Sunday, 11 October 2015

Re-Visit 66

`Liverpool V Carlisle United

Wednesday 23rd September 2015



Liverpool Football Club /ˈlɪvərpuːl/ are a Premier League football club based in Liverpool, England. The club have won more European trophies than any other English team with five European Cups, three UEFA Cups and three UEFA Super Cups. They have also won 18 League titles, seven FA Cups, a record eight League Cups, and 15 FA Community Shields, though they are yet to win a Premier League title since its inception in 1992. The club was founded in 1892 and joined the Football League the following year.

Liverpool F.C. was founded following a dispute between the Everton committee and John Houlding, club president and owner of the land at Anfield. After eight years at the stadium, Everton relocated to Goodison Park in 1892 and Houlding founded Liverpool F.C. to play at Anfield. Originally named "Everton F.C. and Athletic Grounds Ltd" (Everton Athletic for short), the club became Liverpool F.C. in March 1892 and gained official recognition three months later, after The Football Association refused to recognise the club as Everton.The team won the Lancashire League in its début season, and joined the Football League Second Division at the start of the 1893–94 season. After finishing in first place the club was promoted to the First Division, which it won in 1901 and again in 1906. In 1906 the banked stand at one end of the ground was formally renamed the Spion Kop after a hill in KwaZulu-Natal.The hill was the site of the Battle of Spion Kop in the Second Boer War, where over 300 men of the Lancashire Regiment died, many of them from Liverpool. At its peak, the stand could hold 28,000 spectators. Anfield could accommodate more than 60,000 supporters at its peak, and had a capacity of 55,000 until the 1990s. The Taylor Report and Premier League regulations obliged Liverpool to convert Anfield to an all-seater stadium in time for the 1993–94 season, reducing the capacity to 45,276. In October 2012, BBC Sport reported that Fenway Sports Group, the new owners of Liverpool FC, had decided to redevelop their current home at Anfield stadium, rather than building a new stadium in Stanley Park. As part of the redevelopment the capacity of Anfield was to increase from 45,276 to approximately 60,000 and would cost in the region of £150m


This was my 4th Visit to Anfield The 1st came in March 2009 when I witnessed Liverpool Defeat Sunderland 2-0 My next was December 2009 when Arsenal went away with a 2-1 away win. I then made a last minute decision to go and Watch them play FC Anzhi Makhachkala in the Europa league in Oct 2012 they were to win that one 1-0. So to see my Team at Anfield was a great day but sadly it didn’t go as expected. They day started out by travelling down the M6 I had to go to Manchester 1st for work purpose but there was huge traffic delays and I only arrived in Manchester at 1915 I’d timed the run the previous 2 days and had arrived in Manchester 1845 so I thought I’d had plenty of time to make the 35 mile journey along the M56 & M62 to Anfield unfortunately I arrived around the ground at around 2010 but it took me till 2030 to get parked and get inside the ground. Anfield Road is one of the best atmosphere’s pre kick off and when the crowd Sings you’ll never walk alone I still get Goosebumps every time despite not being a Liverpool fan (even if all my mates are) so was a shame to miss this part of the game

LFC V CUFC 25-9-15 (8)

So I’d missed the Liverpool goal but no sooner had I sat down than Carlisle surged forward and scored through Derek Asamoah. After 90 Minutes the game was level and after another 30 Minutes it was still Level so It went to Penalties. Liverpool then won 3-2 on Penalties but the Cumbrian’s were not outplayed and defended well. Sadly as a result of this game we lost our next game against bottom of the table Newport after some of the players were clearly knackered a result which most people expected. After the game I had to make a mad dash to the Petrol Station to fuel up as I’d just about ran out thankfully I just made it. Then I made the journey home with the rest of the 6000 Cumbrian’s not disgraced but so close to what could have been a cup upset.

