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Footymad preview History of the Colchester United v Carlisle United fixture

Carlisle travel to Essex tomorrow afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes away to the U's, the Blues hoping to improve on a record which has seen them lose twelve, draw five and win only two of the nineteen games played between the two sides in Colchester over the years.

Last season being one of the drawn matches as honours finished even 1-1 as 4,475 fans looked on inside the Weston Homes Community Stadium on a late August 2010 Friday evening. Colchester taking the lead through David Mooney in the 29th minute only for Paul Thirlwell to snatch a late point with a levelling goal three minutes into stoppage time at the end of the game.

In the 2009-10 campaign in League One it took the U's until injury time on the other hand to find the net, as they defeated the Cumbrians at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, Kayode Odejayi scoring in the last minute for the home side to win them the game 2-1. That coming after Carlisle had gone 1-0 up after 24 minutes through Ian Harte, before Clive Platt equalised for the U's just after the hour-mark in front of 3,903 spectators.

The season before that was Colchester's biggest ever win at home to Carlisle and it also provided their first victory at their new ground. The U's, already 3-0 up at half-time thanks to David Perkins and a brace of goals from Mark Yeates, eventually winning 5-0 as Dean Hammond and Akanni-Sunday Wasiu netted in the closing stages in front of 5,152 spectators.

Both of United's two victories in Essex over the years have been in title-winning campaigns, the first was a 1-0 success on the Division Three (fourth tier) title-winning day in late April 1995 as Dean Walling scored a second-half winner with 3,333 fans looking on. Meanwhile Carlisle's other victory at the old Layer Road being another 1-0 win, this time on the opening day of the 1964-65 old Division Three season, that man Hugh McIlmoyle scoring a first-half goal in front of 4,420 spectators.

Recent encounters between the teams

2011/2012 Sat 26 Nov Carlisle 1 - 0 Colchester League One
2010/2011 Sat 16 Apr Carlisle 4 - 1 Colchester League One
2010/2011 Fri 27 Aug Colchester 1 - 1 Carlisle League One
2009/2010 Sat 13 Mar Carlisle 2 - 1 Colchester League One
2009/2010 Tue 02 Feb Colchester 2 - 1 Carlisle League One
2008/2009 Sat 31 Jan Carlisle 0 - 2 Colchester League One
2008/2009 Sat 25 Oct Colchester 5 - 0 Carlisle League One

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Recent respective form guides

Colchester have collected two wins, three draws and a defeat from their last six home matches. A total of eight goals have been scored by the U's in those games, with five conceded. The away form of Carlisle at the moment is pretty poor, attaining just three draws, alongside three defeats, from their previous six matches on the road. While the Cumbrians have hit just five goals in those games, a massive fifteen have hit the back of the wrong net.

Colchester's 51 points picked up from 37 games played sees them lie inside the top half of the division, in ninth position. Meanwhile Carlisle's total of 57 points from their 36 games contested to date sees them sitting in sixth spot and in the play-off places in the npower League One table.

Current overall team form

Colchester 6 2 4 0 7 2 10
Carlisle 6 3 2 1 10 7 11

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Carlisle are in a sorry state of late on their travels at the moment, though the FootyMad panel can see them coming away from the Weston Homes Community Stadium with a well-deserved point...... No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Colchester Drawn last two games at home.
Drawn last four matches overall.
Carlisle Drawn last two games overall.
No win in last six away matches.

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