HARRIS STARS IN ACADEMY WIN / NEWS UPDATE FROM STOKE LANE!
Josh Harris continued his impressive form for Carlton Towns academy team and help them leap frog Widnes Fc in the league with a hatrick in a 3-2 win at Stoke Lane this week.
Carlton move up to third with Widnes dropping to 4th and the Millers are now 5 points off the top of the table where Loughborough Dynamo lead the way, as we arrive at the business end of the season.
In other news, Carlton have suffered a further setback with the news that Oliver Clark will infact now miss five games for an offence he did not commit.
Clark who many would argue has been one of Carlton’s best players this season, was originally banned for three games when a water bottle thrown back into the dugout area at Pickering accidentally struck the referees assistant’s flag knocking it out of his hand.
Connor Bartlett admitted it was he who had in fact thrown the bottle in evidence to the Football Association, but they deemed he and the club were lying and increased Olivers ban to 4 league games.
Club Secretary Trevor Wells subsequently checked to make sure Oliver could then play in the County Cup game at Newark Flowserve, but was told that was part of the ban.
Wells double checked with the Fa after manager Wayne Scott was left confused by the Fa’s stance and it was comfirmed he could not play.
He has now served the 4 game ban but the Fa are now telling the club he can not play against Belper Town and that he could have played against Newark.
The situation is clearly unbelievable and the player will suffer a 5 game ban for an accident that he wasn’t even responsible for, but this website understands the club will not comment further as they do not want to end up facing further punishment, but we also understand that Senior figures at the club are totally exasperated, particularly given they are facing a tough relegation battle.
The big question being asked among Commitee members and management is would this have happened at a higher level ?
On a brighter note, former Millers hero Jordan Villums was spotted at the ground last night talking to Carlton Town Tv and we understand the Chairman is launching a series of interviews with former heroes of the club as part of the relaunch of Carlton Town Tv and indeed this website.
Finally, the bonus ball prize pot is now estimated at approximately £600 and there are three people on five numbers with Trevor Wells who needs 13, Clive Lancaster who needs 23 and Josh Asison who needs 14 all battling for that fantastic prize pot !