CARLISLE LOSE 4-1 TO LINCOLN

League Two sides Lincoln City and Carlisle clashed on Saturday with City playing hosts.


A rare brace from Alex Woodyard helped Lincoln prevail over the guests. Carlisle lost Tom Parkes who was sent off after a second warning.

Woodyard netted just once last season. He was different on match day as he sent a curling effort past the goalkeeper for the opening goal in the 31st minute. The midfielder’s effort was the sole magic of the first half.

After the break, Carlisle looked like more threatening but they failed to level proceedings. Woodyard again scored in the 62nd minute. The former Braintree player combined with Matt Rhead before slotting the second goal of the game for the Imps. Continue reading CARLISLE LOSE 4-1 TO LINCOLN

Carlisle manager encourages his players

Carlisle United’s manager Keith Curle has encouraged his players by telling them that they are all important members of the squad and that they will have an important part to play throughout the season.


He said that even if they are on the bench for any given game, they are still part of the team and that sooner or later they will get their chance in the team.

He made this statement after naming an unchanged side for three games in a row and there were signs that some players on the bench were becoming a bit restless. Indeed there are players that would want to be on the pitch rather than to spend time on the bench and might consider moving to another club before the transfer window closes.

However, Keith Curle has stated that at the moment he is more concerned about winning football matches rather than keeping everybody in the team happy. He said that at this stage of the season legs are still fresh and that he does not need to rotate his team. But he admitted that as the season goes he will need all the other players in the team to avoid injuries. Continue reading Carlisle manager encourages his players

CARLISLE SIGNS TWO MORE PLAYERS AHEAD OF NEW SEASON

Carlisle has confirmed the signing of two players that will prosecute the football games in the forthcoming season.

The club signed midfielder Mike Jones on a two year deal though it is still subject to paperwork. The club also signed a Striker Shaun Miller on a two year deal.

Jones, who is 28 years old, was released his former club Oldham after the last season. Carlisle decided to sign the player on a free transfer adding that the player would provide valuable experience to the club. The head of recruitment at the club Lee Dykes told the club’s official website: “Mike is someone we were interested in back in January.

He’s a very good, experienced player and he’s someone I’ve worked with previously. We know what we’re getting, he knows the game and he knows how to win matches.”

Jones is the sixth player the club would be adding to its squad this summer as they do an overhaul. He passed through the hometown club Tranmere’s youth system and eventually made a few appearances in the 2008 season for Bury. He also played for Sheffield Wednesday and Crawley before joining Oldham in June 2014. Continue reading CARLISLE SIGNS TWO MORE PLAYERS AHEAD OF NEW SEASON