Another long journey for the Cumbrians on Friday afternoon
Carlisle United’s travelling army may well be used to long journeys, however they don’t come much more arduous than this. A 660-mile round trip it may be, however we can expect a large contingent of Blues supporters to be descending on Yeovil’s Huish Park on Good Friday.
Will they be in happy mood on their way home though? We believe that they will, although their side will be in for a tough time against an improving Yeovil Town outfit. Indeed, the Glovers were looking likely candidates for relegation just a few short weeks ago, however they have since turned a corner and now sit eleven points clear of the relegation zone following some excellent recent results.
They head into this match on the back of a 3-0 away defeat to Cambridge United, however that result ended an unbeaten run stretching back six games with two draws and four wins in that time. Nevertheless, all of their victories were by the only goal of the game and given that Carlisle have failed to score just once in their last six outings, we expect things to be much tougher for the hosts on this occasion.
The Cumbrians were until recently looking rather good for a play-off place and while six points now exist between themselves and seventh-placed Leyton Orient, a couple of wins and Keith Curle’s men could be back in the equation.
It is a big ask however, but a win at Yeovil Town on Good Friday could be the spark needed to reignite their play-off ambitions and we feel that they can manage three points against a Yeovil side which have improved but who are still far from convincing.