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Match Preview: Southend United vs. Carlisle United

27 February 2015

A look ahead to the Sky Bet League Two clash against the Cumbrian outfit.

The Lowdown…

Many expected the Cumbrians to do slightly better than they have done this term, and their poor start under Graham Kavanagh meant the axe was wielded on the Irishman, having failed to register a league victory in their first nine outings – which included seven defeats. 

Keith Curle came in and has steadied the ship for the club, helping them move closer to safety with key wins over the likes of Accrington Stanley, Northampton Town, Morecambe, his former club Mansfield Town and AFC Wimbledon

The Officials…

Referee: Trevor Kettle
Assistant Referees: Daniel Cook and Michael George
Fourth Official: Gavin Muge

They Said What?...

Phil Brown: “I know Keith Curle very well. They have lost the last three on the bounce, but those defeats have been against Luton, Shrewsbury and Wycombe. It won’t be an easy game for us on Saturday, despite where Carlisle are in the table.”

Keith Curle: “Southend will have a level of expectation about this game because they’ve been producing a very good level of performance. They've got six or seven players who have performed consistently throughout the season.” 

The Last Five Meetings…

August 2014: Carlisle United 1-1 Southend United
March 2010: Southend United 2-2 Carlisle United
October 2009: Carlisle United 2-1 Southend United
March 2009: Southend United 3-0 Carlisle United
September 2008: Carlisle United 2-1 Southend United

The Overall Record…

Southend United wins: 10
Draws: 10
Carlisle United wins: 14

The Betting…

Click here for a betting preview ahead of the game at Roots Hall in Sky Bet League Two. 

The Programme…

Click here to find out what’s in the Carlisle United edition of ‘Blues’. 

The Tickets…

You can find ticket details for the game against the Cumbrians by clicking here.

The Game…

Keep up-to-date with all the goings on during the game on Twitter and Facebook. Follow @SUFCRootsHall for full updates on Twitter, while there will be key moment updates on our Facebook page: SouthendUnitedFC.

The Commentary…

Listen to exclusive commentary of the game on Blues Player with BBC Essex. To sign up or listen, click here.

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