Confidence high at Colston Avenue

Our revival continues as we recently stretched our current unbeaten record to nine games in all competitions, writes James Barrett-Sterling.


Buoyant: Omar Koroma is congratulated after putting us 1-0 up against Harlow Town (picture: Ian Gerrard).

The fans had to watch as we went through September without registering a single win, but a 2-0 victory over visiting Whitehawk on Monday was our fifth straight league win in a row.


We also progressed into the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy last Saturday after defeating Harlow Town 3-1 at Colston Avenue.


And player/manager Peter Adeniyi and his coaching staff hope the players maintain a high standard ahead of a league encounter with Corinthian Casuals this Saturday.


“For us it’s about having a continuous progression that we’ve tried to instil since day one,” said coach Al Kurti whom joined the backroom staff at the start of this season.


“We’ve been delighted with the boys' work rate, both in and out of possession, and we limited Whitehawk to very few opportunities on Monday. There are moments in every game when things don’t go your way, but it’s about character and we've shown lots of that recently.”


Another catalyst behind our fine run is the return of Omar Kormoa - the ex-professional striker whom hit 13 goals en route to a Bostik South championship medal last season. He currently has five in seven appearances despite missing the first two and half months of this season via personal reasons.


“Omar is still not fully match fit and it’ll be frightening to see what he can do once he is,” added Kurti.


“But this squad is full of match winners, the likes of Jerson, Tommy and Ricky can all change a game in an instant, plus our back four and goalkeeper are all working well together.”


Our win in the FA Trophy earned us another home draw, this time against Walton Casuals whom we narrowly defeated twice last season in very competitive league games.


“I know Walton’s manager very well so I’m looking forward to the game, but it’ll be centred around what we can do. If we do the right things then we shouldn’t fear anybody,” said Kurti.


“As a unit we are clicking very well at the moment and long may that continue.”


Carshalton Athletic vs Corinthian Casuals takes place on Saturday 17th November (kick-off 3pm).

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