Carlisle United recorded a couple of impressive statistics earlier this season. They went a massive 21 matches without defeat in all competitions and also went over eleven hours of play without scoring a single goal. Admittedly that first fact is more impressive and it was only brought to a halt by an away defeat at the hands of this weekend’s opponents Newport County.
The Exiles were at the time struggling at the foot of the table and it was Carlisle United who gave them a helping hand by succumbing to a 2-0 defeat. The South Wales side haven’t moved too far up the League Two table since then however and with just two points separating them from the relegation zone, it is perhaps a good time to be facing a Carlisle United team which look vastly inferior to the side which were enjoying a lengthy unbeaten run back in mid-November.
The Cumbrians were looking good on the promotion front only a few short months ago, however they appear to have lost interest in making a move up to League One. Such has been the extent of their apparent disinterest that they have not only fallen out of the automatic promotion places but they have also dropped straight through the play-off positions without a pause for breath.
Does this suggest that we won’t be expecting a home win at Brunton Park this weekend? It would certainly appear so and given that the Cumbrians have managed just a solitary victory on home turf since mid-December, we’re not in the slightest bit confident of their chances of giving the home supporters anything to cheer this weekend.