AFC Carlisle to take on United heroes on Saturday
A team made up of former-Blues heroes will play AFC Carlisle from the Westmorland League in an open door game on the Brunton Park training pitch on Saturday ahead of the day’s big kick off when the first team face Plymouth Argyle in Sky Bet League Two.
Fans favourites Graham Anthony, Ian Arnold, Dave Brightwell, John Halpin, Tony Hopper, Chris Lumsdon, Gareth McAlindon, Mike McCartney, George Oghani, Paul Proudlock, Steve Soley, Dean Walling, Derek Walsh, Andy Watson and Stuart Whitehead will all be taking part as they come together to raise money for 22-year-old Nathan Pullan, an AFC Carlisle player, who has recently been diagnosed with cancer.
Supporters are invited to come down to watch the game [kick off at 12pm] before joining the players for a drink and an informal Q&A session in the Sunset Suite, from 1pm, ahead of the United v Plymouth fixture at 3pm.
Sales and Marketing Director Phil King said: “This is a fantastic way for our supporters to make a real day of it on Saturday. We have no doubt that the group of players assembled by Derek Walsh and Colin Carter [from YESSS Electrical] will add an edge of fun along with their natural desire to compete, and it will be good to see them all representing the club again for what is a fantastic cause.”
David Barnes from AFC Carlisle said: “We’re in our third year as a club and it’s fantastic that we are going to be able to take part in a game like this. Nathan is a really popular lad in the dressing room and all funds raised will go towards helping him with his battle against cancer. We’d like to thank Derek Walsh, Colin Carter, Carlisle United and all of the former-United players for bringing this together in this way.”
12pm - Carlisle United XI v AFC Carlisle - Brunton Park Training Pitch (Sunset Suite open from 11.30am - visiting fans are welcome)
Please note - our Supporters Car Park will be open early for this event - parking costs just £2.50 for the day.
1 to 1.30pm - Drinks and Q&A in the Sunset Suite with the former players
3pm - United v Plymouth