christie bequeathed the old ground - Christie Park - to the club in 1927.

+ Morecambe were promoted to the Football League for the first time in their history after winning the Conference play-off final, beating Exeter City 2-1, on 20 May 2007, in front of over 40,000 fans.


Head to Head

These two sides have met on a total of 18 occasions and the draw is by far and away the most common outcome between these local rivals with two-thirds of the clashes ending up that way.

  Carlisle wins Draws Morecambe wins
Cup 2 3 0
League 3 6 2
FA Cup 1 1 0
Total 6 10 2

The Shrimps were last at Brunton Park in October and they took a grip on the game before the half hour mark, with goals from AJ Leitch-Smith and Vadaine Oliver providing a two-goal cushion. United never recovered and the game ended 2-0 in favour of the visitors.

Watch the highlights from that game here:

Morecambe twice took the lead in our Checkatrade Trophy group game at the start of September but stunning goals from George Glendon and Macaulay Gillesphey took us into the break all-square. Then a first goal for the club for Jerry Yates, with 15 minutes left to play, proved to be the match winner as the Blues closed ranks to claim their points.

Watch the highlights from that game here:

The sides met on three occasions last season, with both league games running out as 1-1 draws.

Watch the highlights from our home league fixture here:

Watch the highlights from our away league fixture here:


Man in the middle

Ben TonerOur official for this fixture is Mr Ben Toner. Ben has taken charge of 21 games so far this season, showing 53 yellow cards and just two reds. 

He has taken charge of two United games this season, the first being the 2-1 victory over Port Vale at Brunton Park in August where a Danny Grainger penalty and a Tom Parkes header were enough to see the Blues earn the three points. 

The Checkatrade Trophy fixture at the Stadium of Light was the second United game he oversaw, where the Black Cats ran out as 3-1 winners. Ashley Nadesan got the United goal. 

Referee – Ben Toner
Assistant Referee 1 – Steven Rushton
Assistant Referee 2 – Alan Clayton
Fourth Official – Leigh Doughty


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Match Reports

MATCH REPORT: Morecambe 0 - 2 United

United bring in the New Year against the Shrimps

1 January 2019

Carlisle kicked off the New Year with the relatively short trip to the Globe Arena to face Morecambe in what is an always keenly anticipated local derby.

Over 1,700 Blue Army members made the trip, but they were disappointed to learn of the recall of Rotherham loanee Jerry Yates ahead of kick off as he headed back to his parent club to take a place on the bench for their game against Preston.

That brought Macaulay Gillesphey back into the starting line up with manager John Sheridan going for a 4-5-1 formation to face the Shrimps, with Etuhu briefed to drop deep to cover the back line.

Morecambe fashioned a chance with just 28 seconds on the clock when Ellison found space on the left. His low cross was touched on by Oliver but Collin did well to get down to make the save.

The Shrimps stayed forward and Cranston was urged to shoot by the home fans as he carried the ball towards the box. The shot was well struck but easy for Collin to gather.

A huge kick from Halstead caused problems for the Blues back line as it was headed on by Mendes-Gomes for Oliver to contest. It looked like the forward was set to lob Collin, but he miscued his initial shot. Gerrard was back quickly to clear the bouncing ball before the forward could apply a second touch.

An excellent break from the visitors brought them into the attacking equation when the ball was swept neatly from back to front. Etuhu, Devitt and Sowerby all had touches, before Nadesan overlapped to cross low. It was half cleared, but a Grainger thunderbolt had to be blocked as he lined his shot up.

A free kick followed, as Sowerby was felled 22-yards out, but Devitt's low effort hit the wall and Kenyon stepped in to hook it clear. A deep free kick had to be dealt with at the other end, as Lavelle nodded it back into the mix, but there was barely space to move as Devitt gratefully sent it long and into the opposition half.

The Blues took the lead in stunning manner when Jamie Devitt allowed a Gillesphey throw to roll across his body. He let it bounce three times and left Halstead with no chance with an unexpected ripping volley which hit the back of the net via the underside of the bar.

Carlisle calmed things down after the goal, but they gave Morecambe plenty to think about as they hit quickly on the break at very opportunity.

Cranston had a go from distance just before the half hour as the Shrimps continued to struggle to test the target, albeit at the same time as working hard to get into the game. A short corner from Cranston to Mills should have brought more, but two quickfire clearances from Grainger and Gerrard kept the red shirts at bay.

A Liddle shot was blocked at the other end as United worked a good position, 25 yards out, but there was little to show between the sides in terms of possession as the action stayed mostly in the middle of the park.

The Blues won a corner in time added on for the first half when Gillesphey sent a great cross in, and they almost made it count as Parkes made the Devitt delivery his own. His header had power but it rose high over the bar.

Both sides pressed at the start of the second half and a lovely pass from Hope put Nadesan on the overlap. His clipped cross teased the blue shirts as they sprinted forward in an attempt to get a touch. 

Captain Danny Grainger sent a 28-yard free kick over the wall and into the stands as the away side maintained the upper hand, but Morecambe had a good spell of pressure where they peppered the box from left and right. There were plenty of red shirts in the area but the Cumbrians refused to buckle.

