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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: United welcome the Glovers at the weekend

A closer look at this weekend's opponents

26 October 2018

The Blues welcome hard to beat Yeovil Town to Brunton Park at the weekend looking to build on Tuesday night's excellent performance at Lincoln.

Alex FisherThe Glovers have only lost four league games all season, but they've also only won four, with other six fixtures ending as stalemates.

In fact, their previous three outings have all ended as draws, frustratingly at Huish Park, with Exeter, Tranmere and Crewe all taking a share of the spoils away in their kit skips.

With six goals and one assist Alex Fisher is the standout performer so far, but Yoann Arquin and Jordan Green will need to be watched, with both players looking at three goals and two assists each.

This weekend's visitors sit just one place and two points behind the Blues, so this should be a good game to watch with both sides looking to strengthen their relative positions.

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Manager’s thoughts ...

John SheridanSpeaking ahead of the weekend game, manager John Sheridan said: "We're looking forward to getting back home following what have been two tough away games.

"We've been going on about it, but we want to to sort our home form out because we know how important it is in terms of where we want to be.

"Yeovil have been tough for teams to break down this season, but we know if we play to our strengths we'll be giving them things to think about. We're coming into it off the back of what I thought was an excellent performance at Lincoln.

"That showed that if everybody does their job, and works hard for each other, it can make the game seem much easier.

"We want to perform for our home fans now because they've been magnificent. Results at Brunton Park haven't been good enough and we need that to change. We'll be doing everything we can to make sure that starts this weekend."

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Did You Know?

+ The club’s nickname of The Glovers came from Yeovil’s history of glove making, with the town a centre of the industry in the 18th and 19th centuries.

+ Prior to an FA Cup tie against Liverpool in 2004, the Glovers released a song called ‘Yeovil True’ which reached number 36 in the UK Singles Chart.

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+ Huish Park, the club’s home ground, is built on the site of an old army camp.

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Head to Head

These teams have met on a total of 24 occasions over the years, with United claiming a win percentage of 50%. The Glovers have won seven, with the other five encounters ending as draws.

  Carlisle wins Draws Yeovil wins
League 12 3 7
FA Cup 0 2 0
Total 12 5 7

United won both games last season, with our November meeting bringing a comfortable 4-0 score line here at Brunton Park. Danny Grainger (2), Hallam Hope and Shaun Miller bagged the goals for United, and Yeovil had Bevis Mugabi sent off with 15 minutes left to play to rub salt into the wounds.

Watch the highlights from that game here ...

A Hallam Hope goal just after the break proved to be the difference between the teams when we made the long trip to Yeovil in February. There were chances for both outfits, but the Blues defended well to hold on to their points.

Watch the highlights from that game here ...

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Man in the middle

Thomas BramallOur referee for this game is Mr Thomas Bramall.

He has been in charge of 14 games so far this season, showing 25 yellow cards and one red.

This is his first season as a Football League referee, and this is also the first time he has been the man in the middle for a Carlisle United fixture.

 

Referee - Thomas Bramall
Assistant Referee 1 - Richard Kendall
Assistant Referee 2 - Barry Cropp
Fourth Official - Graeme Fyvie

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Match Reports

MATCH REPORT: United 0 - 1 Yeovil

Report from the Saturday afternoon home game

27 October 2018

United rounded off a busy October with a home game against Yeovil Town on Saturday but they were ultimately made to pay for wasting good opportunities as the visitors grabbed a late victory with almost the last kick of the game.

The Blues huffed and puffed, without quite making the clear-cut opening they needed, and salt was rubbed deep into the wounds when Tom James smacked his deflected set piece into the back of the net, leaving the hosts with no time at all to put things right.

Danny Grainger, Gary Liddle and Jamie Devitt returned to the match day squad, following their recent injury lay-offs, and youth second-year Liam McCarron also retained his place as he continues to progress.

Manager John Sheridan made just one change to the starting line-up from Tuesday, with Gary Liddle taking a place at the heart of the defence at the expense of Richie Bennett.

The Glovers won the toss and opted to attack the Waterworks End first, but play was disrupted with just 60 seconds gone when Alex Pattison fell heavily, needing treatment for what looked like a hurt knee.

Carlisle picked up the pace when the game restarted and Baxter had to tip a stinging 25-yard drive from Gillesphey over the bar as it dipped late and threatened to creep in. The same player was on the end of the resulting corner but his header skewed off into the Warwick.

