Injury time goal downs Robins

Carshalton Athletic’s playoff hopes suffered a major blow when an added time winner gave Whitehawk a 1-0 win on the blustery South coast.

The defeat was particularly cruel on the Robins as they had dominated chances throughout the game.

Danny Bassett went closest for Carshalton in the first half with a customary cut in and shot. And as the Robins continued to look for the breakthrough in the second half, home goalkeeper Mitch Walker made further saves from Luke Read, Kwaku Frimpong and Joe Bell.

With the game looking like ending goalless, the final cruel twist came with virtually the last kick of the game when substitute Josh Nandhra claimed the winner for the hosts.

The defeat drops the Robins two places to eighth in the Isthmian League Premier Division, still only three points off the playoff places but in a weaker position than they had started the day after Billericay Town and Hastings United both won on the road.

Carshalton Athletic: Jones, Read, Beeden, Bell, Vose, Saunders-Henry, Williams, Bradford, Bassett, Frimpong, Babajide.
Substitutes: Hamilton-Downes (for Vose 65’), Kennett (for Bassett 82’), Everitt (for Bradford 82’), Sankoh, Marshall.

Whitehawk: M. Walker, Morrison, Taylor, Harris, Tennent, Cocoracchio, Daly, Jennings, Lambert, C. Walker, Kayani.
Substitutes: Dawes (for Lambert 63’), Nandhra (for Dawes 83’), Malin, Edwards, Harman.

Goals: Nandhra 90+5′

Up Next

The Robins face coastal opponents again on Saturday 13th April when they entertain Bognor Regis Town at Colston Avenue (3pm kick off).

Tickets available at:
Adult – £11; Senior (over 65) – £8; Child (under 18) – £5; Under 5s – Free (online prices are £1 cheaper than at turnstiles).

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