The Lions made the long journey to Gonerby today with a 10:30 kick off. With top scorer Dan Chambers calling in ill that morning and with Carlton already having players out injured or unavailable, it was a testing start to the morning for manager John Kilcullen with some re-jigging in order.
With the team selected and all players briefed, the Lions wanted to keep going after last week’s long awaited win.
Game on and within 5 minutes, all that was said seemed to of been forgotten as Gonerby took the lead. This seemed wake Carlton, however, and bring them into action.
Some great wing play from Ousman Sagnia and overlapping from Cameron Robinson caused all sorts of problems for Gonerby and the pressure paid off after a corner in from Brendan O’Donnell resulted in Ousman Cham netting the equaliser back after his suspension.
Carlton went on to take the lead though Keba Drame and Ousman Sagnia got a third. Gonerby never gave up, played the long ball and created corners for themselves resulting in them getting a second. Carlton were again living on the edge and not finishing teams off.
In the second half, Gonerby started the brightest and got the equalizer to bring it back to 3-3. Carlton started to put their chances away with Ousman Sagnia netting his second to make it 4-3 and then Yankuba made it 5-3. The game should of been out of sign but Carlton began to lack concentration causing their manager some serious stress after Gonerby got a fourth to make it 5-4 with 3 minutes to go.
The Lions manage to hold out and take the 3 points and now are unbeaten in four straight games. All to play for in the remaining 7 games!
Carlton Town Lions v West Bridgford Spiders
Colwick Recreation Ground #1
Kick Off: 12/03/2016 at 14.30