There was one surprise at the start of the second period. Scott Guyett came out for the second half replacing Terrell Forbes as a tactical decision, Russell Slade perhaps gambling a touch by using up his final substitution with 45 minutes still to go.
The half certainly got off to a far more positive start, with Chris Cohen dispossessing a Carlisle midfielder, breaking forward and releasing the ball through to Leon Best. Best ran on then shot from distance when perhaps holding the ball up for Arron Davies who was running into space would have been a better idea. But when Best was put away on a second occasion, this time he was less selfish, muscling himself away from his marker, threading the ball to his right, finding Wayne GRAY who fired the ball home first time into the far corner on the angle for an unexpected equaliser.
Minutes later, with their tails now up for the first time in the game, another move by Arron Davies saw a shot-cum-cross beaten out by Carlisle keeper Keiren Westwood and almost into the path of Leon Best but the ball just about evaded him as he rushed in with the ball flying out past him.
Chris Cohen picked up his seventh yellow of the season when perhaps losing his composure after referee Eddie Ilderton refused to blow up for what Glovers players felt were fouls on Cohen and then Peter Sweeney - Cohen eventually taking matters into his own hands and picking up a deserved booking for a rash challenge on Paul Murray.
There was a nervous let-off for Yeovil when Steve Mildenhall misjudged the bobbling pitch as he sliced a clearance with some miscommunication between him and Scott Guyett as to who should be picking up a ball that game their way but the latter thankfully bailed him out by booting the loose ball away for a corner. Anthony Tonkin became the third booking of the afternoon when he dithered in his own half with Kevin Gall forcing yet another foul wide on the right as he dispossessed the full-back with Tonks bringing him down. Russell Slade vented his feelings on the subject, quite clearly making it clear to his defence that he did not want them playing around with the ball in their own half.
Despite the second period being a significant improvement upon the first half display, the Glovers were still in the main under the cosh with Slade continuing a repetitive bark of instructions from the side line, screaming at his players to keep tackling away and keep their discipline. Carlisle continued their pressure, although perhaps without being as threatening on goal, forcing corner No. 15 by the hour mark but the Yeovil back line stayed resolute and did not panic.
Somewhat against the run of play though, and with just 18 minutes left, Yeovil grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck, showing Carlisle exactly how to convert chances. Paul Murray fouled Wayne Gray, giving Yeovil a free kick on the angle of the box. Peter Sweeney has come to the club with a good reputation for being a free kick specialist and it was his ball into the box that curled into no-man's land with Carlisle's defence watching and waiting, presumably expecting their goalkeeper to deal with it. Keiren Westwood only belatedly decided to come for the ball, Leon BEST challenged the keeper and got in ahead of the custodian, heading home to make the scoreline a rather improbable 2-1 to Yeovil, and Westwood perhaps looking a little red-faced at his lack of dominance in the box.
Carlisle's response was to make a double substitution, including Kevin Gall being replaced by Johann Smith, with the former Glovers striker not finishing the game as the home side were forced to gamble with fresh faces. Smith made an early impact with Jean-Paul Kalala becoming Yeovil's fourth booking of the match, bringing down the substitute after he had only just made his first touch of the game. Then Steve Mildenhall was brough into action when Joe Garner produced a superb drive into the corner of the goal but the Yeovil keeper was equal to it, palming the ball out for yet another Carlisle corner. From that subsequent corner Nathan Jones cleared the ball off his line, doing well to stand his ground on the post and guard Steve Mildenhall's post. Despite being 2-1 up, the Glovers were certainly not finding life easy at all.
After enduring a difficult time at Brunton Park the whole afternoon, what happened in the final minute of the match and the injury time that followed was a little difficult to take in. Chris Cohen won possession in midfield, driving forward in a typical run. He slipped the ball through to Leon BEST, who drove the ball home from the edge of the box, seeing his strike ping off the inside of the left-hand post, roll across the face of the goal and eventually nestle into the bottom right hand corner. Game over and after having been so dominant during the whole match, Carlisle were going to land with nothing.
The Glovers still managed to rub salt into Carlisle's wounds in injury time. Despite the Cumbrians getting 24 corners during the match and managing 15 shots on goal, it Yeovil with their six shots and three corners that extended their already flattering scoreline by grabbing a fourth. Best and Cohen swapped roles of provider and scorer, and when Best dragged the ball to the side of the penalty box and laid the ball back, Chris COHEN struck the ball cleanly with his right boot from the edge of the box and into the top corner, provoking an amusing celebration with his team-mates pointing at his right foot as if to say "we've never seen you use that one before!" - for shellshocked Carlisle there was no way back. Crazy game, crazy result and that League One table is looking pretty crazy now as well, with Russell Slade's side having produced an emphatic win on a day where they will probably never thrash a side so much by playing so poorly on the day.