Now Carlisle United have officially played their last game of 2021, we’ve had a delve through their stats over the past 12 months…


United have played 47 league games in 2021.

They have won 11, drawn 16 and lost 20 of those.

In that time they’ve scored 45 and conceded 60, giving them a 2021 goal difference of -15.

Their league efforts have amounted to 49 points, giving them a points-per-game average of 1.09.

In the cups, United’s record is a little better, with all 2021’s cup commitments coming in the current season.

They have played seven cup games, winning three (over 90 minutes), drawing two and losing two. They’ve scored 11 goals and conceded seven in that time.


Carlisle have not enjoyed any seriously emphatic victories in the year of 2021.

Indeed, their biggest victory margin over the last 12 months is two goals.

They have one 3-1 victory – against Bradford City in March – and eight 2-0 wins, most recently the triumph at Stevenage earlier this month.

The Blues’ heaviest defeat, meanwhile, was 4-0 at Sutton United in September.

That turned out to be the Cumbrians’ biggest league loss for more than seven years.

They were beaten 3-0 twice over the course of the year – at Bristol Rovers and Northampton Town.


Jon Mellish leads the way in what has not been, overall, a prolific year for the Cumbrians.

The midfielder is their top scorer in 2021 with seven goals in all competitions.

He is followed by three others on five: two of last season’s frontmen, Joshua Kayode and Offrande Zanzala, and one of this season’s attacking midfield additions, Jordan Gibson.

In terms of appearances, meanwhile, captain Callum Guy is out in front.

He has been involved in 48 of United’s 54 games in league and cup in 2021.

Next come Mellish and Jack Armer, who’ve played 45 times this year.


Perhaps surprisingly in a year which has seen Carlisle fall from the top to near the bottom, the most common scoreline in 2021 is a United victory.

A 2-0 win for the Blues is the most frequently occurring Blues result. It’s happened eight times.

On a lesser note, there have been seven goalless draws, seven 1-1 draws and seven 2-1 defeats for the Cumbrians.

When it comes to goals per game, the figures perhaps better tell the story of United’s efforts from January to December.

They have only scored three goals in a match on three occasions.

They’ve hit the net twice 14 times, once 19 times, and have drawn 18 blanks.

In terms of conceding, United have let in four once (at Sutton), and three on seven occasions.

They’ve shipped two 13 times, one 16 times and kept 17 clean sheets overall.