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Preview: Carlisle United (H)

30 August 2019

The Iron return to action at the Sands Venue Stadium this Saturday as they play host to Carlisle United in Sky Bet League Two (3pm kick-off).

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31 August 2019

SCENE-SETTER

United will be looking for their first three points of the season as they face the Cumbrians, who sit three places above them in 21st position in League One.

Steven Pressley’s side were beaten in the Carabao Cup second round by Rochdale in midweek, losing 2-1. In the league, their last fixture saw them draw 2-2 at home to Salford City.

TEAM NEWS

Kevin van Veen (knee) has trained all week so could be in contention for a place in the squad, but Paul Hurst confirmed in his pre-match press conference that there were a couple of fresh injury concerns for two unnamed players.

James Perch serves the second match of a three-game suspension so misses out, while Lee Novak (ankle) remains absent for the next month or so.

Meanwhile, Ryan Colclough (groin) will be assessed in training after playing 90 minutes for the Under-23s in midweek, as will Jacob Bedeau, who is coming back from a knee injury.

Clayton Lewis is set to join New Zealand for international duty, while elsewhere, Andy Dales (hamstring), Levi Sutton (knee ligaments) and Lewis Butroid (ankle) are still out due to injuries picked up in pre-season.

OPPOSITION VIEW

Speaking ahead of the game, Carlisle boss Steven Pressley said: "This is another game where we are coming up against a side who will try to play their football at what is a very tight ground.

"They've tightened things up defensively recently and there is no doubt they'll be looking for a turnaround in results as quickly as possible.

"League positions don't mean too much at this stage of the season, other than they show those sides who have found a bit of consistency. That's what both ourselves and Scunthorpe are looking for just now.

"The good thing for us is that we know we aren't too far away. Some of the football we're playing is fantastic, and it's now about eradicating the errors we've been making in our final third and converting the very good chances we're creating into goals.

"It's a game for us to look forward to. We know our fans will be there in numbers again, as they always are, so it's about giving them a positive result and another good performance to cheer."

