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📝 Match Preview: Carlisle United (A)

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's mammoth trip

7 April 2022

Match Previews

📝 Match Preview: Carlisle United (A)

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's mammoth trip

7 April 2022

Exeter City make the mammoth trip to Cumbria to face Carlisle United on Saturday in a 3pm kick-off at Brunton Park.

The Grecians will be looking to solidify their place in the automatic promotion places on Saturday, and go into the match on the back of a six-match unbeaten run that has picked up fourteen points.

Carlisle head into the match on the back of a late 2-2 draw with high-flying Tranmere Rovers last time out, and are in good form, having won three of their last five matches to ease their relegation fears.

The Kit

City will be in our red and white home strip for this fixture.


Matt Taylor's Thoughts

Exeter City manager Matt Taylor is expecting a tough clash when the Grecian make the 700-mile return journey to Brunton Park on Saturday.

The Grecians face a side that drew with high-flying Tranmere Rovers last Saturday and have picked up wins over promotion hopefulls Northampton Town and Bristol Rovers recently.

"They are one of the form teams and since the manager has taken over he has done a fantastic job," said Matt. "They were in a relegation battle at the time and to see that form turn around has been incredible and inspirational so full credit to Carlisle but we hope that form ends this week at the expense of ourselves.

"We generally play well when we go up there, the pitch suits us so we will have a good feeling about the environment."

City will once more be backed by an incredible support as over 350 tickets have already been sold for the mammoth journey, and Matt was full of praise for the travelling Grecians.

"It's incredible and has been throughout the season. We went to Barrow third game of the season having not won or scored yet, and they supported us really well on a windy, wet night. 

"They make the journey and the sacrifices so much and we appreciate it and look forwad to seeing them on Saturday."

Hear more from Matt below:


Match Tickets

Tickets are on sale for City's trip to Brunton Park on Saturday to face Carlisle United.

The club had been sent an initial allocation of 304 tickets (inclduing 4 wheelchair tickets) in the Pioneer Food Stands Section 3. These sold and we were given an extra 111 tickets.

All tickets not collected at the club shop will be taken to Carlisle for collection at their ticket office.

Pay on the day is also available at an increased rate.

Advance Ticket Prices
  • Adults: £19
  • Senior (65+): £16
  • Young Person (18-22): £13
  • Junior (11-17): £10
  • *Family Junior (11-17): £8
  • Child U11: £7
  • Child U7: FREE
  • Wheelchair: £4
  • Wheelchair/Disabled carer: FREE

*Family Junior: You can purchase a maximum of 2 Family Junior tickets for every 1 Adult ticket or a maximum of 1 Family Junior tickets for every 1 senior ticket purchased.

For the full details, please click here.

Tickets are also available on the day, but the prices rise by £3 on some age groups.

Matchday Prices
  • Adults: £22
  • Senior (65+): £19
  • Young Person (18-22): £16
  • Junior (11-17): £10
  • *Family Junior (11-17): £8
  • Child U11: £7
  • Child U7: FREE
  • Wheelchair: £4
  • Wheelchair/Disabled carer: FREE

How to Buy

Tickets are now on sale at and can also be purched by calling 01392 411 243 or visiting the club shop at St James Park from 10am to 4pm (Monday to Friday).


How to Follow

Not heading to Carlisle this weekend? Fear not, get the next best thing and listen LIVE on iFollow!


By purchasing a match pass at the cost of just £2.50 you'll get access to the audio stream which includes the live BBC Radio Devon commentary. If you are overseas you can buy a video match pass!

The match pass revenue goes directly to the club, so you will be showing your support from home!

Overseas viewers can watch the action with a £10 match pass. 

To purchase a match pass please click here.

You can keep up to date with all the action by following us on social media. After the match we will bring you reaction from manager Matt Taylor and a player.

Exeter City on social media

Carlisle's Last Match

Tranmere Rovers 2 Carlisle United 2 | 2/4/22 | EFL Sky Bet League Two

A last gasp goal from Omari Patrick earned Carlisle a point away at Tranmere Rovers, who ended the match with 9-men...

Our Last Meeting 

Exeter City 2 Carlisle United 1 | 20/11/21 | EFL Sky Bet League Two

Jake Caprice scored his first career goal as Exeter City held on to beat ten-man Carlisle United at St James Park. Caprice’s right-foot effort ended a 321-game drought and added to Sam Nombe’s earlier flicked finish.

Jordan Gibson pulled a goal back for the Cumbrians, with their side restricted to ten after Jon Mellish’s first half red card.

Away Day Guide

Check out our handy guide for the trip to Carlisle, with travel information, what you can find at the ground and more. Click here to read.

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Total Distance

The distance between St James Park and Carlisle United is 347 miles and will take around five hours and 30 minutes.

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