Collin had to watch a shot from distance from Mendes-Gomes as it took a deflection and bobbled low, and the keeper went long again to beat away a shot from Oates as he angled a run into the box.

Carlisle stayed patient but Liddle showed as an outlet when he got behind the defence to make an option. One such run from him brought a corner which Gerrard nodded down. There was nobody there, and the Shrimps broke at pace as they exploited a gap on the right wing. The cross found Mendes-Gomes but his close range volley was smothered by Collin.

A cross from Nadesan was half cleared to Devitt as the game picked up in pace, and Devitt tried his luck with a first time effort which was once again cleared before it could get through.

Danger man Kevin Ellison beat Parkes to earn his side a corner as it went from end-to-end, but the visitors once again held their concentration to shepherd the delivery to safety.

A run and cross from Nadesan deserved better when he went past his man before clipping the ball across the face of the target. Sowerby was on his heels as it skipped just past his toe.

The reprieve was short-lived for the hosts as Gillesphey took another quick throw, this time finding Jack Sowerby in space. He did what Devitt had done in the first half, as he allowed it to run across his body, before he found the top corner via a fingertip touch from Halstead.

It was almost a third for the rampant Blues as they tore the Morecambe defence to shreds with superb one-touch football. Nadesan bounced the ball off Devitt and the Fleetwood-loanee was a whisker away as he aimed a grasscutter at the bottom corner.

Striker Hallam Hope mesmerised everybody when he wound his way into the area, leaving two in his wake. Halstead had to commit, and he was relieved to see the ball dribble across the line untouched as it squirmed under his body.

Collin still had work to do at the other end, as a Cranston shot came at him from nowhere, but the Blues protected their lead and saw it through to make it five wins a row from a fantastic festive period.

And, it should be noted, there was a huge roar from the Blue Army as they saw their hero Jason Kennedy take to the pitch in time added on for his first appearance in just over a year, following a long road back to recovery from a troublesome injury.



Carlisle United - Devitt (15), Sowerby (76)



Morecambe - Cranston (89), Oliver (89)

Carlisle United - Etuhu (40), Gerrard (89)



Morecambe - Halstead, Mills, Conlan, Kenyon (Tutte 66), Old, Oliver, Ellison, Lavelle, Oates (Leitch-Smith 66), Mendes-Gomes (Mandeville 82), Cranston. Subs - Szczepaniak, Oswell, Yarney, Hedley.

Carlisle United - Collin, Gerrard, Parkes, Gillesphey (Bennett 87), Liddle, Sowerby (Kennedy 90), Etuhu, Devitt (Slater 82), Grainger, Hope, Nadesan. Subs - Gray, Miller, Jones, McCarron.


Referee - Mr Ben Toner

Attendance - 3,749 (1,784 away fans)

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Ticket News

AWAY DAYS: Morecambe match ticket information

Ticket prices and information for the New Year's Day fixture

3 December 2018

United kick off the New Year with the relatively short trip to the Globe Arena to face Morecambe.

Dates of sale:

Date Time
Monday 3 December 10am to 5pm
Tuesday 4 December 10am to 5pm
Wednesday 5 December 10am to 5pm
Thursday 6 December 10am to 5pm
Friday 7 December 10am to 5pm
Saturday 8 December Closed
Sunday 9 December Closed 
Monday 10 December 10am to 5pm
Tuesday 11 December 10am to 5pm
Wednesday 12 December 10am to 5pm
Thursday 13 December 10am to 5pm
Friday 14 December 10am to 5pm
Saturday 15 December  10am to 2.15pm
Saturday 15 December 4.45pm to 5.15pm
Sunday 16 December Closed
Monday 17 December 10am to 5pm
Tuesday 18 December 10am to 5pm
Wednesday 19 December 10am to 5pm
Thursday 20 December 10am to 5pm
Friday 21 December 10am to 5pm
Saturday 22 December Closed 
Sunday 23 December Closed
Monday 24 December 10am to 3pm 
Tuesday 25 December Closed 
Wednesday 26 December  10am to 2.15pm
Wednesday 26 December 4.45pm to 5.15pm
Thursday 27 December 10am to 5pm
Friday 28 December 10am to 5pm
Saturday 29 December 10am to 2.15pm
Saturday 29 December 4.45pm to 5.15pm
Sunday 30 December Closed
Monday 31 December  10am to 2pm 
Tuesday 1 January  Closed 

Ticket prices:

  Seating Terracing
Adult £21 £17
Senior 65+ £17 £14
Young Adult (18-22 & Students ) £15 £10
Junior (Under 18) £6 £5
Under 11 1 free with a paying adult/concession 1 free with a paying adult/concession

Each paying adult or concession can have one free under 11 ticket. Any additional children pay the junior rate.  

Students must be in full time education. 

Under 14s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Disabled fans pay the concession rate, or the relevant lower category, and a carer ticket is free of charge.


Methods of purchase:

In person – come to the main ticket office in the Pioneer 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.
The last day tickets will be posted is 5pm on Thursday 27 December 2018.
Bus Travel
For further information on travel, contact the following: 

Carlisle United Supporters' Group Away Travel: 07563 700 987. Click HERE for more information on booking and departure times. 

Route A66 West Cumbrian Travel: 07825 840 123

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