Late heartbreak on Boxing Day

Carshalton conceded a last-gasp goal meaning they fell to a third straight league defeat, writes James Barrett-Sterling.

Leatherhead 1 - 0 Carshalton Athletic

Bostik Premier League

Wednesday 26th December

Attendance: 436

Last five results: LWLLL

Current league position: 14th (with 28 points)

Team news

Jerson dos Santos replaced Michael Aziaya from the defeat at Wingate on Saturday, while new signing Harry Ottaway was named among the substitutes.

The Robins created the better of the early chances but home keeper Zaki Oualah foiled both Tommy Bradford and Jordan Cheadle, while Bobby Price could only fire into the side-netting from a good position.

Patrick Ohman had little to do but he was needed just before the break as he made a good stop to deny Shaun Okojie.

Both sides hit the crossbar in the second-half, through Dan Gallagher and Cheadle respectively, while Ottaway came on for his debut on 69 minutes.

It seemed the game would end goalless but, in the last minute, Ibrahim Olutade rose highest to see a header deflect past a wrong-footed Ohman and break Robins hearts.

Next up

We are at home against Tonbridge Angels on Saturday 29th December.

Carshalton Athletic: Ohman; Price (c), Dudley, Morath-Gibbs, Cheadle; Sogbanmu, Adeniyi, Bradford; Pattisson (Swaby - 77), dos Santos (Ottaway - 69), Mendy

Unused subs: Dixon, Bishop, Vendrells

Booked: Sogbanmu

Leatherhead: Oaulah, Salmon, Farah (Cullen - 48), Seager, Blake, Nnamani, Gallagher, Ikebuasi (Gregory - 56), Olutade (Mundow - 90), Okojie, Amoo

Unused sub: Dadey

Goal: Olutade (89)

Booked: Gallagher