PAST MEETINGS

SEASON - DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2012-13 - Tue Feb 13 LG 1 Iron 3-1 Carlisle Sodje 2, Reid
2012-13 - Sat Jan 26 LG 1 Carlisle 1-1 Iron Hawley
2011-12 - Mon Apr 9 LG 1 Carlisle 0-0 Iron  
2011-12 - Sat Dec 10 LG 1 Iron 1-2 Carlisle Barcham
2008-09 - Sat Mar 14 LG 1 Carlisle 1-1 Iron Hayes
2008-09 - Sat Sep 13 LG 1 Iron 2-1 Carlisle Sparrow, Hayes
2006-07 - Sat May 5 LG 1 Iron 3-0 Carlisle Taylor, Sparrow, Beckford
2006-07 - Sat Dec 9 LG 1 Carlisle 0-2 Iron Sharp, Keogh
2003-04 - Tue Mar 24 DIV 3 Iron 2-3 Carlisle MacLean 2
2003-04 - Tue Oct 21 DIV 3 Carlisle 1-4 Iron Torpey, MacLean, Sharp, Beagrie
2002-03 - Tue Mar 11 DIV 3 Carlisle 1-2 Iron Beagrie, Dawson
2002-03 - Mon Dec 23 FAC R2 R Carlisle 0-1 Iron Carruthers
2002-03 - Sat Dec 7 FAC R2 Iron 0-0 Carlisle  
2002-03 - Tue Sep 17 DIV 3 Iron 3-1 Carlisle Torpey 2, Carruthers
2001-02 - Sat Mar 16 DIV 3 Iron 2-1 Carlisle Jeffrey, Hodges
2001-02 - Sat Dec 1 DIV 3 Carlisle 3-0 Iron  
2000-01 - Mon Apr 16 DIV 3 Iron 3-0 Carlisle Sparrow, Carruthers, Torpey
2000-01 - Sat Oct 28 DIV 3 Carlisle 1-2 Iron Larusson, Hodges
1998-99 - Tue Jan 19 FLT R2 Iron 1-1 Carlisle
(Carlisle win 4-3 on pens)
Walker
1998-99 - Sat Jan 16 DIV 3 Carlisle 0-1 Iron Eyre
1998-99 - Sat Aug 15 DIV 3 Iron 3-1 Carlisle Hope, Eyre, Gayle
1996-97 - Sat Mar 8 DIV 3 Iron 0-0 Carlisle  
1996-97 - Sat Dec 21 DIV 3 Carlisle 3-2 Iron Clarkson, McFarlane
1994-95 - Sat Mar 25 DIV 3 Carlisle 2-1 Iron Kiwomya
1994-95 - Sat Sep 3 DIV 3 Iron 2-3 Carlisle Juryeff, Thornber
1993-94 - Sat Mar 12 DIV 3 Carlisle 3-1 Iron Goodacre
1993-94 - Sat Sep 18 DIV 3 Iron 2-1 Carlisle Carmichael 2
1992-93 - Sat Jan 16 DIV 3 Iron 0-0 Carlisle  
1992-93 - Sat Sep 26 DIV 3 Carlisle 0-2 Iron Helliwell 2
1991-92 - Sat May 2 DIV 4 Iron 4-0 Carlisle Elliott, Daws, Hill, Helliwell
1991-92 - Sat Oct 12 DIV 4 Carlisle 0-0 Iron  
1990-91 - Sat Apr 6 DIV 4 Carlisle 0-3 Iron Hill, Hine, Dalziel (og)
1990-91 - Sat Dec 29 DIV 4 Iron 2-0 Carlisle Flounders, Lillis
1990-91 - Tue Sep 4 LGC R1 L2 Iron 1-1 Carlisle Lillis
1990-91 - Tue Aug 28 LGC R1 L1 Carlisle 1-0 Iron  
1989-90 - Sat Mar 24 DIV 4 Iron 2-3 Carlisle Flounders, Lillis
1989-90 - Tue Oct 17 DIV 4 Carlisle 0-1 Iron Lillis
1988-89 - Sat Feb 4 DIV 4 Carlisle 0-3 Iron Lister, Taylor, Flounders
1988-89 - Tue Sep 20 DIV 4 Iron 1-1 Carlisle Flounders
1987-88 - Tue Apr 12 DIV 4 Iron 1-0 Carlisle Shearer
1987-88 - Sat Aug 22 DIV 4 Carlisle 3-1 Iron Johnson
1964-65 - Sat Mar 6 DIV 3 Carlisle 3-1 Iron Thomas
1964-65 - Fri Jan 29 DIV 3 Iron 0-1 Carlisle  
1957-58 - Thu May 1 DIV 3N Iron 3-1 Carlisle Davis, Haigh, Brownsword
1957-58 - Sat Oct 26 DIV 3N Carlisle 3-4 Iron Gleadall 2, Fletcher, Marriott
1956-57 - Sat Mar 23 DIV 3N Carlisle 0-0 Iron  
1956-57 - Sat Nov 10 DIV 3N Iron 1-2 Carlisle Luke
1955-56 - Sat 18 Feb DIV 3N Carlisle 1-2 Iron Haigh, Gregory
1955-56 - Sat Oct 8 DIV 3N Iron 4-0 Carlisle Gregory 2, Davies, Haigh
1954-55 - Sat Apr 30 DIV 3N Carlisle 1-2 Iron Brown, Brownsword
1954-55 - Mon Apr 18 DIV 3N Iron 1-1 Carlisle Gregory
1953-54 - Sat Apr 24 DIV 3N Iron 2-1 Carlisle Hubbard, Gregory
1953-54 - Sat Dec 5 DIV 3N Carlisle 5-1 Iron Gregory
1952-53 - Sat Dec 27 DIV 3N Iron 1-2 Carlisle White
1952-53 - Thu Dec 25 DIV 3N Carlisle 8-0 Iron  
1952-53 - Sat Nov 22 FAC R1 Iron 1-0 Carlisle Whitfield
1951-52 - Thu Apr 24 DIV 3N Iron 1-1 Carlisle Ottewell
1951-52 - Sat Apr 12 DIV 3N Carlisle 3-0 Iron  
1950-51 - Sat Feb 3 DIV 3N Iron 1-1 Carlisle Clelland
1950-51 - Sat Sep 23 DIV 3N Carlisle 3-1 Iron Gorin
  SCUNTHORPE WINS DRAWS CARLISLE WINS
LEAGUE 26 11 17
FA CUP 2 1 0
CUP 0 1 0
LEAGUE CUP 0 1 1
TOTAL 28 14 18

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Stevenage v Macclesfield
Swindon v Morecambe
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