MILLERS THROUGH IN ENTERTAINING ENCOUNTER AT STOKE LANE
Carlton Town defeated an excellent Chasetown outfit to go through to the third round qualifying of the Fa Trophy and made it a weekend to remember at Stoke Lane.
Make no mistake, this was a hard fought victory built on some good finishing, some fine defending and goalkeeping, some poor finishing from Chasetown and a little bit of luck.
Chasetown would have gone in at the break thinking they could have been 4-2 up .
Carlton were on the front foot early doors and when Alex Hardwick was through on goal in the opening minutes and was brought down by Chasetown keeper Bradley Clarkson, the only question was would it be a Red card or yellow.
Clarkson will have been pleased to receive only a yellow, but not so pleased that Niall Davie scored the resulting penalty. Chasetown responded in style hitting the post and the bar as well as missing two guilt edged chances and seeing Felix make a wonderful save.
To make things worse for Chasetown, Carlton then broke and from the resulting corner, Khyle Sargent scored with a superb header.
In the second half, Carlton looked generally in control and Chasetown’s chances were limited, but when substitute Ryan Nesbitt scored from a free header on 77 minutes, Carlton were facing a nervous last period.
The time had arrived for Carlton to miss some chances, substitutes Romella Nangle and Laminate Manneh were causing Chasetown all sorts of problems and both had opportunities to put the game to bed, but it was that man Felix who saw the Millers home with two more fine saves after Khyle Sargent had been sent off for a last ditch foul tackle just outside the box.
Carlton look forward to the draw on Monday with the next round taking place on Saturday 7th October, which means the home clash with Cleethorpes has now been postponed.
Carlton Town Tv spoke to Mark Harvey and in form defender Lewis Durow after the 2-1 win and those excellent interviews are below.