Date: 30th January 2011 at 12:29pm
Written by:

Carlisle came back from being two goals down to hold Oldham Athletic to a draw in deepest, darkest Cumbria on Saturday.

The way it came about was a sickener, two and a half hours into added time the home side were awarded a dodgy penalty and Latics were robbed of a couple of points.

It was Latics who started the better of the two sides and the Cumbrians found themselves a goal down after eight minutes when Taylor crossed the ball for debutant White who fired home for a dream start for both himself and Oldham.

Oldham continued to press without worrying the home side too much, that was not until the 33rd minute when this time White sent in the cross and Taylor headed down into the net for 2-0.

Three minutes later Ourmare Toumkara missed a glorious chance to put the game beyond Carlisle’s reach when he blasted over the bar from just six yards out.

Carlisle made major adjustments at half time and it almost paid off when Simek sent in a shot that was just wide of the post which had the keeper Amos beaten should it have been on target.

Ben Marshall, Carlisle’s on-loan Stoke forward finally created room on the right in the 76th minute and his low cross was met at close range by Zoko and that made it 2-1.

James Berrett then kept his cool to level from the spot and ensure the points were shared.

Carlisle: Collin, Simek, Michalik, Cooper, Murphy (Thirlwell, 46 ) , Berrett, Taiwo (Dudgeon, 46 ) , Noble (Robson, 66 ) , Curran, Zoko, Marshall

Subs not used: Livesey, Caig, Wells, Gbarssin,

Oldham: Amos, Hazell, Trotman, Black, White ( Todd, 79 ) , Taylor, Morais, Lee, Furman, Stephens, Tounkare ( Reid, 88 )

Subs not used: Brill, Jones, Alessandra, Evina, Winchester,

Attendance: 5,389

Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)