If you are making the long journey to Carlisle, check out the club’s advice for away fans by clicking here – Carlisle’s advice-for-away-fans
Travelling to Carlisle (apart from being a long journey) has always held some fears for travelling fans – the ‘Blues’ have traditionally been very strong at home in Brunton Park. It’s still the case that Carlisle haven’t lost at home this season, but Carlisle have not had a good start. Their first 9 games have seen 2 wins (1 home v Salford , 1 away v Swindon), 4 draws & 3 defeats. They are in 17th place in the league.
480 Carlisle fans made the long trip to Sutton Utd for Carlisle’s last outing. Some of them ended up booing their own side as Carlisle were outplayed in a 4-0 defeat. This was Carlisle’s biggest defeat for 7 years in the league, and the pressure is beginning to build on their manager Chris Beech. Substitute Mampala was sent off for a second yellow card in the 71st minute (after only being on the field for less than 15 minutes) to add to the Cumbrians miserable day. Carlisle’s local paper said – “Even compared with recent poor displays it was a new low for the Cumbrians in 2021/22, who were totally outplayed by their hosts.”
Last season Rovers won away at Carlisle (2-1) and also beat them at home (1-0).