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Friday, 03 July 2015

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Jimmy Glass cannot repeat Carlisle Utd heroics for UMI Exiles

Carlisle United legend Jimmy Glass made a surprise appearance for UMI Exiles in the Carlisle City Sunday league at the weekend.

Jimmy Glass photo
Jimmy Glass

Glass, whose injury-time goal against Plymouth saved the Blues from relegation in 1999, played up front in the 0-0 draw with Joiners Arms.

The 38-year-old was in Carlisle for United defender Peter Murphy’s testimonial dinner and decided to find a game.

Glass was quickly into his stride, setting up Tim Jackson who sent his volley just over the bar.

The game was stopped after four minutes when the referee realised Joiners had 12 players on the pitch.

When play resumed Joiners slightly held the upper hand and Tony Gray’s effort appeared to be heading for goal but took a slight deflection from Exiles’ Dave Crickett to whistle past the upright.

Then Gray almost broke the deadlock seeing his powerful volley tipped over by keeper Kyle Townsley at full stretch.

It was then end-to-end stuff right up to the interval but there were few clear cut chances against two well-drilled defences with Gary Milne (Joiners) and Phil Wall (Exiles) industrious and in the thick of things.

After the changeover Joiners brought on Scott Priest whose energy livened up their attack as his cross found Graeme Lupton who headed straight into the arms of the keeper.

Gray then shot over the bar from close in and Priest rattled the woodwork.

At the other end Richard Fiddler headed Jackson’s centre over the top from a good scoring position.

Fiddler and Glass were lively on the break for Exiles without managing to really test Joiners’ keeper Darren Stewart and in the end a share of the spoils was a fair result.

In the other third division games, leaders Moorhouse saw their 12-game 100 per cent record shudder to a halt following their 2-1 defeat by visitors Carlisle Ex-Servicemen whose marksmen were Sean Hayden and Philip Hetherington.

Joe Robinson was on target for the losers.

At the other end of the table, Shoulder of Mutton gained their first win at the 16th attempt 1-0 against Wheatsheaf thanks to a well taken goal by young Andrew Gordon and sterling work in defence by Steve Thompson and Ashley Wilson.

Lion & Lamb kept in the promotion race after struggling to beat St Aidans 4-3 with the help of a controversial penalty.

Richard O’Keefe (2), Tom Rudd and Jamie Hubner made up their tally.

Dean Tingey (2) and Aaron McAdam replied.

Harraby Catholic took over Premier Division top spot after sinking Brampton 3-1 with strikes by Ryan Holmes (2) and Paul Hayton. John Chapman responded.

The same scoreline favoured Green Bank at home to Greyhound thanks to Dayle Armstrong, Michael Read and Ian Milburn.

Dalston crashed 5-0 to Spinners whose goals were shared by Awad Sada (2), Tom White, Peter Ferris and Matthew Pate.

In a second division encounter Arroyo beat hosts Longtown 2-1.

Parkland and Unisun A fought out a 2-2 draw.

Parkland’s Simon Tucker missed a penalty in the 20th minute then Roy Holliday put them in front smashing the ball into the top corner.

Jonathan Knott’s curling 30 yard free-kick brought the teams level and Tom Prince netted to put Unisun in front.

Tucker made up for his earlier error with a sharp finish to complete the scoring and a superb save by keeper Munoda Nyamunga denied Holliday a winner.

Carlisle Spartans continued their surge up the Fourth Division table by crushing Border Reiver 9-3.

Berkay Topal bagged five, bringing his tally to 11 in three games.

Adam Newton (2), Phil Wynne, and Simon Young added the others.

Bottom of the table Club Victoria shocked fourth placed BSW Timber 2-1 with the help of Dave Steele’s brace including one from a disputed penalty.

Thompsons FC also produced a surprise result beating Unisun B 1-0, Darren Battersby doing the damage after shaking off two defenders and finding the far corner of the net.

Pirelli and Dalston Old Boys shared six goals.

In a thrilling League Cup clash between Lloyds and Walkabout the former raced into the lead after only eight seconds as Dan Towers finished off Simon Clarke’s flick-on.

Clarke then doubled his side’s advantage in the 8th minute, lobbing the advancing keeper.

He was denied his hat-trick by the woodwork and a goal-line clearance.

Walkabout took advantage of shabby defending and countered through Guy Mellor (2) and Wez Murphy to go 3-2 up at the halfway stage.

Lloyds had the bulk of the second half play and Towers finally squared matters in the 70th minute.

They continued to pile on the pressure in extra time and were nearly made to pay for wasting several chances but their keeper Chris Farrell tipped a bullet header on to the bar in the last minute to send the game into a penalty shoot-out which ended 8-7 in Lloyds’ favour.

Gretna SC edged into the next round 3-2 at the expense of Pippins for whom Jamie Lee Hull claimed both goals while Darren Bryceson (2) and Chris Hall found the net for the victors.


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