There were plenty of thrills and spills against the league leaders despite this game ending goalless, writes James Barrett-Sterling.
Carshalton Athletic 0 - 0 Dorking Wanderers
Bostik Premier League
Monday 26th November 2018
Last five results: WWLWD
Current league position: 8th (with 25 points)
Injury and suspension had swept through the camp - Daniel Pappoe and Jordan Cheadle were serving one-match bans, so Michael Aziaya came in for his first full start in almost a month. Player/manager Peter Adeniyi also started as both Ola Sogbanmu and Michael Onovwigun were only deemed fit enough to be on the bench. Ex-Robins Lewis Taylor, Niall McManus and Reece Hall were in the visiting squad.
Dorking began purposefully and, on eight minutes, they probably should've taken the lead as James McShane burst onto a through ball and found himself one-on-one with Patrick Ohman, but our keeper stayed big and managed to deflect the ball narrowly wide of his right-hand upright.
We weren't afforded much time and space when in possession and so found it hard to create any early chances.
And we were indebted to Ohman again on 15 minutes as Sam Beard took aim from just inside our area and our keeper pushed away the angled drive, with Danny Dudley putting off Giuseppe Sole on the rebound.