Two Robins fly the nest

Two versatile players have recently moved on from Colston Avenue, writes James Barrett-Sterling.

Firstly, we bid a fond farewell to defender Kalvin Morth-Gibbs who made over 100 appearances in his time as a Robin.

The defender, who joined in 2016 from Dulwich Hamlet, has signed for Cray Valley Paper Mills whom won the Southern Counties East League with 91 points last season.

He made 116 appearances in total for the club and scored seven goals - including this cracking overhead kick versus Walton & Hersham in the FA Cup two years ago.

"The highs certainly outweigh the few lows and I leave Carshalton with so many good memories," Morath-Gibbs said.

"I'll never forget winning the league last year and particularly the home game against Whyteleafe which secured promotion. A few other performances stand out including the 10-0 win over Godalming in my first season and the recent Trophy games against Barnet.

"I'd like to thank everyone who came to support the team during my time here, especially those fans that travelled home and away every week.

"I really hope the club can go one better than last season. It's certainly possible with the people, players and staff involved."

The other to leave is the versatile Jacob Mendy who is stepping up to join National League South outfit Wealdstone after spending one full season with us.

He proved a valuable addition to the squad with his pace and ability to play anywhere from full back to supporting striker.

Mendy made 47 appearances across all competitions last season and chipped in with eight goals and two assists, most memorably hitting the equaliser away at Barnet in the FA Trophy last 16 back in February.

"I've had some very good moments at Carshalton and I'm proud to to have been a part of this club," said Mendy.

"My teammates and coaches helped me settle quickly and made me feel part of a family. I will always remember those two games against Barnet and how we managed to reach the play-offs later on in the season.

"I only have gratitude to everyone at Carshalton from Paul Dipre, Peter and every single fan. I've really enjoyed playing for the club so I want to thank everyone."

Both players were valuable and popular members of the squad and shall be missed on and off-the-pitch - everyone at the club wishes them all the best for the future!

Don't forget the first pre-season friendly kicks off at 3pm on Saturday 13th July against Tooting and Mitcham United.