Chris Gadsby previews Saturday's game against Carlisle United...
Date: 26th September 2015
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.
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 –
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
, 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