Stoppage time winner seals victory

Updated: Nov 2, 2018

There was late drama as a stunning added time goal saw us take all three points on the Kent coast, writes James Barrett-Sterling.


Match stats Folkestone 2 - 3 Carshalton Athletic Bostik Premier League Tuesday 24th October 2018 Attendance: 352 Last five results: LLWWW Current league position: 10th (with 18 points)

Eye on the ball: Sterling-Parker's last minute screamer was his first goal of the season.

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Jacob Mendy came in for the absent Danny Dudley in the only change from the win against Potter Bar Town, while Michael Aziaya was back among the substitutes.


Kick-off

The game opened and we very nearly took a first minute lead but Mendy saw a shot cannon back off a post.


That was as good as it got for either side however as the match was evenly balanced for a long time, with neither goalkeeper being seriously tested.


But we ended up breaking the deadlock through Jerson dos Santos' second of the season on 37 minutes and we remained 1-0 up at half-time.


Our hosts raced out of the blocks after the break however and equalised on 48 minutes through Ronnie Dolan who found the bottom corner with a low drive.


And we frustratingly fell behind with just 15 minutes remaining - some confusion within our backline allowed Johan ter Horst to nip in and steer the ball into an empty net.


It almost got worst before it got better as Folkestone threatened again but, this time, Daniel Pappoe was on hand to block a certain goal off his own line.


And the on loan defender then pulled off heroics at the other end - we won an 84th minute corner and Pappoe was on hand to score his first ever Robins goal.


It seemed the game was destined to end in a draw, but no-one had accounted for one last moment of drama.


Sub Raheem Sterling-Parker took aim from distance in added time and he fired in a rocket that beat Tim Roberts, bulged the back of the net and sent our travelling fans wild.


Next up

We are off to Met Police for an FA Trophy first qualifying round game on Saturday 27th October (kick-off 3pm). We then head off to Haringey Borough on Monday 29th October (7.45pm)


Carshalton Athletic: Bishop; Price (c), Morath-Gibbs, Pappoe, Cheadle; Bradford, Adeniyi, Onovwigun (Sterling-Parker - 76); Mendy (Aziaya - 58), dos Santos (Dixon - 69), Korboa

Unused subs: Koroma, Owen

Goals: dos Santos (37), Pappoe (84), Sterling-Parker (90)


Folkestone Invicta: Roberts, O'Mara, Paxman, Newman, Davies (c), Dolan, Hasler, Everitt, Rowland, Yusuff, ter Horst

Unused subs: Draycott, Blanks, Madden, Baker, Shaw

Goals: Dolan (48), ter Horst (74)

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