United's away game at Oldham was switched from Saturday to Friday this week, with the young Blues now heading into their final month of the campaign.
And it took the in-form Cumbrians a while to get going, but they eventually shook off the early shackles to earn themselves another victory.
Youth boss Eric Kinder said: "Oldham were better than we were in the first half.
"They started with a good tempo and we struggled to match it. To be fair to the lads, they came into more just before the break, but we knew we needed to be better.
"It could have been a different game had Scott Simons not saved a penalty at the start of the second half. That's the second one he's got to over the course of the last few weeks, and that's pleasing to see.
"Oldham's heads went down a little bit after that save, and we picked up the pace, and we got in front through Sam Fishburn.
"We settled things down late in the game when Max Kilsby put a great cross in, and Dylan Garvey made sure he finished it off."
"The penalty was definitely the turning point in this one," he added. "Oldham had the better of it before that, but we looked the better of the teams in the second 45 minutes.
"It's like we keep saying, the boys have found a way, which is something they've got good at doing as the season has gone on."