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LUFC Carlisle v Leeds Preview

Leeds travel to Carlisle United on Tuesday night with a place at Wembley up for grabs in the Johnstone`s Paint Trophy Final.

Carlisle go into the second leg at home with the advantage after winning at Elland Road 2-1.


The Borderers got a very creditable point on Saturday when they came from behind to draw 1-1 at Huddersfield.

Last time out at home they drew 2-2 with Leyton Orient.

Only two of their last nine games have been at home.

Recent home form: DdWWWW

The White stuttering league campaign continued on Saturday when they conceded an equaliser in the third minute of added time at Hartlepool.

Leeds have now won just the one game since beating Manchester United at the start of January.

Recent away form: DLDLWW

How they have reached the Northern final

Carlisle have only faced League Two opposition in the competition so far this season.

They just scraped past Morecambe in the first round on penalties 4-2 after equalising in the final minute to make it 2-2 and take the game to penalties.

They then defeated Macclesfield 4-2 away, Chesterfield 3-1 away and Bradford 3-0 at home to reach this stage.

Leeds have been drawn at home in their previous three rounds in the competition also all against League Two opposition.

They received a bye in the first round, then defeated, Darlington 2-1, Grimsby 3-1 and Accrington Stanley 2-0 to reach the Northern final.


Leeds have the better record at Carlisle and have won on their last two visits, both by the same score line 2-0.

Overall Leeds have won five to Carlisle`s two in their nine encounters at Brunton Park.

Leeds will be hoping for a repeat of the last time they met in the second leg of an encounter with Carlisle.

The two sides met in the 2007/08 League One semi final Play offs, Carlisle also won the first leg 2-1 at Elland Road before Leeds went to Carlisle and won 2-0 thanks to two goals from Jon Howson.

Full history of results (League unless stated)
1949/50 Carlisle 2-5 Leeds FA Cup
1974/75 Carlisle 1-2 Leeds
1974/75 Leeds 3-1 Carlisle
1982/83 Leeds 1-1 Carlisle
1982/83 Carlisle 2-2 Leeds
1983/84 Carlisle 1-0 Leeds
1983/84 Leeds 3-0 Carlisle
1984/85 Leeds 1-1 Carlisle
1984/85 Carlisle 2-2 Leeds
1985/86 Carlisle 1-2 Leeds
1985/86 Leeds 2-0 Carlisle
2007/08 Carlisle 3-1 Leeds
2007/08 Leeds 3-2 Carlisle
2007/08 Leeds 1-2 Carlisle Play off semi final
2007/08 Carlisle 0-2 Leeds Play off semi final
*Leeds won 3-2 on Aggregate
2008/09 Carlisle 0-2 Leeds
2008/09 Leeds 0-2 Carlisle
2009/10 Leeds 1-1 Carlisle
2009/10 Leeds 1-2 Carlisle JPT Northern Final

Betting (Odds supplied by Betfair.com)

Match Betting

Carlisle Between 5/2 & 13/5
Draw 11/5
Leeds 5/6

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Date:Sunday February 7 2010

Time: 8:19PM


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