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PREVIEW: Shrewsbury head north in the FA Cup

We look ahead to this weekend's cup tie

3 December 2021

League One Shrewsbury Town are United's opponents in the next stage of the Emirates FA Cup competition this season.

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Former-Blue Ryan Bowman gave everybody a scare when he suffered an on-field heart problem during the Ipswich away game in October.

The 29-year-old suffered palpitations during the League One match at Portman Road and spent the night in hospital as a precaution after undergoing a series of tests.

“The tests show there is no long-lasting damage to his heart,” Shrews manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Shropshire. “Ipswich were first-class during the incident, their doctor came straight to the bench - and their people then shot his heart back into beat. We'll be forever thankful to them for that.”

Cotterill also confirmed that Bowman had suffered a slight heart scare before, during a training session with Exeter City.

"We can't say this was a freak as he’s had an episode of this before, but he now has the right medication,” the manager explained.

Bowman returned to training and first-team action quickly after the incident.

opposition

The Shrews have lost just one of their last five league games and have started to climb away from the bottom four spots.

That league confidence is bound to be a factor come Saturday, and the manner of the first-round victory in this competition will have done them no harm.

Seventh-tier Stratford Town gave them a slap in the face when they took an early lead, but Bowman (2), Leahy, Bennett and a late, late strike from Tom Bloxham capped off a first away victory of the season and an all-round professional display.

Unbeaten in two they'll be looking to carry that on as the battle for a place in the third-round draw commences.

who watch

It has to be Ryan Bowman. He currently tops the club's league scoring charts with six, alongside Daniel Udoh, and with Luke Leahy just one behind.

A physical, tenacious striker he can also use a football, and he's a real threat inside the penalty area. 

He can score goals from anywhere and he'll certainly give the back line a torrid time if he's allowed to run free.

And let's not forget Sam Cosgrove. He's on-loan from the Midlands and is another who knows how to hit the back of the net.

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highlights

  Carlisle wins Draws Shrewsbury wins
League 14 16 14
League Cup 1 0 0
Cup 1 1 0
FA Cup 0 2 1
Total 16 19 15

The last time the Shrews were at Brunton Park was back in February 2015. It all appeared to be going to plan when Charlie Wyke put the home side ahead on 66 minutes, but football can be a cruel mistress sometimes. With game management completely chucked out of the window James Collins and Mickey Demetriou turned the game on its head as they both scored deep into time added on to win the game.

Watch the highlights from that game here:

officials

Referee – Samuel Barrott
Assistant Referee – Daniel Woodward
Assistant Referee – Paul Newhouse
Fourth Official – James Bancroft
Observer – James Devine

Our referee for this game is Samuel Barrott. He has taken charge of 18 games so far this season showing 72 yellow cards and no reds.

Having joined the league list last season, he was with us for the first time when he officiated in the 2-0 home win over Scunthorpe in April 2021, where Jon Mellish bagged both goals. No Carlisle names were taken on the day.

He was at Brunton Park in October 2021 for the 2-0 reverse at the hands of Forest Green. Jamille Matt and Nicky Cadden did the first half damage, and Tristan Abrahams and Brennan Dickenson were booked for the Blues.

tickets

Don't forget that ticket prices increase by £2 on a match day.

The Paddock will be open for terracing. The Pioneer Stand and B, C and D stand will be open for seating. The Warwick Road End will be closed for this fixture. 

Season ticket holder seats in the Pioneer, B, C and D stands are reserved. You have until 5pm on Friday 3 December to purchase your reserved seat. Season ticket seats will not be reserved on the day of the game. 

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Hospitality

Join us in Foxy's Restaurant for a meal and ticket package and really make a day of it!

Adult meal and match ticket - £35

Senior meal and match ticket - £33

U18’s meal and match ticket - £26

Meal only £21

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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.
 
Please note - to post tickets out to customers who have purchased over the telephone there is an additional charge of 85p. The last day tickets will be posted is 4pm on Tuesday 30 November.
 
Internet – click HERE and follow the online instructions.

The game is part of the weekend's BBC TV package, with a single camera function to provide clips and highlights.

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Match Reports

MATCH REPORT: United 1 - 2 Shrews

Report from the Emirates FA Cup second round tie

4 December 2021

United hosted League One side Shrewsbury Town in the second round of this season's Emirates FA Cup competition on Saturday afternoon.

And boss Keith Millen made three changes from Tuesday night with Brennan Dickenson back from his dead leg lay-off in place of Jordan Gibson.

Brad Young was in up front at the expense of Sam Fishburn, and Corey Whelan came back into the middle of the park as Jon Mellish served out the last match of his three-game suspension.

What appeared to be a foul on McDonald was ignored by the assistant referee early in the piece, and Shrews striker Ryan Bowman was allowed to chase onwards into the box. Mellor got in the way to prevent Bloxham from getting a touch as the ball came low.