LFC V CUFC 25-9-15 (7)

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Division:- Premier League
Ticket Price £20
Programme  £3
Attendance 42518
Score 1-1 Liverpool won 3-2 on Penalties
Miles from Carlisle 121 Miles

Liverpool Football Club Album 


(Includes Photo’s from Sunderland Arsenal Anfi and Carlisle games and the club Tour which I did with Kids)

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Overall 261

Clithroe V Northwich Victoria

Tuesday 22nd September 2015



Clitheroe F.C. are an English football club based in Clitheroe, Lancashire, playing in the Northern Premier League Division One North. They were established in 1877 as Clitheroe Central. After joining the Lancashire Combination in 1903, they removed Central from their name. The club was formed as Clitheroe Central in 1877 at the Swan Hotel in Castle Street by local businessmen. After playing in local leagues the club joined the Lancashire Combination in 1903 and dropped Central from their name. The first major trophy won was the Lancashire Junior Cup in 1893 – a trophy they had to wait 92 years to win again. In 1985 at Deepdale, home of Preston North End, they defeated Barrow AFC 1–0 when Eric Geldard scored in extra time. Except for breaks during the first and second World Wars (1914–18 and 1939–45) Clitheroe played in the Lancashire Combination until the end of the 1981–82 season. They won the Lancashire Combination Cup in the 1934–35 season and the League Championship in the 1979–80 season.


For the 1982–83 season The Lancashire Combination amalgamated with the Cheshire County League to become the North West Counties League. Clitheroe became one of the founder members, however the state of the ground meant they started in the third division. There then followed one of the most successful periods in the club's long history when under the guidance of manager Eric Whalley they won the Third, Second and First Divisions in consecutive seasons. In the 1995–96 season when under the joint managership of Dennis Underwood and Gary Butcher they played at Wembley Stadium in the final of the FA Vase. Some 7,500 people watched the game against Brigg Town and although Clitheroe won against them earlier in the season in the FA Cup the club was beaten 3–0 in the Vase Final. A public appeal to help with the visit to Wembley saw £7,400 donated by townspeople and businesses. The last decade of the 20th Century saw most of the ten years spent getting the ground up to scratch with £130,000 being spent in the process. The sale of two players, Jon Penman and Carlo Nash, helped considerably with the expenditure on the ground. The club saw little success on the pitch after the Wembley visit until manager Steve Parry led them to the Floodlight Trophy by beating Kidsgrove Athletic 2–1 in the 1998–99 final. Carlo Nash, the former Preston North End goalkeeper also started his career here too, before being spotted by Crystal Palace


North West Counties League 2003-04

Shawbridge is a nice old fashioned non league ground money was spent from the sale of Carlo Nash and the Wembley finals to improve the ground back in the 90’s. You enter from behind the goal with a club house to the right on one side and a cover standing area with a rather quirky low roof along the left hand side. On the right along the side of the pitch is another covered terracing and behind the far side goal is a small covered terrace. On the left hand side is the sponsors lounge tea hut and then a small seated stand with the changing rooms behind it




Parking up on a side street I managed to get in just in time for KO a really enjoyable game Clithroe took this one 2-0 against an unbeaten Northwich Victoria Side Goals from Scott Bakkor & Callum Hendry (Colin Hendry’s Son on Loan from Blackburn) gave the young Blues team a well deserved win over the previously un-defeated Vics team. Now managed by former Stockport County Boss Jim Gannon.

Division :- Evo-Stick 1st Division North
Ticket Price Adult £7
Programme £1.50
Attendance 216
Score 2-0
Miles from Carlisle 101 miles

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Match Day Photo Album

Overall 260

Maine Road FC V Ashton Athletic

Monday 21st September 2015

Brantingham Road


Maine Road F.C. are an English football club, based in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester. The club was founded in 1955 by Manchester City Supporters Rusholme. They currently play in the North West Counties Football League Premier Division and are members of the Manchester Football Association. They play their home games at Brantingham Road. The club was formed in 1955 by supporters of Manchester City under the name City Supporters Rusholme, when past Chairman Frank Thompson and a few friends formed a team and after playing a few friendlies. Soon after that, the club joined the local Rusholme Sunday League and Thompson became the Chairman. In the late sixties they changed to the Manchester Amateur Sunday league and also moved their headquarters to the newly built Maine Road Social Club, and that's when the new name Maine Road FC was born. A man called Ronnie Meredith was the driving force behind the club in the Seventies. in 1971–72 Maine Road won their first league Manchester County Sunday Cup and Cup Double. The success prompted Meredith to look for bigger challenges and he changed the whole future of the club by moving to Saturday football in the form of the Manchester League.

Maine Road won the Manchester Premier Cup in 1975–76, beating Abbey Hey in the final and again in 1976–77, when Maine Road beat Little Lever in the final. More success followed on the field and after several years of moving grounds, Club finally settled on a permanent home in 1980. Brantingham Road in Chorlton is where the club still play today. After an initial lean spell at the new ground, The club then won the Manchester League four times consecutively from 1982–83 to 1985–86. Throughout the same decade, they set a record by winning all five Manchester County Cups. Derek Barber took over the managerial reins in 1986 and the clubs progress continued so much so that when the Manchester County FA's new complex at Brantingham Road was built Ron's other ambition was achieved. Entry to the Bass North West Counties League.

