Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Holker Street will host Saturday’s football game between Barrow and Carlisle United, the two teams with completely different ambitions in the season finale. Barrow are desperate to secure the League Two survival, while Carlisle United aim to book their place in the playoffs. The hosts head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Colchester, and, no doubt, they should be happy with one point from the Holker Street clash as well. Midfielder Patrick Brough, who suffered an injury in Monday’s clash, is unlikely to feature against Carlisle United.
The Cumbrians, on the other hand, have been in a splendid form of late, with the team winning each of their previous three league fixtures. Carlisle United are only three points behind the playoffs berth, and given their splendid form, away win should be considered. Barrow defenders should have Jonathan Mellish at bay as he scored a brace in the triumph over Scunthorpe.
Highlighted Player (Luke James):
After starting his senior career at Hartlepool United, Luke James moved to Peterborough United in 2014. The English attacker played for the likes of Bradford City and Bristol Rovers on loan as well before joining Forest Green in the 2017/18 season.
After making 14 appearances in the league for the Green Army, Luke James returned to Hartlepool. In the summer of 2020 he joined his current club Barrow. James made his Barrow debut in the League two on September 12, 2009 in a 1-1 draw with Stevenage, and he scored his first goal for the club the following month in a 2-2 draw with Walsall.
His main position is centre-forward, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a winger as well. Born in Amble, England on November 4, 1994, Luke James has a contract with Barrow until July 20, 2020. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Carlisle):
Founded in May 1904, Carlisle United are a professional football club that have one of the biggest stadiums in the League 2. Brunton Park is the club’s home ground, and it can hold up to 18,202 spectators. When playing at Brunton Park Carlisle United footballers wear blue shirts and blue shorts, while their away kit is sky blue.
The Cumbrians maintain a rivalry with Workington And Barrow, but it has to be noted that the two clubs have not met in the Football League since the 1970s. Carlisle United won their first Football League Trophy in the 1996/97 season, with the team beating Colchester United 4-3 on penalties.
The Cumbrians repeated the success 14 years later (2010/11) as they defeated Brentford 1-0, thanks to Peter Michael Murphy’s goal. Carlisle United recorded their biggest win against Hartlepool United (8-0) on September 1, 1928, with the team suffering their heaviest defeat to Hull City (1-11) on January 14, 1939.