Nottingham will make the long trip to Carlisle this Sunday in the FA National Futsal League North Division 2 and will be looking to prevent Carlisle from winning two on the bounce after last weekends 8-5 victory over Hull.
Carlisle sit 3rd in division 2 on seven points, a disappointing return for the season so far and well below the target that was set at the start of the season. The low light of the season so far of only collecting 1 point from a possible 6 in the home and away games against National League strugglers Bradford just before Christmas sparked a January recruitment campaign. Current head coach Al Tindall is certain the new signings have strengthened the squad ‘ the results we had against Bradford prompted our action ahead of the January transfer deadline. We’ve added real quality to the squad and have a bit of depth now. We will be using the last two games of the season to give the new lads experience ahead of next season. We cant win anything this year but it is all to play for. We can prove to the FA, the English Futsal community and ourselves that we are able to compete with the best and the outcome of the next two games will determine which league we choose to apply for next year. In effect we are still playing for promotion’
The FA announced late last year that there would be a restructure of the FA National League and all Clubs need to apply for the division they wish to compete in. If the results in the next two games are an improvement on the results from earlier on in the season Carlisle Futsal Club could find themselves applying for the Super League North next year.
The game on Sunday kicks off at 4pm and will be held at Trinity Arena, there is very limited spectator provision at the venue.
Tickets for the Clubs final home game of the season at the Sands will go on Sale next week and will be available via the Club website and the Sands centre box office.