ANOTHER FINE AWAY WIN FOR CARLTON BUT PROBLEMS MOUNT FOR SCOTT.
Carlton Town manager Wayne Scott left Newark Fowserve with mixed feelings, delighted his team had overcome a potential banana skin beating a team who had won eleven and drawn one of their twelve home games so far this season, but devastated at serious injuries picked up by two of his players.
Scott had watched Flowserve in preparation for the game and despite playing a couple of levels below Carlton, the manager knew that Flowserve with cracking support, a decent budget and some really good players, would give Carlton a really tough game.
The Millers manager was not mistaken and the home side controlled large parts of the cup game, without ever really testing Millers goalkeeper Jack Steggles and Carlton for their part defended well, but had few chances themselves at the other end.
What Carlton did do however was take two of those chances and good finishes by Riece Bertram and Kyle Stovell saw the visitors into the next round.
Scott had already had the bad news that Ben Hutchinson would be out for a number of weeks after his concussion suffered at Pickering recently, revealed a serious head injury after hospital tests.
The manager had just completed the signing of Joe McLaughlin from Hinckley days earlier and he was one of two players taken to hospital by Trevor Wells after nasty first half injuries.
Ambulances had been called but none where available and Wells pictured above with the manager, made the judgment both injuries were serious, he was not wrong, McLaughlin picked up a serious ankle injury and Jacob Spence had dislocated his shoulder, like Niall Davey did at AFC Mansfield on Boxing Day.
Henry Rollinson also departed the pitch with a hamstring injury in the first half forcing Wayne Scott to make all three substitutions in the first half.
Carlton have also been told by the Football Association that Tyler Blake and Oliver Robinson will have to serve three game suspensions following red cards in Saturday’s game at Ossett United.
There was also further confusion in the case of Oliver Clark, already banned for 4 league games for an offence he did not commit, the club was also told he could not also play in the County Cup game.
Manager Wayne Scott is now trying to clarify if that was in fact the third game of his increased ban or if the Fa have actually now added a fifth game to the ban for no apparent reason.
Despite being delighted at the last two gutsy away performances, the manager is somewhat exasperated by the cards dealt going into a difficult home game against in form Cleethorpes on Saturday and is devastated for the lads who have suffered such bad injuries all pretty much at the same time.