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Carlisle: Preview & Ways To Follow The Game...

13 January 2018

Unable to make the trip up to Carlisle? The Alex have you covered…

 


Carlisle United vs Crewe Alexandra

Sky Bet League Two

Brunton Park

Saturday 13 January, 2018

Kick-Off 3:00pm

 

The Alex make the trip to Carlisle United fresh from a two week break after enjoying a match-free weekend & resting week off after the New Year's Day victory over Grimsby.

The scheduled clash with Exeter was rearragned due to their involvement in the FA Cup Third Round, & offered the Alex squad the opportunity to recharge the batteries & unwind after a hectic first half of the season & festive period.

Winning three of the last five games, The Alex are hoping to take the upturn in form to Carlisle & avenge the 5-0 drubbing at Gresty Road in September.

The Cumbians' more recent form is differing. After three straight league wins culminating on Boxing Day, they have since lost their last two around New Year before earning a credible 0-0 draw with Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup Third Round last weekend.

The best way to take in the game is obviously in person at the stadium (tickets available at Carlisle, click here for more info) but if you can't make it, then take in the information below for different ways to follow the action! 

 

UK Subscribers to iFollow will be able to listen to live commentary from the game on IFOLLOW THE ALEX.

Overseas-based fans will be able to watch the game LIVE on IFOLLOW THE ALEX – for a £5 (or eqv) one-match-only pass.

UK can subscribe to iFollow The Alex HERE for a monthly fee of £4.49

Supporters without a subscription can follow live updates, including instantaneous goal updates, from the game via the Club’s official Twitter account, @crewealexfc.

Be part of the conversation and join in our matchday coverage by tweeting #CreweAlex. We want to hear from you! Whether you are at the game or not, tweet us your pictures of you supporting the Alex and we will retweet some of our favourites!

Live updates are also available via the club's official Facebook page, CREWE ALEXANDRA FOOTBALL CLUB and official website, WWW.CREWEALEX.NET courtesy of our brand new MATCH CENTRE.

Meanwhile, team news will be posted across all of the club’s social media platforms roughly an hour before kick-off.

Elsewhere, a match report will be available on WWW.CREWEALEX.NET, after the game.

Manager and player post-match interviews will feature on IFOLLOW THE ALEX after the game, with extended match highlights and a full match replay also available to watch back from midday the day following the game.

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Match Reports

Report: Carlisle 1-0 Crewe

13 January 2018

Crewe: Garratt, Nolan, Raynes, Walker, Bakayogo, Green, Lowery (Finney, 83), Ainley (Kirk, 78), Cooper, Bowery (Reilly, 83), Dagnall

Unused Subs: Richards, Pickering, Wintle, Lundstram,

Goals: -

Attendance: 4,467 (301 Crewe)

 

A second half Sam Cosgrove header proved enough for Carlisle United to condemn Crewe Alex to a 1-0 defeat at Brunton Park in a nip & tuck game.

In an otherwise even encounter with few goal scoring chances, it was the hosts who ground out the victory to leave the Alex six points above the League Two drop zone at the close of play.

Dave Artell made three changes from the side that won on New Years’ Day against Grimsby, all enforced.

Paul Green came in to debut after signing on loan from Oldham to replace Conor Grant who returned to Everton following the expiration of his loan deal. Eddie Nolan replaced the suspended Perry Ng, with Jordan Bowery coming in for the injured Chris Porter.

Crewe began the game the fresher side after the two week break, Bowery having the best chance of the half in just the fifth minute. Callum Ainley & George Cooper exchanged neat interplay to drive forward, with Bowery being sent in one-on-one, rounding goalkeeper Jack Bonham but sliding his shot against the post – with Bonham pouncing on the rebound.

All of Crewe’s significant first half openings fell Bowery’s way in fact, with his second sighting on ten minutes flashing wide, with not a telling enough connection on Nolan’s low right-wing cross.

Continuing to capitalise on the early dominance, Bowery had his third attempt saved down low by Bonham on 19 minutes after he steamed in goalwards following a wayward defensive header from Tom Parkes. Heading away from goal & under pressure, he got a good shot away that required the GK to get down well.

Carlisle took more of a grip of the game from the half hour mark, Green fortunately getting away with a strong penalty claim by United’s James Brown after a heavy challenge, before striker Sam Cosgrove twice went close at the near post.

Brown was involved again eight minutes shy of the break when he whacked an opportunist 25-yard half volley first time on the angle. Garratt was beaten but the ball flew inches wide.

