Article by James Barrett-Sterling
Carshalton Athletic have overcome a recent inconsistent period to go three unbeaten after victory against Chipstead on Monday night, writes James Barrett-Sterling.
The Robins came from behind to beat their local rivals 2-1 and that three points has helped catapult the club back into the Bostik South play-off positions.
And defender Jordan Cheadle believes he and his teammates can continue their recent fine form.
"We've addressed some issues but the main one was tightening up at the back," he said after the game.
"We were getting away with conceding in the past because we were outscoring the opposition, but we've not been doing that recently.
"But we've been working on that in training and it's now starting to pay off."
One example of that never-say-die attitude came when Carshalton left Chipstead's High Road stadium 4-3 winners last month, but revenge seemed on the cards as Dylan Cascoe gave the Chips a 55th minute lead.
But new signing Mohammed-Idris Oshilaja headed the Robins level 20 minutes later before top scorer Raheem Sterling-Parker cheekily back-heeled the winner with four minutes remaining.
"Mo is a young lad but he has done well since being chucked in against Greenwich last week," said Cheadle.
"He's quick, good in the air and has slotted into our style of play nicely, plus there's others (Kalvin Morath-Gibbs and Paris Hamilton-Downes) to come back and further strengthen our defensive options."
And Cheadle, one of the elder statesmen at Colston Avenue aged just 27, says he is enjoying his time in Robins red despite being in and out the team recently.
"I played around 60 games for Walton Casuals last season and perhaps I was feeling the strain of that a little at the start of this one," he explained.
"But I've been feeling good recently and I'm enjoying my time at Carshalton. It is a squad game but I'm happy with my contribution so far and I'm looking forward to us keeping up this positive form."
Carshalton Athletic's next match is away at Hythe Town on Saturday 18th November (kick-off 3pm).