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Friday, 24 October 2014

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Oldham move season ticket holders out of stand to make way for Carlisle Utd fans

Carlisle United’s expected travelling army of fans has led Oldham to order season ticket holders to vacate their regular seats this weekend.

Abbott photo
Greg Abbott

The Latics are bracing themselves for a huge invasion of Blues supporters for the last game of the season – which could see United snatch a play-off place.

The crucial clash has seen Carlisle fans rapidly snapping up tickets, with around 700 having already been sold at Brunton Park.

The importance of the game is set to see one of United’s biggest away followings of the season descend on Oldham’s ground.

This has caused Carlisle’s hosts to allocate the whole of the Leesfield Developments Rochdale Road Stand to followers of Greg Abbott’s team.

As a result, some Oldham season-ticket holders must move to either the Main Stand or Detect-All Chaddy End for the last game of 2011/12.

The Leesfield Developments Rochdale Road Stand holds around 4,600, although the game has not been declared all ticket.

Carlisle, though, are urging fans to get their tickets as soon as possible to be certain of a place at Boundary Park for what could be a famous day in the Cumbrians’ recent history.

If United beat Paul Dickov’s side – and both Stevenage and Notts County fail to win – Carlisle will go sixth and claim League One’s final play-off place.

That would tee up a semi-final against either Sheffield Wednesday or Sheffield United, with the first leg at Brunton Park on Friday week.

Oldham, meanwhile, are counting the cost of recent stormy weather which took its toll on parts of their ground.

High winds tore cladding from the side of the Detect-All Chaddy End, which must be repaired before Saturday’s game.

United can secure some silverware tonight when they face Harraby Catholic Club in the final of the Cumberland Cup.

The Blues’ second string are looking to retain the trophy at Brunton Park.

Kick-off is 7pm and entry is £2 (£1 concessions).

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