The Lions replayed their third round tie again against Kimberley Miners Welfare. After the previous going to extra time and then being abandoned at 2-2, Carlton knew they had to be on it today. A full squad today and changes from the manager made the Lions look like they meant business.
On a very heavy pitch, playing any football was difficult with some late challenges, slipping and sliding making it tough going. Kimberley took the game to Carlton and after a rash challenge Kimberley were awarded a penalty but failed to get it on target. A wake up for Carlton.
Lewis Jackson Thomas opened his account for the Lions making it 1-0 from a corner to put it past the keeper. Carlton’s top scorer Joshua Brown also got himself on the score sheet.
Kimberley were beaten and heads dropped. The Lions seized the opportunity with Abdou Cole grabbing the third and a fantastic fourth from Joshua Brown made it 4-0 at half time. Not much could be said from the manager on the first half apart from just to stay alert.
The second half was a scrappy stop-start affair. Awais Khan came on with his live wire pace causing problems for Kimberley as he set up Brendan O’Donnell to put the score at 5-0.
Kimberly were awarded with another penalty which this time was converted and then pulled another back with three minutes left.
Joshua Brown still managed to complete his hatrick before the final whistle, however, to make it 6-2.
Overall solid professional performance from all 16 Lions taking Carlton into the quarter finals of the cup.