Udoh recycled it and he spread it wide for Bloxham to cross. It skipped across the face of goal and a weak effort eventually fell kindly for Howard to gather.

Carlisle were on the attack with Clough on the right flank and his clipped pass put Abrahams into the area. Marosi closed the space down quickly to make a point blank save, and the follow ups from Dickenson and Young were charged down.

The away side took the lead on 10 minutes when Ogbeta overlapped to pull it back into the mix, having received a sliderule pass from Leahy. It was allowed to run free and Bloxham took a touch before drilling a powerful shot low and through legs. It took a deflection and Howard stood no chance as it flew over the line.

Howard then saved a close range volley from Bowman, and Feeney got his head to a piledriver from Ogbeta as Shrewsbury attacked in numbers, but United should have been level on the quarter hour when when Marosi came out of his box to deal with a long ball forward.

He scuffed his kick, and Young skipped past him, bringing the crowd to its feet. He had Abrahams to his left, but he chose to try to go it alone and the moment was gone as he was quickly tackled.

Alertness from Abrahams saw him nick the ball from Pennington with his back to goal as the blue shirts battled hard, and he spotted Whelan in space. Dickenson took over, and Marosi had to go full stretch to tip a 20-yard stinger past the upright.

Pennington cynically chopped through the back of Guy when the skipper had burst clean through with a powerful run from the centre circle, and Clough took charge of the 19-yard free kick. That came back off the wall, and the same player had a second attempt smothered.

Kelvin Mellor had to leave the field on 27 minutes, and that meant a reshuffle as Corey Whelan slipped into the right back position. Danny Devine was brought on in midfield.

The Shrews were on the front-foot again on 28 minutes when Daniels made an extra man on the right. His cross was met by Ogbeta, but a wayward volley bulged the side netting.

There was action at both ends and Abrahams guided a ball through for Clough to hit as he arrived late. Leahy did well to take the sting out of it, but it looped up high, and Abrahams was suddenly interested. He met it with a firm header but it dropped onto the roof of the net.

Feeney was in the right place at the right time when Bennett beat the offside trap to centre. The defender had to get it right as Bowman looked to gobble up the scraps.

Gibson blazed a free kick from distance over the bar and into the Warwick just before the break, and it was the away team who held the lead as they headed up the tunnel.

Carlisle camped forward for a long spell at the start of the second period and Abrahams had an instinctive effort blocked as he tried his luck after a Gibson cross had pinged his way.

Guy fed Dickenson in the next attack but his cruncher struck Pennington and whistled wide. A difficult volley fell to Devine on the 18-yard line, and that was dealt with before Marosi had to get involved.

Things became tight, and Guy sent one over the bar as United looked to pick things up in front of goal. Charters then dropped a shoulder to create room, and his delivery ripped across the face of the target. Fishburn launched himself at it but he couldn't quite get there.

A long range drive from Devine with 15 minutes left to go took a deflection, but the resulting corner was cleared.

But it was Shrewsbury who found the nets moments later when Ogbeta turned with the ball at his feet on the halfway line. An accurate pass unlocked things for Bowman, and he dropped a shoulder before prodding the ball into the bottom corner.

Marosi had to scoop up a rasper from Mampala at the second attempt, after it had initially spilled from his clutches, and Gibson almost found a way through as he bobbed and weaved. A corner was won, and McDonald had his head in his hands as he nodded wide having shrugged off his marker.

Carlisle gave themselves late hope when Gibson angled his run before producing a stunning finish in the first minute of time added on, but it proved to be just too late as the Salop restarted the game, keeping the hosts at arm's length to see their victory through.

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Goals

Carlisle United - Gibson (90+1)

Shrewsbury Town - Bloxham (10), Bowman (78)

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Bookings

Carlisle United - Whelan (8), Clough (30), Feeney (60)

Shrewsbury Town - Pennington (22), Vela (49), Udoh (54)

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Teams

Carlisle United - Howard, Mellor (Devine 27), Feeney, McDonald, Armer, Clough (Gibson 35), Guy (c), Whelan, Dickenson (Fishburn 61), Abrahams (Mampala 61), Young (Charters 61). Subs - Breeze (gk), Dinzeyi, Bell, Ellis.

Shrewsbury Town - Marosi, Leahy, Ebanks-Landell (c) (Daniels 21), Pennington, Vela, Udoh (Cosgrove 85), Bowman, Ogbeta (Caton 85), Bennett, Bloxham (Leshabela 89), Nurse. Subs - Burgoyne (gk), Wilson, Kaninda, Craig.

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Match officials

Referee – Samuel Barrott
Assistant Referee – Daniel Woodward (late replacement Lee Freeman)
Assistant Referee – Paul Newhouse
Fourth Official – James Bancroft
Observer – James Devine

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Attendance - 2,794 (351)

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