A visit to Brunton Park is next up for Reds as we head to the home of Carlisle United on Saturday.
Our furthest away trip in the league, the journey to Brunton Park is a 688-mile round trip for the Reds.
The stadium, which holds almost 18,000 is the largest in England that isn’t all-seated. It was also the first stadium to host an FA Cup fixture under lights between league clubs when Carlisle took on Darlington and lost 3-1.
Trips to the Cumbrians’ stadium in recent years have yielded mixed returns for the Reds, with one win, one draw and two defeats since 2012.
Our only victory at Brunton Park came in September 2012 courtesy of goals from Nathan Byrne and Nicky Adams in a 2-0 victory.
Reds fans will be situated at one end of the seated Pioneer Stand, a stand where around 2,000 supporters can be housed. Unlike our trip to Forest Green a couple of weekends ago, the away end is all seated as well as fully covered. The club concourse sells a variety of hot food such as, pies, burgers, sausage rolls and plenty more, all at a respectable price as well.
Pre-match beverage? Your best bet is Carlisle Rugby Club which is next door to the stadium, allowing away fans to drink before the game inside. The Beehive is another pub close by on Warwick Road, although away fans may not be allowed in.
The stadium itself also offer a pay and pre-order half-time drink in the concourse before kick-off, which are already poured with no need to queue.
If you’re arriving via the train then Brunton Park is a 20-minute walk from the station. The trip on the train is usually around four hours and 40 minutes, leaving Three Bridges then via Victoria and Euston.
The 0805 from Three Bridges arrives in Carlisle at 1246 and the 1752 return service gets back to Three Bridges at 2253. Both these are Glasgow trains.
Looking to join the travelling fans on the supporters’ coach? GH coaches leave at 5:30am on Saturday from the Checkatrade Stadium but this is an overnight trip.
Go to www.ghcoaches.co.uk for more details.
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