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PREVIEW: First-footing in Doncaster

The New Year kicks off with an away game

31 December 2022

2023 gets under way with an away game in Doncaster for the Blues.


Doncaster got back to winning ways with a 1-0 away win at Newport midway through December, but their subsequent away trip to Harrogate was one of many to fall foul of the weather.

Their return to action with the Boxing Day trip to Tranmere was not a happy one, with the home side bagging three goals to register a comfortable victory.

Thursday night's home meeting with Rochdale was a thriller, with the Dale pegging back an early two-goal deficit. The visitors levelled again after Harrison Biggins had re-established the lead, and it was left to Tom Anderson to claim the points with his first goal in over 14 months.

Doncaster had won three of their last five outings ahead of that game at Prenton Park, a run of results which had lifted them back into the upper half of the table. 

One of the fancied teams at the start of the campaign, they parted company with Gray McSheffrey in October after a run of just seven points from eight games.

Ex-Huddersfield Town boss Danny Schofield was appointed on a one-year rolling contract a week later, with three wins since then to steady the ship.

A squad with some excellent individuals, it'll be no surprise if they pick things up and push on come the New Year.

who watch

George Miller has 11 goals from 24 games so far this season and is proving to be as reliable as ever.

He's a reliable outlet and can run the channels and hold things up.

He was our one to watch in October and nothing much has changed on that score.


Click HERE to purchase a match pass which will allow you to WATCH to this game via our streaming iFollow service.

With match commentary also provided by BBC Radio Cumbria, this is a fantastic way to follow your team, with audio coverage available for every game.


  Carlisle wins Draws Doncaster wins
FA Cup 1 0 1
League 24 16 23
Total 25 16 24

It was a convincing 3-0 home victory for the Blues in October 2022. Callum Guy set the tone with a stunning goal on the stroke of half time and a brace from Jack Stretton sealed the deal after the break.

You can watch the highlights from that game here:

Doncaster were in Carlisle for FA Cup action in November 2020 and they secured progression to the second round thanks to two first half goals from Ben Whiteman. Jon Mellish got one back after the break, but the visitors held on to claim the win.

Watch the highlights from that game here:

It was just under four years before that FA Cup meeting that these sides had last met and it was United who ran out as winners here at Brunton Park. Nicky Adams set the Blues on their way in the first half, and Niall Mason put the ball into his own net to double the advantage with five minutes left to go. Tommy Rowe got a late consolation for the away side deep into time added on.

Watch the highlights from that game here: 

The visit to the Keepmoat earlier that season had seen the Blues battle their way to a 2-2 draw. Shaun Miller drew first blood, but Tommy Rowe and John Marquis struck to put Donny ahead heading into the break. The Cumbrians came out all guns firing and they got their reward when Jabo Ibehre levelled things up late in the day.

Watch the highlights from that game here: 


Referee - Ben Speedie
Assistant Referee - Alan Clayton
Assistant Referee - Peter Gooch
Fourth Official - Darren Handley
Observer - Philip Joslin
Senior Observer - Clive Oliver

Our referee for this fixture is Mr Ben Speedie. He has taken charge of 19 games so far this season showing 81 yellow cards and three reds.

He had the whistle for our 2-0 away defeat at Stockport in October 2022. Fin Back and Jordan Gibson were booked that day.

We saw him here in Carlisle in October 2021 for what was a slog of a 0-0 draw. Obviously there were no goals, and there were also no names taken.

He was at Brunton Park for our 3-1 Football League Trophy defeat to Fleetwood at the beginning of September 2020. It was an eventful night for Gime Toure, who both scored and was sent off, but the group game points went to the Cod Army thanks to goals from Callum Camps and Harvey Saunders (2). Joe Riley also went into the book.


We have been allocated an initial 800 tickets for this fixture with over 3,000 available if needed. 

Tickets for this game will go off sale at 4pm on Friday 30 December. 

Click HERE for the full ticket office Christmas opening times. 

Tickets are available on the day of the game and do not increase in price. 

Ticket collections on the day will be from the Club Doncaster Academy reception from 2 hours prior to kick-off. This is located next to the away turnstiles.


Adult - £15
Junior 14 - 17 - £1
13 and under* - £1

* 13 and under must be accompanied. 

Disabled information

Ambulant disabled supporters and wheelchair users pay the relevant price with the carer free of charge.

Doncaster Rovers have five accessible parking bays available to Carlisle United supporters at a cost of £5. You can purchase in advance from 10 days prior to the game by calling 01302 762 576 option 1.

Methods of purchase:

  • In person – come to the main ticket office at the designated time.
  • Phone – ring the ticket office 0330 0945 930 option 1 at the designated times and pay with a credit / debit card.
  • Internet – buy online HERE


If you wish to purchase bus travel you can organise this by calling CUSAT on 07563 700 987.

