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Match Preview | Carlisle United

8 August 2022

Shrewsbury host Carlisle United FC on Tuesday night in the First Round of the EFL Cup, sponsored by Carabao. The tie will kick off 19:30.

Visitors Carlisle come into the game off the back of a 1-1 draw away at Colchester United on Saturday. Carlisle equalised just before the interval courtesy of Kristian Dennis, after going 1-0 down thanks to Noah Chilvers’ goal. It means the League Two side have picked up four points in their opening two games after winning their opening day fixture 1-0 at home to Crawley Town.

Town will be looking to claim their first win this season, after a draw and a loss so far in the league.

The sides have faced each other 52 times, with 16 wins for Salop, 17 for Carlisle, and 19 draws being played out. Shrewsbury has the better record in recent times though.

The last victory for Carlisle was a 1-0 away win in the League Cup in August 2008. Since then, there have been three draws and four wins for Shrewsbury with the last three fixtures ending in defeat for Carlisle. In December 2021, when the sides last met, Salop clinched a 2-1 away win in the FA Cup Second Round.

Name: Carlisle United

Stadium: Brunton Park

Founded: 17 May 1904 (118 years ago)

Chairman: Andrew Jenkins

Manager: Paul Simpson

Record win: 8-0 vs Hartlepool, Division Three North, 1st September 1928

Record defeat: 1-11 Hull City, Division Three North, 14th January 1939

Best League Cup performance: Semi-final against West Bromwich Albion 1969

One to watch: Omari Patrick

26-year-old Omari Patrick, who can play as a winger and as a forward, finished top scorer with nine goals for Carlisle United last season. He re-joined Carlisle in January 2022 on an 18-month contract after he had spent time there in the 2020/2021 season. After featuring 44 times with seven goals in his first stint with the club, he then joined Burton Albion before moving back to Carlisle this year.

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