Skip to main content Skip to site footer

Kick off 19:45 (UK)

Buy tickets
10 August 2021 Venue Boundary Park Attendance

Kick off 19:45 (UK)

Buy a pass:

Listen live now

Watch live now

Listen or watch live now

Recent results


English League Cup

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

Live commentary of this match has not yet started.

toggle inactive

key moments

Updated at

There are currently no key moments to display.

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

Match Previews

Latics vs. Tranmere Rovers

Carabao Cup - Round One

10 August 2021

© Eddie Garvey

Latics welcome fellow Sky Bet League Two side Tranmere Rovers for the first round of this season’s Carabao Cup tonight (7:45pm KO).

Keith Curle’s side suffered defeat in their first league game of the season with veteran forward Kevin Ellison bagging the only goal of the game for Newport County at Boundary Park.


Form Guide

Unlike Latics, Rovers made a winning start to their league campaign, overcoming Walsall at Prenton Park.

Callum McManaman scored what turned out to be the only goal of the match in the 73rd minute.

The hosts had to play the final few minutes with 10 men and Chris Merrie was sent for an early bath.

Rovers reached the Sky Bet League Two play-offs last term, however, they were beaten over two legs by the eventual winners Morecambe.


Meetings: 90

Latics wins: 35
Tranmere wins: 33
Draws: 22

Scored - 125
Conceded - 127

Latics were only able to pick up one point from both of the games against their Merseyside opposition.

At Boundary Park, a goal from James Vaughan was enough to give Rovers all three points but Oldham were able to gain a spirited point in the reverse fixture.

Despite being reduced to ten men, a late Dylan Bahamboula goal made it 2-2. rescuing a point.

Davis Keillor-Dunn had given Oldham the lead in the 2nd minute but goals from Callum MacDonald and Kaine Woolery as well as Sido Jombati being sent off had Tranmere very much in control.

Watch Out For

30-year-old Callum McManaman made a fantastic start to life at Tranmere Rovers as he netted the winner on the opening day.

Callum McManaman.jpg

Born in Merseyside, McManaman played for Everton at Youth level but it was with Wigan Athletic where he made his breakthrough in football.

He netted 18 goals in 133 times for Wigan. In 2015, he joined West Bromwich Albion on a permanent deal, but he was unable to replicate the form shown at the DW stadium and he was eventually shipped off to Sunderland via an uneventful loan spell with Sheffield Wednesday.

Whilst on Wearside, he suffered the pain of relegation, with the Black Cats falling into the third tier. He would then move back to Wigan before making the move to Luton Town.

October 2020 saw him leave English football for the first team with Melbourne Victory. He joined up with current side Tranmere ahead of this season.

McManaman was clearly hotly rated as a youngster as he was capped four times at England Under 20 level.

Familiar Faces

There a few familiar faces in the Tranmere Rovers squad.

Firstly, Peter Clarke is a former Latic and he enjoyed three good seasons with the club.

The 39-year-old played 124 times for the football club where the centre half scored an impressive 15 times.

Another name that Oldham fans may remember is Emmanuel Dieseruvwe.


The 26-year old spent a brief spell on loan with Latics from Salford City but he suffered injury issues that limited his game time to just four appearances.

In The Dugout

Micky Mellon is the man in the dugout for the visitors.

Micky Mellon.jpg

Mellon is currently enjoying his second spell in charge at Prenton Park.

His first top job in the game came with Fleetwood Town. He let Town to two promotions during his tenure.

Other than a brief spell as Barnsley caretaker boss, his next job was Shrewsbury Town before his first spell with Tranmere.

His next opportunity took him north of the border with Dundee United. He left after the 2020/21 season with United finishing 9th.

Match Officials

The man in the middle is Scott Oldham.

Scott Oldham.jpg

His last fixture in charge of Latics arrived in November 2020 as we won 3-1 away at Bradford City in the EFL Cup and handed out three yellow cards.

He took charge of 33 games last campaign, handing out a total of 70 yellow cards and zero red cards.

He will be assisted by Mark Jones and Ivan Stankovic, with Andrew Miller as the Fourth Official.

Sky Bet Odds

Rovers are favourites to book their place in the second round of the league cup, priced at 7/5.

Latics are out at 7/4 to make it into the next round.

If the game is level after 90 minutes, it will go to penalties and you can get odds of 23/10 for that to be the case.

Please gamble responsibly by clicking here. For more information visit:

How To Follow The Game

Live commentary is only available on iFollow Latics with Roy Butterworth and Michael Brown who will be talking you through the match.

For more information, visit the iFollow Latics page by clicking here.

Alternatively, supporters can also follow the game with live updates on the club's official Twitter account: @OfficialOAFC

Advertisement block

Match Reports

Latics 2-2 Tranmere Rovers (4-3 On Penalties)

10 August 2021

© Eddie Garvey

Latics cement their place in the second round of the Carabao Cup in dramatic fashion with the game being decided on penalties.

