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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: United welcome the Glovers at the weekend

A closer look at this weekend's opponents

26 October 2018

The Blues welcome hard to beat Yeovil Town to Brunton Park at the weekend looking to build on Tuesday night's excellent performance at Lincoln.

Alex FisherThe Glovers have only lost four league games all season, but they've also only won four, with other six fixtures ending as stalemates.

In fact, their previous three outings have all ended as draws, frustratingly at Huish Park, with Exeter, Tranmere and Crewe all taking a share of the spoils away in their kit skips.

With six goals and one assist Alex Fisher is the standout performer so far, but Yoann Arquin and Jordan Green will need to be watched, with both players looking at three goals and two assists each.

This weekend's visitors sit just one place and two points behind the Blues, so this should be a good game to watch with both sides looking to strengthen their relative positions.


Manager’s thoughts ...

John SheridanSpeaking ahead of the weekend game, manager John Sheridan said: "We're looking forward to getting back home following what have been two tough away games.

"We've been going on about it, but we want to to sort our home form out because we know how important it is in terms of where we want to be.

"Yeovil have been tough for teams to break down this season, but we know if we play to our strengths we'll be giving them things to think about. We're coming into it off the back of what I thought was an excellent performance at Lincoln.

"That showed that if everybody does their job, and works hard for each other, it can make the game seem much easier.

"We want to perform for our home fans now because they've been magnificent. Results at Brunton Park haven't been good enough and we need that to change. We'll be doing everything we can to make sure that starts this weekend."

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Did You Know?

+ The club’s nickname of The Glovers came from Yeovil’s history of glove making, with the town a centre of the industry in the 18th and 19th centuries.

+ Prior to an FA Cup tie against Liverpool in 2004, the Glovers released a song called ‘Yeovil True’ which reached number 36 in the UK Singles Chart.

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+ Huish Park, the club’s home ground, is built on the site of an old army camp.


Head to Head

These teams have met on a total of 24 occasions over the years, with United claiming a win percentage of 50%. The Glovers have won seven, with the other five encounters ending as draws.

  Carlisle wins Draws Yeovil wins
League 12 3 7
FA Cup 0 2 0
Total 12 5 7

United won both games last season, with our November meeting bringing a comfortable 4-0 score line here at Brunton Park. Danny Grainger (2), Hallam Hope and Shaun Miller bagged the goals for United, and Yeovil had Bevis Mugabi sent off with 15 minutes left to play to rub salt into the wounds.

Watch the highlights from that game here ...

A Hallam Hope goal just after the break proved to be the difference between the teams when we made the long trip to Yeovil in February. There were chances for both outfits, but the Blues defended well to hold on to their points.

Watch the highlights from that game here ...


Man in the middle

Thomas BramallOur referee for this game is Mr Thomas Bramall.

He has been in charge of 14 games so far this season, showing 25 yellow cards and one red.

This is his first season as a Football League referee, and this is also the first time he has been the man in the middle for a Carlisle United fixture.


Referee - Thomas Bramall
Assistant Referee 1 - Richard Kendall
Assistant Referee 2 - Barry Cropp
Fourth Official - Graeme Fyvie


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