Match ends, Carlisle United 6, Oldham Athletic 0.
Carlisle United boss John Sheridan enjoyed the visit of his former club Oldham Athletic as his side handed out a 6-0 Boxing Day hammering.
The Cumbrians took a 2-0 half-time lead through goals from Hallam Hope and Jerry Yates, then added four more in the second half with strikes from Ashley Nadesan, Danny Grainger, Gary Liddle and a second for Rotherham loan man Yates.
Carlisle made up for a slow start when they went ahead in the 18th minute as, after a smart one-two with Jack Sowerby, Nadesan's shot came out to Hope and he squeezed the ball home at the far post.
The home side had a second goal on the half hour when Oldham keeper Daniel Iversen punched Jamie Devitt's shot in the direction of Hope who squared the ball back to Yates and he forced in his third goal in three games from close range.
Oldham missed a great chance to pull one back in first-half added time when Chris O'Grady spooned over the crossbar with just goalkeeper Adam Collin to beat. And Carlisle had to weather early second-half pressure before going further ahead on the hour with a diving header by Nadesan from Hope's cross.
Grainger made it 4-0 four minutes later with a 30-yard free-kick before Yates grabbed his second in the 71st minute, beating Iversen in a one-on-one situation after a lightning breakaway.
Gary Liddle rounded off his 100th appearance for Carlisle with a header in stoppage time.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 3GraingerSubstituted forGillespheyat 80'minutes
- 21EtuhuBooked at 67minsSubstituted forSlaterat 73'minutes
- 23NadesanSubstituted forMcCarronat 76'minutes
- 17MissilouBooked at 63mins
- 10O'GradySubstituted forBrangerat 65'minutes
- Andy Haines
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Carlisle United 6, Oldham Athletic 0.
Goal! Carlisle United 6, Oldham Athletic 0. Gary Liddle (Carlisle United) with an attempt from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hallam Hope with a cross.
Foul by Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic).
Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Hallam Hope.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.
Attempt saved. Sam Surridge (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Substitution, Carlisle United. Macaulay Gillesphey replaces Danny Grainger.
Attempt missed. Johan Branger (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Foul by Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic).
Jack Sowerby (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Carlisle United. Liam McCarron replaces Ashley Nadesan.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by George Edmundson.
Substitution, Carlisle United. Regan Slater replaces Kelvin Etuhu.
Goal! Carlisle United 5, Oldham Athletic 0. Jerry Yates (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jack Sowerby following a fast break.
Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United).
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ashley Nadesan.