Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Cheltenham Town 0.
Carlisle ended a run of four straight league defeats with a vital win over fellow strugglers Cheltenham.
Charlie Wyke scored the game's only goal when he bundled in from close range after Antony Sweeney had headed a free-kick back across goal.
Sean O'Hanlon got back onto the line to scramble Matt Taylor's low shot away to maintain the Cumbrians' lead.
Taylor sent a free header wide in added time as Cheltenham failed to halt their slide into the relegation places.
Cheltenham caretaker manager Russell Milton told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:
"I can't fault the lads' effort and commitment but the game was decided by the small margin of a free-kick.
"We didn't create too much. The decision-making wasn't quite what it should be and the end product wasn't quite there either.
"I thought in the first half we broke quite well on them but didn't make the most of our opportunities.
"You're going to get highs and lows but you have to remain constant and level headed. There's definitely enough in the dressing room to get over the line, which I believe we will."
- 21RiggBooked at 89minsSubstituted forAsamoahat 90+4'minutes
- 6MillsBooked at 59minsSubstituted forWynterat 79'minutesBooked at 85mins
- 24SparrowBooked at 45mins
- 18RichardsSubstituted forMansetat 55'minutesBooked at 84mins
- Craig Pawson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Cheltenham Town 0.
Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).
Attempt missed. Matt Taylor (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Substitution, Carlisle United. Derek Asamoah replaces Steven Rigg.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Kyle Dempsey.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Matt Young.
Steven Rigg (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Steven Rigg (Carlisle United).
Matt Sparrow (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Wes Burns (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Anthony Griffith (Carlisle United).
David Amoo (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town).
Jordan Wynter (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.
Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jordan Wynter (Cheltenham Town).
Mathieu Manset (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.
Matt Young (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.