Coming home to roost

Updated: Jan 10, 2021

Written by: Chris Brenta

After four away trips in a row, it’s finally time to come back home; with Carshalton Athletic taking on Corinthian-Casuals at a sold out Colston Avenue this Saturday.

The Robins will be looking to the home support to inspire a much-needed win after October has got off to a less than ideal start. The disappointment of falling out of the FA Cup to Bedfont Sports last Saturday was compounded when they lost 2-1 in the league on Tuesday away to Bognor Regis, a result that ended their unbeaten start to the Isthmian Prem.

Corinthian-Casuals have had a mixed October; like the Robins, the 2nd Round Qualifying was as far as their FA Cup journey went, as they went out on Penalties to Dulwich Hamlet, however their second win of the campaign came against Brightlingsea, after goals from Pinney and Cadogan.

Peter Adeniyi will be hoping to have a larger selection of players at the weekend, having had a relatively stripped back squad in recent games. Keeper Patrick Ohman has missed the previous two games, and Dan Bennett hasn’t played since he picked up an injury in the warmup against Margate nearly two weeks ago. Omar Koroma was another who missed out mid-week, and Kelvin Manuel limped off with 20 to go on Tuesday night. Harry Ottaway continues to get more minutes under his belt following his lengthy spell out, and got his first goal of the season scoring the consolation in the 2-1 defeat against Bognor.

Corinthians will be hoping for a better season than last which saw them hovering dangerously close to the bottom, ending up in 19th place when the season was called to a close in March.

The teams only went head-to-head once last season in a game that saw the Robins come away 3-2 victors with two goals in the first six minutes from Haxhiu and Korboa followed up by a penalty from Jerry Amoo. Corinthian’s goal scorers were Nathaniel Pinney, who finished up the season as the club’s top scorer with 11, and Leon Lalor-Dell, with his only goal of the year.

The game against Corinthians is sold out, however you can still get tickets for our home games against Horsham, Haringey and Enfield. Tickets must be bought in advance for all games due to Covid-19 restrictions, but remember that up to 600 are allowed to attend, so be sure to grab your ticket and come to one of the only places you can still see live football.