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


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. Continue reading CARLISLE DENIED WIN AT CRAWLEY

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. Continue reading Carlisle needs to be more aggressive


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. Continue reading CARLISLE BOSS CONRAD STEPS DOWN

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 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

Carlisle Boys And Girls Team In The News

If you check the news of Carlisle soccer, you will realize that both teams of boys and girls have been in the news.

However, both teams have remained in the second position as compared to Ballard. When it comes to the boys’ team, the soccer team had been having a winning streak so far. However, that ended on Monday night when they played against Ballard. The Wildcats were defeated by Ballards but not before they put up a formidable defense. As a result, they scored 2-1. The Carlisle goal was scored by Brad Thorpe. He scored it in the second half of the game. There were four minutes remaining, as a result, the game went into overtime. Brad scored his ninth goal for this season. It helps him get into a tie for a third position at the Raccoon River conference. At the same time he would be tied in for tenth position in class 2A. Continue reading Carlisle Boys And Girls Team In The News

Luke Brattan left Brisbane Roar as he wants to make a European move

Luke Brattan decided to leave Brisbane Roar for a number of reasons, including not being paid as the central midfielder is owed money by the financially troubled Australian club but the biggest motive on Brattan’s decision to exit was because he wants to join a European outfit and actually get paid for his services.

The English Championship club Brighton & Hove Albion is one of the clubs which has been most consistently linked with Luke Brattan and a move might happen as this is what Brattan wants to happen.

Brattan hasn’t had any luck with his country Australia as he did not get any playing time in any of Australia’s latest World Cup qualifiers against Bangladesh and Tajikistan but even though he failed to get into the pitch for these games, his country mate Tim Cahill praised Luke Brattan.

Tim Cahill lauded Luke Brattan as the veteran player said: “I know for a fact that he has got it. This is a player who has got a style of control and passing similar to Bresh Bresciano. You guys might think that’s a big comment, but I think give it some time and this kid will be making some noises I really take a vested interest in these kids, the decisions they make, the way they train and are professionally.” Continue reading Luke Brattan left Brisbane Roar as he wants to make a European move

Mark Gillespie signs a contract extension with Carlisle United

The 23 year old shot-stopper Mark Gillespie has been playing with Carlisle United since February of 2010 but it wasn’t until the season of 2012-13 when the English player started making regular appearances for Carlisle United and he has now turned into one of the most influential players in the pitch for the English League Two.

This new contract that Mark Gillespie penned with Carlisle United will see the shot-stopper staying with the club for at least one more year and the captain of the club, Danny Grainger believes that by keeping hold of Mark Gillespie for another year is the best decision that the club has done so far in this summer.

Danny Grainger praised Gillespie as the captain of Carlisle United said: “Keeping Mark Gillespie was, for me, the best bit of business the manager has done so far. If Mark can have a full season where he’s fit, he is a fantastic talent and the sky is the limit for him.”

Mark Gillespie has gone from being an unused substitute during an entire season to playing almost every single match of a season. It’s a big step up for the 23 year old player who still has his entire career ahead of him.

Injuries have been a problem for Gillespie as he has had to miss out from a number of matches but Keith Curle is hoping that his injuries struggles won’t continue to hamper the amount of performances that the young player makes from now on forward. Continue reading Mark Gillespie signs a contract extension with Carlisle United