Written by: Chris Brenta
Carshalton Athletics can start to dream of a trip to Wembley this Saturday as they take a break from league action to take on Merstham in the FA Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round.
The two teams met in this tournament last season going head to head in the first qualifying round with the Robins coming through 3-1 victors almost a year ago to the day. Goals from Pattisson, Haxhiu and Koroma were enough to overcome the Moatsiders.
Carshalton went on to make it as far as the first round proper but came unstuck against Avery. After going 3-0 down, the Robins fought back to tie the game. Two goals in the last nine minutes from Pattisson and Hamilton-Downes took the game to a replay which the Robins lost 2-0.