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Claremont Gardens in Esher. No football mascots odd or otherwise here.


I am gently amused today that having done this blog for around 15 months now, and blogged about all sorts of things, football through to literature and travel, that the most hits on my blog in one day have come from me posting a handful or words and a single photo of a really odd football mascot yesterday.

Anyway today a return to sanity and a nice trip to a National trust property in Esher in surrey. A grey day, rain in the air, mostly drizzle, but a real autumnal feel to the day. Not so many people there, but a nice walk around the lake and through the woods. Lots of mushrooms and the trees looked nice, at least those retaining their leaves. Worth going here? Maybe. as a member of the National Trust it is of  course free but otherwise to pay £7 entry, maybe not.

Mushroom Concoction

Black Swan

Carshalton AFC 1 Hastings 0


A first win in the league for Carshalton since Easter monday and well deserved. Things have been a bit chaotic at Carshalton this last few weeks with many senior players departing, the manager changing and only an interim manager in place. So the fact that a young side was even competitive was impressive. There were actually three good goals in this game but according to the linesman, two of them were offside. Good atmosphere and good burger. The other bonus is that this was non-league day and Carshalton did everyone proud by allowing in free of charge anyone with a League club season-ticket or local residents. A moment of amusement when the girl on the turnstile had no idea that such a club as Brentford existed! I had to spell that one out. The person before me was a West Ham season-ticket holder.

Anyway the game was fast-paced and played in good spirit. Nick Hamann the Carshalton keeper was man of the match in my view making some impressive saves, suggesting that he could perform easily at Conference level if not in the league. But carshalton deserved the luck and in fact should have been 3-0 up by half time. This is a club well worth visiting. The fans are friendly and the football always interesting.

 

Carshalton football Club

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