Maine Road moved into their present home, Brantingham Road in 1980. They upgraded it to become eligible to join the North West Counties Football League in 1986.Their record home attendance is 3,181 for a league match against FC United of Manchester on 4 November 2006. However, the game was played at Bower Fold in Stalybridge, the home of Stalybridge Celtic. Manchester Football Association used to have their headquarters at Brantingham Road before they moved to Salford Sports Village. They still hold their County Cup finals at the ground.


There isn’t much to Maine Road one long small stand down the side and a little one over the far side. I parked up along the road side but there is a few spaces in the car park. The game wasn’t the best but Ashton took away the honours with a 1-0 away win with Danny Smith Scoring the goal within the 1st 5 minutes.

There is some better photo’s from the game here 

Division:- North West Counties Premier Divisions
Ticket Price £5
Programme £1.50
Parking £0
Attendance 75
Score 0-1

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Matchday Photo Album

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Overall 259

South Shields V Ryhope C.W

Saturday 29th August 2015

Mariners Park


South Shields F.C. is a football club based in South Shields from 1974. It is the third club of that name. The club plays in Northern League Division Two at Mariners Park, formerly known as Filtrona Park. There was a South Shields (1889) and another South Shields (1936) The 1st South Shields was the most successful playing in the League they were elected to the extended Football League Second Division in 1919–20 with 28 votes. Its first League game was a 1–0 defeat at Fulham watched by 20,000 spectators, but although the team frequently attracted big crowds, playing success proved elusive. The club was relegated in 1928, and after two seasons in Division Three (North) the club folded in 1930 - despite finishing seventh - and was taken over in its entirety by Gateshead. The team played at the Horsley Hill ground during its Football League career. The Second side (1936) was formed in 1936–37 with financial support from the Shields Gazette. It joined the North Eastern League and enjoyed immediate success in both league and Durham Challenge Cup before war broke out. Gates often exceeded 10,000. Notable FA Cup results include a 4–1 defeat at Queens Park Rangers in 1970, and the 10 goal feat by Chris Marron – claimed to be an FA Cup record – in the 13–0 win over Radcliffe Welfare United in 1947. Following the collapse of the North Eastern League in 1957–58, the club played in the Midland League in 1959–60, the Northern Counties League in 1961–62, the re-formed North Eastern League in 1963–64 and the North Regional League in 1967–68. IN 1968 it reached the Northern Premier League. In 1974 South Shields reached the FA Trophy semi-final, losing 3–0 on aggregate to Morecambe, which it had beaten 6–0 and 7–1 in the League. Only 1,117 watched the home leg. At the end of the 1974 season the club failed, and - like its predecessor - was absorbed into Gateshead F.C.

The Current South Shields was formed in the same year as the previous club failed and the sale of Simonside Hall, given to the club by supporters. The re-formed club under chairman Martin Ford was based at the council's Jack Clark Park, and began a 17-year crusade for a home of its own. After two title winning seasons in the Northern Alliance, and an appearance in the quarter-finals of the FA Vase, Shields joined the Wearside League.

Ultimately, chairman John Rundle and his family provided the long wished-for new ground at Filtrona Park, which was re-developed and first used by the club in 1992. The club played at Filtrona Park, in Shaftesbury Avenue, between 1992 and 2013. The name Filtrona derives from the nearby Filtrona factory which manufactures cigarette filters. The Ground was also used in April 2003 by Gateshead FC who’s International stadium was having a new running track installed. For the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons, South Shields played at Eden Lane, Peterlee after being evicted from Filtrona Park. In May 2015,the club secured a return to Filtrona Park - which was renamed Mariners Park - after new chairman Geoff Thompson bought the facility

Honours (1889)

North Eastern League/Northern Counties

League Champions 1913-14 1914-15

Football League Record

  • Division 2: 1919-1928 (9 seasons)
  • Division 3 (North): 1928-1930 (2 seasons)
  • Highest league position: 6th, Division 2 1921-22
  • Lowest league position: 10th, Division 3 North 1928-29

