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Carlisle United 0-1 Oldham Athletic

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:

Lee Johnson

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Post-match: Oldham manager Johnson

"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."

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 18Pickford
  • 19Symington
  • 4ChantlerBooked at 76mins
  • 16PottsSubstituted forByrneat 65'minutes
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 28Brown
  • 21Berrett
  • 8NobleBooked at 80mins
  • 10Madine
  • 7Amoo
  • 33Gomez NovoSubstituted forRobsonat 12'minutesSubstituted forRedmondat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Robson
  • 9Miller
  • 20Fleming
  • 24Redmond
  • 25Byrne
  • 30Meppen-Walter
  • 39Chimbonda

Oldham

  • 29Rachubka
  • 2Brown
  • 3Grounds
  • 8Smith
  • 16J Wilson
  • 18LockwoodBooked at 45mins
  • 28WorrallSubstituted forDaytonat 60'minutes
  • 4Wesolowski
  • 14Clarke-HarrisSubstituted forMacDonaldat 75'minutes
  • 27PhilliskirkBooked at 40minsSubstituted forByromat 60'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 30Harkins

Substitutes

  • 7Dunfield
  • 10MacDonald
  • 15Winchester
  • 19Dayton
  • 21Millar
  • 24Byrom
  • 33Coleman
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
5,313

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home18
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 0, Oldham Athletic 1.

Full Time

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

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

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Charlie MacDonald.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

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

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Paul Rachubka.

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

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

Foul by Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Paul Rachubka.

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

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Liam Noble.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by David Amoo.

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

Booking

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

Foul by Joel Byrom (Oldham Athletic).

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

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

Foul by Sam Byrne (Carlisle United).

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

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.

Booking

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

Foul by Chris Chantler (Carlisle United).

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

Substitution

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

Foul by Chris Chantler (Carlisle United).

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

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

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

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by James Wilson.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Daniel Redmond replaces Matty Robson.

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.

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

Foul by James Berrett (Carlisle United).

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

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

Foul by David Symington (Carlisle United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Sam Byrne replaces Brad Potts.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves453010555100
2Brentford45271082791
3Preston45231662785
4Leyton Orient452411103883
5Rotherham45231482783
6Peterborough45234181473
7Swindon4519917566
8Sheff Utd44171215163
9MK Dons4517919060
10Port Vale4518621-1460
11Walsall45141615158
12Bristol City45131814357
13Bradford45131715256
14Crawley44141317-655
15Oldham44141218-954
16Gillingham4515723-1952
17Coventry45161316-251
18Colchester45121419-950
19Notts County4515426-1349
20Crewe45121221-2748
21Tranmere45121122-2647
22Carlisle44111122-3044
23Stevenage4511925-2442
24Shrewsbury4591422-2141
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