Date: 29th May 2006 at 9:04am
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Yesterday we reported that the FA were to investigate claims that a Coca-Cola League Two game may have been fixed last season.

Today the Daily Mirror is reporting that the game in question may be between Carlisle United and Boston United, the game was played on the 25th March and the outcome was a Carlisle 4-2 win.

The claims are that betting markets in Asia went red hot before the game, with six-figure sums being placed on Carlisle winning by a two-goal margin.

Carlisle, League Two champions, were red-hot favourites for the match, and with the game at 3-2 with minutes to play Boston United sent their keeper up for a corner ? Carlisle went onto score from the corner to make the game 4-2 and make the margin two goals.

The volume of the betting was so high that the odds on Carlisle victory went from 4/6 to 1/4 in around 60 minutes.

The FA will review evidence it was given late on Friday, a spokesman for the FA said ?The information with regard to one named fixture arrived late on Friday. If there is strong evidence of a possible breach of rules we will investigate it thoroughly.?

 

3 Replies to “Carlisle-Boston In Question”

  • Same here C4E, it would give people a chance to start going on about League Two being bad etc.. Anybody know the current situation in Italy?

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