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Deepdale (ATT 9,080) 9th April 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: S Mathieson

Preston Preston North End vs Oldham Athletic Oldham

Preston 2

N Wroe (pen 73)
W Hayhurst (90+3)

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Oldham 0

Vital victory for Cumbrians

Last Updated: 06/04/13 6:48pm

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Liam Noble: Amongst the goals

Liam Noble: Amongst the goals

Carlisle took a giant leap towards League One safety with a 2-1 win at struggling Oldham.

Victory moved the Cumbrians above the 50-point barrier, but the Latics remain in deep trouble after their first defeat under new manager Lee Johnson.

Carlisle broke through after nine minutes when Oldham lost the ball cheaply in midfield and Liam Noble advanced before slamming home a shot from 20 yards.

The away side were in total control and made it 2-0 after 33 minutes as Noble's throughball found overlapping full-back Jordan Mustoe, who superbly lobbed goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis from the edge of the box.

Oldham posed their first threat shortly before half-time, Jose Baxter's powerful shot forcing a save from Mark Gillespie.

A treble substitution brought the Latics to life, but Matt Smith's header was hacked off the line by Peter Murphy.

Oldham grabbed a 73rd-minute lifeline as Mustoe tripped Korey Smith inside the box and Baxter sent Gillespie the wrong way from the penalty spot.

Baxter, Matt Smith and Bobby Reid all had good chances to equalise, but Gillespie was in inspired form and Carlisle held on.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 34 73
2 Preston North End 33 63
3 Milton Keynes Dons 34 62
4 Swindon Town 34 61
5 Sheffield United 33 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 34 49
7 Chesterfield 34 48
8 Bradford City 33 48
9 Peterborough United 34 47
10 Barnsley 34 47
11 Oldham Athletic 33 46
12 Gillingham 34 45
13 Port Vale 34 45
14 Fleetwood Town 34 45
15 Rochdale 32 44
16 Walsall 34 44
17 Scunthorpe United 33 42
18 Notts County 33 41
19 Crewe Alexandra 34 39
20 Coventry City 33 36
21 Leyton Orient 33 35
22 Colchester United 34 34
23 Crawley Town 34 34
24 Yeovil Town 34 30