Carshalton Athletic won a potentially pivotal game against play-off rivals Horsham on Saturday, writes James Barrett-Sterling.
Carshalton Athletic 4 - 0 Horsham
Isthmian Premier League
Saturday 29th February 2020
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Carshalton got off to an absolute flyer in this battle between fifth and sixth - just 75 seconds were on the clock as Lewis White got away down the left before squaring in a low cross and Christie Pattisson side-footed it home from six yards.
Omar Koroma's afternoon sadly came to an abrupt end shortly after that - the striker left the pitch on a stretcher after going up for a header and, because of landing awkwardly, suffering a concussion. He was subsequently discharged from hospital later in the evening.
The visitors, by manager Dom di Paola's own admission, were struggling with the wet and windy conditions and a hanging cross by Pattisson on 17 minutes was met by Korboa, but his header thumped away off the crossbar.