Match summary - tricky trip to Ramsgate yields victory

Updated: Apr 23, 2018

Two goals, a clean sheet and three valuable points were earned on the Kent coast Tuesday night, writes James Barrett-Sterling.

Our 2-0 win at Ramsgate keeps us in the hunt for the league title.

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There was a rare start for Brendan Murphy-McVey and a second full appearance for on-loan Rian O'Sullivan, while Danny Dudley, Ryan Healy and Raheem Sterling-Parker both came back into the side.

This was the first of our 'big three' - winning our last three matches of the season would see us crowned Bostik South champions - but Ramsgate had been picking up some good results lately, while running Lewes mighty close and taking a point off Corinthian Casuals.

The game began evenly as we tried to utilise the pace of Christie Pattisson and Sterling-Parker on the flanks, but neither keeper had much to do in the opening quarter of an hour.

Ola Sogbanmu was fouled 25 yards from goal on 18 minutes and O'Sullivan stepped up, but he saw his curled free kick smack back off the crossbar.

We broke the deadlock on 33 minutes through that man Ola Sogbanmu again - a Healy header dropped in front of him and, 25 yards from goal, he spun and hit a ferocious half-volley beyond Watkins for his fourth goal in as many appearances.

It stayed that way until the 77th minute when a rare goal from player/manager Peter Adeniyi, whom displayed quick feet to bustle through two opponents, benefitted from a lucky ricochet off the diving Watkins to bundle the ball into the back of the net.

This victory puts us back to the top of the league as we look ahead to the trip to Sittingbourne this Saturday.

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Next up

We travel to Sittingbourne on Saturday 21st April before ending the season at home against VCD Athletic on Saturday 28th April.

Carshalton Athletic: Bishop; Olishaja, Dudley, Morath-Gibbs (c), O'Sullivan; Adeniyi, Healy (Cheadle - 74), Murphy-McVey (Bradford - 64); Sterling-Parker, Pattisson (Koroma - 82)

Unused subs: Burns, Swaby

Goals: Sogbanmu (33), Adeniyi (77)

Assists: Healy, Bradford

Booked: Dudley, O'Sullivan

Ramsgate: Watkins, MacKenzie, Penny, Wheatley (Lightfoot - 84) Crimmen, Gray, Munday (Smith - 78), Mensah, Millbank, Jadama, Paxman

Unused subs: Dickens, Harris

Attendance: 169

Current league position: 1st with 99 points