Match ends, Carlisle United 0, Yeovil Town 1.
Yeovil ended their Brunton Park hoodoo with a dramatic win against a Carlisle side that once again failed to score in front of their own fans.
After losing all five previous visits to the Cumbrians' home, Tom James snatched victory for Yeovil in the fifth minute of added time with a firmly-struck free-kick from the left of the area.
Clear-cut chances were at a premium and Carlisle lost for the fifth consecutive home game.
Macaulay Gillesphey provided an early test for Glovers goalkeeper Nathan Baxter with a thumping 30-yard left-foot shot that was tipped over at full-stretch.
But it was Rhys Browne who almost gave Yeovil the lead when he broke away leaving two defenders in his wake, only to loft a shot over the top.
Adam Collin came to the home side's rescue with a fine fingertip save just when Alex Fisher must have thought he had floated his shot over the goalkeeper's head and into the far corner.
Carlisle started the second half with greater urgency and Collin's opposite number Baxter saved brilliantly from Ashley Nadesan's well-placed shot after the in-form striker had burst menacingly into the area.
Yeovil posed a threat on the counter-attack and after substitute Jake Gray had hammered a shot straight at Collin, the next move saw Browne running at the defence but pulling his effort across the face of goal and just wide of the left-hand post.
James skimmed the crossbar with a late header before having the final word with his free-kick goal.
Report supplied by Press Association.
- 15SlaterSubstituted forMcCarronat 81'minutes
- 17YatesSubstituted forBennettat 72'minutes
- 16CampbellSubstituted forDevittat 60'minutes
- 17PattisonSubstituted forGrayat 29'minutes
- 9FisherSubstituted forArquinat 80'minutes
- 8PatrickSubstituted forMcDonaldat 66'minutes
- Thomas Bramall
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Carlisle United 0, Yeovil Town 1.
Goal! Carlisle United 0, Yeovil Town 1. Tom James (Yeovil Town) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.
Foul by Jack Sowerby (Carlisle United).
Wesley McDonald (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Shaun Donnellan.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Rhys Browne.
Attempt missed. Michael Jones (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Nathan Baxter.
Liam McCarron (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jake Gray (Yeovil Town).
Attempt missed. Richard Bennett (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Yoann Arquin (Yeovil Town).
Attempt saved. Wesley McDonald (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Gary Liddle (Carlisle United).
Yoann Arquin (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Macaulay Gillesphey (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt missed. Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.