Tranmere raced into a two-nil lead with goals from Sam Foley and Elliot Nevitt, however, Oldham produced a remarkable comeback with a strike from Dylan Bahamboula and an own goal from Tom Davies earning Latics a penalty shoot-out.

Danny Rogers produced heroics, saving two spot-kicks before Nicky Adams netted the decisive penalty.

Prior to kick-off, it was announced that our Head Coach Keith Curle would be absent for the cup clash after contracting Covid-19 and in his replacement, Colin West and Alan Sheehan occupied the touchline as they named four changes to the team with Bahamboula returning to the side.

At an atmospheric Boundary Park, Latics began the cup tie with attacking intent which was reinforced after just a minute when Jamie Bowden dragged a low effort from the edge of the box past the post.

Following that, Dylan Fage raced down the right-wing and produced an inviting delivery across the face of goal, however, Josh Dacres-Cogley bravely cleared the danger before Jack Stobbs could tap in.

Ross Doohan showcased his quality between the sticks for the visitors when Bowden’s pinpoint corner was met by Carl Piergianni and the skipper’s fierce header looked destined for the back of the net, however, the Celtic loanee manufactured great reflexes to keep him out.

Oldham supporters witnessed some skilful and elegant link-up play on the right-hand side between Bahamboula and Fage as they continued to cause Micky Mellon’s side endless problems.

The host nearly took the lead as the flamboyant Bahamboula, once again, dribbled to the end of the area before opening his body and curling an effort just past the far post with the goalkeeper beaten.

However, against the run of play, the Super White Army broke the deadlock with their first clear-cut opportunity of the match in the 40th minute. Paul Glatzel possessed fantastic vision as well as having the ability to execute the pass which sent Foley one-on-one with Rogers and the attack-minded midfielder kept his composure to slot past the ‘keeper.

Early into the second-half, Rovers doubled their advantage courtesy of Nevitt as he scored his first goal at EFL level. Dacres-Cogley delivered a cross to the feet of the former Warrington Town striker and he smashed into the roof of the net from inside the six-yard box generating lively scenes in the away end.

Latics managed to pull a goal back as Bahamboula produced a moment of brilliance from a corner. The Congo international danced past several defenders on the byline before somehow slotting a low effort past the goalkeeper from an incredibly tight angle.

West’s side showed tremendous character as they managed to equalise in the 69th minute when a Latics free-kick from deep was steered into his own goal by Davies, leaving Doohan rooted.

Former Latics loanee Mani Dieseruvwe thought he’d found the winner for Tranmere as he flicked in at the near post following impressive work from Glatzel on the left flank, however, the linesman already had his flag raised.

At the other end, Davis Keillor-Dunn was whiskers away from sending his side into the next round as Adams unsurprisingly provided a perfectly weighted cross onto his head at the back post, but the forward’s looping header cannoned off the post before being cleared.

Glatzel was handed a golden opportunity in the 87th minute when Dieseruvwe cleverly slotted the youngster clean through on goal, but the forward was excellently denied by Rogers.

The tie went to a penalty shoot-out and it was Latics who were triumphant after Rogers produced two fine saves before Adams slotted his penalty past Doohan to send the boys in blue into the second round of the competition.

Oldham Athletic XI – Rogers (GK), Hart, Cisse, Piergianni ©, Keillor-Dunn, Fage (Adams 63’) Jameson, Stobbs, Bowden, Bahamboula (Vaughan 70’), Blyth (Luamba 65’).

Subs: Danielewicz (GK), Whelan, Dearnley, Badan.

Goals: Bahamboula 59’, o.g. Davies 69’

Tranmere Rovers XI – Doohan (GK), Dacres-Cogley, Davies, Morris, Watson (Spearing 65’), McManaman (Feeney 78’), Glatzel, Foley, Nevitt (Dieseruvwe 62’), Maguire, Clarke ©.

Subs: Murphy (GK), Jolley, Hayde, Stratulis.

Goals: Foley 39’, Nevitt 51’

Attendance: 2,684 (845 away)

Referee – Scott Oldham

Advertisement block

Ticket News

Carabao Cup Ticket News

3 August 2021

© Eddie Garvey

Admission prices for our Carabao Cup first round tie against Tranmere Rovers at Boundary Park have been confirmed.

The game will take place next Tuesday (10th August) with a 7:45pm kick-off and is the second competitive game at Boundary Park in four days.

Admission prices are as follows;

Adults £10
Seniors (65+) £5
U21 £5
U18 £5

Please note, tickets will be able to purchase for the Main Stand as well as the Jimmy Frizzell Stand (Rochdale Road End) and Joe Royle Stand (North Stand).

Tickets are available to purchase for home supporters by clicking here.

There will be no sales at the ticket office window throughout this week due to the high-volume of season card collections.

To add to this, Tranmere fans can also get tickets through the club's online ticketing portal by clicking here with away fans being housed in the Chadderton Road End.

Both sets of supporters are also able to pay-on-the-day as an alternative, at no price increase (cash only). 

Advertisement block

Advertisement block