Carlisle missed out on the play-offs to Stevenage after goals from James Tarkowski and Oumare Tounkara sealed Oldham's first victory in nine games.

After a goalless first half in which Tarkowski headed against the crossbar, Oldham took the lead through the same player with the defender heading in.

Carlisle levelled after Tom Taiwo planted home an eight-yard header.

But Oldham snatched the winning goal when substitute Tounkara headed in Filipe Morai's corner from six yards.

The Cumbrians kicked off with hope of grabbing sixth spot, but even a Boundary Park victory would not have been enough due to the results at Notts County and Stevenage.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Carlisle United manager Greg Abbott told BBC Radio Cumbria:

"Whilst we're a bit disappointed today, we look at the big picture and we have to take a lot going forward.

"I think with Lee's injury, we miss his presence, we miss his height, we miss his ability to get us high up the pitch. We've tried all sorts of things to try and get over that and maybe it's something we're going to have to look at.

"With the resources, you go to other clubs and see Chris O'Grady, Ryan Lowe and Clinton Morrison all sat in the stand, not even on the bench and you're slightly envious as a manager."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Oldham

  • 13 Bouzanis
  • 02 Mvoto
  • 06 Brown
  • 12 Diallo Booked
  • 16 Tarkowski
  • 26 Winchester
  • 07 Morais
  • 08 Furman
  • 21 Millar (Hughes - 73' )
  • 32 Kuqi (Tounkara - 67' )
  • 39 Bunn (Mellor - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 33 Simpson
  • 24 Hughes
  • 29 Mellor
  • 14 Smith
  • 36 Tounkara

Carlisle

  • 01 Collin
  • 02 Simek
  • 03 Robson
  • 05 Livesey
  • 25 Michalik
  • 04 McGovern
  • 07 Welsh
  • 17 Noble Booked
  • 21 Berrett
  • 10 Madden (Taiwo - 59' )
  • 13 Zoko

Substitutes

  • 20 Gillespie
  • 06 Murphy
  • 11 Thirlwell
  • 12 Taiwo
  • 19 Beck
Ref: Pawson
Att: 5,152

Match Stats

Shots

16 12

On target

8 5

Corners

10 7

Fouls

11 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:02 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +3:27

The ball is sent over by Frank Simek, clearance made by Jean Yves Mvoto.

90:00 +3:01

Shot by Oumare Tounkara from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

90:00 +1:07

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Filipe Morais.

90:00 +0:57

Connor Hughes takes a shot. Blocked by Lubomir Michalik.

90:00 +0:13

The ball is delivered by Connor Hughes.

89:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carl Winchester by Tom Taiwo. Filipe Morais takes the free kick.

89:04

David Mellor produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

87:15

David Mellor sends in a cross.

86:48

Corner taken by Filipe Morais.

86:30

Centre by David Mellor, Connor Hughes takes a shot. Save by Adam Collin.

85:03

Tom Taiwo fouled by Bradley Diallo, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Collin.

83:32

Foul by Francois Zoko on Bradley Diallo, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Filipe Morais from left wing, Adam Collin makes a comfortable save.

82:34

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Filipe Morais played to the near post.

82:25

Reece Brown crosses the ball, Liam Noble makes a clearance.

81:56

Matthew Robson delivers the ball.

80:12

Outswinging corner taken by Filipe Morais from the right by-line played to the near post.

79:59

Filipe Morais takes a shot. Save made by Adam Collin.

79:35

Handball decision goes against Andrew Welsh. Free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

78:43 Substitution

Substitution David Mellor comes on in place of Harry Bunn.

78:27

Shot from outside the area by Oumare Tounkara misses to the left of the goal.

77:30

Corner taken right-footed by Jon-Paul McGovern, James Berrett produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

77:24

Frank Simek produces a cross, blocked by Jean Yves Mvoto.

76:50

The ball is crossed by Andrew Welsh, clearance by Connor Hughes.

76:20

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Andrew Welsh, clearance by Dean Furman.

75:56

The official flags Harry Bunn offside. Adam Collin restarts play with the free kick.

72:17 Substitution

Substitution Connor Hughes replaces Kirk Millar.

71:32

The assist for the goal came from Filipe Morais.

71:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Oumare Tounkara - Oldham 2 - 1 Carlisle Oumare Tounkara finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Oldham 2-1 Carlisle.

70:51

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Filipe Morais from the right by-line,

70:05

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Collin.

69:38

The ball is swung over by Filipe Morais.

67:46

Assist by Jon-Paul McGovern.

67:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Taiwo - Oldham 1 - 1 Carlisle Tom Taiwo finds the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Oldham 1-1 Carlisle.

67:41

Jon-Paul McGovern sends in a cross,

66:43 Substitution

Substitution Oumare Tounkara replaces Shefki Kuqi.

66:37

A cross is delivered by James Tarkowski.

66:20

Centre by Filipe Morais, clearance by Lubomir Michalik.

65:02

Foul by Francois Zoko on James Tarkowski, free kick awarded. Dean Bouzanis takes the free kick.

64:23

Centre by Andrew Welsh.

63:12

Jon-Paul McGovern crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, save by Dean Bouzanis.

63:12 Booking

Booking Booking for Bradley Diallo for unsporting behaviour.

63:07

Bradley Diallo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Noble.

62:49

The ball is swung over by Reece Brown, save made by Adam Collin.

61:47

Reece Brown delivers the ball, Header from deep inside the area by Shefki Kuqi goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

61:19

Francois Zoko takes a shot. Save made by Dean Bouzanis.

