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Second-half report

19 October 2013

Second home win for Latics

Adam Rooney's first-half penalty earned Latics their second home win of the season in Sky Bet League 1 as they defeated Carlisle United 1-0 at Boundary Park.

It was a big win for Latics who had found themselves in the bottom six following a patchy run of results.

This was also the first defeat in five matches for Carlisle since Graham Kavanagh was appointed manager.

Latics, 1-0 ahead at the break, were unlucky not to double their lead soon after the restart.

Substitute Kirk Millar's curled effort looked destined for the top corner, but landed on the roof of the net.

Latics received a let off when Mark Beck was left unmarked at a James Berrett corner, but headed wide from six yards.

Carlisle keeper Mark Gillespie made a decent save low to his left to beat out a drive from James Wesolowski (pictured). 

Latics created further chances as Jonathan Grounds headed wide from a corner and James Tarkowski headed over following a free kick.

Carlisle's frustration saw Kavanagh sent to the stands by referee Mark Heywood after he disputed a decision.

Latics lived dangerously late on as Carlisle substitute Lee Miller could have equalised twice in quick succession through headers.

His first failed to find the target and the second brought a fine save from keeper Mark Oxley.

James Dayton almost eased Latics' nerves when his shot brought a good save from Gillespie to tip it over the crossbar.

And from the resulting corner, Genseric Kusunga had a free far-post header which went high over the crossbar.

Full-time: Latics 1, Carlisle 0.

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