“Carlisle city never looked so pretty”
- Helen Wheels, Paul McCartney & Wings (1973)
A brief preview for Saturday’s trip to Carlisle, less than a month since the home leg at Bescot.
The Cumbrians are 21st in League Two, 10 places and nine points behind the Saddlers, though they do have a game in hand. Their record this season reads: P27 W6 D8 L13 F24 A44 Pts26.
Carlisle are in generally poor form, their only win in the last 10 games earned at Bescot in late December. That said, they recently took Championship side Cardiff to a replay in the FA Cup, managing to score five goals against the Bluebirds over the two ties.
Their home record is even worse than ours, with just three league wins at Brunton Park this season.
Recent League Form
Dec 26 Bradford (A) Drew 1-1
Dec 29 Walsall (A) Won 2-1
Jan 01 Crewe (A) Lost 4-1
Jan 11 Plymouth (H) Lost 3-0
Jan 18 Oldham (A) Drew 1-1
Walsall last travelled to Brunton Park on April 18th, 2014. A 1-1 draw in League One best remembered for Michael Ngoo’s late equaliser which, unsurprisingly, was the only goal he scored in English football.
2-1 Walsall, Darrell’s at the wheel etc…
- Walsall Win
- Carlisle Win