BOXING DAY EPIC

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The only game in town

Monday 26th December
KO 3pm

On Boxing Day Carshalton Athletic and Tooting & Mitcham FC go head-to-head in what promises to be an epic fixture between two in-form sides.

 

Both clubs are in top spots in the table, are leading the goal-scoring charts.... and both clubs have scores to settle.

 

Colston Avenue has seen many important local derbies, but Boxing Day 2016 promises to top the billing.

 

There will be premiership action showing on TV in the clubhouse from midday and match day food will be served from 1pm.

 

So please come early, bring the whole family and support the boys.

Advanced tickets can be purchased here

Form as at 13/11/2016

Carshalton Athletic FC

The Robins best form has been at home where the near-perfect playing surface benefits their silky-smooth passing game. With just one loss in the previous eight games (when they were reduced to playing with nine men), they have proved that they can play entertaining football and win games. From a defensive point of view Carshalton have conceded thirteen goals in eleven home games this season - only league leaders Dorking have conceded less average goals per home game .

Tooting and Mitcham FC

The Terrors are sixth in the away form table with fifteen points in the last eight away fixtures, but that doesnt tell the whole story - Tooting have scored a phenominal 29 goals in those eight away games - thats an average of nearly four goals per game. Tooting & Mitcham have concede 20 goals in thier 12 away games so far this season.

Key Players

Carshalton Athletic FC

Top goal scorers Ricky Korboa and Tommy Bradford will be on the Terrors hit-list as players to keep quiet as will number 9 Mikel Miller and full-back Bobby Price, both of whom have rising goal tallies. Midfielder Jordan Hibbert is suspended for the game courtesy of a red card for a late tackle in the Corinthians game, but midfielder Brendan Murphy, who had a spell at Tooting last season, is expected to be fit. Sean O'Toole is also likely to miss the game through injury.

​Tooting and Mitcham FC

The Terrors recently lost top marksman Billy Dunn to Greenwich Borough and Taurean Roberts who has scored eight goals so far this season is likely to be suspended. The Terrors still have but Mike Dixon has scored eight goals so far this season and Danny Bassett is another goal threat with four goals to his name. The Terrors line up may also feature ex-Robin Adriano Moreas who spent two years at Colston Avenue and may well be out to prove a point.

Experience

Carshalton Athletic FC

The Robins squad is young, the youngest in both Ryman divisions by a distance with no less than nine players having come through the ranks, but they are also experienced; Robins talisman Tommy Bradford, full back Bobby Price, Captain Paris Hamilton-Downes, striker Mikel Miller all have over well over one hundred first team appearances to thier names.

Tooting and Mitcham FC

The Terrors squad is amongst the most experienced in the league. Alimi, Moraes, Rowe, Wilson and Dixon all have many years experience in non-league and will know how to handle the occasion. 

The Managers

Peter Adeniyi

Adeniyi was brought to Colston Avenue by Club Chaiman Paul Dipre in 2015 to support new manager Chris McGinn, when McGinn wasnt re-appointed at season end Adeniyi was given the job. Adeniyi has championed the club's development policy and implemented a very entertaining and successful style of play. His record is better than that of any Robins manager since 2009.

Frank Wilson

Wilson became the successor to Craig Tanner in April 2015. Previously being Terrors reserve team coach and manager, Wilson set about re-building the Terrors first team from the bottom up and after finishing 17th in his first full year his 2016 team has led the table for many weeks. Like Adeniyi, Wilson's record is the best at his club for a while.

Previous Meetings

This will be the teams' second meeting of 2016. The first being a county cup fixture played on Monday 12th December. Both teams fielded a very different starting eleven than is expected on the 26th and the final scorline ended up in Tootings favour by two goals to one.

Please join us at Colston Avenue on the 26th December