Written by: Chris Brenta
When away games aren’t going your way a home tie in front of the Robins faithful is just what you need. As the visitors the Robins have not picked up a single point this month but at home, they seem unbeatable and have won every game this season at Colston Avenue.
Enfield Town are the visitors this Saturday, they also haven’t picked up a point away from home in October, but should they be able to beat the Robins this weekend they could end the day top of the league as they are currently second on goal difference alone. Having played one game more then Peter Adeniyi's men the Towners are one point better off. If Carshalton are able to maintain their 100% record and other results go their way they too could end the day top of the pile.
There isn’t much between these two sides, they have both scored 12 league goals this season and defensively the Robins are three better off. However, Carshalton are coming off the back of a 4-0 loss to Hornchurch on Saturday, their biggest defeat since January when they lost 5-1 to Margate.
Both teams recent form is the definition of up and down, out of the four games Carshalton have played this month, they have won two and lost two. The Towners having played one more than Carshalton have won three out of the five inlcuding a 1-0 victory over Margate last night.
The Robins will have a full-weeks break between fixtures for the first time this season, they were due to play Haringey Borough on Monday night but due to Boro’s involvement in the FA Cup 4th qualifying round the game has been postponed. Enfield aren’t provided the same luxury as they traveled to Margate in their midweek fixture.
After a less than ideal defensive performance on Saturday Carshalton will be hoping centre back Archie Proctor has recovered from the neck injury that kept him out of that loss to Hornchurch. Saturday could also be a chance for the home fans to get a first look at new signing Dan Hector, who came on as a sub at the weekend. Hector has been signed to replace David Fisher and has previously played for Kingstonian and Leatherhead. Carshalton will be without both Danny Dudley and Omar Koroma who have both been released by the club this week.
One player who is available is Harry Ottaway and he will be looking to recreate his performance against the Towners last season, when he scored the first goal in a 2-0 win in January. The Robins have won both the previous fixtures between the two sides at home, In fact, Enfield haven’t won at Colston Avenue since back in 2014 when they beat the Robins by four goals to one.
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