Carlisle's League One survival hopes hung by a thread as substitute James Dayton sealed a victory for Oldham.

The Latics extended their unbeaten run to eight games, and Carlisle need four points from Crawley and Wolves to have any hope of staying in League One.

In a scrappy game, midfielder Dayton settled the tie as he cleverly worked an opening to score from six yards.

Carlisle rallied in vain as Paul Rachubka denied Danny Redmond and David Symington with two brilliant saves.

Defeat at Crawley on Tuesday would consign the Cumbrians to relegation.

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I thought, tactically, we did well. The lads have worked very hard defensively.

"It's no fluke that we've now had five clean sheets in our last seven or eight matches.

"We have had a few hurdles to get across this year. We pretty much threw together a back four that all needed to get fit."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Carlisle United

  • 18 Pickford
  • 19 Symington
  • 04 Chantler Booked
  • 16 Potts (Byrne - 65' )
  • 23 O'Hanlon
  • 28 Brown
  • 21 Berrett
  • 08 Noble Booked
  • 10 Madine
  • 07 Amoo
  • 33 Gomez Novo (Robson - 12' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Robson (Redmond - 71' )
  • 09 Miller
  • 20 Fleming
  • 24 Redmond
  • 25 Byrne
  • 30 Meppen-Walter
  • 39 Chimbonda

Oldham Athletic

  • 29 Rachubka
  • 02 Brown
  • 03 Grounds
  • 08 Smith
  • 16 Wilson
  • 18 Lockwood Booked
  • 28 Worrall (Dayton - 60' )
  • 04 Wesolowski
  • 14 Clarke-Harris (MacDonald - 75' )
  • 27 Philliskirk Booked (Byrom - 60' Booked )
  • 30 Harkins

Substitutes

  • 07 Dunfield
  • 10 MacDonald
  • 15 Winchester
  • 19 Dayton
  • 21 Millar
  • 24 Byrom
  • 33 Coleman
Ref: Paul Tierney
Att: 5,313

Match Stats

Shots

18 6

On target

6 1

Corners

7 3

Fouls

15 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

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

90:00 +3:39 Full time

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

90:00 +3:20

Attempt missed. Sam Byrne (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

90:00 +2:29

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Charlie MacDonald.

90:00 +1:58

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

90:00 +0:35

Attempt saved. Gary Madine (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

90:00 +0:25

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Paul Rachubka.

90:00 +0:12

Attempt saved. David Symington (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

86:21

Daniel Redmond (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:21

Foul by Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic).

85:32

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Paul Rachubka.

85:14

Attempt saved. Daniel Redmond (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

84:31

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Liam Noble.

84:00

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by David Amoo.

83:00

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

83:00 Booking

Booking Joel Byrom (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

82:44

Foul by Joel Byrom (Oldham Athletic).

82:11

Attempt missed. Liam Noble (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

80:00

Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:42

Foul by Sam Byrne (Carlisle United).

78:03

Attempt missed. Chris Chantler (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

76:25

Attempt missed. Joel Byrom (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is too high from a direct free kick.

75:33 Booking

Booking Chris Chantler (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

75:25

Foul by Chris Chantler (Carlisle United).

75:25

James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

74:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Charlie MacDonald replaces Jonson Clarke-Harris.

74:10

Foul by Chris Chantler (Carlisle United).

74:10

James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

72:41

Attempt missed. Daniel Redmond (Carlisle United) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

71:35

Attempt saved. Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

71:16

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by James Wilson.

70:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. Daniel Redmond replaces Matty Robson.

69:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Carlisle United 0, Oldham Athletic 1. James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

68:44

Attempt missed. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

67:43

Foul by James Berrett (Carlisle United).

67:43

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

66:59

Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:53

Foul by David Symington (Carlisle United).

66:16

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

64:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. Sam Byrne replaces Brad Potts.

63:38

Attempt missed. Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

62:52

Gary Madine (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:52

Foul by Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic).

59:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Joel Byrom replaces Danny Philliskirk.

59:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oldham Athletic. James Dayton replaces David Worrall.

58:01

Foul by Gary Madine (Carlisle United).

58:01

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

56:24

David Symington (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

56:24

Foul by Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic).

54:39

Attempt missed. David Worrall (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

53:53

Attempt saved. Liam Noble (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

50:20

Attempt blocked. Liam Noble (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

49:58

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Danny Philliskirk.

49:43

Attempt blocked. Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

46:07

Foul by Brad Potts (Carlisle United).

46:07

Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:30

Hand ball by Gary Madine (Carlisle United).

45:00

Second Half begins Carlisle United 0, Oldham Athletic 0.

45:00 +3:59 Half time

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

45:00 +2:40 Booking

Booking Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

45:00 +2:32

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

45:00 +2:32

Foul by Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic).

44:20

Attempt blocked. Liam Noble (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

43:45

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

43:45

Foul by Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic).

42:54

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

42:54

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

41:46

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Paul Rachubka.

41:25

Attempt saved. Gary Madine (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

39:26 Booking

Booking Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

32:00

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:47

Foul by Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United).

31:00

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

31:00

Foul by Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic).

25:15

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by David Symington.

23:39

Hand ball by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

22:01

Attempt blocked. Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

20:54

Foul by James Berrett (Carlisle United).

20:54

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

20:28

Foul by Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United).

20:28

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:43

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

19:43

Foul by Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic).

18:38

Foul by Reece Brown (Carlisle United).

18:38

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:22

Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

16:25

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

12:45

Attempt missed. James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

11:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. Matty Robson replaces Nacho Novo.

8:00

David Worrall (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

7:52

Foul by Chris Chantler (Carlisle United).

4:10

Foul by David Amoo (Carlisle United).

4:10

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

3:20

Gary Madine (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:20

Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

2:49

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

2:00

Foul by Gary Madine (Carlisle United).

2:00

Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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