Oldham Athletic Match Stats Preview
Updated Friday, 4th May 2012
All the historical match stats for the game at Boundary Park tomorrow afternoon as United look to get back to winning ways on the road
History of the Oldham Athletic v Carlisle United fixture
Carlisle face a trip to Oldham tomorrow afternoon, needing to turn round their overall fortunes at Boundary Park. The Blues hoping to better a record which has seen them lose 20, draw nine and win eight of the 37 games played there between the two sides.
United having picked up one of their nine draws early this season in the Carling Cup first round, the match ending 1-1 following extra-time, in front of 1,786 fans, after Oldham took the lead through a Reuben Reid penalty on 24 minutes before Jon-Paul McGovern levelled for the Cumbrians with 57 minutes on the clock. Carlisle then managing to hold sway 4-2 in the subsequent penalty shootout after 120 minutes of football had been played.
Last season in League One United nicked a tight 1-0 win at Boundary Park in a bad-tempered encounter as a bumper 8,564 spectators looked on thanks to a Latics ticket offer on a mid-February 2011 Tuesday evening. Craig Curran grabbing the only goal of the game for the Blues ten minutes from time.
In the 2009-10 campaign the Cumbrians lost 2-0 at Boundary Park in a mid-September League One fixture in front of just 4,268 fans. A goal in either half from Keigan Parker on 13 minutes and Pawel Abbott seven minutes after the break ensuring that all three points went the way of the Latics.
Meanwhile in 2008-09 in League One the two sides fought out a 0-0 draw at Boundary Park inbetween Christmas and New Year. The match, watched by 6,254 spectators, saw both sides have chances to win the game, although defences were generally on top throughout the 90 minutes.
Oldham's biggest win over the Blues at Boundary Park was a thumping 6-0 victory, with 9,325 fans in attendance, way back in the Division Three North season of 1938-39. Meanwhile, Carlisle's biggest margin of victory at the home of Latics has twice been by a two goal difference.
The first win being by a 2-0 scoreline in the post-war campaign of 1946-47, again in Division Three North, with the United goalscorers being Ivor Broadis and Jim Moir as 7,696 spectators looked on. The second victory being a 4-2 success in the same division in 1952-53, the scorers for the Blues that day, in front of a bumper 20,397 fans, being Jimmy Whitehouse with a brace, and Robert Harrison and Alan Ashman with single strikes.
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