Crewe ended the half in the ascendency, but couldn't carve out a clear chance.

HT (0-0)

A mix-up in the Carlisle defence gifted George Cooper the first opening on the second period, just after the hour mark when Parkes & Danny Grainger got in each others way to allow George an attempted lob over Bonham that landed on the roof of the net.

In a cagey second period with chances few and far between, it was Cosgrove who provided the moment that mattered, planting his downward header in at the back post after Parkes' cross took a wicked deflection to reach him.

That moment came in the 76th minute, with only a half chance for Ainley coming before that suckerpunch.

Dave Artell made three substitutions in a bid to break Carlisle down & salvage something from the game, but the only real shot to test Bonham came in the last attack of the game.

Green’s long diagonal was brought down by Lewis Reilly for Cooper who thrashed a ferocious effort that Bonham did well to beat away.

The referee’s whistle blew soon after with the Alex succumbing to a narrow defeat on the road.

FT (1-0)

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Carlisle: Tickets & Travel Info

12 January 2018

After a two week enforced break, Crewe Alexandra travel to Carlisle United on Saturday 13 January.

Fresh from collecting nine points from a possible 15 over Christmas, The Alex will be looking to avenge September's 5-0 defeat to the Cumbrians at Gresty Road.

Tickets are cheaper if purchased in advance from Crewe Alexandra, so pop in-store, call or book online via the shop website at www.thealexandrastore.co.uk to save.

 

Carlisle United v Crewe Alexandra

Saturday 13 January, 3pm

Ticket Details  Pre-Match Match Day
Adults £19 £22
Seniors (65+) £16 £19
Young Person (18-22) £13 £16
Under 16's £10 £10
Under 11's £7 £7
1 Adult + 1 Junior £27 £30
1 Adult + 2 Junior £35 £38
1 Senior + 1 Junior £24 £27

Tickets will be on sale until 3:00pm on Friday 12 January 

Tickets are on sale from the Crewe Alexandra ticket office now.

Call the ticket office on 01270 252610 on Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm or on a home Saturday match-day from 9am-2pm.

Alternatively, away tickets are available to purchase online at The Alexandra Store website, click here to redirect.

 

OFFICIAL COACH TRAVEL 

Official coaches depart from Gresty Road at 09:45am and are priced at:

Seaon Ticket Holders & Members    £17

Non-Season Ticket Holders              £18

 

 

Travel Info

By Car

Postcode for Sat Nav: CA1 1LL

Brunton Park is within easy reach of the M6. Leave the motorway at Junction 43 and take the first exit off the roundabout.

The blue roof of the Pioneer Foods Stand can be seen on the right hand side, almost as soon as you leave the roundabout. Keep going straight ahead along Warwick Road (A69).

After passing through the third set of traffic lights the club shop (Blues Store) and Hughie McIlmoyle statue marks the main entrance to the ground.

 

Matchday Parking

Main Car Park (home and away supporters)

From the M6 turn right at the 3rd set of traffic lights and drive through the gates and behind the Pioneer Foods Stand to enter the car park. Supporters travelling from the West can enter the car park from St Aidans Road via Victoria Place. Due to the location of our car park, we advise fans to check the availability of car parking facilities when the weather is bad.

Cars are charged £2.50 to use the car park.

Disabled car parking: There is limited disabled car parking available at the North end of the Pioneer Foods Stand –this is only available to blue badge holders and is free.

Coaches other than the Official team coach:

From Junction 43 take the first exit off the roundabout. At the third set of traffic lights turn right. Stewards will allow the bus through behind the Pioneer Foods Stand for passengers to disembark at the away turnstiles; the bus will then be directed to the car park and allowed back after the game to pick up passengers from the away end. All coaches, other than the official team coach, are charged £15 with minibuses being charged £10.

 

By Rail

Carlisle Citadel Station is served by the West Coast Main line, with the station situated in the middle of Carlisle. From the station, walk straight ahead across Botchergate and walk along the Crescent until you see the entrance to Warwick Road on the right, next to Nandos. Brunton Park is about a twenty minute walk from the entrance to Warwick Road.

 

Carlisle United Football Club, Brunton Park, Warwick Road, Cumbria, CA1 1LL

Telephone: 01228 526237

Official Club Website:  www.carlisleunited.co.uk

E Mail:  enquiries@carlisleunited.co.uk

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