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MATCH PREVIEW: A second trip to Boundary Park

United face the Latics on Tuesday

20 October 2020

United are back at Boundary Park for a second time already this season having been there just over a month ago for an EFL Cup first-round fixture.


The Latics bagged progression to the next round in that encounter courtesy of first half goals from Ben Garrity and Bobby Grant, with Conor McAleny sealing the deal with a late strike.

Watch the highlights from that game here:

The six meetings between the teams prior to that had brought United five wins and a draw.

Boxing Day 2018 provided a memorable clash as the Cumbrians slogged their way through a tight first half, with goals from Hallam Hope and Jerry Yates providing them with a cushion that was more comfortable than the end-to-end nature of the action suggested it should be.

But then came the second half. Ashley Nadesan, Yates again, and Danny Grainger took advantage of a suddenly hesitant visiting defence to put the points beyond doubt, and Gary Liddle added real six-appeal as he rounded off an excellent day’s work with a rare goal in added time.

Another stunner of a meeting was the EFL Trophy encounter at Boundary Park in August 2016. The journalists covering the game were just as exhausted as the players who took part as a match that had absolutely everything unfolded before them.

Just 16 minutes in and Oldham’s Billy McKay opened the floodgates, only for Michael Raynes to equalise from a set piece in the very next attack. Reggie Lambe edged Carlisle in front four minutes later, and an unfortunate own goal from Cameron Burgess on the half hour gave United a 3-1 lead to take into the break.

The Latics kicked off the second period, and two goals in two mad minutes from Darius Osei had the score back at level pegging.

Oliver Banks celebrated wildly as he put the home side back in front with 25 minutes left to play, but Tom Miller and Charlie Wyke notched late to give Carlisle their win from what had been a rip-roaring encounter.

We should perhaps mention that Macaulay Gillesphey helped to make things even more interesting when he was sent off with 82 minutes on the clock.


Carlisle wins


Oldham wins





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The Latics picked up their first league victory in dramatic fashion on Saturday when Zak Dearnley came off the bench to grab the winner against Bolton in the 95th minute. 

It had been an entertaining affair as first half goals from Garrity and Delfouneso left the sides deadlocked until Dearnley took matters into his own hands with an incisive run and a net bulging finish.

The three points lifted Oldham away from bottom spot, and they'll be in a bouyant mood as they face us on Tuesday night.

Transfer activity started back in June for Oldham when Alex Iacovitti moved to Ross County on a free. A quiet spell followed, but rumours that Zak Mills was heading to Port Vale were eventually confirmed in the middle of July.

New faces started arriving in August, with Carl Piergianni making the short hop from Salford to join his new club. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson arrived from Manchester United the same day.

Bobby Grant was recruited from Wrexham a fortnight ago, and his team mate David Keillor-Dunn joined him just 24 hours later.

The influx of new blood continued as Conor McAleny left Fleetwood to become a Latic, with new manager Harry Kewell stating that he was looking to complete more business before the new campaign kicked off.

That has most definitely been the case with what has been another busy spell. 21-year-old midfielder Callum Whelan returned to the Manchester area when he joined on a two-year deal on his release from Watford 10 days ago, and the defensive ranks were bolstered with a double signing on the first day of this month.

Kyle Jameson left Fylde to head to Boundary Park and Jordan Barnett, who can also play in midfield, was most recently with Barnsley before he made his switch.

Ben Garrity came in on a season-long loan deal from parent club Blackpool, and that was followed by the arrival of Leeds youngster Alfie McCalmont on a season-long loan with a view to adding midfield options.

Italian left back Andrea Badan capped off a good trial spell with a two-year deal just after our last meeting, and their most recent acquisition was that of Congo international Dylan Bahamboula. The forward signed a one-year contract at the start of October.

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Conor McAleny has exploded on the scene with his new club having notched six goals in his eight games so far. 

Also the designated penatly taker, he'll be looking to add to his tally on Tuesday night.


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Oldham 1 – 1 United 18 Jan 2020

Carlisle 1 – 0 Oldham 28 Sep 2019 

Carlisle 6 – 0 Oldham 26 Dec 2018

Oldham 4 – 5 Carlisle 30 August 2016


Referee - Matthew Donohue
Assistant Referee 1 - Robert Merchant
Assistant Referee 2 - Steven Meredith
Fourth Official - James Wilson

Matt DonohueOur referee for this game is Mr Matthew Donohue.

He has been in charge of three games so far this season showing nine yellows and one red.

We saw him for our 0-0 away draw at Huish Park in May 2019. Mike Jones and Anthony Gerrard went in the book during that end of season fixture.

He came north for the first time when we hosted Tranmere back in September 2018. The goals came late, with Tom Parkes turning the ball into his own net with 10 minutes left to play, and the points were sealed when Mullin doubled the advantage just before the full time whistle. Parkes and Jamie Devitt had their names taken on the day. 

He was also at Brunton Park for our 1-1 draw with Exeter in February 2019. Jamie Devitt scored our late equaliser, and he went in the book, along with the Tom Parkes, in what was a very tight game.


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