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MATCH PREVIEW: Robins a test for the Blues

A look ahead to this weekend's trip to the County Ground

8 August 2019

It's a tough test on the road for the Blues this Saturday as they head to the County Ground to face fancied Swindon Town.

Jerry YatesIt was a busy June and July for Robins manager Richie Wellens as he brought no fewer than nine new faces through the door during the months of June and July.

One of them, of course, was Rotherham-loanee Jerry Yates who had caught the eye of a number of clubs during the last campaign when he notched seven goals in 29 appearances for Carlisle United.

As well as Yates, who opened his account for the Robins last weekend, keep an eye out for defenders Danny Ballard (Arsenal), Mathieu Baudry (MK Dons), Zeki Fryers (Barnsley) and Rob Hunt (Oldham). They've been joined by midfielders Jordan Lyden (Villa) and Adam May (Pompey), as well as wide man Lloyd Isgrove (Barnsley), and striker Diallang Jaiyesmi completes the activity seen from the last seven weeks alone.


Last season

Richie WellensIt's fair to say that the Robins under-achieved last season as they struggled to find consistency at key stages of the campaign.

Smack bang in the middle of the table, with 64 points, eight home victories made it tough going for the locals as they also watched their side rattle up nine frustrating draws on their own turf. 

A goal difference of +3 over the course of the 46 league games suggested they were just as likely to concede as they were to score and, as you'll see in the highlights below, they lost both encounters with the Cumbrians last term.

Things got off to a good start in the league this time round as Jerry Yates and Keshi Anderson pounced to help Swindon to a 2-0 opening away day at Scunthorpe, but things weren't as bright in the newly named trophy as Chelsea's under-21 side earned an unexpected 3-2 victory at the County Ground on Tuesday night.


From the manager

Steven PressleySpeaking ahead of the game, Steven Pressley said: "I went to watch them on Tuesday night and even though they lost the game they played very well for long periods.

"Richie has got them very well organised and they have good threats and options going forward. They'll have taken a lot from what was a very good result on the opening day at Scunthorpe, and I'm sure they will be looking to be in the top places this season.

"As I've said before, it comes down to us and how we approach the game. If we play with the desire and determination we showed on Saturday, and if we concentrate on playing the game the way we want to play it, then I know we will cause them problems.

"We go into the game with confidence as well, and that can be a big factor. We have players who can adapt and play a number of ways to suit the game, and we're looking to build and improve on what we saw last week.

"There's no doubt our supporters will be there in their numbers, as they always are, and I've said repeatedly this summer that the one thing I can guarantee for them is that their players and staff will be committed to doing everything they can to get the results they want to see."




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Highlights from previous meetings

Swindon Town 0 - 4 Carlisle United, Saturday 17 November 2018


Carlisle United 2 - 1 Swindon Town, Saturday 9 March 2019


Match officials

KinseleyReferee - Nicholas Kinseley
Assistant Referee 1 -
Marvyn Amphlett
Assistant Referee 2 -
Richard Morris
Fourth Official -
Craig Taylor

Mr Kinseley kicked his season off at Northampton last weekend and it was a busy game as he ended up brandishing six yellow cards. Last season he showed 74 yellow cards and two reds in his 24 games.

He was last in charge of a Carlisle game when we travelled to face Crawley just before Christmas last year. Jerry Yates, Jack Sowerby and Danny Grainger (penalty) scored the goals as we came away with a hard-earned 3-2 victory. Yates was the only United player to pick up a yellow card.


Is that a fact?

The original Saxon settlement of Swindon sat in a defensible position atop a limestone hill.


It is referred to in the Domesday Book as Suindune, believed to be derived from the Anglo-Saxon words swine and dun meaning 'pig hill.' As time went on, it became known as 'Swine's Town' and subsequently, of course, Swindon.


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Match Reports

MATCH REPORT: Robins 3 - 2 United

Report from the first away game of the season

10 August 2019

The Blues were in a buoyant mood following their opening day victory last weekend but they knew it would be a tough test as they came up against a Swindon Town side which has been tipped for big things this season.

Manager Steven Pressley stuck with the same starting eleven for the visit to Wiltshire, with the addition of recently signed Mohammed Ali Sagaf to the bench in place of youth second year Josh Galloway.

United kicked into a strong and blustery wind in the first half, and they had to adapt quickly as almost every attempt to send the ball long was caught up in a gust and thrown back at them.

Swindon used the advantage when Doughty sent an inswinging corner to the far post early in the piece. Woolery stretched to meet it but he popped his header from a tight angle over the bar.

The Robins came again when Thomas misplaced a pass inside his own half, and Doughty checked his run to call for the ball when Isgrove stroked it through. It dipped over Collin and he was relieved to see it deflect to safety off the top of the bar. 

Carlisle had to recover quickly when a ball over the top found Woolery in space on the edge of the area. He cut it back to Lyden, but his low shot took a touch off a defender and went behind for another corner. 

The set pieces from wide were a real cause for concern as they bent wickedly on the wind, and yet another fizzed curler from Doughty outfoxed everybody as it flew through bodies. It eventually ricocheted off Yates, but Collin had kept his concentration and he was able to make the save. 

Having been pegged back, United broke with purpose on 23 minutes when Bridge carried the ball from deep. He fed Thomas on the overlap, and his reverse pass sat up nicely for Bridge to volley. A goal bound effort was parried, and Scougall's follow up was blocked just in the nick of time as it threatened to creep over the line.

