Our prediction for this League 2 match:
After suffering a 1-0 loss at Crawley Town, Scunthorpe United will be aiming to record their first victory of the season when they take on Carlisle United on Saturday afternoon. The Iron do not seem to be on top of their game at the start of the season, and, no doubt, Neil Cox will need time to put all pieces of the puzzle together. Scunthorpe will surely adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s clash, but beating Carlisle United is easier said than done.
The visitors, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 3-0 loss to Cambridge United, with the team beating Southend 2-0 at home ground. Seeing that Carlisle produced a splendid display in their second game of the season, we are positive that they are going to share the spoils with Scunthorpe at Sands Venue Stadium.
Highlighted Player (Adam Hammill):
Adam Hammill is an English footballer who plays for Barnsley in the Championship. Hammill was born on January 25, 1988 in Liverpool and he played for the Reds during his youth career (1995-2006). However, did not see any first-team football with the Anfield outfit as he was sent on loan to Dunfermline Athletic.
The pacey winger played for the likes of Southampton, Blackpool and Barnsley on loan as well and in 2009 he signed a permanent deal with the Tykes. After scoring 12 goals in 64 appearances in the league for Barnsley, Adam Hammill joined Wolverhampton Wanderers in the winter of 2011. Hammill played no more than 23 games for the Wolves (league) and in 2013 he signed a three-year contract with Hudersfield Town and he played for the Terriers from 2013 to 2015.
After spending the second half of the 2014/2015 season on loan at Rotherham United, he re-joined Barnsley on November 9, 2015 and he has been playing for the Championship club ever since. Adam Hammill is a winger, but he is used as an attacking midfielder as well.
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.