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Carlisle United Match Preview

3 September 2012

Preston North End will play their second game in three days on Tuesday evening in the JPT...

Carlisle United v Preston North End
Tuesday 3rd September 2012, 7.45pm kick-off
Johnstone’s Paint Trophy
Brunton Park

It will be a quick turnaround for Preston North End as the squad prepare for their first round Johnstone’s Paint Trophy clash against Carlisle United; 48 hours after their 4-1 win over Swindon Town.

The Lilywhites have enjoyed a successful week, with two 4-1 victories at Deepdale alongside the deadline day signing of striker Stuart Beavon.

Heading north to Cumbria, North End last season reached the regional semi-finals of the competition, only to lose to eventual champions Chesterfield on penalties, and boss Graham Westley will want to maintain the Club’s winning run against United. 

Team News
Boss Graham Westley is expected to shake up his squad ahead of the tie after having only 48 hours to recover from Sunday’s win over Swindon Town.

Long term absentees Lee Holmes and Lee Trundle will miss out.

Ticket News
Adults £13
Seniors (Over 65s) £11
Young Adult (18-22) £9
Juniors (11-17) £7
Child (U11) * £5
Child (U7) * Free
Ambulant Carer ** Free
Wheelchair and Carer £3 

If you wish to purchase on the day of the game, prices are as follows:
Adults £15
Seniors (Over 65s) £13
Young Adult (18-22) £11
Juniors (11-17) £9
Child (U11) * £7
Child (U7) * Free
Ambulant Carer ** Free
Wheelchair and Carer £3 

Carlisle United are also offering family package prices which apply for both pre-match sales and on the day.
Family Package 1 + 1 ** £19
Family Package 1 + 2 *** £25
Family Package 2 + 1 *** £31
Family Package 2 + 2 *** £36 

Additionally all U18s that purchase tickets with one full paying adult can gain free entrance to the match but this offer only applies on pre-sale tickets only.   
*Must be accompanied
**The person with a disability is charged the appropriate rate according to age and providing they can show evidence of received disability living allowance in the higher bracket of care then they can obtain a free carer ticket. 
***Only available on pre-sale tickets.

The Cumbrians
Greg Abbott’s Carlisle United are a club which certainly realise the importance of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, winning the competition in 2011 under the famous Wembley arch.

The Blues head into the game having had a mixed start to the season, having picked up four points from their first four league matches.

However, after last Tuesday’s Capital One Cup triumph over Ipswich Town, they face the prospect of a third round clash at home against Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspurs.

The last time North End travelled up north to Brunton Park was at the back end of last season, with the sides playing out a 0-0 draw.

Preston will travel to Carlisle United later this season in League One, with the fixture scheduled for Saturday 13th April 2013.

The Carlisle United squad is as follows: 
1 Collin 20 Gillespie 23 Caig

2 Simek 3 Robson 5 Livesey 6 Murphy 15 Edwards 31 Bugno

4 McGovern 7 Welsh 8 Noble 12 Thirlwell 16 Potts 18 Todd 19 Symington 21 Berrett 24 Chantler

9 Loy 10 Madden 11 Cadamarteri 14 Miller 17 Beck 23 Jervis

Travel Guide
Brunton Park, CA1 1LL

Travel north on the M6 heading towards Lancaster. Continue north until you reach junction 43, take the A69 exit to Carlisle/Hexham/Newcastle. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Warwick Road/A69 heading towards Carlisle. You will then take your next right and you will arrive at the stadium. 

Distance from Deepdale - 98 miles (1hrs 32 min)

Preston to Carlisle cheapest advance booking return ticket 

Return ticket price for one adult: £20.90 

Brunton Park is around one mile from Carlisle station. 

Food and Drink
The Carlisle Rugby Club has a club bar which allows in away supporters and is family friendly. Also near to the ground on Warwick Road is the Beehive. The pub does employ doormen on matchdays and for certain games away fans may not be allowed entrance. There is another Theakstons House, called the Howard Arms, on Lowther Street. The Lakeland Gate is another nearby pub. If you leave the M6 at Junction 43 and take the A69 towards Carlisle, then you will pass a recently opened Toby pub/carvery, which is not that far from the ground.

But that is far from all, with PNE Player also bringing subscribers exclusive interviews plus extended highlights from every first team match.

If you want to tune in and are not yet a subscriber, you can do so by paying just £4.99 per month as we will bring you action from every game home and away this season.

PNE Player will be bringing supporters live commentary from Brunton Park courtesy of Jonathan Breeze and Anthony Wareing.  

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