FA Cup Record

In the 1925-26 Season they beat Chilton Colliery Recreation 3-0 in the 3rd round (9/1/26) a team who had already knocked out my team Carlisle United in the 1st round (Carlisle weren’t even in the League till 1928), Birmingham City 2-1 in the 4th Round (30/1/26) before losing to eventual winners Bolton Wanderers 0-3 In the 5th round (20/2/26)

In the 1926-27 Season they beat Plymouth Argyle 3-1 in the 3rd round (8/1/27) Sheffield Wednesday (Known then as The Wednesday) 1-0 after a Replay (1-1 in the 1st game) (29/1/27 and 2/2/27) Before losing to Swansea in the 5th Round after a 2-2 draw in the 1st game they lost the replay 2-1 (19/2/27 & 24/2/27)

Honours (1936)

North Eastern League/Northern Counties league

League Champions 1938-39 & 1957-58

North Regional League

Champions 1966-67

Honours (1974)

Wearside League

Champions 1976-77 1992-93 & 1994-95


This should have been a relatively easy day out if I'd had the use of a vehicle unfortunately I didn’t my car had failed it M.O.T on the Friday with quite a lot of work needing done so I was without the use of it for the whole Bank Holiday Weekend. We studied the fixture list all week the original plan was to drive to Hamilton or another Scottish game but the car put paid to that then I considered the Away Fixture for Carlisle United at Hartlepool but the price put me off (I needed to save some money for the M.O.T ) So I decided to use the train to South Shields. The 1st stage was the 5 minute walk to the bus stop close to my house the (£4.40) bus journey to Carlisle train station took 10 Minutes. At the train station I had my Family Railcard to Renew which cost me (£30) and then it took the journey price for me and the boy down to (£18.55) which included the Tyne and Wear Metro All Zones as South Shields is in Zone 3. We Caught the 1135 to Newcastle, but got off at the Metro centre for a little bit of shopping before catching the 1345 to Newcastle Central. We then caught the Underground straight to Bede which is were Mariners Park is Situated close to, Its a short walk to the ground less than 5 Minutes


The Admission was £5 for me and £1 for the boy and a Programme was £1.50. Before the game the was a guard of honour for 84 Year old Richard Bailey who had been watching South Shields for 70 Years a fantastic achievement. The game kicked off and Ryhope went on the attack but it wasn’t long before the game was stopped Shield’s Adam Sakr went up in the air with the Ryhope Keeper but the keeper landed on top of him knocking him out and badly injuring him. The game was stopped for sometime and an Ambulance was called but after 35 Minutes the ref Abandoned the game as the Ambulance still hadn’t arrived. There’s not a lot you can do about things like that at this level. In the higher levels of the game you would have had state of the art Medics at the scene within seconds and the player probably would have been carried off into an awaiting ambulance or Medical room close by, But at this Level all of the Physio’s and staff are volunteers which means a phone call for an ambulance and sometimes a long wait, Its a good job his injuries weren’t life threating (It was over 90 Minutes before an Ambulance eventually arrived am told).


We left the ground at 1545 and decided to head out to South Shields and catch the ferry over to North Shields then Catching a bus to North Shields Metro Station and back on the Metro to Newcastle Central and home on the 1754 to Carlisle arriving home at 1932

It’s a shame I only got to see 4 Minutes of football but it gave me the opportunity to go on the South/North Shields ferry which I wouldn’t have otherwise had time to do all were included in the Tyne and Wear Metro Ticket I had bought from Carlisle. I’ll Probably be back as they are going for promotion to Division 1 and with any luck they’ll get to play Penrith or Carlisle sometime soon. Thankfully it looks like Adam Sakr will be ok The midfielder is now back home in Bishop Auckland, with suspected ligament damage to his shoulder, a black eye and a missing tooth.


Division :- Northern League Division 2
Ticket Price Adult £5 and Child £1
Programme £1.50
Attendance 314
Score 0-0 Abandoned 4 minutes played
Miles from Carlisle 66 Miles

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Matchday Photo Album

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Overall 258

Sunday 16th August 2015

Whickham V Padiham

The Glebe Sports Ground


Whickham FC are an English football club based in Whickham, Tyne and Wear, playing in the Northern League Division Two in the English football league system. They won the FA Vase in 1981. The team plays its home matches at the Glebe Sports Ground, Rose Avenue, Whickham. NE16 4NA. There isn’t much to write about at Whickham, One main stand behind the goals then the rest is open with the dugouts on one side and a cricket pitch along the other


