Carlisle Face Long Second Round Trip

After defeating Oldham 4-2 in a penalty shootout in the first round on Tuesday night, following a 1-1 draw over 90 minutes and then extra-time, Carlisle's 'reward' for that in round two is a long trip down south to take on West Ham United or Aldershot Town. Those two clubs having had their first round tie delayed due to the riots in London, with the game now being played on the second round date of Wednesday August 24th and ticket prices for potential reference for Blues fans for that match being £10 for adults and £5 for kids.

So, with that second round date out of the window for Carlisle, and then the Blues being in JPT action the following Tuesday night, the 6th or 7th of October look the most likely dates now for the Blues to be taking on the Hammers or the Shots on the road. As for previous Cumbrian League Cup action against either club, United haven't played West Ham or Aldershot Town, or even the long since defunct Aldershot in the competition before. Carlisle having not actually played West Ham away at any level since the Division One days of 1974-75.


Carling Cup Second Round Draw In Full

Millwall v Morecambe

Blackburn Rovers v Sheffield Wednesday

Bury v Leicester City

West Ham United or Aldershot Town v Carlisle United

AFC Bournemouth v West Bromwich Albion

Crystal Palace or Crawley Town v Wigan Athletic

Peterborough United v Middlesbrough

Aston Villa v Hereford United

Bristol City or Swindon Town v Southampton

Exeter City v Liverpool

Everton v Sheffield United

Brighton and Hove Albion v Sunderland

Shrewsbury Town v Swansea City

Reading or Charlton Athletic v Preston North End

Norwich City v MK Dons

Northampton Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wycombe Wanderers v Nottingham Forest

Bolton Wanderers v Macclesfield Town

Burnley v Barnet

Scunthorpe United v Newcastle United

Leyton Orient v Watford or Bristol Rovers

Doncaster Rovers v Leeds United

Cardiff City v Huddersfield Town

Queens Park Rangers v Rochdale

*confirmed second round ties to be played in week commencing August 22nd


First Round Tie Dates

Bristol City v Swindon Town - Wednesday August 24th

Crystal Palace v Crawley Town - Tuesday August 23rd

Reading v Charlton Athletic - Tuesday August 23rd

Watford v Bristol Rovers - Tuesday August 23rd

West Ham United v Aldershot Town - Wednesday August 24th