Preview: Carlisle United vs. Barrow | news

Carlisle United against Barrow
Tuesday, January 31, starting at 7:45 p.m
Brunton Park
Skybet League Two

Founded in 1896 as Shannongate United before changing their name to Carlisle United in 1904 with 3 initial football clubs fighting for the same spot to be the dominant football club inside the border town.

That was Carlisle Red Rose, Carlisle and Shannongate unites. Carlisle collapsed in 1899 along with Carlisle Red Rose in 1906 leaving the recently renamed Carlisle United (acquired by Newcastle United) as the most prominent football club in the city.

Carlisle United played their first football game under the new name in 1904 against fellow Carlisle-based side Victoria Wanderers, a game they ended up losing 2-1.

Carlisle United’s golden age began in the 1960s, 70s and 80s when they were promoted to the top flight of English football after finishing third in the 1973/74 seasonapprox in the old second division. They also played their only European game in 1971/72, when they met AS Roma Stadion Olympia in the Anglo-Italian Cup. After several relegations in the late ’70s, they fell back to the third division for the first time in 13 years.

More recently they have achieved Wembley successes at the Football League Trophy in 2011 and Paul Simpson currently has The Blues 4th in Sky Bet League Two, a point behind last Saturday’s opponents Northampton Town.

The Venue
Brunton Park has been the home of Carlisle United since 1909 and has a capacity of 18,202. The site’s visitor record was set in 1957 when Birmingham City was visited.

27,500 people crowded into the stadium for the duel.

Brunton Park has experienced severe flooding in the past, with Carlisle grounded in the 2015/16 season due to one such incident involving several different football clubs.

head to head
Barrow have played Carlisle once this season, but in the group stage of the Papa John’s Trophy, where the Bluebirds beat their Cumbrian neighbors 2-0. Goals from Josh Kay and Sam Foley in the second half helped Barrow progress through the tournament.

A review of that game in last season’s Sky Bet League Two saw a goalless draw between the two sides at Brunton Park, although Carlisle would defeat Barrow at Holker Street in the second half of the season.

The man with the whistle Brunton Park on Tuesday evening will be Andrea’s kitchen. He is supported by Simon Tonton and Gary Hilton; martin wood was assigned Fourth Official duties.

kitchen‘s last referee date was in between Shrewsbury Town and Forest Green Rovers last Saturday Wheree Shrewsbury went away with a 2-1 Victory, Shrewsbury scored two late goals in second-half injury time to defeat Forest Green.

You might recognize Kitchen from Barrow’s goalless draw against Exeter in August 2021, a game that saw 5 yellow cards on Holker Street but neither side could find the crucial moment to take all the points.

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live streaming
We’re delighted to confirm that we will be streaming all the action from Brunton Park live on iFollow for supporters in the UK and abroad.

Our live coverage will also benefit from commentary from BBC Radio Cumbria’s Adam Johnson.

Video Match Passes are available now for just £10 and every fan who continues to buy is directly supporting The Bluebirds.

Click here now to visit the Carlisle United v Barrow Match Center and grab your Video Match Pass.

live commentary
You can buy an Audio Match Pass for £2.50, an Audio Monthly Pass for £4.49 or sign up for the Audio Season Pass which offers all live commentary and video news for just £45.

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