Cumberland Cup Quarter-Final Draw

Last updated : 01 February 2007 By Thetashkentterror
It would certainly be a surprise to see a repeat of the scorers in that game last season though as Paul Arnison grabbed a hat-trick, with then boss Paul Simpson sending out a full-strength side to face the Northern Alliance Premier Division outfit. The other goal-getters being Michael Bridges notching his first goals in Carlisle colours with a brace, Derek Holmes and Glenn Murray as United thumped the Catholics 7-0.

Harraby are flying high this season as they sit atop the table with 12 wins from their 13 games played, their last outing being two days ago when they leapfrogged leaders Wallsend courtesy of an excellent 4-1 win in the North-East. Ex-United trainee Rob Bainbridge, scored twice with the other goals coming from Carlisle Football in the Community coach, and Harraby player-manager, James Tose and Steve Archibald.

The Catholics reached the quarter-finals this season by defeating Kirkoswald 3-0 away from home in Round Three and they will be confident of creating a cup shock at Brunton Park against what is likely to be a youthful looking United side. What was effectively a Blues youth team won 1-0 after extra-time at Cleator Moor Celtic at the last stage, the goal that night scored by the now departed Pete Ferris.

With James Earl and Mike Stewardson now also having left the club after playing in that match Carlisle boss Neil McDonald may be forced into playing a stronger side in what is effectively United's last chance of silverware this season. The round date is scheduled for Saturday 3rd March at 1.30pm but the rules of the competition state that a side that has floodlights at their ground must play their tie in midweek, so the fixture will be played on Tuesday the 27th of February in a 7pm kick-off at Brunton Park.

Quarter-final draw

Wetheriggs United v Salterbeck
Netherhall v Workington Reds
Gilford Park v Northbank
Carlisle United v Harraby Catholic Club