WELL AT LEAST THE SECOND PART OF THE WEEKEND WENT FAIRLY WELL !
It was not so long ago that Carlton Town were pulling unlikely away wins out of the bag which went some way to atone for their poor home form.
But those days seem a distant memory at the moment with another 4 goals conceded, this time without reply at Brighouse and despite a decent first half display when they should have been given a penalty, sadly it was more of the same for the Millers and their traveling supporters who have had little to shout about for quite some time.
The end game of the season is close with Carlton still in deep trouble and given previous years race day’s at Southwell Races, when 300 or 400 turned up for the club, it was a low key event from Carlton’s point of view, with only around 100 attending in support of the club.
Much of that was down to the date of the event rather than the teams struggles, but it must have been a factor !
Credit to manager Wayne Scott who despite all the problems on the pitch did turn up and goalkeeper Jack Steggles who was also in attendance with his family.
Chairman Mick Garton who as not attended as many games as he would like to have done this season, has made a point however of continuing to throw himself into the fund raising to ensure the club meets his financial commitments, which like everything else, has been a challenge this season.
He was in attendance along with Commitee men Tim Bee, (pictured above with Gaz Bee), Greg Last, Lou Lardi , Dave Hodgson and son Josh Hodgson, Lou Lardi was on photography duty and Gaz Bee was seen wondering around with his pool trophy although Chairman Mick Garton thankfully managed to avoid him!
Former Millers Captain Matt Varley and club legend Mark Dickinson were others who supported the day along with placement Press Officer Dean Wykes and a few friends, as well as a generous couple of friends of the Chairman from Manchester, who have also financially supported the club brilliantly in recent times.
The club also remain extremely grateful to Anthony Carver-Smith and Nottingham City Transport who continue to support this event and brought a decent amount of staff along on what was a beautiful sunny afternoon at this iconic setting.
The Chairman was invited into the sponsors lounge by the Racecourse and this website understands that given the clubs much lower return financially on the event, the Racecourse are offering the club something later in the year.
The Racecourse are supportive of the club, whatever their league position, appreciating the challenges they face!
Despite the much lower numbers, those that attended had a cracking afternoon and Lou Lardi’s photographs will soon enough be online!
The third part of the weekend sees Carlton take on Afc Mansfield at Stoke Lane on bank holiday Monday, lets see what happens next 🤞