Written by: Chris Brenta
After a what felt like a never ending run of away games, tomorrow night the Robins have their second home game in a row when they welcome 11th placed Horsham to a so far inpenitrable Colston Avenue in the Isthmian Premier Division; their second game in three days.
October started with two losses in a row, but Carshalton stopped the rot yesterday with a well-earned 1-0 victory over local rivals Corinthian-Casuals. They were made to work for it though, and it took until the 83rdminute to break the deadlock with the winning goal coming from Carshalton captain Paris Hamilton-Downes, who scored a fantastic long-range strike to open his account for the season.
Horsham have won both their league games in October including a mouth-watering 5-2 thrashing of Enfield Town last Tuesday. Charlie Harris bagged a 21-minute hattrick to give the Hornets their first three points of the season. Harris has previously proved a thorn in the Robins’ side, having scored in two of the last three times the clubs have faced each other, including the winner in the 2018 FA cup tie. The FA Cup win is the only time Horsham have beaten the Robins since a 1-0 victory back in 2015, with Tony Nwachukwu grabbing the only goal of the game.
Speaking of previous fixtures, Carshalton will be looking for a repeat of last season’s score line when when they came away 4-0 winners with goals from Pattison, Haxhiu, Samuels, and Korboa. Horsham finished last season one position and five points behind the Robins in sixth place.
The Robins are edging closer and closer to a fully fit squad following the returns of Ohman and Koroma for Saturday’s game, and the home fans would have been very happy to have seen Dan Bennett doing some light training before kick-off having been out injured since the trip at Margate.
Following this one, the Robins are back on the road when they head to Hornchurch on Saturday and Horsham will host Brightlingsea Regent.
Tickets are still available for tomorrow’s game, but must be bought online as they are not available on the gate.