Posts tagged: Football

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. Read more »

Carlisle United stresses that the club intends to keep its association with Keith Curle

The top brass of Carlisle United stresses that the club intends to keep its association with Keith Curle intact for a long time.


Curle while appearing on a radio programme last week had hinted that he might decide to take an exit from Brunton Park if he feels that he and the club are not working with the same ambition.

It’s believed that the hierarchy is reluctant to back the coach with enough funds for the signings that he has in his mind and that’s why he is unhappy.

But, as per the CEO of Carlisle, Carlisle is a club which does not believe in roping in new coaches every season because it does not help. Any club which tends to make too many changes in the coaching department frequently is bound to suffer.

As far as the hierarchy is concerned, everybody in the hierarchy is of the view that the team has been growing really well under Curle and thus he is the one who should take this team forward and there is no lack of communication with Curle in that regard. Read more »

CARLISLE DENIED WIN AT CRAWLEY

League Two outfit Carlisle were almost the victors in the game against Crawley.


After the 2-2 scoreline, they scored one more and they were sure to leave with three points until a stoppage time equalizer from skipper Jimmy Smith.

The away result ensures the Cumbrians slip to the tenth spot on the log after 44 league games. With two games left this term, they are two points behind the playoff spot. Crawley led 2-0 after 25 minutes as James Collins scored both goals. He scored a shot from 20 yards in the 12th minute to open his account. The striker made it a brace when he converted a penalty kick awarded to him after Carlisle keeper Mark Gillespie fouled him.

Carlisle responded within minutes as JaboIbehre scored his fourth goal in four matches. Crawley keeper Glenn Morris was injured as Ibehre scored his goal so he had to be replaced by Yusuf Mersin. The visitors levelled proceedings before the break as Jamie Proctor was on target. The player on loan from Bolton connected to a cross from Gary Liddle to get the goal. Read more »

Carlisle needs to be more aggressive

Carlisle United manager Keith Curle wants his players to become more aggressive on the pitch.


He said that League 2 is a different competition and it is important that they players fight on the pitch if they want to secure promotion.

He believes that you need a winning mentality to survive in the lower tier of English football and the sooner the players understand this, the better it will be for the team.

Keith Curle said that playing in League 2 is more than just playing beautiful football. You need to fight for every ball and get physical at times if you want to win games.

He made this statement after Carlisle United poor run of form which saw them lost their four last games in a row. Their last games against Cambridge saw them beaten 3-0 twice in a row. Read more »

CARLISLE BOSS CONRAD STEPS DOWN

Carlisle manager Pat Conrad has stepped down after barely a year in charge of the football club.


The coach announced his resignation via email to the coaching staff on December 3, reports say. The Sentinel claims that the resignation was after the end of the year banquet and that the letter was not officially received before the start of the weekend.

Conrad blamed his resignation on the club on the club management’s “lack of support.” Reports say the letter cited a lack of weight room – a project that was scheduled for the summer but delayed several times.

The high school football club coach also disclosed his struggles with being a teacher in Red Lion in York County as the club could not hire him in a suitable role before the school year. Conrad mentioned a “lack of support of the academic focus” as part of the issues he had. Read more »