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April 10, 2023


Carlton Town’s step four status sits in the balance with three massive league games to go which will define their season and possibly a fourth game if it goes to a playoff game, possibly on the 29th April.

First of all, massive congratulations to Worksop Town who are pictured celebrating, having won the league at a canter with an unbeaten home record and an incredible 92 points from 35 games and a goal difference of plus 84 and they received the Championship Trophy from League Chairman Mark Harris after the game.

They really have been a class apart from every other team and the Carlton fans who in fairness travelled in numbers and contributed to a crowd of 877 came expecting little from the game.

At half time, it was fair to say that The Millers were every bit in the game and played their part in a fairly entertaining first half despite the 0-0 half time score line.

It did not last and two quick goals at the start of the second half put the game to bed for the Champions and when Carlton went down to 10 men after Arron O Connor was helped off after a lengthy delay and Tommy and Mark had used their 3 substitutes, the prospects looked bleaker and so it proved and The Tigers eventually ran out 4-0 winners, it could have been five but for a late penalty miss.

In other results, Grantham beat Lincoln United 1-0 at Lincoln while Shildon despite a late fight back went down 3-2 to North Shields meaning Carlton drop to 18th.

It really is going down to the wire with Carlton traveling to Lincoln on Saturday, Pontefract on Tuesday 18th April before a home finish against promotion chasing Dunston on Saturday 22nd April.

On the positive side, Carlton have a game in hand, but on the negative side have the worse goal difference of the other 3 sides potentially in the mix. Grantham who are now a point above the Millers have Bridlington at home to play and on the final day Ossett United who could still be dragged into the mix , but sit 3 points above Grantham.

After hosting Carlton, Lincoln are away to Consett on the final day of the season and Shildon entertain Sheffield this coming Saturday before traveling to Grimsby Borough on the final day.

It has all of the makings of a dramatic finale and injuries to Alex Howes and Arron O Connor are obvious set backs to The Millers chances of staying up, but Tommy and Mark remain upbeat despite the Worksop defeat, all will unfold over 8 days starting away at Lincoln on Saturday.

This website will be right across it to see and hope that Carlton can complete their very own great escape from where they were after the North Shields defeat, when they looked shot and finished.

When Tommy Brookbanks rejoined the club as Joint Manager with Mark, he promised a rollercoaster ride ahead, he was telling the truth !




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