Carlisle United make the relatively short trip to Blackpool this weekend for their latest meeting with the Seasiders.

It will be the first league encounter for seven years - and there have been a number of eventful encounters in the clubs' histories.

Here's a look back at a few...

The first win

United defeated the Tangerines at the third attempt in their history. 

After a draw and a defeat in December 1967, the following year brought Blackpool to Brunton Park in October.

And a goal from Tommy Murray - that year's FA Cup slayer of Newcastle - earned a 1-0 win for the Blues in front of a 10,519 crowd.

News and Star: Tommy Murray pictured in 2020Tommy Murray pictured in 2020 (Image: Kayrine Murray)

A legend strikes

1971/72 was a season illuminated by the maverick talent of Stan Bowles at Carlisle.

And he left his mark on Blackpool when the clubs met in Division Two in February of that season.

Two goals from the creative genius earned a 2-0 win for Ian MacFarlane's Cumbrians en route to a mid-table finish.

News and Star: Stan Bowles pictured at Brunton Park in the 1971/72 seasonStan Bowles pictured at Brunton Park in the 1971/72 season (Image: News & Star)

Boxing Day bonus

Ray Train was better known for his brilliant midfield industry than his goalscoring, but that did not matter when Blackpool came to town on Boxing Day 1975.

Some 11,532 fans watched the diminutive Train strike the only goal in the Brunton Park clash.

It provided a rare day of cheer amid a difficult season back in the second tier after relegation from the top-flight.

News and Star: Ray TrainRay Train (Image: PA)

Beardo stuns Bloomfield

Carlisle needed a late flurry of wins to avert the risk of relegation as the 1980/81 season entered its final stages.

Some of these were provided by the wily finishing of Bryan 'Pop' Robson - while another son of the north east at the younger end of things did the business at Blackpool.

Peter Beardsley's goal secured a 1-0 win that helped the Blues pull towards safety in a season their opponents went down to the Fourth Division.

News and Star: Peter BeardsleyPeter Beardsley (Image: News & Star)

Rob on the spot

Cumbrian Rob Edwards was taking and scoring penalties for Carlisle at just 17 in the 1990/91 season.

And Blackpool had reason to curse his young nerve when he stepped up on December 23.

A clinical Edwards spot-kick against the club he went on to play for was the difference in a 1-0 Brunton Park win during Clive Middlemass's final months in charge.

News and Star: Rob Edwards slots home from the spot against BlackpoolRob Edwards slots home from the spot against Blackpool (Image: News & Star)

Six of the worst

United's decline had very much set in by this point and they found themselves on the end of a merciless Blackpool side at Bloomfield Road in April 1991.

A struggling Blues side were outrun, outfought, out-finished and outjumped at set-pieces.

Carlisle have not lost by a heavier margin since that day.

Deano's debut goal

A first goal in a United shirt by the iconic Dean Walling came against Blackpool early in the 1991/92 season.

The summer signing, initially brought in as a striker before converting to a defender, slid home from close range at the Warwick Road End.

Yet in a portent of a campaign which would take Carlisle to the bottom of the Football League, they went on to surrender the lead and lose 2-1.

Carlisle beats Carlisle

This was a Sunday game in the third tier after football fixtures were put back a day to account for the funeral of Princess Diana.

When things got under way at Bloomfield Road, Carlisle's teenage talent Matt Jansen suffered a dreadful challenge from home midfielder Gary Brabin (see below).

United fought back after conceding and levelled through Owen Archdeacon's penalty - only for Clarke Carlisle to win it for the hosts. Michael Knighton's response was to sack manager Mervyn Day.

Keen as mustard

A year and five months after Jimmy Glass did his thing, another goalkeeper was on the scoresheet for the Blues.

This time it was Peter Keen, whose huge clearance bounced and splashed over the home goalkeeper and into the Blackpool net on a soaking night.

It only proved a consolation, though, as a home side including a certain Paul Simpson ran out 3-2 winners.

News and Star: Paul Simpson of Blackpool takes on Carlisle UnitedPaul Simpson of Blackpool takes on Carlisle United (Image: Rob Lock)

Who let the Heggs out?

That same season, Ian Atkins' battlers needed a string of results to stay in the Football League.

And they came in a springtime cluster which featured a vital 1-0 home win over Blackpool.

It came via the finishing of Carl Heggs, who would go on to score the safety-sealing goal at Lincoln City a few weeks later.

News and Star: A shirtless Carl Heggs celebrates his winner against BlackpoolA shirtless Carl Heggs celebrates his winner against Blackpool (Image: Jonathan Becker)

A good Hawl

It was one of the most memorable goals of Neil McDonald's season in charge.

Carlisle were given a going-over by Blackpool for much of the midweek League One game in 2006, but the Seasiders couldn't lay a glove on United where it counted.

And after Chris Lumsdon's early opener, Karl Hawley showed supreme strength to emerge from a tussle with two defenders to net a deft chip that wrapped up a 2-0 win.

The last trip

United's most recent game at Bloomfield Road in September 2016 saw Blues fans pack the away end in a stadium emptied of many home supporters thanks to the hated Oyston regime.

Keith Curle's side surged in front through Charlie Wyke and Michael Raynes.

But a two-goal Blackpool fightback prevented it from being the ultimate away day by the seaside.