Carlisle United are back at Brunton Park this weekend seeking big improvement from their last league outing.

And they may be glad of some home comforts as they try to move on from last Saturday's 4-0 hiding at Sutton.

The 17th-placed Cumbrians face League Two leaders Forest Green Rovers in two days' time.

And while the mood among fans may not be particularly high after recent showings, the record shows that the Blues have still managed to be stubborn opponents at their own ground lately.

Tuesday's 2-0 win over Everton's Under-21s in the Papa John's Trophy made it 11 home games unbeaten in all competitions.

It is a run that goes back to March, starting with a 2-0 home victory over Crawley.

Chris Beech's team have played 16-and-a-half hours of football without being beaten on home soil.

Not since the 2016/17 play-off season under Keith Curle have United built such a long unbeaten run at HQ (Curle's side went 13 unbeaten at home).

The caveat, of course, to celebrating the Blues' current sequence is that many of these 11 home outings have been draws.

Indeed, seven of the 11 games, whether in the league or Papa John's Trophy, have been drawn, with just four victories.

By contrast, the run under Curle was more potent, given they won 10 and drew three in their unbeaten Brunton spell.

Still, a zero in the defeats column isn't to be sniffed at, right..?

Carlisle's current 11-game stretch offers a range of statistics.

They have kept clean sheets in six of those games.

They have also come from behind to force draws in two of them.

But they've also lost a lead and had to settle for a draw twice.

Three of the 11 matches have resulted in 0-0 draws.

Beech's side have scored three goals on one occasion in the unbeaten run, netted two on five occasions, and scored one goal twice.

At the other end they've conceded three once, two once and one three times on top of their six shut-outs.

This Saturday they take on a Forest Green side who have yet to lose in the league this season, Rob Edwards' men having won three and drawn one in 2021/22.

Can the Cumbrians make it a dozen unbroken home games - ideally with a much-needed victory - or will the table-toppers prevail?

One thing is for sure: they will soon have to improve on their shortage of league victories across the board, having won just seven of their last 33 League Two fixtures.

United's unbeaten run at home

March 30 - Carlisle 2 Crawley 0

April 6 - Carlisle 2 Scunthorpe 0

April 17 - Carlisle 0 Port Vale 0

April 24 - Carlisle 1 Harrogate 1

May 8 - Carlisle 0 Walsall 0

August 7 - Carlisle 0 Colchester 0

Augst 21 - Carlisle 1 Leyton Orient 1

August 31 - Carlisle 3 Hartlepool 3

September 4 - Carlisle 2 Salford 1

September 18 - Carlisle 2 Scunthorpe 2

September 28 - Carlisle 2 Everton U21 0