League One
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Oldham Athletic 1-0 Carlisle United

Adam Rooney's penalty ended Oldham's six-match winless run in League One to condemn Graham Kavanagh to a first defeat as manager of Carlisle United.

Having been fouled by Conor Townsend, Rooney converted the resulting spot-kick for the game's only goal.

Visiting keeper Mark Gillespie kept out efforts from Latics trio Kirk Millar, James Dayton and James Wesolowski.

At the other end, Latics keeper Mark Oxley made a brilliant save to deny Lee Miller's close-range header late on.

A frustrated Kavanagh was sent to the stands by referee Mark Heywood in the second half for sarcastically applauding a decision by the match officials.

Former Tottenham and France defender Pascal Chimbonda, who on Friday, played the full 90 minutes for the Cumbrians.

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Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I'm delighted. We've had a couple of cup wins, so it's not been all bad, but today was a great win for us.

"It wasn't in vintage style, but a young group showed they could dig in and over the period of 10 or 11 games that we've had in the league so far, we've certainly earned one of them.

"When you're 1-0 up, you naturally sink back because you want to protect the lead.

"This group is growing and learning, and what I was really pleased with was in the last six or seven minutes, we kept in their half and that's clever play."

Carlisle United manager Graham Kavanagh told BBC Radio Cumbria:

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Awful decision cost Carlisle - Kavanagh

"I tried to speak to the referee. Obviously, he decides that he wants to send me off and fair play to him, but I'm just disappointed.

"I sarcastically clapped him because he hadn't given us a decision all day. That was obviously wrong of me but, by the same token, he decided that he wanted to be the bigger and better man and send me off to the stand.

"The referee gives an awful decision and then he's completely inconsistent for the rest of his game. He books Mark Beck after three minutes.

"But you shoot yourself in the foot when you don't play to the levels that you need to. That was disappointing."

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Oxley
  • 5KusungaBooked at 87mins
  • 23Mills
  • 4WesolowskiBooked at 63mins
  • 6TarkowskiBooked at 89mins
  • 3Grounds
  • 27Philliskirk
  • 8Smith
  • 10MacDonaldSubstituted forMillarat 15'minutes
  • 9RooneySubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 90+6'minutes
  • 19Dayton

Substitutes

  • 7Schmeltz
  • 11Montaño
  • 14Clarke-Harris
  • 15Winchester
  • 17Rodgers
  • 21Millar
  • 29Rachubka

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 31McSweeneySubstituted forMillerat 74'minutes
  • 2Townsend
  • 12Thirlwell
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 39Chimbonda
  • 8NobleSubstituted forEcclestonat 45'minutes
  • 21BerrettBooked at 81mins
  • 17BeckBooked at 3minsSubstituted forSymingtonat 68'minutes
  • 7Amoo
  • 3Robson

Substitutes

  • 5Livesey
  • 9Miller
  • 16Potts
  • 19Symington
  • 20Fleming
  • 22Eccleston
  • 29Guy
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
4,478

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Carlisle United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Carlisle United 0.

Foul by Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

Conor Townsend (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Johnson Clarke-Harris replaces Adam Rooney.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Conor Townsend.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

Foul by Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic).

Matty Robson (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by David Amoo.

Booking

James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Genséric Kusunga (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.

Attempt saved. James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Genséric Kusunga (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

James Berrett (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Berrett (Carlisle United).

Attempt saved. Lee Miller (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Lee Miller (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic).

Lee Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Rooney (Oldham Athletic).

Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Lee Miller (Carlisle United).

Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Miller (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Lee Miller replaces Leon McSweeney.

Foul by Genséric Kusunga (Oldham Athletic).

Matty Robson (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Kirk Millar (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Leon McSweeney.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. David Symington replaces Mark Beck.

Attempt missed. Matty Robson (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Sean O'Hanlon.

Booking

James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic).

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient1210203182332
2Peterborough1210112481631
3Wolves118212171426
4Preston126421913622
5Bradford1263321101121
6Swindon126242213920
7MK Dons125432116519
8Crawley115421814419
9Walsall125431412219
10Rotherham125431818019
11Brentford125341616018
12Port Vale124261418-414
13Shrewsbury122641214-212
14Colchester122641117-612
15Carlisle113351020-1012
16Crewe123361125-1412
17Coventry126332721611
18Oldham113261416-211
19Gillingham122371421-79
20Sheff Utd122281020-108
21Stevenage122281021-118
22Tranmere122281025-158
23Notts County112181321-87
24Bristol City110651522-76
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