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 joined Carlisle on a three-month contract 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:

"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."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Oldham Athletic

  • 01 Oxley
  • 05 Kusunga Booked
  • 23 Mills
  • 04 Wesolowski Booked
  • 06 Tarkowski Booked
  • 03 Grounds
  • 27 Philliskirk
  • 08 Smith
  • 10 MacDonald (Millar - 15' )
  • 09 Rooney (Clarke-Harris - 96' )
  • 19 Dayton

Substitutes

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

Carlisle United

  • 01 Gillespie
  • 31 McSweeney (Miller - 74' )
  • 02 Townsend
  • 12 Thirlwell
  • 23 O'Hanlon
  • 39 Chimbonda
  • 08 Noble (Eccleston - 45' )
  • 21 Berrett Booked
  • 17 Beck Booked (Symington - 68' )
  • 07 Amoo
  • 03 Robson

Substitutes

  • 05 Livesey
  • 09 Miller
  • 16 Potts
  • 19 Symington
  • 20 Fleming
  • 22 Eccleston
  • 29 Guy
Ref: Mark Heywood
Att: 4,478

Match Stats

Shots

14 9

On target

6 2

Corners

9 7

Fouls

13 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Carlisle United 0.

90:00 +6:30 Full time

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

90:00 +6:10

Foul by Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

90:00 +6:10

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

90:00 +5:04 Substitution

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

90:00 +4:44

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Conor Townsend.

90:00 +1:45

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

90:00 +1:06

Foul by Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic).

90:00 +1:06

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

89:13

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by David Amoo.

88:45 Booking

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

87:26

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

87:04

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.

86:50

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

86:17 Booking

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

80:23 Booking

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

80:10

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

80:10

Foul by James Berrett (Carlisle United).

79:41

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

78:42

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

78:03

Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic).

78:03

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

76:35

Foul by Adam Rooney (Oldham Athletic).

76:35

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

74:44

Hand ball by Lee Miller (Carlisle United).

73:52

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

73:52

Foul by Lee Miller (Carlisle United).

73:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. Lee Miller replaces Leon McSweeney.

73:07

Foul by Genséric Kusunga (Oldham Athletic).

73:07

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

70:48

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

70:03

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

70:03

Foul by Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United).

69:41

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

68:57

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Leon McSweeney.

67:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. David Symington replaces Mark Beck.

66:17

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

64:52

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

62:43 Booking

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

62:25

Foul by James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic).

62:25

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

61:33

Attempt missed. Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

60:40

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Conor Townsend.

56:15

Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

56:15

Foul by James Berrett (Carlisle United).

55:09

Attempt saved. Kirk Millar (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

54:01

Attempt saved. James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

51:32

Foul by Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic).

51:32

James Berrett (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:52

Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:52

Foul by Matty Robson (Carlisle United).

50:17

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Joseph Mills.

49:17

Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic).

49:17

Nathan Eccleston (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:31

Attempt missed. Mark Beck (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

48:06

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

46:14

Attempt missed. Kirk Millar (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses the top right corner.

45:00

Second Half begins Oldham Athletic 1, Carlisle United 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. Nathan Eccleston replaces Liam Noble.

45:00 +3:02 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Carlisle United 0.

44:16

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by James Tarkowski.

42:17

Foul by Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic).

42:17

David Amoo (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:43

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Pascal Chimbonda.

38:55

Attempt missed. Liam Noble (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

38:12

Foul by Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic).

38:12

David Amoo (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

36:49

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Genséric Kusunga.

35:53

Attempt missed. Kirk Millar (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

33:13

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by James Tarkowski.

32:54

Attempt blocked. Leon McSweeney (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

32:19

Foul by Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic).

32:19

Liam Noble (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:10

Attempt missed. Matty Robson (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

30:30

James Berrett (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:24

Foul by James Dayton (Oldham Athletic).

29:31

Attempt saved. Kirk Millar (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

27:23

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Leon McSweeney.

25:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Carlisle United 0. Adam Rooney (Oldham Athletic) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

24:36

Penalty Oldham Athletic. Adam Rooney draws a foul in the penalty area.

24:36

Penalty conceded by Conor Townsend (Carlisle United) after a foul in the penalty area.

23:52

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

23:34

Attempt blocked. Kirk Millar (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

20:20

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Genséric Kusunga.

16:43

Attempt missed. Matty Robson (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

16:01

Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic).

16:01

David Amoo (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Kirk Millar replaces Charlie MacDonald because of an injury.

12:33

Attempt saved. David Amoo (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

9:21

Attempt blocked. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

5:40

Attempt saved. Adam Rooney (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

2:49 Booking

Booking Mark Beck (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

2:31

James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:31

Foul by Mark Beck (Carlisle United).

0:25

Foul by Mark Beck (Carlisle United).

0:25

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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