Carshalton got back to winning ways with an impressive display against Hornchurch, writes James Barrett-Sterling.
Carshalton Athletic 2 - 1 AFC Hornchurch
Bostik Premier League
Monday 21st January 2019
Last five results: LWLLW
Current league position: 14th (with 34 points)
Our 'Man of the Match': Harry Ottaway
The Robins suffered a defensive blow with Daniel Pappoe going down injured in the warm-up. Noe Vendrells came in at right back and there was a debut for defender Luke Read, while Billy Bishop, Peter Adeniyi and Courtney Swaby all earned starts.
After what happened in the build-up to this one, the home fans weren’t too happy to see goalkeeper Billy Bishop on the deck on just four minutes – he collided with forward George Purcell while gathering a cross but, thankfully, was OK to continue after some treatment.
But it was the Robins that started more on the front foot and the first goal of the game arrived on 11 minutes after Tommy Bradford saw a shot deflected out for a corner.