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League Two Relegation: Does the National League beckon for Carlisle United?

Carlisle United Scores

Things are pretty tight at the bottom end of the League Two table with several sides looking set to be amongst the relegation strugglers towards the end of the season, therefore now is a great time to visit our Fixtures & results page where you check out the latest Carlisle United scores and results as the Cumbrians desperately look to steer themselves away from the foot of the table.

 

 

Does the National League beckon for Carlisle United?

Carlisle United’s 2-0 defeat at home to Harrogate Town on Tuesday evening was their twelfth without a win in the league and the Cumbrians now find themselves joint-bottom of the division with goal difference alone separating them from Scunthorpe.

‘Dreadful’ is a pretty strong word, however it is an appropriate term to use for Carlisle United’s performance on Tuesday evening. Once again the Cumbrians failed to find the back of the net and having scored no goals whatsoever in the last five league outings at Brunton Park, they are heading well down the road to relegation into the National League.

In the final game of the 1998/99 campaign, Blues loan-keeper Jimmy Glass famously scored in the last kick of extra-time to keep Carlisle in the Football League, however over the following five campaigns the Cumbrians were frequently in the battle to avoid the drop until they finally succumbed in 2004. Their time in the Conference lasted just a single season, however many former Football League clubs have struggled to get out of the fifth tier and Carlisle will be wanting to avoid a second spell in the non-league wilderness.

The main area of concern for new boss Keith Miller is his side’s inability to find the back of the net. More great opportunities went begging on Tuesday evening – chances which could have made a massive difference to the final result.

On the betting markets, the bookies are cautiously optimistic about Carlisle’s chances of saving their League Two status with most firms going around 7/2 that they drop into the National League at the end of the campaign. As things stand, Scunthorpe United and Oldham Athletic are the two sides deemed most likely to suffer the drop at odds of 4/9 and 11/10 respectively.

 

League Two Relegation Best Odds

 

4/9  –  Scunthorpe United

11/10 – Oldham Athletic

7/2  –  Carlisle United

8/1  –  Stevenage

8/1  –  Barrow