Reasons to be Cheerful - Argyle v Carlisle

HADEN Tye finds reasons to be optimistic as Argyle meet Carlisle for the second time at Home Park this season.

No Place Like Home Park
Argyle have not lost against Carlisle at Home Park since 1978.  That is 37 years and 10 months. In that time, the Pilgrims have won 11 times and drawn once against the Cumbrians. Argyle’s most recent home victory against Carlisle was earlier this season, with the Greens winning 4-1. Jake Jervis scored a brace, whilst Reuben Reid and Graham Carey also got themselves on the score sheet.

Top of the Form
Argyle have won seven of their last eight games, conceding only four goals in those games. The Pilgrims top the league by five points and the chance to play in the Emirates FA Cup will be welcomed by Derek Adams as it will give his side the chance to progress and play against higher-level opposition. 

Unbeaten in Eight
The Pilgrims have avoided defeat at Home Park in their previous eight matches. Even more impressively, only one of those games was a draw. That result came against Bristol Rovers in a 1-1 draw with both goals coming in the last five minutes. 

We Want Four
Carlisle to Plymouth is a massive journey, but unfortunately for the Cumbrians, they have travelled to Argyle and conceded four goals on three occasions. One of those games was earlier this season. The Pilgrims had a 4-1 win in 1980, with David Kemp scoring a hat trick and Donald Murphy also grabbing a goal. The Pilgrims also scored four against Carlisle in the previous campaign too, with a 4-2 win in November 1979. Kemp, Brian Johnson, Colin Randell scored for Argyle, with Carlisle scoring an own-goal.