Penrith AFC will play a home game in Carlisle this weekend.

The Northern League Division One club are using Carlisle City’s ground for their FA Cup tie.

It comes at a time Penrith’s own Leo Group Stadium is out of action whilst it has a new artificial pitch installed.

Carlisle City offered Penrith the use of their Three Rivers Health & Safety Consultancy Stadium at Gillford Park after Darren Edmondson’s side were drawn at home in the Cup.

The extra preliminary round tie on Saturday sees the Bonny Blues take on Boro Rangers.

City were able to lend their ground to Penrith as they are themselves away in the cup this weekend.

Jim Nichols’ side go to Whickham on Friday night.

Penrith’s game this weekend is one of two cup ties to be staged in Carlisle this month.

They will also use Carlisle United’s Brunton Park for their FA Vase home tie against Pickering Town, on Saturday, August 26.

That comes on a day Paul Simpson’s United are away from home in League One, at Port Vale.

Penrith chairman Brian Williams said they were hugely grateful to both clubs for their help.

Their own ground is on course to be ready by late September.

This weekend’s cup games come at the end of a positive week on the league front for both Penrith and City.

Edmondson’s side enjoyed a superb 5-1 win at Tow Law Town on Tuesday.

Goals from Alfie Brunskill, Luke Brown, Ronan Irving and Robbie Hebson wrapped up an emphatic win in their second game of the campaign.

City also enjoyed a successful midweek outing as they also picked up their first victory of the new Division One campaign.

They saw off Sunderland RCA 3-1 on home soil thanks to a Jordan Holt double and a Rob McCartney strike.