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 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 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
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
English League Two outfit, Carlisle United head coach Keith Curle says playing away games could benefit his side as they hope to maintain their slim chances of a League Two play-off place.
Carlisle United are just seven points off the last play-off spot with two of their final three matches away from home. They play Crawley Town this weekend in an away match then host Oxford United before going away again against Notts County in the last round of games.
The Cumbrians were forced to play home matches at Preston, Blackburn and Blackpool after their Brunton Park home was flooded in the aftermath of Storm Desmond. However. their fortunes have fared better on the pitch this term.
Coach Keith Curle told BBC Radio Cumbria:
“Sometimes you think it might be a slight advantage playing away from home.
“Supporters get nervous which affects the players. Anxiousness can creep on and players go into their shell.
“We will do what we have done all season and take each game as it comes,” he continued.
“The opposition will be given the respect they deserve but ultimately we can be competitive in every single game.
“The important thing is we keep our own house in order and what the others do is down to them. We’ve got a full squad and I’ve got to pick the right team and the players have got to perform. Continue reading CARLISLE UNITED COACH: PLAYING AWAY COULD HELP US