• The FA Cup 1st Rnd
  • 03 Nov 2012
  • KO 15:00
  • Ground: Brunton Park
Home team Score Away team

Carlisle United

4-2

Ebbsfleet United

David Symington 45+1
Liam Noble 61
James Berrett 81
Joe Garner 87
Nathan Elder 58
Joe Howe 90+3

Carlisle v Ebbsfleet preview

Friday 2nd November 2012 18:37

Murphy: Rated doubtful

Murphy: Rated doubtful

Team news ahead of Saturday's FA Cup first-round clash between Carlisle and Ebbsfleet at Brunton Park.

Carlisle manager Greg Abbott is considering handing Dave Symington his full debut.

The 18-year-old winger has made 12 appearances and scored two goals for the Cumbrians this season, but all have come as a substitute.

He bagged his first League strike of the campaign in the defeat to Bournemouth last week, with Abbott praising his performance afterwards.

Symington's fellow youngsters Brad Potts, Mark Beck and Josh Todd are likely to be named in the squad but will have to settle for places on the bench.

Elsewhere, Peter Murphy will be assessed before the match. The defender overcame a hamstring injury to start against the Cherries but he is rated as doubtful for Saturday, with Danny Livesey likely to deputise should he miss out.

Injured pair Matty Robson and Chris Chantler also face late fitness tests.