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PREVIEW: A look ahead to the Oldham game

Another Saturday home game for the Blues

22 October 2021

Our second consecutive Saturday home fixture brings Oldham Athletic to Brunton Park this weekend.

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The goings on off the field have taken centre stage at Boundary Park this season with fan groups and representatives at the forefront as they stage protests against the current owner of the club.

Tennis balls and flares have been thrown onto the pitch, with encroachment during the home defeat against Colchester leading to calls for 'calm heads' as the protestations gathered momentum.

As recently as last month owner Abdallah Lemsagam said that he has not received any offers to buy the club and does not want to sell.

Last weekend's victory lifted the club out of the drop zone, but another slap on the wrist on Monday meant that it's likely that more restrcitions will be imposed, adding to the behind the scenes woes.

opposition

Following a rough start to the season the Latics have become much harder to beat in recent weeks, with last Saturday's 3-0 home win over Stevenage making it just one defeat in five league outings.

They looked to continue that trend with a home game against Walsall on Tuesday night, but it was back down to earth with a bump as the Saddlers secured a comfortable 3-1 win. Former Blue Hallam Hope was the Oldham scorer.

That stuttering start to the campaign we mentioned received a much needed lift when they registered their first three points courtesy of a barnstorming finish at Sutton. Looking to all intents and purposes to have lost the game, Piergianni levelled with two minutes left to go, and Junior Luamba nabbed the win with the last touch of the game.

Another inconsistent period followed, but just one goal conceded in the first three league outings this month suggests that resolve has been rediscovered, despite that midweek home disappointment on Tuesday night.

who watch

It'll be good to see Keith Curle, Colin West and Steve Collis again, but I'm sure they'll understand that we're hoping to send them home empty handed. 

Four goals in the last six games for midfielder Davis Keillor-Dunn have confirmed that he's got himself ticking over quite nicely and, when added to his combative and creative tendencies, that has made him our one to watch for this fixture.

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highlights

  Carlisle wins Draws Oldham wins
League 30 20 26
League Cup 2 1 2
FA Cup 1 0 1
Cup 3 1 0
Total 36 22 29

The game at Brunton Park in February 2021 appeared to be going the way of the hosts with a Josh Kayode strike giving them a lead to take into the break. But it all went wrong in the last 20 minutes when a Marcus Hilssner penalty was complemented by late strikes from Dylan Bahamaboula and Carl Peirgianni.

Watch the highlights from that game here:

The Latics needed a late Zak Dearnley leveller in October 2020 when we went to Boundary Park for our league meeting. Aaron Hayden had given the away side the lead just after the break but Oldham struck back to secure a point with just 10 minutes left to go.

Watch the highlights from that game here:

The Latics bagged progression to the second round of the Carabao Cup when we went there in September 2020 at the first stage of that competition. First half goals came from Ben Garrity and Bobby Grant, with Conor McAleny sealing the deal with a late strike.

Watch the highlights from that game here:

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

officials

Referee - Benjamin Speedie
Assistant Referee 1 - Paul Newhouse
Assistant Referee 2 - Matthew Parry
Fourth Official - Simon Clayton
Observer - Colin Webster

Our referee for this fixture is Mr Ben Speedie. He has taken charge of 13 games so far this season showing 37 yellow cards and one red.

He was at Brunton Park for our 3-1 Football League Trophy defeat to Fleetwood at the beginning of September 2020. It was an eventful night for Gime Toure, who both scored and was sent off, but the group game points went to the Cod Army thanks to goals from Callum Camps and Harvey Saunders (2). Joe Riley also went into the book.

tickets

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