Heading towards the end of August in the 1994/95 season Carlisle United were starting to look the part, and they rounded the month off unbeaten with victories against Scarborough at home and Walsall away.
The Scarborough home game came off the back of a convincing League Cup win over Rotherham in midweek and, in all fairness, the game was done as a contest in the first half as the Blues attacked with confidence from the first whistle.
Defender Derek Mountfield opened the scoring on the day, when he stayed forward after an initial corner had been cleared. A huge long throw dipped towards the front stick and the big defender caught the flat-footed defence by surprise when he steamed in to tap it home from close range.
The lead was doubled quickly thereafter when a lovely chip from Joe Joyce, which deserved to be a goal for the sheer quality of the strike, bounced back off the underside of the bar. David Reeves continued his good run of early season form as he followed up to tap the rebound past a despairing dive from the keeper.
A potential lifeline was thrown the way of the visitors when Dean Walling was judged to have blocked a cross with his arm after the break, but the clean sheet was maintained as a fierce spot kick struck the woodwork before being hooked to safety.
The final game of that busy month was an away trip to the Bescot Stadium, but a large number of Blues fans were set to miss out as a lorry load of glass took a tumble on the Thelwall Viaduct on the M6 just minutes after rush hour, at exactly the time the Blue Army were making their way to the game.
Traffic was at a standstill, with tailbacks stretching for miles, but some resourceful travellers did make it through as the latest edition of the AA Road Atlas was put to the test.
For those who gave up and turned round to go home, more bad news came their way when the score flash on the radio confirmed that the Saddlers had taken the lead.
But there was resilience and confidence in abundance within the blue ranks and Carlisle were quickly back on terms when David Reeves pounced to level things up following a goalmouth scramble.
A tight and entertaining game brought chances for both sides, but Reeves was the man of the moment again when another blocked effort, this time from Currie, spilled his way. A low, drilled effort from the in-form striker found the one spot where the keeper had absolutely no chance of stopping it.
Watch the highlights from these two games right here:
We’ll be heading into September in the next part of our look back at the 1994/95 season.