With an opportunity to put a stamp on the league yet down to the bare minimum again with the squad due to injuries, The Lions had to show true grit!
The game started and within five minutes Brendan O’Donnell had to come off with a groin strain to be replaced by Brahima Ceesay.
Carlton settled the quickest and started to create changes but against the run of play gave away a penalty with Nottz Coltz taking their chance and converting.
Ousman Sagnia had his shot cleared off the line as Carlton searched for an equaliser but confusion in midfield let Nottz break through to grab a second.
A formation change saw Carlton starting to really take the game to the opposition and create chances. Dan Chambers worked hard to win a corner which he managed to head in and convert to pull a goal back for his 21st of the season.
After some neat, fast football and a subsequent foul, Carlton were rewarded with a penalty and after a short delay, Ousman Cham kept his nerve to convert it 2-2.
Carlton pushed for a third with both Brahima Ceesay and Yankuba Manneh having goals very controversially disallowed.
With only three minutes remaining, Nottz were awarded with a penalty again after another questionable decision by the referee which they converted to make it 3-2.
The Lions can hopefully take heart in their performance and carry it through to their next game! Also a big congratulations to 7 members of the team who have been called up to the U21’s!
Man of the Match: Ousman Sagnia
Edwalton Cavaliers White vs Carlton Town Lions
Alford Road Pitch #1
Kick Off: 14:30 – 26/03/2016