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U's make the long trip to Cumbria for Saturday afternoon

6 March 2020

Colchester United will be looking to put the previous result behind them as they go for three points at Brunton Park.

Carlisle will also be looking to get three points from the game to build on their positive result from last weekend.

They ran out 2-1 winners against Cambridge United, who themselves were unbeaten in five games previous. A goal in either half from Lewis Allessandra and Nick Anderton sealed the win for the travelling Cumbrians.

Chris Beech’s side have won three in their last nine, which has steered them away from the bottom of the table and any relegation fears they may have had. In fact, they are now seventeen points above the relegation zone, but also seventeen points behind seventh, with essentially very little to play for over the remaining ten games.

U’s boss John McGreal is still expecting a tough test for his side though:

“They’ve become a little bit of a tough nut to crack at the moment, they got a good win last week at Cambridge and Chris (Beech) has got them going in the right way. We know it’s going to be tough, but it’s about reaction from the players and we can spring ourselves back into the play-offs with a win.”

“Carlisle is always a difficult game anyway, not just because of the travelling, but it’s a game that after last weekend we felt really hard done by, decisions transpired against us, but we are also letting ourselves down in that attacking third and it’s a game we are all looking forward to.”

Watch the full interview with John on iFollow, click HERE.

Colchester United will be looking to repeat their good performance over Carlisle that saw them run out 3-0 winners at the JobServe Community Stadium in December.

Few would have been surprised if the U’s had not been victorious in the game, having exerted enormous amounts of energy in the quarter finals of the Carabao Cup against Manchester United just three days before.

But it was the U’s that were out of the traps early and raced into a two goal lead thanks to an own goal and Callum Harriott. It was three in the second half with Cohen Bramall opening his Colchester account thanks to a free kick.

A three-goal win would be welcomed again tomorrow afternoon, as the U’s could move back into the top seven with a win.

All ticketing info for tomorrow’s trip to Carlisle can be found HERE.

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