60:53

Tom Taiwo takes a shot. Jean Yves Mvoto gets a block in.

60:32

Foul by Kirk Millar on James Berrett, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Tom Taiwo.

59:45

Unfair challenge on James Berrett by Reece Brown results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Liam Noble.

58:44 Substitution

Substitution Tom Taiwo joins the action as a substitute, replacing Patrick Madden.

58:44

Andrew Welsh sends in a cross.

56:57

Corner taken right-footed by Filipe Morais, Jon-Paul McGovern makes a clearance.

56:47

Bradley Diallo sends in a cross, Adam Collin makes a save.

55:28

Indirect free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

55:28 Booking

Booking Liam Noble is shown a yellow card.

55:24

Liam Noble concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Furman.

54:32

Dean Furman challenges Liam Noble unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Collin.

54:23

Filipe Morais delivers the ball, save made by Adam Collin.

53:53

Jon-Paul McGovern takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, James Berrett takes a shot. Save by Dean Bouzanis.

53:37

Matthew Robson takes a shot. James Tarkowski gets a block in.

52:08

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jon-Paul McGovern, Patrick Madden takes a shot. Save by Dean Bouzanis.

51:19

Corner taken by Jon-Paul McGovern from the right by-line, clearance by Bradley Diallo.

49:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Welsh by James Tarkowski. Jon-Paul McGovern crosses the ball in from the free kick, Filipe Morais makes a clearance.

48:36

Assist by Reece Brown.

48:36 Goal scored

Goal! - James Tarkowski - Oldham 1 - 0 Carlisle James Tarkowski finds the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Oldham 1-0 Carlisle.

45:24

James Berrett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kirk Millar. Free kick crossed by Filipe Morais.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +2:04 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +0:51

Lubomir Michalik challenges Shefki Kuqi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Filipe Morais has an effort direct from the free kick, comfortable save by Adam Collin.

44:43

Jon-Paul McGovern takes the inswinging corner, save by Dean Bouzanis.

43:51

Andrew Welsh delivers the ball, Reece Brown gets a block in.

42:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Francois Zoko on Filipe Morais. Filipe Morais restarts play with the free kick.

41:58

Dean Furman takes a shot. Save made by Adam Collin.

41:48

A cross is delivered by Bradley Diallo, Danny Livesey makes a clearance.

41:33

Centre by Kirk Millar.

38:47

Carl Winchester crosses the ball, Lubomir Michalik makes a clearance.

38:34

Kirk Millar produces a cross, Danny Livesey makes a clearance.

38:15

Centre by Reece Brown, save made by Adam Collin.

37:52

Liam Noble takes a shot. Dean Bouzanis makes a comfortable save.

37:02

Kirk Millar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Welsh. Free kick crossed by Jon-Paul McGovern, save by Dean Bouzanis.

35:59

Centre by Harry Bunn, Lubomir Michalik manages to make a clearance.

35:01

Corner taken by Jon-Paul McGovern, Francois Zoko has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

33:11

The ball is crossed by Andrew Welsh, save by Dean Bouzanis.

32:02

James Tarkowski takes a shot.

31:06

Liam Noble gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Harry Bunn. Filipe Morais restarts play with the free kick.

30:12

The ball is delivered by Kirk Millar.

29:48

Centre by Jon-Paul McGovern, clearance made by Jean Yves Mvoto.

29:21

Bradley Diallo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jon-Paul McGovern. Indirect free kick taken by Frank Simek.

28:30

Effort from deep inside the area by Jon-Paul McGovern misses to the right of the target.

27:54

Centre by Harry Bunn, save by Adam Collin.

27:05

Kirk Millar takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

26:29

Harry Bunn fouled by James Berrett, the ref awards a free kick. Filipe Morais takes the direct free kick.

24:59

Shefki Kuqi produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

23:25

The referee penalises Filipe Morais for handball. Adam Collin takes the indirect free kick.

21:51

Centre by Andrew Welsh.

19:06

Patrick Madden is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

18:49

Kirk Millar crosses the ball, save made by Adam Collin.

16:54

Corner from the left by-line taken by Filipe Morais, Jean Yves Mvoto concedes a free kick for a foul on Lubomir Michalik. Adam Collin takes the indirect free kick.

15:10

The ball is swung over by Jon-Paul McGovern.

14:03

Andrew Welsh delivers the ball, Effort on goal by Patrick Madden from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

12:58

The ball is delivered by Jon-Paul McGovern.

12:21

Shefki Kuqi challenges Lubomir Michalik unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Collin.

11:55

Kirk Millar sends in a cross, Adam Collin makes a comfortable save.

10:37

A cross is delivered by Frank Simek, James Berrett has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

9:25

Filipe Morais takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Francois Zoko.

8:46

Corner taken by Filipe Morais, Shefki Kuqi takes a shot. Lubomir Michalik gets a block in.

8:34

Harry Bunn takes a shot. Blocked by Lubomir Michalik.

7:04

Handball by Patrick Madden. Free kick crossed right-footed by Filipe Morais, Danny Livesey manages to make a clearance.

6:58

A cross is delivered by Reece Brown, Matthew Robson makes a clearance.

5:39

Dean Furman concedes a free kick for a foul on James Berrett. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Collin.

2:15

Filipe Morais takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Lubomir Michalik manages to make a clearance.

1:35

Francois Zoko is adjudged to have handled the ball. Indirect free kick taken by Reece Brown.

0:48

The ball is crossed by Andrew Welsh, save by Dean Bouzanis.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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