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Kick off 15:00 (UK)

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20 July 2019 Venue Brunton Park Attendance 1,620 Referee Anthony Backhouse

Kick off 15:00 (UK)

Carlisle United
1 - 3
(Pens 0 - 1)
Fleetwood Town
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Match Previews

PREVIEW: Fourth friendly and Family Fun Day on Saturday

Loads to do and a game to enjoy

19 July 2019

It’s a busy day for the Blues on Saturday as we combine our annual Family Fun Day with our fourth pre-season fixture – a home game against League One side Fleetwood Town.

With one eye on the weather we have a host of activities lined up for fans young and old.

Click HERE for full Fun Day details.

Please note – the squad will be in the training pitch area between 11.30am and 12.15pm for autographs and selfies, before they head off to start their important preparations for the game.

Remember, we want as many fans as possible to stay for the game against the Cod Army and, with that in mind, we're making entry free of charge for anybody under the age of 16 who comes along with an adult or a senior.

If you're an under-16 and you come to the game on your own* your ticket will cost just £1!


Key timings

Fun Day starts – 11am

Sunset Suite – open for refreshments from 11am

Players at training pitch – 11.30am to 12.15pm

Season ticket collection – 11am to 3pm at the west stand collections window

Carlisle United v Fleetwood Town – kick off 3pm


Car parking

Due to the Fun Day, and a range of activities situated around the stadium, car parking on Saturday is for disabled fans and 2019/20 car park season ticket holders only.



Away fans will be housed in the Pioneer Stand for this fixture, with the Pioneer Bar and Balderstone Bar open for refreshments.

Home supporters will be on the west wise of the stadium with the Paddock, B Stand, C Stand and D Stand open.

The catering huts will be open, as usual, with the Sunset Suite, Sporting Inn and McVities Bar open for refreshments. Please note – McConnell’s Bar will be closed for this fixture.

Lakeland Steaks will be in their usual spot, adjacent to the Sporting Inn entrance, throughout the day.

Home and away fans can purchase tickets on the day – please allow time to make your purchase.


Ticket Prices

Adult £10
Senior (65+) £5
Unaccompanied 16 and under £1
Accompanied 16 and under FoC
*Under 7 FoC
Wheelchair £4
Carer FoC

*Under-7s must be accompanied by an adult.


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 0945 930 at the designated times and pay with a credit / debit card. Standard call charges apply.
Internet – click HERE and follow the online instructions.

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Match Reports

MATCH REPORT: United 1 - 3 Cod Army

Report from the Saturday afternoon home game

20 July 2019

League One Fleetwood travel to Brunton Park on Saturday for the fourth of six pre-season friendlies scheduled for this month.

United boss Steven Pressley gave more pitch time to his first team squad, with a mix of youth and trialists Kwame Thomas and Aaron Hayden also getting vital game minutes.

Carlisle controlled the possession through the opening stages and they almost drew first blood when Elliott slipped a pass through the static backline. McKirdy arrived on the sprint but he dragged his effort wide.

It was a brief respite for the visitors as Jack Bridge sparked a good move from deep. He fed it to Elliott, and the right back didn't disappoint with an excellent cross. Bridge had continued his move and he picked his spot with a looping header.

The Blues kept going and a dinked cross from Mellish had Thomas interested. He threw himself at it but he couldn't quite make the connection. 

The Cod Army struggled to make an impact in the final third and it was the hosts who continued to look the more likely as McKirdy and Galloway swung testing deliveries into the box. 

A good spell for the visitors saw Webster and Knight-Percival block dangerous balls into the box, and both sides found their enterprising play halted by some solid defending.

A stinger from McKirdy was palmed away by Cairns just before the half hour, and Madden blasted over for the away side when he should probably have done better.

The scores were levelled just before the break when former-Blue Paddy Madden converted a disputed spot kick, as Webster appeared to bring his man down just outside the box.

McAleny smashed a volley against the post when Fleetwood came again as they grew in confidence following the equaliser.

Chances became harder to come by after the break, but the away side took the lead when Biggins peeled into space at the back stick. His header from a teasing cross had good direction and Collin was left with no chance as it arrowed past his dive. 

Rossiter hit tbe bar with a dipping free kick as the visitors pushed forward, and it was another set piece which brought the third away goal of the afternoon as Morris forced a superb save out of Collin with a driven effort which bent past the wall. Paddy Madden reacted first to sweep the loose pieces into the net.

The pace of the game visibly slowed through the closing stages, with both sides making a number of changes, but it was another useful afternoon for Steven Pressley as he got more match time for his first team squad.



Carlisle United - Bridge (10)

Fleetwood Town - Madden (40 pen, 65), Biggins (58)



Carlisle United - Collin, Elliott (Barnes 74), Mellish (Birch 74), Webster (Lightfoot 74), Knight-Percival (Branthwaite 74), Jones (Bell 74), Bridge (Armstrong 74), Scougall (Brunt 74), McKirdy (Charters 67), Galloway (Kerr 74), Thomas (Hayden 46). Sub - Gray.

Fleetwood Town - Cairns, Coyle, Eastham (Clarke 63), Souttar, Burns, Biggins (Matete 77), Coutts (Rossiter 63), Morris, Rydel (Hill 77), Madden (Saunders 77), McAleny (Baggley 63). Subs - Crellin, Southam-Hales, Mooney, Sheron.


Referee - Mr Anthony Backhouse

Attendance - 1,620 (112 away fans)

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