Hartlepool United Match Stats Preview
Updated Friday, 27th January 2012
All the historical match stats for the game at Victoria Park tomorrow afternoon as United look to make it eight games in a row unbeaten
History of the Hartlepool United v Carlisle United fixture
The Cumbrians travel east to take on Pools, needing to change around their overall fortunes at Victoria Park. United hoping to improve on a record which has seen them end up on the losing side in just less than half of the 45 games played in Cleveland, the Blues winning 13, drawing 10 and being defeated 22 times in those matches.
Last season in League One though Carlisle coasted to a 4-0 victory on the road, the Cumbrians, in front of 3,419 spectators, already 3-0 up at half-time thanks to a Lubomir Michalik free-kick and a brace of goals from Gary Madine, the now Owls striker then completing his own hat-trick and a rout for Carlisle when he netted in the 71st minute.
In 2009-10 in League One meanwhile the Blues were thumped 4-1 at Hartlepool. Ritchie Jones putting the home side ahead after just six minutes before Scott Dobie equalised for Carlisle four minutes later. The 'Pools then netting twice more before the break thanks to Antony Sweeney and Joe Gamble, before Jones grabbed his second goal of the match with 74 minutes gone to finish off a grim night for the travelling Cumbrians in an attendance of only 2,975 spectators.
Carlisle's biggest win at Victoria Park was a 6-0 victory in the Division Four promotion campaign of 1963-64. The goals for the Blues that day, as 3,815 fans looked on, coming from Hughie McIlmoyle (2), Eric Johnstone, Reg Davies, Barry Brayton and a 'Pools own goal. Interestingly the Blues thumped Hartlepools United, as they were then named, 7-1 at home that season to complete an aggregate score of 13-1.
Meanwhile the best margin of victory for the home side over Carlisle has been by three goals on numerous occasions. The 'Pools winning by that distance in seven of their 22 wins over the Cumbrians at Victoria Park.
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