History of the Carlisle United v Yeovil Town fixture
Carlisle prepare to entertain Yeovil at Brunton Park tomorrow afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their good record against the opposition, having managed to conjure up a win from four of the only six games played between the two sides in Cumbria since the Glovers came into the Football League in 2003.
On the final day of the last season though the Blues lost 2-0 at home to Yeovil, with Jonathan Obika on 26 minutes and then Dean Bowditch after 69 minutes netting the Town goals in front of 6,473 spectators. In 2009-10 however in League One it was a tight 1-0 win victory for the Cumbrians on a Tuesday night in mid-March 2010 thanks to a 66th minute goal from Adam Clayton as only 3,731 fans looked on inside Brunton Park.
In the 2008-09 League One campaign Carlisle thumped the Glovers 4-1 in late August 2008 after the visitors had taken the lead in front of 6,286 spectators through Gavin Tomlin on 16 minutes. United though fighting back to coast to a win through a Danny Graham hat-trick, the last goal of which came from the penalty spot, and Gary Madine.
The campaign before in League One United left it late to defeat Yeovil 2-1 in front of 6,483 spectators. The visitiors going 1-0 up through Marcus Stewart on 38 minutes before Peter Murphy with 13 minutes left, and then Scott Dobie in injury time ensured that the Blues managed to grab all three points.
In the 2006-07 campaign in League One a promotion chasing Yeovil side hammered Carlisle 4-1 in this fixture in front of 7,112 spectators. That despite things looking rosy for United as they led 1-0 at the break, thanks to a Joe Garner strike in the 43rd minute, and the Glovers had already had to use all their three substitutes due to injury.
In the classic game of two halves though, Yeovil raced to victory after the interval as Leon Best, on loan from Southampton at the time, put in a stellar performance for the visitors. Best scoring twice himself on 72 and 90 minutes having already set up Wayne Gray for a 49th minute leveller. Chris Cohen then putting the icing on the cake for the Glovers when he netted deep into injury time to make the final scoreline 4-1.
The only other match between the two sides at Brunton Park being a 2-0 win for Carlisle in Yeovil's first, and, what at the time was United's last, season in the Football League, that being the 2003-04 campaign. The Blues, with 5,455 fans looking on, claiming victory thanks to a goal either side of the break from Paul Simpson and Craig Farrell respectively.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 15 Oct||Yeovil Town||0 - 3||Carlisle Utd.||League One|
|2010/2011||Sat 07 May||Carlisle Utd.||0 - 2||Yeovil Town||League One|
|2010/2011||Tue 29 Mar||Yeovil Town||1 - 0||Carlisle Utd.||League One|
|2009/2010||Tue 16 Mar||Carlisle Utd.||1 - 0||Yeovil Town||League One|
|2009/2010||Sat 17 Oct||Yeovil Town||3 - 1||Carlisle Utd.||League One|
|2008/2009||Sat 07 Mar||Yeovil Town||1 - 1||Carlisle Utd.||League One|
|2008/2009||Sat 30 Aug||Carlisle Utd.||4 - 1||Yeovil Town||League One|
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Recent respective form guides
Carlisle are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A hefty total of twelve goals have been scored by the Cumbrians in those matches, with seven conceded. Yeovil meanwhile have a lower than average recent record on the road, seeing them win just one, draw two and lose three of their last six away games. While the Glovers have netted seven goals in those matches, a bumper twelve have hit the back of the wrong net.
Carlisle, in seventh place, lie just outside the play-off positions in the npower League One table at the moment, picking up 46 points from their 30 games played so far. Yeovil on the other hand find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the division having earned 33 points from their 31 matches contested to date.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
The match against Yeovil is certainly an interesting one with the Foottmad panel deciding it's going to end up with a victory for the Cumbrians in a close run game.......... Home Win
|Carlisle||Unbeaten in last eleven home games.
Not won in two most recent matches.
|Yeovil||Five games since last away draw.
Last drawn game eight outings ago.
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