Article by James Barrett-Sterling
The big chill vanquished Carshalton Athletic’s trip to Ramsgate last weekend but a white-hot fixture is coming that could go a long way to deciding the destiny of their season, writes James Barrett-Sterling.
The third-placed Robins visit league leaders Lewes this Wednesday with just six points separating the pair, plus Carshalton also have a game in hand.
But both clubs are in fine form, with five wins and a draw each from their last six games, and it would take a brave person to predict the outcome.
“It is a big match and lots of eyes will be on it but this is where we want to be as a club,” said Carshalton player/manager Peter Adeniyi.
“You should want to be playing in this type of game and I know the boys are relishing the chance to play Lewes.
“They are top of the league for a reason, they’ve been so consistent, but we are right amongst it and I’m confident we can leave with a positive result.”
The two clubs met last December when Ricky Korboa and Mickel Miller shared the goals in a thrilling 3-2 victory for the Robins, although the latter has since turned pro in January by signing for Scottish Premiership club Hamilton Academical.
Miller had notched 25 goals since August but that void has been filled by the likes of on-loan striker Omar Koroma whom currently has 12 goals in just 11 appearances.
“I had no doubts in letting Mickel go as, firstly, the boy deserved his move but we also still have a lot of firepower in this squad,” Adeniyi added.
“Omar’s record speaks for itself and we’ve also added Christie Pattisson who has hit the ground running.
“Plus it’s been pleasing to see the likes of Ricky and Tommy Bradford contributing recently. I have no concerns in that department right now.”
Carshalton Athletic travel to Lewes on Wednesday 21st March (kick-off 7.45pm) before hosting Guernsey at Colston Avenue on Saturday 24th March (kick-off 3pm).
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