Latics legend John Sheridan made a triumphant return to his former club as Carlisle United beat Oldham Athletic 3-1.
John Sheridan had three separate spells as Latics manager, and saw his Carlisle United side dominate from the start and record their third straight away win in League Two.
Frankie Bunn’s starting eleven consisted of Iversen, Graham, Clarke ©, Edmundson, Hunt, Taylor, Missilou, Gardner, Baxter, Miller, Surridge.
Latics started the game in a sluggish manner and Carlisle United almost took an early lead after Hallam Hope took the ball off George Edmundson on the edge of the Latics penalty area. Hope gave it to Jack Sowerby and his shot was blocked by Sam Graham before Macaulay Gillesphey dragged his shot just wide of the post.
A quickly taken free kick marked Latics first attack of the game after a quarter hour as Rob Hunt got away with the ball at his feet. His low cut back asked questions but Carlisle United defended well and the ball was cleared as it entered the six yard box.
Carlisle United took the lead after 21 minutes when Jerry Yates headed across goal and Hallam Hope nodded in from point-blank range (0-1).
Latics nearly equalised when Dan Gardner dragged a shot wide on his left foot, before Ishmael Miller powered his way into the box and forced a good save from goalkeeper Adam Collin.
Carlisle United doubled their lead ten minutes into the second half as Hallam Hope crossed in for Ashely Nadesan who hit the ball into the roof of Iversen’s net (0-2).
Carlisle United basically killed the game off just a minute later as Jack Sowerby collected Hallam Hope’s pass, spun away from his marker and slotted calmly into the bottom corner (0-3).
Latics looked to respond as substitute Callum Lang forced a save from Adam Collin, before Sky Bet League Two’s Player Of The Month for September, Sam Surridge headed wide an Andy Taylor cross.
Latics pulled a goal back when Callum Lang played Ishmael Miller through on goal and he slotted home for his second goal of the season (1-3).
Callum Lang made an impact coming off the bench, forced a good save out of Adam Collin who tipped over the Wigan loanee’s header over his own crossbar as Latics couldn’t force another home comeback.
Attendance 4739 (679 Away).
Here is how Oldham Athletic fans reacted to 3-1 defeat at home to Carlisle United –
#oafc absolutely pathetic today, we made gerrard look half decent! Whether the result has something to do with the players not being payed I don’t know but the players showed no heart today
— George Tudor (@GeorgeT81471354) October 6, 2018
Awful from start to finish, no tempo, no ideas! Only bright spark was Miller #oafc
— John (@johnluke14) October 6, 2018
As bad as anything from last season that was #oafc
— Chris Burke (@CBOAFC) October 6, 2018
— Marcus (@BlezOAFC) October 6, 2018
Been a very bad week #oafc
— Bradley Knowles (@BradleyKnowles1) October 6, 2018
In case anyone was wondering, Bunn and Rhodes didnt say a word to any player that was on the pitch after we conceded the second and third. They also changed a defence that had kept 2 clean sheets in previous 2 games #oafc
— Tom Butterworth (@tom_db) October 6, 2018