Robins fall to first league defeat of the season

Updated: Jan 10

Written by: Chris Brenta

Coming off the back of an FA Cup exit, yesterday’s away game against Bognor Regis Town was a chance for Carshalton Athletic to put Saturday out of their minds and focus back on a league campaign that had seen them go unbeaten throughout September. Bognor suffered a similar fate to Carshalton in the FA Cup, losing 5-0 to Hayes and Yeading United. With this being their first home game of the season, they had a point to prove in front of the over 400 in attendance.

Clearly looking to mix things up following Saturdays loss, Peter Adeniyi made a number of changes to the starting eleven. Cheadle and Price both made way, with Koroma and Ohman unavailable due to injury. This meant a first start of the season for Kelvin Manuel, playing on the left side of a front three with Nyren Clunis on the right and Tommy Bradford up top, bringing a return to the 4-3-3 formation we are accustomed to seeing this season.