Date: 20th June 2014 at 4:45pm
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Long serving midfielder Antony Sweeney has agreed terms with Carlisle United and will now leave Victoria Park having spent more than a decade with us.

The 30 year old came through our youth ranks and made his debut as a fresh faced 18 year old substitute in our three nil win over York City back in October 2001.

He got his first real run in the first team back in 2003-04 under former gaffer Neale Cooper, and having found the net for us on a couple of occasions that season, he the built on that momentum in the following campaign – grabbing 15 goals across all competitions as we reached the League One Play Off Final.

He finished as our top scorer back in 2010-11, chipping in with another 14 goals that campaign as we established ourselves in League One and he ended that campaign as the Fans’ Player of the Year.

Having been handed the captain’s armband at the beginning of last season, he suffered an injury in our opening home game and then struggled to regain his place in our first team following his return to fitness, and then he suffered another injury when he came on as a substitute against Mansfield Town in March, and that proved to be his last appearance for us.

He leaves the club having made 444 appearances for us, scoring 62 times and he now sits third in our all time appearance ranking behind Watty Moore (472) and Ritchie Humphreys (543).

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