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CarlisleCarlisle United0OldhamOldham Athletic1

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:

"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
  • 16Wilson
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Carlisle United 0, Oldham Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Charlie MacDonald.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Paul Rachubka.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Paul Rachubka.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Liam Noble.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by David Amoo.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Booking

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Joel Byrom (Oldham Athletic).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Sam Byrne (Carlisle United).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves4530105863155100
2Brentford452710870432791
3Preston452316671442785
4Leyton Orient4524111082443883
5Rotherham452314884572783
6Peterborough452341872581473
7Swindon45199176257566
8Sheff Utd441712154544163
9MK Dons45179196262060
10Port Vale45186215973-1460
11Walsall451416154948158
12Bristol City451318146966357
13Bradford451317155553256
14Crawley441413174753-655
15Oldham441412184857-954
16Gillingham45157235978-1952
17Coventry451613167375-251
18Colchester451214195261-950
19Notts County45154266376-1349
20Crewe451212215279-2748
21Tranmere451211225177-2647
22Carlisle441111224373-3044
23Stevenage45119254670-2442
24Shrewsbury45914224364-2141
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