Thursday, 26 November 2015

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Carlisle to face Ipswich in Cup

Carlisle United will host Championship side Ipswich in the second round of the Capital One Cup.

The Blues were paired with the Tractor Boys in this afternoon's draw.

The tie will be a reunion for respective managers Greg Abbott and Paul Jewell, who are close friends dating back to their playing days at Bradford.

And the Brunton Park clash will be the clubs' first meeting for more than 30 years.

United and Ipswich last met in a 3-2 FA Cup defeat for the Blues at Portman Road in 1979. They last met in the league in United's only top-flight campaign of 1974/5.

Carlisle booked their place in the second round with a 1-0 win against Accrington Stanley last Saturday.

The Ipswich tie will be played in the week starting August 27.

Full draw: Preston v Crystal Palace, Watford v Bradford, Swansea v Barnsley, Yeovil v West Brom, Coventry v Birmingham, West Ham v Crewe, Doncaster v Hull City, Carlisle v Ipswich, Reading v Peterborough, Sheffield Wed v Fulham, Leicester v Burton, Burnley v Plymouth, QPR v Walsall, Stevenage v Southampton, Nottm Forest v Wigan, Stoke v Swindon, Aston Villa v Tranmere, Crawley v Bolton, Gillingham v Middlesbrough, Northampton v Wolves, Everton v Leyton Orient, MK Dons v Blackburn, Leeds v Oxford Utd, Sunderland v Morecambe, Norwich v Scunthorpe.


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