Yeovil attacked at pace as they used Browne as an outlet and he went past Sowerby to open things up at a tight angle. His shot took a deflection before crashing into the side netting.

The same player left two in his wake as he burst through midfield, in the next promising away move forward, and his run from the half way line took him to the edge of the area. He appeared to lose his nerve, with just Collin to beat, and his attempt at a lob was wildly inaccurate. 

A determined run from Mike Jones took him past a wrong-footed defence as he searched for a gap, and it did indeed open up as he dropped a shoulder to shoot low. It hit Mugabi, but Baxter had time to readjust and palm it wide of his upright as it spun wickedly towards the bottom corner.

Quick movement from Campbell allowed him to turn as he received the ball just inside the Yeovil half, and his threaded pass to Nadesan brought Baxter off his line. The stopper got there in the nick of time as the in-form forward stretched out a toe in an attempt to get a touch.

Assured handling from Adam Collin prevented the away side from building up any kind of real momentum, and a massive kick from the keeper put centre back Bevis Mugabi under real pressure as it skipped off the surface. He went for safety first by putting it behind, with Campbell and Nadesan on his heels, and United kept the pressure on with Jones in attendance as the corner was hooked away. His cross to the back post was controlled by Yates, but he was off balance and he sent his snapshot well wide.

Tenacity from Nadesan and Campbell won the Blues another corner, as they harried their man, and a touch from the delivery found Liddle unmarked. It was at a difficult height, so his volley lacked power, but a hooped shirt was still needed to make a clearance off the line as it spun towards the bottom corner.

Yeovil created something from nothing just before the break when top scorer Alex Fisher found space in the box. He went for a cheeky and unexpected lob but Collin was equal to it as he threw an arm up to get a vital touch.

Patient possession play eventually led to an opening for Slater deep into the six minutes of time added on for the first half, but Mugabe stood tall to make the block and Dickinson completed the clearance.

Excellent individual work from Nadesan saw him drag the ball past two challenges at the start of the second half as he worked hard to add to his tally. His shot from the penalty spot was firmly struck but Baxter executed a fine save as he dived down to his right.

Another good situation was wasted by the hosts when Slater sparked an attack with a forceful surge in the centre of the park. He found Campbell, who threaded it to Etuhu, but he was wayward with a shot from distance when he had options left and right.

Efforts from Gray and Patrick had to be watched by Collin as Yeovil started to get forward more just past the hour, and crosses from Liddle and Jones had hints of quality without quite managing to find a blue shirt in any kind of threatening position. 

Youngster Liam McCarron lifted home spirits when he used his first touch of the game to run at the Yeovil defence. He angled inside and shot with his left boot but it took a deflection and that made it easy for Baxter to grasp.

James went close for the away side when he got on the end of an inswinging corner, but there was more frustration at the other end when Nadesan rolled a pass back for Jones to strike. He got his bearings all wrong and it spun harmlessly away. 

There was better from Gillesphey when he played a one-two with Jones out wide before angling his run and drilling a powerful effort at the nets. Baxter stood tall to beat it away. Collin had to do the same when Yeovil sent men forward, with McDonald trying his luck when Yeovil broke, but strong hands were enough to keep it out.

Jones forced a corner with a dipper of an attempt as the board showing five minutes of time added was raised, but he was guilty of spooning another shot from distance wide when the half clearance from the Devitt set piece delivery came his way.

A spin and cross from Devitt in the final minute deserved better, but it flashed across the face of goal only to be cleared.

Then came the killer blow as the Glovers were awarded a free kick on the edge of the area. Tom James unleashed a thundering drive, and a huge deflection off Sowerby's elbow left Collin with no chance as it skimmed past his shoulder and over the line.

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Goals

Yeovil Town - James (90+6)

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Teams

Carlisle United - Collin, Sowerby, Liddle, Gerrard, Gillesphey, Yates (Bennett 71), Slater (McCarron 80), Jones, Etuhu, Campbell (Devitt 60), Nadesan. Subs - Gray, Miller, Grainger, Glendon.

Yeovil Town - Baxter, Dickinson, Mugabi, Browne, Patrick (McDonald 65), Fisher (Arquin 80), Pattison (Gray 29), D'Almeida, James, Olomola, Donnellan. Subs - Nelson, Rogers, Mahmutovic, Santos.

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Referee - Mr Thomas Bramall

Attendance - 3,928 (125 away fans)

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