Carlisle United travel to the Toughsheet Community Stadium to face Bolton on Saturday. Bolton have had a strong start to the season and will look to push for the automatic promotion spots whereas Carlisle are a little too close to the relegation zone.
Bolton currently sit third in League One after ten games. With six wins, two draws and two losses, Bolton have 20 points, five points adrift of top of the league Portsmouth.
In their last five games, Bolton have three wins, one draw and one loss. Dio Charles opened the scoring in the first half for Bolton but Charlie Savage and Caylan Vickers both scored late on to give Reading the 2 - 1 win and to compound Bolton’s misery, Eoin Toal was sent off late on as well. Jonson Clarke-Harris opened the scoring for Peterborough but Victor Adeboyejo quickly equalised. However, Bolton were down to ten men again against Peterborough when Gethin Jones was sent off in the added time of the first half, though the game did finish 1 - 1.
In the Group stage of the Football League Trophy Bolton faced Manchester United’s U21 team. Jones, Jon Daoi Boovarsson, Nelson Khumbeni and Luke Matheson all scored along with braces from Dan Nlundulu and Josh Sheehan in the 8 - 1 win. Charles was on the scoresheet again against Port Vale in a 1 - 0 win for Bolton.
The latest outing for Bolton was against Stevenage. Charles converted a penalty and along with goals from Jack Iredale and Josh Sheehan, Bolton grabbed a 3 - 2 win with Jamie Reid scoring twice for Stevenage.
Carlisle United currently occupy the 20th place spot in League One. With just one win, five draws and five losses in 11 games, Carlisle have just eight points to their name.
In their last five games in all competitions, Carlisle have three draws and two losses. Jamie Reid opened the scoring for Stevenage with Sean Maguire equalising within five minutes. Reid then scored again in the second half with Joe Garner grabbing an equaliser in the 90th minute as the game finished 2 - 2. Luke Plange then opened the scoring against Lincoln city in the first half, but an equaliser from Ethan Hamilton meant the game finished 1 - 1.
The visit from Derby County saw a brace from James Collins give The Rams the 2 - 0 win. Jokull Andresson was sent off in the 29th minute against Wycombe which then saw Luke Leahy convert his penalty and Sam Vokes score a goal in a 2 - 0 win for Wycombe.
The last game for Carlisle was against Peterborough. Ronnie Edwards opened the scoring for Peterborough but Jordan Gibson popped up with an equaliser in the 96th minute for Carlisle as the game finished 1 - 1.
Bolton and Carlisle have met 29 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1931. Nothing can separate the teams as both Bolton and Carlisle have 11 wins each in the fixture, with both teams taking a point on seven occasions.