Carlisle United assistant boss Gavin Skelton rolled back the years last night - with an appearance for the club's Under-18s!

The 40-year-old coach made a 45-minute appearance in the young Blues' friendly against Carlisle City.

Former United, Gretna, Kilmarnock, Hamilton, Barrow and Workington player Skelton came on in the second half of the game at Gillford Park.

The former midfielder brought his vast experience into the game to help out the Blues youth team, which saw four half-time changes in their latest pre-season game.

United's Under-18s used all their squad bar sub keeper Scott Simons in a game they won 2-1.

Young pro Lewis Bell played the first half before being replaced by Skelton, while two of the youth-teamers who featured for the first team in the rpevious night's senior friendly at Penrith - defenders Max Kilsby and Jack Ellis - played 90 and 45 minutes apiece.

Nic Bollado hit the winner for United's young prospects after Ryan Carr's Blues opener was cancelled out by City's Jordan Irving.

Former United players Kieron Olsen, Dan Kirkup, James Earl and Kieghran Kerr featured in the home line-up.

Blues Under-18 boss Mark Birch told the club website that Skelton had shown his ld quality in the game.

"Gav played the second half for us just to help us out with numbers, but he was doing some things tonight that I didn’t even know he was capable of!," Birch said.

“I’ve played with him for years but he was showing moves I’ve never seen before..."

Carlisle City, meanwhile, are seeking an opponent for an away friendly this Saturday.