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Carlisle United vs. Latics

Sky Bet League Two - Matchday 14

22 October 2021

© Eddie Garvey

Latics travel to Brunton Park for another crucial Sky Bet League Two fixture on Saturday (3pm KO).

Keith Curle will be heading back to his former employers in hunt of a much needed three points.

Last time out, Latics failed to build on a 3-0 win over Stevenage and fell to a 3-1 defeat against Walsall at Boundary Park.


Form Guide

The Cumbrians are winless in their previous seven Sky Bet League Two games, with four of those games in the run ending in defeat.

Last time out, United managed to salvage a point against the ten men of Newport County, with Zach Clough scoring the equaliser in the 67th minute.

Carlisle have struggled so far this season and find themselves 23rd in the division, level on points with Latics but behind on goal difference.

In other competitions, the Cumbrians were dumped out of the Carabao Cup at the first hurdle following defeat to Sheffield United but they have enjoyed more success in the EFL Trophy where they can boast five points from their opening two games.

Following a draw with fellow League Two outfit Hartlepool United, they kept their nerve on penalties to claim the bonus point before defeating Everton’s under 21 side 2-0.

The Cumbrians’ Last Six

  1. Newport County 2-2 Carlisle United
  2. Carlisle United 0-1 Tranmere Rovers
  3. Bristol Rovers 3-0 Carlisle United
  4. Carlisle United 0-2 Forest Green Rovers
  5. Carlisle United 2-0 Everton Under 21s (EFL Trophy)
  6. Sutton United 4-0 Carlisle United


Meetings: 87

Latics wins: 29
Carlisle United wins: 37
Draw: 21

Scored - 136
Conceded - 139

Latics picked up four of the possible six points against Carlisle last term.

The last time that the clubs met was at Brunton Park. Oldham found themselves a goal down at the break courtesy of Josh Kayode.

A spirited second-half come back with goals from Marcel Hilssner, Dylan Bahamboula and Carl Piergianni made sure that Latics claimed all three points with a 3-1 win.

At Boundary Park in October, Latics rescued a point through a Zak Dearnley goal in the 80th minute following a goal scored by Aaron Hayden for the visitors.

Latics are unbeaten in their previous four games against their opposition.

Watch Out For

Highly-rated forward Zach Clough made the move to Brunton Park this summer.

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Clough was on target for the Cumbrians last time out, scoring the equaliser in their 2-2 draw with Welsh side Newport County.

The 26-year-old began his career with Bolton Wanderers after he came through the club’s academy.

He made an immediate impact when making his debut just 19 years of age as he scored the winning goal against North West rivals Wigan Athletic.

In 2017, Clough’s promise earned him a big money move to Nottingham Forest but he was eventually loaned back to his first club Bolton.

He also had a loan spell at Rochdale before moving to Wigan and then eventually his current club Carlisle.

In The Dugout

Gavin Skelton is the man in the dugout for the hosts.

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Current caretaker boss, Skelton has been in temporary charge at Brunton Park since the club parted ways with Chris Beech earlier this month.

This is the 40-year-old’s second temporary spell at Brunton Park and his other managerial roles include time at Workington and Queen of the South.

Carlisle United is one of the many clubs that Skelton represented as a player.


Brunton Park

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Capacity: 17,949

Record Attendance: 27,500

Opened: 1909

Match Officials

The official in the middle for the game is Benjamin Speedie.

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Speedie last officiated an Latics game in December 2020 as we suffered a 2-1 defeat against Harrogate Town at Boundary Park. On that day, he handed out one yellow cars and one red card which was to Bobby Grant.

He's taken charge of 13 games, so far, this campaign, handing out a total of 37 yellow cards and one red card.

Speedie will be assisted by Paul Newhouse and Matthew Parry, with Simon Clayton as the Fourth Official.

Sky Bet Odds

The Cumbrians are 21/20 favourites for the big game, with Latics priced at 5/2.

9/4 is available for the draw.

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How To Follow The Game

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

Unfortunately an iFollow match pass stream isn't available in the UK due to the 3pm blackout from broadcasters.

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.

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Match Reports

Carlisle 0-0 Latics

23 October 2021

© Eddie Garvey

Latics will probably reflect on two points dropped as they went close several times but were unable to find a way to goal against Carlisle.

Davis Keillor-Dunn was denied by the angle of post and bar in the first half before seeing an audacious shot from the centre circle touched wide on an afternoon that saw Keith Curle’s side create the clearer openings.

Although the hosts also had chances during an open game,  the lack of guile from either side betrayed their respective positions near the foot of the Sky Bet League Two table.

Curle made three changes in personnel from the midweek defeat against Walsall with returns for Carl Piergianni and Hallam Hope, while Harry Vaughan was handed his second league start as the Head Coach also opted for a change of shape.

Despite their limited influence in the attacking third for much of a fractured first half, Latics left the field at the interval after two near misses.

Two minutes before the break, Keillor-Dunn found space just outside the Carlisle area and executed a superb curling effort which flew beyond the reach of goalkeeper Mark Howard, only for the ball to crash against the woodwork.

