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MATCH PREVIEW: Swindon head north on Saturday

We take a look at our weekend opponents

17 February 2022

Swindon  Town are the visitors to Brunton Park on Saturday afternoon.

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Associate sponsor - TC Scaffolding

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Match ball sponsor - Heineken

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The January transfer window opened with the signing of free agent stopper Emmanuel Idem for the Robins.

Huddersfield defender Romoney Crichlow was recalled from his loan at the County Ground to head immediately out to Plymouth until the end of the season.

Harry McKirdy and Ben Gladwin penned new deals as the month crept on, and Charlton striker Josh Davison came on-loan to bolster the squad.

There was unbelievably sad news when it was confirmed that defender Jamie Vincent had passed away, aged just 46, and the tributes flooded in for a man who was described as a 'truly great player.'

Louie Barry added to the list of loanees when he made the switch from Villa, and Swansea defender Brandon Cooper was another to agree a temporary move. Peterborough left-back Joe Tomlinson completed the month's transfer activities.

More deeply sad news hit both United and Swindon at the beginning of February when it was confirmed that striker Steve Finney had died. Steve helped the Robins to a title during a memorable season and scored some vital goals for the Blues during their infamous 'Jimmy Glass' campaign. 

opposition

The Robins ended a five-game winless streak on Saturday with a convincing 3-0 home victory over Scunthorpe. 

That brought them back in touch with the play-off places with them having frustratingly hit a blip of form just when it looked like they were mounting a challenge.

A high number of daws (10) suggests that they are very hard to beat, and a healthy haul of 46 goals means they're clearly potent in the attack. 

who watch

Harry McKirdy has a new deal and 13 goals from 29 games in what has been a very good season. 

Unpredictable and full of confidence, he's definitely one to watch.

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With match commentary also provided by BBC Radio Cumbria, this is a fantastic way to follow your team through this season. 

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highlights

 

Carlisle wins

Draws

Swindon wins

League

12

20

13

FA Cup

1

1

2

Total

13

21

15

The Cumbrians bagged a win from their first away game of the 2021/22 season. Joe Riley set the tone with an early goal, but Romoney Crichlow-Noble levelled it up on the half-hour. Tristan Abrahams regained the lead just before the break, and that was that for the scoring. Kaine Hayden received a second yellow and his marching orders in time added on.

Watch the highlights from that game here:

United and Swindon locked horns in February 2020 at Brunton Park and they couldn't be separated as an early goal from Rarmani Edmonds-Green was cancelled out in the second half by Aaron Hayden.

Watch the highlights from that game here:

It feels like an age since United were at the County Ground in August 2019 for what turned out to be a game crammed with goals and incidents. A nip and tuck first half brought little of note, but that changed after the break when Olufela Olomola gave the away side the lead. Jerry Yates, Zeki Fryers and Kaiyne Woolery flipped the game on its head as the Robins roared into the lead, and the afternoon got tougher for United when Canice Carroll was sent off late in the day. Mo Sagaf bagged his first for the club in time added on, but the home side held on to take the win.

Watch the highlights from that game here:

Swindon Town 0 - 4 Carlisle United, Saturday 17 November 2018

Carlisle United 2 - 1 Swindon Town, Saturday 9 March 2019

officials

Referee - Oliver Langford
Assistant Referee 1 - Paul Hodskinson
Assistant Referee 2 - Nik Barnard
Fourth Official - Andy Haines
Observer - Iain Siddall

Our referee for this fixture is Oliver Langford. He has taken charge of 22 games so far this season showing 81 yellow cards and two reds.

The last time Mr Langford was in charge of a Carlisle United game was way back in August 2015 - and it wasn't a good day for the Blues at all.

A 90th minute strike from Joe Thompson was little consolation at Home Park with Plymouth already being four goals to the good. The Pilgrims won 4-1, and there were no Cumbrian name taken on the day.

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Ascott Transport Ltd

Thank you to ATL - Ascott Transport Ltd - sponsors of our eye-cayching match ball delivery plinth.

A renowned national logistics company, who are a long-standing tenant with Kingmoor Park at the north of the city, they have sponsored a mini-pallet which allows the ball to be delivered to the referee in the centre circle ahead of the pre-match line-up photo opportunity and coin toss.

In addition the distinctive ATL logo will now appear on the big screen before the game and during half-time, along with an advertising board that has been placed pitchside here at Brunton Park.

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tickets

Don't forget that ticket prices increase by £3 on a match day.

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