We made our way over the A69 for the this Sunday FA Cup fixture played on the Sunday due to the Cricket being played on the Saturday on the Adjoining pitch. The 58 mile journey took just over an hour quite easily along the A69 and then down the A1 before climbing the hill into Whickham. We parked on the roadside just by the stadium but there is a small car park at the ground. I arrived around 14:45 just in time for KO but was unfortunate that all the programmes had sold out due to a higher than normal crowd for the Sunday game. We stood along the side with regular hoppers Lee Stewart, Conner Lamb and Anders Johansen. Padiham took the lead in the 1st half when Andrew Hill headed in from a Corner a difficult header when he was going away from goal. In the Second half Padiham went 2-0 up Chris Turner Volleyed in from 25 yards out Whickham were awarded a penalty in the second half and Mark Fitzpatrick stepped up to make it 1-2

Whickham’s Penalty

Whickham were unable to get an Equalizer and went out to the strong North West counties side Padiham who had only just come down from the Evo Stik 1st Division North last season. At the end of the game I made by way back along the A69 arriving home just after 6pm thanks to Connor Lamb for the Photo’s of the team sheet and programme as I didn’t get one

Division :- Northern League Division 2 Although this was an FA Cup game
Ticket Price Adult £6 and Child 3
Programme £1 Sold out
Attendance ? 130
Score 1-2
Miles from Carlisle 58 Miles




Match Day Photo Album

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Overall 257

Widnes FC V Accrington Stanley

Tuesday 4th August 2015

Halton Stadium (The Select Security Stadium)



Widnes Football Club are an English association football club, based in Widnes, Cheshire. They are currently members of the North West Counties Football League Division One, playing their home matches at Halton Stadium, Widnes. They are an FA Charter Standard Community Football Club affiliated to the Liverpool County FA. The club was founded in February 2003 as The Dragons A.F.C.In March 2012, Widnes Dragons began a consultation process with Widnes Vikings RLFC to become part of the Vikings Sports Brand, a partnership that was agreed to enhance the club's community status.The next step in the club's progression was made in season 2013–14 when Widnes Vikings FC was admitted into the football pyramid and placed within North West Counties Football League Division One.n March 2014, the club's committee called an EGM for its members to decide on the future of the club. A unanimous vote was made that the club was to move away from the Vikings brand and to restructure the club to secure its own identity and long-term future. Subsequently, the club parted ways with the Vikings brand and became known as Widnes Football Club, which was symbolic in representing where the team and its fans came from whilst recognising that a new club needed to be built to establish confidence in the local community and support young local talent in Widnes.Widnes moved into the Halton Stadium in 2012, ahead of their debut and so far only season in the West Cheshire League. They played their first home game at the stadium against Chester Nomads Reserves on 1 September 2012. The club's highest attendance at the stadium is 345 set on 28 December 2013, against 1874 Northwich F.C.20150804_194745


The Select Security Stadium (previously known as Naughton Park) is a rugby league stadium in Widnes, Cheshire, England. The Widnes Vikings play their home games there. During the 2011 Super League Season, St Helens played their home games at the stadium. Since 2013, Everton Ladies and Liverpool Ladies team have used this ground as their home ground. Local club Widnes Football Club of the North West Counties Football League also play their home games at the stadium. Also home to Halton Spartans American football team for the 2015 BAFA season. The stadium is all seater and has a total capacity of 13,350. Tennants at the Stadium include Widnes Vikings Everton Ladies Liverpool Ladies Widnes FC and Halton Spartans American football team. The Pitch is 3G Runcorn Fc and St Helens Rugby League side have also spent time there


The less said about the journey down the better lets just say I was un-expectantly in the area and decided last minute to go. We parked up in the main car park around 1940 I couldn’t work out how to get into the stadium as all the normal turnstiles were closed. Eventually I worked out you had to go in through the Gym. The game itself was entertaining you wouldn’t have known these 2 are divisions apart You can read a copy of the match report here but to shorten it for you Widnes went 3-0 up before and excellent second half meant Accrington fought back to win 4-3


Division :- North West Counties
Ticket Price Adult £4
Programme None
Attendance Roughly 50
Score 3-4
Miles from Carlisle 126 Miles

Matchday Photo Album

Friday, 17 July 2015

Overall 256

Daventry Town V Northampton Sileby Rangers

Tuesday 14th July 2015

Communications park


Daventry Town F.C. is a football club based in the town of Daventry, Northamptonshire, England, formed in 1886. They are members of the Northern Premier League Division One South. The club was established in 1886 as a local-town club playing in the Northampton Town League.In the 2009–10 season Daventry won promotion to the Southern League Division One Central, by becoming champions of the United Counties League under the guidance of manager Ady Fuller.In 2014-15 They were transferred to the Northern Premier League 1st Division Southern Section. In June 2015 Iain Humphrey resigned as chairman and was replaced by Allan Smart, who relinquished his role as Daventry Town's manager in the process. Ady Fuller, who had served as Smart's assistant and had a previous spell as Daventry Town boss as well as stints as manager at Banbury United and Bedworth United, was appointed as caretaker manager in the interim period in June 2015.


