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Carshalton Athletic
Harlow Town
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Hawks’ slump continues

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Harlow Town failed to put their game-in-hand to good use as a goal in either half stretched the Hawks’ run without a win to five matches.

Carshalton went ahead just before half-time through Danny Dudley, and although the Hawks provided more attacking threat than of late, a second goal for the hosts with 67 minutes on the clock killed off the game.

Yanick Kissi was recalled to the Harlow Town defence at the expense of Arinse Uade who was injured on his debut last Saturday. Bill Plumpton also came in at right-back for the absent Paul Rodgers as Danny Chapman was forced into more defensive changes.

The hosts gave the Harlow defence no time to settle into the game as they came out firing, and stopper Cabhan Clarke was forced into an early save, palming Peter Adeniyi’s shot around the post.

4th March 2019 Carshalton Athletic 2-0 Harlow
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Carshalton had another good chance with a quarter of an hour played when a dangerous free kicked was sent low into the Harlow Town box, but Danny Dudley couldn’t put his effort on target from 10 yards out and it went wide of the post.

Harlow Town should have taken the lead minutes later, and it was a gift from the Carshalton goalkeeper Patrick Ohman. His clearance cannoned off Hawks striker Emile Acquah, but the attacker was unable to capitalise on the error with the open goal beckoning before the ball was cleared.

The hosts were enjoying more of the possession, helped in part by a series of niggling fouls from Harlow Town, but they weren’t able to turn their advantage into shots at goal.

Carshalton had an opportunity to open the scoring when Ricky Korboa played Jacob Mendy behind the Harlow defence. Mendy rounded Clarke, who was quick off his line, but as he got the shot away, Ugo Udoji’s recovering tackle blocked the effort to prevent a certain goal.

The breakthrough came three minutes before half-time. The Harlow defence switched off from a corner, and Danny Dudley was unmarked in the middle to powerfully head his side into the lead.

HALF-TIME: Carshalton Athletic 1-0 Harlow Town

Harlow needed to take something from the game if they were to make an effort to move out of the relegation zone, and they showed much more attacking promise as the second half got underway.

Tom Hitchcock had the pick of the chances to draw the scores level when he slid in on a low cross, but it was just out of reach and he couldn’t make the slightest of contact to turn it home.

Harlow’s impetus in going forward would prove to be their undoing. Half way through the second period, a long clearance forward from the Carshalton defence was picked up by Jacob Mendy on the counter-attack. He shrugged off the retreating defenders and slotted the ball past Cabhan Clarke to double the lead.

The second goal effectively knocked the wind out of the Harlow sails, and the hosts sensed the confidence draining away.

The Hawks had Cabhan Clarke to thank in the final 15 minutes, as a string of saves prevented the scoreline becoming worse for the visitors. Ricky Korboa tried his luck from the edge of the area, but a superb diving save from the Harlow stopper kept the ball out of the goal.

Clarke then denied goal-scorer Jacob Mendy a potential hat-trick with two good saves. First, a low shot from the edge of the area, and the second a close range back-heel that he had to react quickly to get down low for.

The Hawks were left to rue the gilt-edged chance that would have seen them take an early lead, and it had been an uphill struggle against an in-form side from the moment the second goal went in.

FULL-TIME: Carshalton Athletic 2-0 Harlow Town

The Hawks will be looking to get back to winning ways when they host mid-table Kingstonian on Saturday 9th March, before another home game the following week against fellow relegation strugglers Wingate & Finchley.

Cabhan Clarke

Player of the Match

Cabhan Clarke

Key moments

42:00
Goal Goal for Carshalton Athletic
67:00
Goal Goal for Carshalton Athletic

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90:00 Player of the Match
Cabhan Clarke is awarded player of the match for Harlow Town
82:00 Sub Off
Tom Hitchcock is substituted off for Harlow Town
82:00 Sub On
Tobi Adaje is substituted on for Harlow Town
70:00 Sub Off
Drew Richardson is substituted off for Harlow Town
70:00 Sub On
Harry Watkins is substituted on for Harlow Town
67:00 Goal 2 - 0
Goal for Carshalton Athletic
64:00 Sub Off
Ugo Udoji is substituted off for Harlow Town
64:00 Sub On
JJ Da Cruz is substituted on for Harlow Town
62:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Carshalton Athletic
End of period 1
42:00 Goal 1 - 0
Goal for Carshalton Athletic
38:00 Yellow Card
Yanick Kissi is yellow carded for Harlow Town
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Carshalton Athletic
  • Harlow Town
  • 0
  • Yanick Kissi Yellow Card 38:00'
  • Goal 42:00'
  • Yellow Card 62:00'
  • Ugo Udoji Sub Off 64:00'
  • JJ Da Cruz Sub On 64:00'
  • Goal 67:00'
  • Drew Richardson Sub Off 70:00'
  • Harry Watkins Sub On 70:00'
  • Tom Hitchcock Sub Off 82:00'
  • Tobi Adaje Sub On 82:00'

Team selection

Clarke, Cabhan Clarke, Cabhan
Plumpton, Bill Plumpton, Bill
Kissi, Yanick Kissi, Yanick
Udoji, Ugo Udoji, Ugo
Hastings, Taylor Hastings, Taylor
Price-Placid, Reece Price-Placid, Reece
Foy, Matt Foy, Matt
Simms, Fabion Simms, Fabion
Richardson, Drew Richardson, Drew
Hitchcock, Tom Hitchcock, Tom
Acquah, Emile Acquah, Emile

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# Team Pl Pts
16. Potters Bar Town 42 49
17. Corinthian-Casuals 42 47
18. Kingstonian 42 45
19. Wingate & Finchley 42 43
20. Whitehawk 42 41
21. Burgess Hill Town 42 37
22. Harlow Town 42 34

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