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PREVIEW: A look ahead to the Northampton trip

We're up against the Cobblers this weekend

28 October 2021

United head to the Sixfields Stadium this weekend to face Northampton Town in their latest League Two fixture.

This fixture kicks off at 2pm!

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The Cobblers received thoroughly deserved praise at the beginning of October when they invited 50 Afghan refugees to their home game against Sutton United.

It was an immediate response to the announcement that approximately 140 refugees who had worked for British forces in Afghanistan had been offered accommodation by West Northamptonshire Council.

James Whiting, the chief executive down at Sixfields, said: "We are delighted to be welcoming the group to the game.

"The group are currently adjusting to life in Northamptonshire after leaving Afghanistan and we are sure all Cobblers fans will help give the group a warm welcome to Sixfields."

The refugees were given tickets and transport to and from the match, with costs covered by a club sponsor.

Well done Northampton Town!

opposition

This fixture kicks off at 2pm!

It's been steady stuff from Northampton so far this season with consistency in performances keeping them in touch with the upper reaches of the division almost from the get-go.

Relegated last season, they've brushed that aside, despite a wobble at the beginning of the month which saw them surrender a three-game unbeaten streak to defeats to last season's promoted National League sides, Sutton and Hartlepool.

That was followed by a reset and back-to-back wins over Stevenage and Mansfield, both with clean sheets added into the bargain.

They were away at Tranmere last Saturday, and they continued the winning trend with second half goals from Kion Etete and Sam Hoskins. The three points took them into the top three as they made it three victories on the bounce.

who watch

With over 250 appearances in all competitions under his belt for the Cobblers we can only look as far as Sam Hoskins. 

Goals against Harltepool, Stevenage and Tranmere this month suggest he's back in the groove, making it four for the season, and don't forget he bagged against us the last time we met, pre-Covid, right here at Brunton Park.

He's lively, he makes the runs and he's good on the ball. He's one we'll need to watch closely.

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This fixture kicks off at 2pm!

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highlights

The sides have met a total of 43 times over the years - only ever in league competition - with Northampton edging it in terms of victories.

 

Carlisle wins

Draws

Northampton wins

League

12

14

17

Total

12

14

17

Northampton took the points away from Brunton Park in October 2019 with second half goals from Scott Pollock and Sam Hoskins.

Watch the highlights from that game here:

The teams met in January 2019 when the Cobblers claimed a 3-0 home victory. A certain fella called Jack Bridge notched a brace, with Junior Morias also on target for the hosts.

Watch the highlights of that game here:

We went up against Northampton for the first time last season in August when the teams played out a 2-2 draw. Jamie Devitt gave the Blues the lead with a stunning strike on the half hour, but Kevin van Veen pulled things level just before the break. Matt Crooks put the visitors ahead midway through the second half, but the lead lasted just 60 seconds as Hallam Hope struck back in the very next attack.

Watch the highlights from that game here:

officials

Referee - Ollie Yates
Assistant Referee 1 - Aaron Farmer
Assistant Referee 2 - Matthew Wilkes
Fourth Official - Greg Read
Observer - Philip Joslin

Our referee for this fixture is Mr Ollie Yates.

He has taken charge of five games so far this season showing 17 yellow cards.

He was at Brunton Park in March 2021 for our 3-1 home win over Bradford. Rhys Bennett (2) and Ozzy Zanzala scored the goals, and it was a busy day of bookings with Lewis Alessandra, Paul Farman, Jon Mellish and Zanzala all having their names taken.

Mr Yates was also in charge for our November 2020 trip to Hayes & Yeading for our FA Cup first round encounter. Jon Mellish netted twice in the depths of extra time to take it to a penalty shoot-out, with Gav Reilly bagging the decisive spot kick. Dean Furman and Omari Patrick picked up yellow cards.

He was at Brunton Park back in October 2016 for the visit of Crawley. Jabo Ibehre, Jason Kennedy and Luke Joyce scored our goals in a 3-1 victory, and Mark Ellis was the only Carlisle player to be booked on the day.

We then met him at Cambridge in September 2018 when we ran out as 2-1 winners at the Abbey. Richie Bennett and Ash Nadesan netted for us, and Adam Campbell was the solitary booking handed out during the 90 minutes.

tickets

This fixture kicks off at 2pm!

We have been allocated 350 seated tickets in the South Stand.

Tickets are available to purchase on the match day with a £2 increase in price (card payments only).

Prices

Adult £22
Senior 65+ £18
Under 21 £18
Under 18 £10
*Under 7 FoC

*Under 7 tickets must be purchased with a full paying adult or senior.

Proof of age may be required on entry for concessionary tickets.

Disabled info

Wheelchair users pay the relevant concession with the carer free of charge.

Dates of sale 

Date Time
Wed 27 Oct 10am – 5pm
Thu 28 Oct 10am – 4pm

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Methods of purchase:

In person – come to the main ticket office in the Pioneer Stand at the designated time. Ticket sales on home match days will be from the West Stand ticket office. 
 
Phone – ring the ticket office on 0330 094 5930 at the designated times and pay with a credit / debit card.
 
Internet – click HERE and follow the online instructions. 

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