Exeter City make the long trip to Carlisle United looking to continue their positive form at Brunton Park in Sky Bet League Two in a 3pm kick-off on Saturday.
The Grecians currently sit first in the league table having picked up 14 points from their first six matches. With the side on a good run, manager Matt Taylor believes that they will be put to the test when they come up against United.
He said: “We’re in good form, we’ve started the season well, but Saturday is another test of our squad and our mentality.
“Whenever you go away from home you have got to be tough and start the game well, and we know what to expect from a really good Carlisle team.”
The Grecians come into the match following their 1-0 midweek win in the Leasing.com Trophy which was preceded by an excellent win over Mansfield Town at St James Park last weekend, and Matt Taylor’s side will be looking to further their positive run.
As for the hosts, they’ve had a mixed start to their 2019/20 campaign, but recently picked up a 2-2 draw with Salford City before taking all three points away from Scunthorpe United last time out in the league. At this early stage, Carlisle come into the match in 18th place with seven points.
Ahead of the match, United manager Steven Pressley said: “We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us. I must say that the group have given absolutely everything, and we have to consider that last Saturday was their eighth game in 28 days.
“A lot of our players have played almost all of the minutes and it is tough. Being honest, even I was feeling the effects of it. I had two days after Saturday where I completely switched off and it was the first time in a long time that I’ve done that.”
LAST TIME WE MET
Carlisle United 1 Exeter City 1
The sides last met back in February at Brunton Park when the Grecians took away a point from Cumbria. Despite having the better of the chances in the first half and going ahead through Nicky Law’s excellent strike, Jamie Devitt levelled things with a second half free kick for the hosts.
Tickets are now on sale for City's trip to Brunton park to face Carlisle United on Saturday, September 7 in a 3pm kick-off.
Tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking here. Tickets can also be purchased from the club shop until midday on Friday, September 6.
Ticket prices in the Pioneer Foods Stand, Section 3 are as follows:
Senior (65+): £16
Young Person (18-22): £13
Junior (11-17): £10
*Family Junior (11-17): £8
Child (10 and under):£7
Child (6 and under): FOC
*A maximum of 2 family junior's for every Adult ticket purchased, or max 1 for every Senior ticket purchased. Additional Junior tickets purchased or sold individually are at regular Junior price. Child tickets must be accompanied.
Advance Discounts? Yes, all tickets increase by £3 on the day, except Junior and child rates.
Ambulant disabled: Pay age related price and carer free
Wheelchair: £4 as above, carer FOC
Offsale times: Friday 6 September, midday
MATCH DAY COVERAGE
As usual, we’ll have the match covered across our social media channels and we’ll have a post-match interview with manager Matt Taylor as he reflects on the result. You can also tune into BBC Radio Devon to listen to commentary as well.
From Exeter take the M5 north all the way up to the M6. Continue along the motorway to the north of the country before leaving the M6 motorway at J43 and take the exit signed Carlisle A69. 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) for one mile. After passing through the third set of traffic lights the club shop (Blues Store) and statue of Hughie McIlmoyle on the right mark the main entrance to the ground for main stand ticket holders, directors, hospitality guests and reserved guest car parking only. There is parking available for both home and away supporters.
You can get the train from Exeter St. Davids to Carlisle, however returning to Exeter is not easy on the day due to the last train back that gets you back to Devon on the same day, leaves just after the full-time whistle and is a 1-mile walk from the ground. To get from Exeter you need to take the 07:24 train before changing at Birmingham New Street and arriving in Carlisle for 13:00.
You can fly from Exeter to Newcastle with City's main club sponsors Flybe and then get the train to Carlisle. Click here for more details.