Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Cambridge United 2.
Substitute Adam May sealed a dramatic late victory as Cambridge enhanced their League Two title credentials with a 2-1 win at Carlisle.
Lewis Alessandra seemingly secured a share of the spoils after his first goal since January cancelled out Paul Mullin's record-breaking opener at Brunton Park.
But May earned a vital three points to send the visitors two points clear at the League Two summit.
Carlisle's own promotion bid has all but been curtailed because of just one win in their past 13 outings.
The game sprung into life after a quiet first half when Omari Patrick forced a great save from Callum Burton in stoppage time.
And Mullin opened the scoring down the other end with his 25th league goal of the season, surpassing a 35-year club record set by David Crown for goals scored over a campaign.
After the break Burton produced an even better stop to charge down the on-rushing Gime Toure.
But Alessandra restored parity with 12 minutes left after Rod McDonald's effort was blocked.
May clinched a dramatic three points as he completed a fine counter attack in stoppage time.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 6HaydenBooked at 23mins
- 19FurmanBooked at 28minsSubstituted forToureat 45'minutes
- 12MellishSubstituted forAlessandraat 70'minutes
- 10ZanzalaBooked at 68minsSubstituted forScottat 89'minutes
- 8O'NeilSubstituted forHannantat 63'minutes
- 44BoatengSubstituted forMayat 86'minutes
- 14HoolahanSubstituted forDunkat 90+2'minutes
- 10MullinSubstituted forTraceyat 63'minutes
- Tom Nield
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Cambridge United 2.
Attempt blocked. Rod McDonald (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nick Anderton.
Foul by Jack Iredale (Cambridge United).
Lewis Alessandra (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Omari Patrick (Carlisle United).
Shilow Tracey (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Rod McDonald (Carlisle United).
Substitution, Cambridge United. Harrison Dunk replaces Wes Hoolahan.
Goal! Carlisle United 1, Cambridge United 2. Adam May (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan.
Attempt missed. Omari Patrick (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Substitution, Carlisle United. Cedwyn Scott replaces Offrande Zanzala.
Foul by Wes Hoolahan (Cambridge United).
Callum Guy (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Joe Ironside (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Gime Toure (Carlisle United).
Substitution, Cambridge United. Adam May replaces Hiram Boateng.
Attempt blocked. Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan.
Attempt missed. Gime Toure (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lewis Alessandra.