James Tavernier has now played seven times for Carlisle United, as the Cumbrians lost their third successive game in all competitions yesterday.
James Tavernier – in action for Carlisle
Carlisle were beaten 3-1 at home by Hartlepool United yesterday, and Hartlepool move into 6th place in League One with 13 points from their first seven games.
Carlisle now have 10 points on the season and lie in 12th position, and they also were beaten by Hartlepool 2-1 in mid-week, and went out of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
Former Newcastle star Nobby Solano was playing for Hartlepool, and the Peruvian set up the second goal for Adam Boyd with a nice cross, and Tavernier had a good game and set up a chance for Rory Loy, but the Scot missed his shot completely.
Fraser Forster, back at Celtic, had an easy afternoon as Celtic won 4-0 at home to Motherwell, and Fraser now has five appearances for Celtic with three clean sheets.
And after six games played Rangers and Celtic are at the top of the league – that’s a shock – but unfortunately Hibs, under former Newcastle coach Colin Calderwood, are now rock bottom on just 3 points from five games.
Kazenga LuaLua was a 73rd minute substitute for Brighton & Hove Albion at Bristol City, and with 10 minutes to go Ashley Barnes scored the only goal in a 1-0 win for Brighton.
Brighton have made a terrific start to their first season in the Championship, and are top of the league with 16 points from their first six games and are one point above Southampton, who were also promoted last season from League One.
Kazenga is on loan to Brighton though January, and he has so far made 5 appearances for The Seagulls.
And finally England U20 goalkeeper Jak Alnwick was an unused substitute for Gateshead in their first defeat of the season at Fleetwood, where they went down 3-1 in the Blue Square Bet Premier.
Gateshead however are still joint top of the league with Wrexham, having taken 19 points from their first 8 games, and The Heed’s Shaw is the top joint scorer in the league with 7 goals.