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MATCH PREVIEW: United face the Latics in the Carabao Cup

Another cup game for the Blues

4 September 2020

Match Previews

MATCH PREVIEW: United face the Latics in the Carabao Cup

Another cup game for the Blues

4 September 2020

Carlisle have become a bit of a bogey side for the Latics over recent seasons and, indeed, you have to go back to April 2014 to find an Oldham victory over the Blues.


The six meetings between the teams since then have 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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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.

And there was more to come as recently as Wednesday when another midfielder, Ben Garrity, came in on a season-long loan deal from parent club Blackpool.


The prolific Danny Rowe joined Oldham from AFC Fylde during the January 2020 transfer window having built up a reputation of scoring for fun during his time with the Coasters.

His first game for the Latics was in our 1-1 draw at Boundary Park, and he notched three goals in 10 appearances for his new club before lockdown was imposed. Tenacious and lively around the box, he’s one who will need to be closely monitored.


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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 - Carl Boyeson
Assistant Referee 1 - Barry Gordon
Assistant Referee 2 - Daniel Woodward
Fourth Official - Lewis Smith

Our referee for this game is Mr Carl Boyeson.

This will be the first game Carl has taken charge of this season.

A regular for Carlisle United fixtures, we saw him just once in the last campaign. That was for the August 2019 visit of Mansfield when Danny Rose and Nicky Maynard put the visitors two goals to the good before the break.

That was how the game ended, but it was a day for cards as three of the away side were joined by Byron Webster for United with yellow cards.

Season 2018/19 put him in charge of our games on three different occasions. He was the man in the middle for our 3-0 away defeat at Stevenage in April - a day which also saw Gary Miller and Tom Parkes go in the book.

Prior to that he was our match referee in January when he took charge of the home game against Cheltenham. Early second half goals from Jamie Devitt and Hallam Hope bagged us the victory, and there were no United names taken on the day.

Also, in November 2018, he officiated for our home game against Forest Green in November. Ben Morris and Carl Winchester had given the visitors a two-goal cushion, but a late Jamie Devitt penalty turned out to be nothing more than a consolation as Rovers claimed their victory. Anthony Gerrard was the only Carlisle name to be logged.

Think back a little further and he was in charge of a game that turned into a thriller for all the wrong reasons when we made the trip to face Wycombe in February 2018. A horrible first half saw the Blues go two goals behind as Matt Bloomfield and Luke O'Nien bagged quickfire goals either side of the half hour mark.

The tide changed at the start of the second half when O'Nien was sent off, and a penalty from Danny Grainger brought United right back into the game. Jamie Devitt and Cole Stockton turned it well and truly on its head, and the visitors appeared to have secured the three points as the clock ticked in to time added on.

That was when the world fell apart for the Cumbrians as Marcus Bean and Paris Cowan-Hall pounced within seconds of each other to leave the away side pondering what might have been. 


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