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Match Reports

MATCH REPORT: Rovers 2 - 1 United

Report from the first game of 2023

1 January 2023

United faced Doncaster Rovers in their first outing of 2023.

And manager Paul Simpson was forced to make two changes to his starting XI with Jack Ellis and Taylor Charters both ruled out with troublesome hamstrings, picked up on Thursday night at Crewe.

Kris Dennis was in for Charters with Joel Senior involved for his first start since he picked up his ACL injury at Salford at the beginning of February.

Doncaster were unchanged from their Thursday night thriller against Rochdale.

The hosts had an early attack when Maxwell clipped one down the left flank. Miller was onto it, but he misjudged his delivery and it curled harmlessly behind.

Biggins then blazed over from distance after Huntington and Moxon had charged down efforts from the edge of the area in what was a lively start from the red and white hoops.

A run down the right from Molyneux earned a corner, but that was met at the front stick by a clearing header from Mellish. The resulting throw brought a goal from nothing as a ball across the six-yard box from Miller appeared to be going nowhere. Senior misjudged the clearance and that left Maxwell with a pop from a very tight angle. It beat Holy on its way into the bottom corner.

More hesitant defending gave Hurst half an opening, but Feeney and Moxon combined to shut things down. The clearance sent Gibson on a sprint, and he beat one before it was taken off his toe as he approached the 18-yard box.

Charlie Seaman was booked for a high challenge on Armer, with the referee consulting his assistant as to the severity of the offence, with a straight red clearly on the table for discussion.

It was a game of sporadic action and a shot from Close from a well-worked home corner whipped over the bar with Holy looking comfortable enough as he pulled his hands out of the way.

The injury curse continued into 2023 with Jack Stretton replaced on 25 minutes after he signalled to the bench that he wasn't feeling right.

Intricate play from the Blues on the half hour saw Senior, Mellish and Moxon make space, but the move eventually ended with a shot from Moxon that bulged the wrong side of the side netting.

Biggins put a 40th minute free kick into the wall, and Maxwell skied the rebound after what had been a tighter spell. Moxon sent a set piece from deep into Mitchell's hands as United battled to try to make a mark.

Jayden Harris was on for Jordan Gibson at the start of the second period, with the Cumbrians looking for a spark to their day, and he was immediately involved as he linked with Dennis. His cross was just too close to Mitchell.

There was work to do at the other end when Close put a corner into the mix. It was cleared as far as Molyneux, and his 22-yard volley had to be blocked by Feeney.

A neat pass forward found Dennis well advanced as the game picked up in pace, and he trapped it before bringing Senior into the equation. A low cross was touched on by Harris, but Sho-Silva saw it late and his volley was miscued.

The away crowd behind the goal was suddenly very noisy as the Blues played much of their game in the opposition half, and they were almost given something to really cheer about when Moxon ripped a beauty of a free kick into the area. Mellish threw himself at it but he couldn't find the touch it needed.

Doncaster got forward in numbers in response and Holy had to parry as a fierce thunderbolt came his way. Hurst had the target at his mercy for the rebound but he was left with his head in his hands as he prodded it high over the bar.

Carlisle were undone on 67 minutes when a quick passing move put Miller clean through. He took it wide, but his centred pass fell nicely for Hurst to strike and finish on the volley from close range.

Rovers slowed things down, but there was a late chance for Moxon after he carried it forward. It had power but it was blocked by two home shirts.

A nod down from Sho-Silva gave the visitors late hope as Dennis got on the end of it. He left Mitchell with no chance as he picked his spot to make it 14 for the season.

And Dennis nearly did it again after Devitt had cleverly played Mellish past two defenders. The striker touched, turned and shot, but Mitchell gathered at the second attempt.

There were loud appeals for a penalty as Dennis fell to the floor in time added on, but the officials showed no interest.

The last chance of the day was a header for Morgan Feeney after Armer had spun to lob the ball high and deep. The skipper was up high but he couldn't keep the header down.



Doncaster Rovers - Maxwell (5), Hurst (67)

Carlisle United - Dennis (87)



Doncaster Rovers - Seaman (12)

Carlisle United - Harris (57)



Doncaster Rovers - Mitchell, Knoyle, Maxwell, Anderson (c), Williams, Molyneux (Woltman 80), Miller (Agard 86), Biggins, Seamand, Hurst (Barlow 86), Close. Subs - Jones (gk), Clayton, Long, Ravenhill.

Carlisle United - Holy, Feeney (c), Huntington, Mellish, Senior, Moxon, Guy (Devitt 82), Armer, Gibson (Harris 46), Dennis, Stretton (Sho-Silva 25). Subs - Kelly, Hilton, Whelan, Carr.


Match officials

Referee - Ben Speedie
Assistant Referee - Alan Clayton
Assistant Referee - Peter Gooch
Fourth Official - Darren Handley
Observer - Philip Joslin
Senior Observer - Clive Oliver


Attendance - 7,143 (1,222)

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