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Carlisle United on the verge of 30th league game without a draw

13 March 2015

Carlisle United could become the first English club in almost 50 years to go 30 league games without a draw, should they avoid a stalemate against York City on Saturday.

The Cumbrians haven’t shared the spoils in Sky Bet League 2 since September, when they battled out a 4-4 thriller with AFC Wimbledon.



If there is a winner at Bootham Crescent this weekend, the visitors will become just the 29th side since 1888 to have gone 30 league games without a draw.

Carlisle’s previous club record for games without a draw was 26, set in 1930.

The club's manager Keith Curle said: “A run like this shows it’s all or nothing with us. We’re certainly a team that’s all in.

“There have been games where we’ve been in front and lost, but there have been other games where it’s been 0-0 or 1-1 and we haven’t settled for it. We’ve gone for it.

“That’s something I don’t want to take away from the team. I want us to be playing entertaining and attacking football. If we lose a game that could have been a draw, but win others that also looked to be a stone-cold draw, then I’m going to have to take that."

Blackburn Rovers were the last side to elude the draw for 30 games back in 1966, and Saturday could see that happen for just the seventh time post-World War Two.

Aston Villa hold the record for the most successive games without a draw, when they didn't share the points for 51 matches throughout 1891.

ClubSeasonDraw count
Aston Villa189151
Sunderland190846
Stoke City189546
Bradford PA191344
Leicester City190944
Walsall189444
Birmingham City189343
Darwen189640
Portsmouth192838
Sheffield United190538
Bristol Rovers194837
Wolves193037
Stockport Co194736
Lincoln City189436
West Brom191535
Bristol City190435
Doncaster193534
Newcastle189634
Reading193633
Rochdale192633
Middlesbrough192533
Burton Wanderers189632
Reading195931
Tranmere195331
Plymouth194731
Accrington192831
Blackburn196630
Burnley190830

Data provided by ENFA

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