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PREVIEW: We entertain Peterborough on Tuesday

A look ahead to our midweek fixture

2 October 2023

Match Previews

PREVIEW: We entertain Peterborough on Tuesday

A look ahead to our midweek fixture

2 October 2023

Carlisle United v Peterborough United, Tuesday 3 October, kick off 7.45pm


It's been almost nine years since we went to Peterborough in the FA Cup - Posh won that one 2-1 (Derek Asamoah scored our goal, Christian Burgess scored both of theirs) and nine-and-a-half years since we met in the league (Posh won that one 4-1).

Our opponents come into this game off the back of a 2-0 home win over Bristol Rovers on Saturday. Archie Collins notched his first ever goal for the club ahead of the break, and David Ajiboye did exactly the same in the second period.

They bowed out of the Carabao Cup at the third-round stage last Tuesday, but Mansfield needed penalties to get the job done. The 90 minutes ended at 2-2, with Jonson Clarke-Harris netting both for the away team. Clarke-Harris went from hero to villain when he missed his spot kick, as did Ronnie Edwards, and that set it up for Davis Keillor-Dunn to bag the decisive penalty.

The posh came out of the blocks in confident mood with three straight league wins at the start of the season, but that was followed by three straight defeats, such is the nature of this unpredictable League One level. 

Two draws and a win ahead of the Bristol Rovers game steadied the ship again, and they are now hovering inside the play-off places heading into the third month of the season.

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We have to go with the very dangerous Jonson Clarke-Harris.

He has six strikes from 11 games to date, and is much more than just a scorer of goals. 

He was purchased for a reported fee in excess of £1m back in 2020 and has enjoyed a run of 81 goals in 158 appearances in all competitions so far.

The Jamaican striker of a real handful on his day.


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  Carlisle wins Draws Peterborough wins
FA Cup 0 0 2
League 9 12 11
Total 9 12 13

Lee Miller scored the only Carlisle goal in a 4-1 away defeat back in April 2014 - the last time these teams met in league competition. 

You can watch the highlights of that game here:

United won the December 2013 home fixture that season thanks to two late goals from David Amoo. Lee Tomlin had put ten-man Peterbporough ahead with a stunning free kick. 

You can watch the highlights from that game here:


Referee - Scott Simpson
Assistant Referee 1 - Graeme Fyvie
Assistant Referee 2 - Darren Williams
Fourth Official - Ivan Stankovic
Observer - Andrew Himsworth

Our referee for this fixture is Mr Scott Simpson. Scott has taken charge of seven games so far this season and has shown 41 yellow cards and four reds.

Click HERE for the Ref Watch article that accompanies this fixture.


Tickets for this fixture are on sale now.

Methods of purchase:

  • In person – come to the main ticket office at the designated time.
  • Phone – ring the ticket office 03300 945 930 option 1 at the designated times and pay with a credit / debit card.
  • Internet – buy online HERE.

Please note - persons under the age of 14 MUST be accompanied by an adult. Minors under the age of 14 will not be permitted entrance and parents / guardians will be called to collect the child and escort them from the premises.

** Season ticket holders who wish to move to a different area of the stadium for selected fixtures MUST do so before the day of the game. We will NOT be able to fulfil requests of this nature on match days **


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