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PREVIEW: Carlisle United

25 September 2015

Chris Gadsby previews Saturday's game against Carlisle United...

Date: 26th September 2015

Time: 3pm

Brunton Park, CarlisleVenue:


Looking at the home side

After their glamourous mid-week cup tie at Anfield, Carlisle United return home to face the Exiles looking for their third home victory in a row. They have a prolific goal scorer in Jabo Ibehre, who has found the net ten times already this season. Carlisle are one of six teams on thirteen points after eight games but find themselves in 10thin the league on goal difference.


Getting there

By car:Come off the M6 and Junction 43 and then take the first exit at the roundabout onto the A69. Brunton Park is on the right hand side after 1 mile. The overall journey is just short of 300 miles and should take about four and a half hours depending on traffic levels.

By train:There are several different options you can take if you choose to use the train however all take the same amount of time give or take ten minutes. The easiest is to take a train from Newport to Crewe, change, and go from Crewe up to Carlisle.


Form guide (League)

     2 PointsDL L L L LDLNewport County –

     13 PointsDW W WDLD DCarlisle United –


Upcoming milestones

Matt Taylor and Medy Elito – 2 goals for 25 professional goals

Yan Klukowski – 2 goals for 60 professional goals

Lenell John-Lewis – 2 goals for 50 professional goals

Nathan Ralph - 1 appearance for 50 professional appearances

Scott Boden - 2 goals for 60 professional goals

Mark Byrne – 1 appearance for 270 professional appearances


Carlisle’s record against County

Played 2, Won 0, Drawn 0, Lost 2, Goals For 3, Goals Against 5


Last meeting

, just a single point off the automatic promotion places.thNewport and Carlisle last met in the first game of 2015 when a penalty from Adam Chapman and a second half Lee Minshull goal enabled the Exiles to claim a 2-1 victory against the then struggling Carlisle at Rodney Parade. The win meant Newport climbed a place to 4


Last time out

Newport gained their second point of the season with a goalless draw away at Dagenham and Redbridge. Manager Terry Butcher said that ‘it felt good to come away with the clean sheet’ although he also stated that he knew the side could play better. County’s second point of the campaign now sees them at the bottom of the table by four points, although at this early stage and with the team playing consistently, there is not too much cause for concern.


Around the league (all times 3pm)

Barnet v Dagenham and Redbridge

Bristol Rovers v Portsmouth

Cambridge United v Stevenage

Crawley Town v Accrington Stanley

Exeter City v Wycombe Wanderers

Luton Town v A.F.C Wimbledon

Mansfield Town v Plymouth Argyle

Northampton Town v Leyton Orient

Notts County v York City

Oxford United v Morecambe

Yeovil Town v Hartlepool United


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