Article by James Barrett-Sterling
Carshalton Athletic forward Mickel Miller was ‘spot-on’ last weekend as his hat-trick kept up the club’s assault on the Bostik South summit, writes James Barrett-Sterling.
The Robins saw off visiting Sittingbourne 3-0 last Saturday, with Miller confidently dispatching two penalties and adding a superbly-taken strike late on, and have now only suffered one defeat in their last 15 games.
The club currently sit fifth in the league and only five points behind leaders Lewes, although other clubs in the play-off positions have games in hand.
“We stuck to our game plan and it eventually paid off,” said Miller who now has 22 goals to his name this season.
“They sat back and gave us a lot of time on the ball, so we had to be patient. We could relax a bit after the first penalty and we created more opportunities in the second-half.”
Carshalton’s success from the spot has been hit and miss throughout this season but Miller confidently stuck away the pair of penalties awarded either side of half-time.
And he will not give up the responsibility easily, even with more experienced takers like Jordan Cheadle, Tommy Bradford and Raheem Sterling-Parker in the mix.
“They’ve had their chances so I’m on them now – until I miss!” he smiled.
“I’ve been practising my shooting a lot as I’ve been told I need to be more composed. Thankfully it’s been paying off recently.”
Carshalton’s next match is a trip to VCD Athletic on Saturday 13th January (kick-off 3pm).
Photo credit: Ian Gerrard