It was late heartbreak once again as we were pegged back in added time at Margate, writes James Barrett-Sterling.
Margate 1 - 1 Carshalton Athletic
Bostik Premier League
Tuesday 26th February 2019
Last five results: WLDWD
Luke Read, Danny Dudley and Paris Hamilton-Downes all came back in, while Christie Pattisson dropped to the bench alongside the incoming Mike Dixon and Noe Vendrells-Parcerisa.
We got off to a flyer in this one and it involved the man in form on four minutes - a cross came over from Ola Sogbanmu and Ricky Korboa eventually got a shot off that beat Louis Wells for his ninth of the season.
The pair clashed again on 12 minutes but this time the keeper was equal to Korboa's effort.
The match was being played at a ferocious pace as Margate came back into it, but Patrick Ohman pushed away a Noel Leighton header on 32 minutes.
Connor Dymond and Pappoe both picked up bookings as the half ended with the Robins still in pole position.
HALF-TIME: 0 - 1
The home side were utilising a long throw and an early delivery was headed just off target by Leighton.
Korboa almost turned provider just before the hour but Ola Sogbanmu put an effort over the bar, and the midfielder had to go off minutes later with an injury.
Ohman did well to get across and gather in a Tobi Sho-Silva shot and, on 71 minutes, he clutched a deflected Kadell Daniel free kick to keep us in front.
It seemed we would be heading for victory as the game went into added time but, like recent away matches against Whitehawk and Worthing, we just couldn't see it out.
Another long throw went into our box and it found Kadell Daniel whom slotted home at the back post.
Carshalton welcome Folkestone Invicta on Saturday 2nd March (kick-off 3pm) before Harlow Town arrive on Monday 4th March (kick-off 7.45pm).
Carshalton Athletic: Ohman; Read, Pappoe (Adeniyi - 77), Dudley, Hamilton-Downes (c); Bradford, Morath-Gibbs, Sogbanmu (Dixon - 66), Korboa, Ottaway, Mendy
Unused subs: Bishop, Vendrells-Percerisa, Pattisson
Goal: Korboa (4)
Margate: Wells, Dymond (Paxman - 84), Mills, Rogers, Friend, Swift, Hungbo (Sho-Silva - 62), Robins, Leighton, Daniel, Flisher
Unused subs: Kallameier, Ababio, Williams
Goal: Daniel (90)
Booked: Dymond, Leighton