3 PENALTIES, 2 MORE INJURIES AND 6 GOALS CONCEDED, NOT A GOOD DAY AT THE OFFICE !
Carlton Town followed in the footsteps of Manchester United this weekend, but not in the way they would have wanted, going down 6-1 to Newcastle Town the week after United lost 6-1 to Spurs.
While the scale of the defeat will have concerned the management team, it is the fact that they have lost 2 more players to injuries that will probably concern Tommy and Mark more.
Martin Ball and Daniel Fletcher join Danny Elliot, Tyler Johal, Tyler Blake, Tom Maddison and Jordan Smith on the sidelines and Fletcher’s injury in particular looked a nasty one according to Martin Ball who came and stood with supporters for part of the second half.
Fletchers injury at 4-1 down left Carlton with 10 men and was no doubt a contributing factor in the final scorline, but the game was over by then and praise should go to Newcastle Town for a fine performance and on this evidence, they will be challenging for the title.
Ryan McLean (pictured) was outstanding for the home side and Joe Berks was another who impressed while the Millers never really got going.
There was a debut for new signing Ethan Jones who came off the bench in the second half, but with the game already gone, there was little opportunity to impress and praise should go the visiting Millers fans who numbered over 30 and veteran Daryl Thomas for another goal, the Millers only one in an otherwise bleak afternoon
The three penalties certainly didn’t help Carlton either and Ball was adamant, the foul given against him was incorrect, a view backed by the supporters, the Daniel Fletcher one was stonewall, but was in fact well saved by Jack Steggles, but the one against Oliver Clark was a ridiculous decision given it was Ball to hand from close range, but that is the way these decisions are going now and hopefully Carlton will get one or two in their favour in the coming weeks.
Tommy and Mark will want to put this game behind them after 3 good results prior to this “Bad day at the office”, that may be easier said than done with some tough games on the horizon starting with Tuesday’s home game against Stamford, but the managers are nothing if positive and despite the injury crisis, they will both continue to be so.