Carlisle welcome Oldham to Cumbria tomorrow looking to continue an impressive record against the Latics at Brunton Park. The Blues well on top, winning 21, drawing nine and losing only four of the 34 games played between the sides.
One of those defeats for the Cumbrians did come last season though as they lost 2-1 in mid-April with all the goals being scored in a 14 minute second-half period as 4,484 fans looked on. Lewis Guy and Dale Stephens giving the Latics a 2-0 lead with strikes on 55 and 64 minutes, before Gary Madine netted with what would prove to be only a consolation goal five minutes later.
Early in the 2008-09 campaign Carlisle defeated Oldham 1-0 at home in the first round of the Carling Cup. Scott Dobie, just as the game looked to be heading for extra-time, scoring the only goal of the tie in the 89th minute in front of just 2,509 spectators at Brunton Park.
Last time out in the league in Cumbria, the Latics and the Blues drew 1-1 in April 2009. Carlisle taking the lead through a Michael Bridges penalty just before the break, with Oldham's Daniel Jones being sent off for a professional foul in the process. Being down to ten men not ending the Latics hopes on the day though as they grabbed a point a minute from time when Neal Eardley equalised with a long range free-kick.
United have beaten the Latics by a three-goal margin at Brunton Park five times, the most recent of those victories though was well over 40 years ago in the 1960-61 season, a campaign served in the old Division Four. The game came on the last day of the season with Carlisle winning 3-0 thanks to goals from George Walker, Barry Brayton and George Whitelaw in front of an attendance of 4,292 people.
Oldham may have only won at the home of the Cumbrians three times but one of those victories was a thumping 5-2 win, again on the last day of the season, but this time in Division Two in the 1984-85 campaign. The score was 1-1 at half-time only for the Blues to capitulate after the break and concede four goals while only scoring one in reply, Paul Gorman and Don O'Riordan being the Cumbrians goalscorers on the day as a paltry crowd of just 2,470 spectators looked on.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams|
|2009/2010||Sat 17 Apr||Carlisle||1 - 2||Oldham||LGE1|
|2009/2010||Sat 19 Sep||Oldham||2 - 0||Carlisle||LGE1|
|2009/2010||Tue 11 Aug||Carlisle||1 - 0||Oldham||LGEC|
|2008/2009||Fri 10 Apr||Carlisle||1 - 1||Oldham||LGE1|
|2008/2009||Sun 28 Dec||Oldham||0 - 0||Carlisle||LGE1|
|2007/2008||Tue 29 Jan||Oldham||2 - 0||Carlisle||LGE1|
|2007/2008||Sat 18 Aug||Carlisle||1 - 0||Oldham||LGE1|
Recent respective form guides
Carlisle have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 16 goals for the Cumbrians, with seven against.
Oldham have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six games away from Boundary Park. A generous nine goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Carlisle's 34 points from 23 games played sees them lie just inside the top half of the table, in 12th place. Oldham meanwhile sit one spot outside the play-off positions in the Npower League One table, in seventh, picking up 39 from their 25 games contested to date.
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|Last six games form guide||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Carlisle are starting to turn Brunton Park into a fortress, but the quality of the opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occasion...... Score draw
|Carlisle||Won their latest three matches.|
Unbeaten in last three home games.
Not drawn a match in their last five.
|Oldham||Four games since last defeat.|