The rebound fell to Jamie Bowden, who was flagged offside as he rolled home the follow-up, but replays suggested the midfielder was behind the ball when Keillor-Dunn struck his initial effort.

Minutes later, Hope was played in at the far post as Latics pressed again, only for Howard to repel the former Carlisle striker, who was deployed on the right as Curle altered his formation.

Until then, the better moments had belonged to the hosts, Harrison McGahey called upon to make a crucial block from Brennan Dickenson’s first-time effort after a right-wing cross from Joe Riley.

Jayson Luetwiler also did well to turn aside an arching free-kick from Zach Clough, while Lewis Alessandra and Jordan Gibson also placed efforts off target.

Latics broke well midway through the half, Callum Whelan spotting the run of Harry Vaughan with a find pass from midfield, only for the youngster to fire the ball over.

If Keillor-Dunn’s first-half effort was special then his moment of improvisation in the second was almost something truly extraordinary.

Just after the hour, he received the ball inside the centre circle before sending a lofted shot towards goal as he spotted Howard off his line, only for the goalkeeper to recover and touch the ball aside.

Latics were responsible for periods of good pressure throughout the second period but were unable to find the cutting edge.

Bahamboula and Piergianni were unable to make the most of opportunities inside the box, the former also receiving a pass later in the half from Whelan after a surging counter-attack from the visitors saw them break three-on-three, but the Congo international placed his shot into the arms of Howard.

Whelan also went close, while Keillor-Dunn sent another curling effort just wide and although Carlisle applied late pressure of their own, it was Latics who will feel they deserved a greater reward.


Oldham Athletic: Leutwiler, Clarke, McGahey, Piergianni, Whelan (Bettache 87), Hope, Keillor-Dunn, Bowden, Bahamboula, Couto, Vaughan (Da Silva 62).

Subs not used: Danielewicz, Dearnley, Fage, Diarra, Edwards.


Carlisle United: Howard, Armer, McDonald, Riley, Guy, Alessandra (Young 55), Clough (Abrahams 77), Dickenson, Mellish (Charters 60), Whelan, Gibson.

Subs not used: Jensen, Devine, Feeney, Bell.


Referee: Benjamin Speedie.


Attendance: 4,274 (420 away)

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Ticket News

Carlisle United (A) Tickets & Travel

20 October 2021

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Ticket and travel information for the away fixture at Brunton Park against Carlisle United (Saturday 23 October - 3pm KO).

Tickets will go straight to general sale from Monday 11 October at 10am and will go off sale the day before the game on Friday 22 October at 3pm. The club have received an initial allocation of 404 tickets.

The pricing of tickets purchased in advanced are as follows:

Adults £19
Senior (65+) £16
Young Person (18-22) £13
Junior (11-17) £10
*Family Junior (11-17) £8
Child (7-10) £7
Child (6 & Under) Free
Disabled Carer Free
Wheelchair User £4
Wheelchair Carer Free

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here.

*Family Junior – you can purchase a maximum of two (2) Family Junior tickets for every one (1) Adult ticket or a maximum of one (1) Family Junior ticket for every one (1) Senior ticket purchased. Any Junior tickets purchased on top of this or sold individually will be charged as a full price Junior ticket. This offer is only available for tickets purchased at the Ticket Office and NOT available online.

For more information on this offer and any assistance, please email 

Disabled tickets are sold as per above categories, with the Carer free if required (proof of carer requirement is required when purchasing).

Tickets are available to purchase on the day with a £3 increase per age category. These can only be purchased by cash at the Away Ticket Office which is at the North area of the ground.

Any pre-purchased tickets that have not been collected from Boundary Park can be collected on the matchday from the visitors Main Ticket Office.

Coach Travel

Coach travel is also available again for supporters at the following prices. A 49-seater has been arranged, but is dependent on sales with a departure time of 11:30am from Boundary Park.

Adults £20
Under 18's £10

To book your space(s) on the coach online, please click here.

Ticket Office

If you want to purchase tickets at the Ticket Office, the opening hours and contact number can be found here.

SLO Information

  • Carlisle's away concourse is now cashless for all purchases.
  • Away supporters will be allocated seating in sections two and three of the Pioneer Food Stands, no other seating or standing areas will be available.
  • There will be zero tolerance on flares, anti-social behaviours and excess alcohol (if anyone arrives with too much alcohol in them, Carlisle have the right to deny entry).
  • Searching will be robust, they ask that anyone carrying a bag makes extra time to allow for searching.
  • There will be a police presence in the ground so any pitch incursion will result in arrest.
  • Carlisle also have the right to suspend alcohol sales at any time.
  • Flags will be permitted but must be put up in the Waterworks End (behind the goal), however they will assess the wording on the flag, if it is considered inflammatory or derogatory, the hosts have the right to confiscate this until the end of the match.
  • Any drums must have wooden drumsticks and will be assessed by the Supervisors before being permitted entry. 

For more detailed information from the hosts, please click here.

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