Two minute guide to: Carlisle Utd

Two minute guide to: Carlisle Utd

We take a look ahead to our third away trip of the season with our OVF two minute guide…


Team news

The Valiants face some welcome selection issues following the midweek win over Bury. Striker Gavin Tomlin could be fit to return as could the rested Lee Hughes. Tom Pope looks a certain starter after three goals in the last two games.

Wingers Jennison Myrie-Williams and Kaid Mohamed may also make the starting eleven but the main issue would be the back four.

Dan Jones is ruled out but Adam Yates and Liam Chilvers should play as full-backs while Liam Chilvers is expected to partner Chris Robertson in the centre.

Possible Vale XI:
Yates – Robertson –  Chilvers – Dickinson
Myrie-Williams – Griffith – Lines – Loft
Hughes – Pope


“It’s absolutely vital [that we win]. We go up to mid-table if we beat Port Vale. We get out of the mire and the table starts looking happier and healthier, and we can kick on.”
– Carlisle manager Greg Abbott


Last meeting:

The two sides last met back in October 2010 in a Johnstones Paint trophy tie. The game ended 2-2 with Marc Richards (pictured) and an own-goal scoring for the Valiants. But in the penalty shoot-out, the Cumbrians won 3-2.

The Vale team for that game was:

Martin, Yates, Collins, Sutton, R.Taylor, Loft, Dodds, K.Taylor, Rigg, M.Richards, Johnson

Subs: Tomlinson, Davis, Fraser, Roberts, J.Richards

Overall record:

Vale wins: 9
Carlisle wins: 10
Draws: 10

Last time we…

Won at Brunton Park was way back in 1959 when Vale triumphed 3-0.

Facing former employers

Jennison Myrie-Williams (pictured) had a spell at Carlisle back in 2008. The winger made eight appearances.

Players to appear for both sides include:

  • Marc Bridge-Wilkinson
  • Mark Boyd
  • Jack Round
  • Barry Siddall
  • John Brodie
  • Clarence Spencer
  • Jon McCarthy
  • Jeff Smith
  • David Freeman
  • Kevin Gall
  • Bob Delgano

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