STOVELL WONDER GOAL BUT MORE FA CUP HEARTACHE FOR CARLTON!
Carlton Town supporters chief Alan Murphy reminded us today that Carlton had not won an Fa Cup game since Les Mcjannet had departed and that was some 5 years ago.
There was hope that would change today given the positivity that surrounds the club at the moment, but once again the club crashed out at the first hurdle in a very wind affected encounter, this time at the hands of Barton Town Fc.
Barton Town took the lead through an early penalty which seemed to be awarded by the referees assistant against Dan Fletcher for a trip, although Fletcher was adamant he had not made contact with the player.
Reece Moody gave Barton the lead from the spot before Kyle Stovell equalised with a wonderful overhead kick, before Hinchcliffe restored Barton’s lead after a quick breakaway after Mamoke had lost possession in the oppositions penalty area.
Hinchcliffes powerful strike beat Jack Steggles on his near post and the Millers went in at the break 2-1 down.
In the second period, there was a lengthy delay after Barton’s Cam Morfoot went down heavily in his own box as Kyle Stovell challenged to get to the ball ahead of the Barton keeper in the swirling wind.
It looked a nasty injury indeed and Cam Morfoot was subsequently taken to hospital.
The game re started but unfortunately for Carlton, keeper Jack Steggles didn’t seem to have refocused and let a routine shot go straight through his hands.
Back came Carlton again as Tommy Brookbanks without Mark Harvey today alongside him, through caution to the wind and Mamoke earned Carlton a penalty with his quick feet and Maddison smashed it home.
Toby Moore had a chance to snatch the equaliser at the death but failed to control at the back post and finally Carlton ran out of time.
Chairman Mick Garton put out a statement at the end.
“Congratulations to Barton Town on their win today, we are obviously very disappointed to go out again at the first time of asking and yes we could obviously have done with the money from any cup run and the Grantham tie next up, but it was not to be”
“It was the first time I have been to Barton and it was a lovely set up and appears a fine club and good luck to them in the next round ”
“Finally, on behalf of Carlton Town , I would just like to say our thoughts are with the player Cam Morfoot who was taken to hospital, when somebody appears seriously hurt, results to a large extent, Pale into insignificance, so we hope the lad will be ok and sooner rather than later can enjoy the win which Barton achieved over us today” concluded the Millers Chairman.