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