Back at the other end and Doughty found space for a cross when he pulled off his man. It hit Elliott and spooned high into the sky, and Anderson was disappointed not to do better as he headed the swiftly descending ball over the target from 10-yards out. 

Yates blazed over when he was sent clean through, with United convinced the forward was offside, and Anderson brought a diving save from Collin in what was another good spell for the hosts.

Another long ball, from inside the home half, had Anderson sprinting and he got there just a moment before Collin as the keeper came off his line to deal with it. The forward had been forced wide and all he could do was pop it into the mix, but Webster was on hand to tidy things up.

Swindon had half a sight just before the break when they countered quicky as a Cumbrian attack broke down. Woolery controlled well as it came his way, but his toe poke was straight at Collin. Yates then went for glory as he spun on a through ball, but Collin was once more equal to the cruncher as he used both fists to punch it away.

United fashioned the first chance after the break when Bridge intercepted a clearance halfway inside the opposition half. He spotted Thomas on a run, but McCormick dived low to catch the delivery at the front post before Olomola could pounce.

A header from Conroy landed on the roof of the net as he tried to make something of a swirling cross from Doughty, and Bridge rifled one over at the other end when he took the ball forward before letting fly from 23-yards.

It was Carlisle who grabbed the lead when McKirdy showed a clean pair of heels as he sprinted down the touchline with the ball at his feet. He had three Swindon players tracking his run, but they could do nothing as he bent into the box before rolling the ball back towards Olufela Olomola. The forward kept his cool as he sidefooted an excellent finish into the back of the net to open his account for the club.

The Robins took just four minutes to level things up as a ball from the right seemed to stick under the boot of Yates, on the six-yard line, for what seemed like an age. Blue and red shirts converged but it was Yates who wheeled away in celebration as the ball somehow made its way over the line.

A free kick from Doughty slipped an inch over as it dipped late, with home tails up, and Anderson had the crowd on its feet when he went through a meaty challenge on the edge of the area midway through the half. His grasscutter had Collin beaten but it whizzed past the upright.

Swindon took the lead for the first time on the afternoon on 70 minutes when a corner was pinged into the six-yard box. Zeki Fryers lost his man and he had the relatively simple task of nodding it in from very close range.

Keeper Adam Collin kept his side in the game when Webster was robbed of possession by Anderson. The forward had just the stopper to beat, but Collin spread himself to make a fantastic save with his boot.

Thomas forced a parry from McCormick late in the day, when he dropped a shoulder to shoot on the run, but the afternoon got worse for the away side when substitute Canice Carroll went in for a tackle with Lyden. The referee wasted no time at all in producing the red card.

The Robins used the man advantage to good effect as they closed the game down, and Woolery snatched another goal in time added on for Woolery as he beat the offside trap before guiding it under the advancing keeper.

There was still time for home manager Richie Wellens to pick up a booking when he received a visit from the referee at the behest of the fourth official, but the action wasn't done as United's new arrival Mo Sagaf bagged a second for the Blues, when he finished off a good cross from Thomas, but it was too late for the ten men and they left with nothing to show from their long trip into Wiltshire. 



Swindon Town - Yates (56), Fryers (70), Woolery (90)

Carlisle United - Olomola (52), Sagaf (90)



Swindon Town - Doughty (34), Lyden (57)

Carlisle United - Knight-Percival (57)

Sent off - Carroll (83)



Swindon Town - McCormick (gk), Fryers, Baudry, Isgrove (Twine 90), Yates, Doughty, Woolery, Lyden, Hunt, Conroy (c), Anderson. Subs - Reid, May, Henry, McGlashan, Ballard, Curran.

Carlisle United - Collin (gk) (c), Elliott, Webster, Knight-Percival, Mellish, Scougall (Sagaf 79), Jones, Bridge, Thomas, Olomola (Loft 59), McKirdy (Carroll 59). Subs - Gray (gk), Iredale, Hayden, Branthwaite.


Match officials

KinseleyReferee - Nicholas Kinseley
Assistant Referee 1 -
Marvyn Amphlett
Assistant Referee 2 -
Richard Morris
Fourth Official -
Craig Taylor


Attendance - 7,024 (298 away fans)

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Ticket News

AWAY DAYS: United start their travels at Swindon

County Ground the first port of call

6 August 2019

United's first away trip of the season is the trip to face Swindon Town at the County Ground.

Swindon Town v Carlisle United, Saturday 10 August, kick off 3pm

Dates of sale:



Monday 29 July

10am – 5pm

Tuesday 30 July

10am – 5pm

Wednesday 31 July

10am – 5pm

Thursday 1 August

10am – 5pm

Friday 2 August

10am – 5pm

Saturday 3 August

10am – 2.30pm

Saturday 3 August

4.45pm – 5.15pm

Sunday 4 August


Monday 5 August

10am – 5pm

Tuesday 6 August

10am – 5pm

Wednesday 7 August

10am – 5pm

Thursday 8 August

10am – 5pm




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United fans will have unreserved seating in the Arkells Stand.

Wheelchair / ambulant disabled fans pay the appropriate price, with the carer 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 0330 094 5930 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 purchased over the telephone there is an additional charge of 75p. The last day tickets will be posted is 5pm on Tuesday 6 August

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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