Just over seven weeks after the two teams met in the league at Colston Avenue, Carshalton Athletic again take on Merstham at home in the third round of the Velocity Trophy on Monday 31st January (7.45pm kick off).
That previous meeting resulted in a 3-1 win for Carshalton, with goals from Lewis White, Dan Bennett and Dan Bassett. The two Dans were both on the scoresheet again for the Robins in Saturday’s league win over Cheshunt.
Since the December meeting, Merstham have been in mixed form, winning two, drawing one and losing four of their seven games. In their most recent game on Saturday, they played out a creditable 0-0 draw at home with promotion chasers, Kingstonian.
Recent past knockout games between Carshalton and Merstham have produced mixed results. The Robins lost to the Moatsiders in the Isthmian League Premier Division play-off semi-final in May 2019 with player/manager Peter Adeniyi on the scoresheet that day. In last season’s shortened campaign, Harry Ottaway, who recently left to join Dorking Wanderers, bagged a brace in a 3-1 Carshalton win in the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy.
The Merstham squad continues to regularly feature two ex-Carshalton players, John Ufuah and James Richmond.
Adults - £11; Seniors - £8; Under 18s - £3.