After being on a course for the week at the nearby Staverton park Hotel I decided to take in this match kicking off at 7.45. I made the short walk down from the hotel which didn’t take long there is a small car park next to the ground and an industrial estate along the road from the roundabout leading up to the ground. I paid the £4 entry fee but there was no programme or team sheet. The ground has 3 open sides to it with a 2 tier club house and small stands either side. Not sure what the capacity is but most sites list it as around 3000. There is a bar on the lower ground floor with a private function room on the top tier with a viewing balcony as well.


The game kicked off but I had no idea who was who so I was left to guess the goal scorers. Straight from the kick off there was a few late/bad tackles going in and Sileby had the better of the game. The ref was trying not to book players as it was a friendly but he lost control of the game and had no option but to send players off in the 2nd half. Daventry took the lead after 6 minutes, a corner from Simon King was headed in by James Tricks. Didn’t take Rangers long to equalize as only 10 minutes later they did so and just before half time Sileby took the lead to go in 2-1 up at the break. After the break the Daventry number 11 went on a run before smashing it past the keeper although the Daventry forward Aaron King may have got the final touch but I thought at the time it was already over the line. Tempers again flared and goal scorer James Tricks was asked to leave the field after venting his frustrations out on the ref after being stamped on by the Sileby Defender. The number 12 was also given a straight red card late on after again venting his frustrations out on the ref. That gave Sileby the incentive with the numerical advantage to steal the game late on with 2 almost identical goals both from free kicks first by number 9 then a second minutes later by number 14. The Daventry Website gave the Goal scorers for Daventry as James Tricks 16mins, Aaron King 75mins and for Sileby Brian Farrell 24/85mins, Stuart McMichael 37/86mins Although I had numbers 9 (twice) and 11 & 14 as the goal scorers Overall It was an entertaining game with both side committed to winning the game and you wouldn’t have known it was a friendly.


Ex Carlisle Watch

The Daventry Chairman and manager last season was non other than Allan Smart

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Allan signed on Loan for Carlisle United from Preston North End on Friday 24th November after rejecting a permanent deal to Lincoln and his 1st game came in a live TV Game against Wycombe Wanderers (I have actually got the recording of this on VHS) playing really well alongside David Reeves which left Carlisle Fan’s Singing song’s such as #Sign him up and #Smartie’s got the Answer. Allan played 3 games and 1 substitute game in a month. before returning to Preston. He later that season spent a month at Northampton town playing 1 game for them without scoring. United actually agreed a fee with Preston for £60,000 rising to £100,000 in January 1996 but the deal fell through for some reason.

In October 1996 Carlisle United sold David Reeves to Preston for £300,000 a deal which meant Allan came the other way he signed a 2 year deal and he scored his 1st goal on his debut for Carlisle in a 2-2 draw away at Rochdale at the end of the season he had 34 Appearances with 10 goals playing alongside Lee Peacock and emerging players such as Matt Jansen and Scott Dobie as Carlisle finished 3rd in the Third Division which meant Promotion to Division 2 and also winning the Autoglass trophy at Wembley (although Alan had to be taken off injured early on). In the 97-98 Carlisle season Allan picked up a foot Injury in only the 2nd game of the season at home Watford (of all teams), He later returned on Feb 24th against former side Preston North End in a 3-0 win overall he made 17 Appearances with 7 goals unfortunately Carlisle were still relegated that year as star players were sold on Lee Peacock Matt Jansen Rory Delap just to name a few. During the summer he was sold to Watford for around £100,000. He Won promotion the the PL in 99-00 with Watford and had loan spells at Hibs and Stoke. He later played for Oldham,Dundee United,Crewe, MK Dons, Bury, Portadown, Burscough and Southport.


Division :- Evo-Stik 1st Division South
Ticket Price Adult £4
Programme N/A
Attendance 57
Score 2-4
Miles from Carlisle 235 Miles


Matchday Photo Album