Carlton went into the game wanting to carry on the winning streak against a new team to the league: Newark town.
With Carlton’s squad looking very strong and more signings on the horizon, the Lions started very bright and with purpose but it was against the run of play that Newark took the lead to make it 1-0. Carlton responded in quick style fashion from a corner with again Dan Chambers grabbing his 7th of the season.
Carlton were trying to get the ball down but Newark’s route one approach gave them the lead again to make it 2-1. Halftime was approaching and Newark snatched a third to lead 3-1.
This was the first time Carlton had been in this position so far this season so it was time to dig deep.
The second half started and the team talk seemed to of worked as Carlton pushed to 100%. A change to the formation meant Ousman Sagnia out on the wing to bring speed and trickery and both Dan Chambers and Connor Pauley both up front but it was Marcus Barton who got the Lions a goal back to make it 2-3.
The second half was all Carlton with the ball being won in the middle by Tom Hallsworth and Ousman Cham and the defence holding strong from attack from Newark.
A corner from the right was delivered and Declan Knight rose with a thundering header to make it 3-3.
Carlton pushed on further and their effort was rewarded with Dan Chambers grabbing the winner and his 8th of the season.
Carlton saw out the match as worthy winners at 4-3. An entertaining game but no good for the manager’s nerves!