Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Saturday’s FA Cup at Brunton Park pits together Carlisle United and Doncaster Rovers, the two teams who meet for the first time since 2017. Back then Carlisle defeated Doncaster 2-1 in the League Two, but the Donny are seen as favourites to beat the Cumbrians in the FA Cup round 2. The visitors did well to beat Blackpool in their last League One game, meaning that they are high on confidence ahead of the trip to Cumbria.
Talented midfielder Taylor Richards is widely expected to return to the starting XI after coming as a substitute for veteran James Coppinger in the midweek clash. The hosts failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Tranmere on Wednesday evening, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on Doncaster. The likes of Obiero, Patrick, and Reilly are all pushing for a start for the Cumbrians.
Highlighted Player (Magnus Norman ):
Magnus Norman is a talented goalkeeper who plays for Carlisle United in the League Two, the fourth tier of the English football system. Born in London on January 19, 1997, Norman is a product of his hometown club Fulham.
Despite being a Fulham player from 2014 to 2020, the shot-stopper did not see any game action with the Cottagers at senior level. After spending a couple of years on loan at the likes of Farnborough, Hayes and Yeading United, Southport, and Rochdale, he signed a two-year deal with Carlisle United on August 7, 2020.
Magnus Norman represented England at under-18 youth level, but he has yet to receive a call-up for the senior team. The Carlisle United goalkeeper made his debut with the club in an EFL Trophy clash against Sunderland on October 6, 2020. The Black Cats won the game 5-3. Magnus Norman wears the No. 1 shirt at Carlisle United.
Highlighted Team (Doncaster):
Based in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, Doncaster Rovers are an English football club that compete in the League One. Keepmoat Stadium is the club’s home ground. The venue was opened on August 3, 2007 and it can hold up to 15,231 spectators.
Doncaster Rovers footballers wear white shirts with red stripes and white shorts when playing on home soil, whereas the club’s away colours are dark blue and red. Speaking of the Rovers’ history, the club was established back in 1879 by Alber Jenkins, who worked as a fitter at Doncaster’s Great Northern Railway.
Doncaster Rovers shared the spoils with Rawmarsh in their first ever game. The likes of Rotherham United, Barnsley, Grimsby Town and Scuntorpe United are considered the club’s main rivals. Over the years Doncaster fans have developed a rivalry with Plymout Argule as there have been fireworks in their games. Donny Dog, that wears a red and white jersey, is the club’s mascot.