The final of game of the season with an added edge! Rolls Royce wanting to finish the season unbeaten and Carlton wanting to stop them in their tracks. Victory would mean 11 wins on the trot for the Lions and also revenge for a 9-1 drumming earlier in the season from Rolls.
At Stoke Lane in front of a bumper crowd, Rolls started the quickest with an early test for Carlton keeper Sam Heason which was kept out by a diving save.
Carlton started to take control and dominate the game through the midfield. Connor Pauley and Dan Chambers started to pull the Rolls defence apart and had some good chances but the keeper was a match for the efforts.
The break finally came and it was top scorer Dan Chambers to open up the scoring. 1-0.
Carlton’s back four were extremely strong and the midfield won everything that came their way. Rolls made changes trying to shake things up but again it was Carlton who got the break and Dan Chambers netted his 28th of the season. 2-0 at the break.
Second half and Rolls were looking at defeat full on for the first time this season with no answer to Marcus Barton and Ousman Cham in midfield and Ousman Sagnia’s trickery out on the wing.
There was some great football by Carlton on show for the fans to enjoy. Carlton started to dominate which led to Connor Pauley to grab the third. His 10th in 7 games for Carlton.
With the game almost over, Carlton started to show boat with Rolls Royce unable to match the sheer power and strength of the Lions.
The game came to an end – Carlton finished as the most in-form team in the division on a big high to carry forward to Division 1 next season. Final score 3-0. COYL!