BLAKE OFF THE MARK AS CARLTON CAP OFF A POSITIVE WEEK!
Carlton Town have not had much to shout about over the festive season but have had a hatrick of good news following their New Year’s Day defeat to Loughborough Dynamo.
On Thursday , The Evostick League announced that Carlton had won the fair play award for December with only 4 cautions during the month, the best record in the league during December.
On Friday, they completed the loan signing of Matlock Towns Harry Wood who made his debut at Pickering on Saturday and set up Carlton’s first goal in an impressive 2-0 away win.
Former Mansfield Town youngster Tyler Blake (pictured) who was an important signing for the Millers earlier in the season, had suffered injury heartbreak in his first game for Carlton this season and is now finally finding is way back to match fitness after a long lay off.
He opened his own account for Carlton with a well taken finish after latching onto Woods excellent through ball, Carlton added a late second through Henry Rollinson after the Pickering keeper misjudged his long ball into the box which fortunately for Carlton ended in the net.
Special mention to all who contributed towards a clean sheet including goalkeeper Jack Steggles for some decent saves as Carlton despite their home woes, once again delivered a result away from home.
It was somewhat ironic then that Carlton then had 2 players sent off late on in the game after Winning the fair play award and Carlton are known to be deeply upset with the sending off of Oliver Clark after a returned water bottle either hit the linesman or his flag after an injury break in play.
Clark was adamant he was not the guilty party and was clearly deeply upset at being accused and being given a red card.
This website has spoken to a senior Carlton official who was close to the event and he was also adamant that Clark was not guilty and that the match officials had made a mistake.
Carlton move up to 15th following the important win, but are still locked in a battle for survival at this level with a number of other clubs who are all on similar points, but Carlton are now a point clear of the drop Zone and after a difficult Festive period, it was a least nice to come through the back end of the first week of 2019 with three big positives!