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MATCH PREVIEW: United host Scunthorpe on Tuesday

Back at Brunton Park in midweek

5 April 2021

Match Previews

MATCH PREVIEW: United host Scunthorpe on Tuesday

Back at Brunton Park in midweek

5 April 2021

It's back to Brunton Park for the second of the Easter fixtures as Scunthorpe come to town.


  Carlisle wins Draws Scunthorpe wins
League 18 11 27
FA Cup 0 1 2
Cup 0 1 0
League Cup 1 1 0
Total 19 14 29

Scunthorpe always seem to cause United problems, as you can see with them holding the balance of victories over the years.

But those of a certain age will never forget Cumbrian lad Jeff Thorpe coming off the bench back in September 1994 to turn a game on its head with two late goals which took his side to a 3-2 victory ... and unbelievable celebrations in the away end.


Scunthorpe didn't play on the last Saturday in March, due to international call-ups for Newport County, and the enforced break possibly came at just the wrong time with them having enjoyed a solid month of results.

They lost just once in their seven outings last month, winning two and drawing the other four.

That gathering of points eased any lingering fears of being dragged into a relegation battle, and they will now be looking to maintain both the consistency and the climb up the table.

Good Friday saw then draw 0-0 at home with Crawley, in a game that could have gone either way.

who watch

Nine goals and six assists from 36 appearances makes big striker Ryan Loft our one to watch.

We know Lofty well from his loan spell with us during the 2019/20 season where he netted six goals in his 35 appearances in a blue shirt.

He's a handful, strong and athletic, and, as can be seen from his assist stats, also likes to bring others into play.


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United were at Glanford Park in September 2020 and a first half goal from Jordan Hallam was enough to secure a win for the hosts.

Watch the highlights from that game here:

These teams met in August 2019 and it was one of Scunthorpe's summer signings who proved to be the difference - a certain Mr Ryan Loft. he was on-loan from Leicester at the time and he struck bang on the hour mark to make sure the points went back to Cumbria.

Watch the highlights from that game here:


Referee - Samuel Barrott
Assistant Referee 1 - Mark Cunliffe
Assistant Referee 2 - Billy Smallwood
Fourth Official - Ross Joyce
Observer - Jeff Ward

Our referee for this game is Mr Samuel Barrott.

He has taken charge of 26 games so far this season and has shown 72 yellow cards and four reds.

This is his first season in the EFL and this is the first time he has been the man in the middle for a Carlisle United fixture.


This is a behind closed doors fixture. 

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