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Carshalton 4 Three Bridges 1 – Absolutely wonderful football game


One normally does not associate Ryman South with wonderful  flowing and skilful football. Those people may be wrong. Essentially to give context this was a middle table game with nothing depending on it between two very different teams. The War Memorial ground is an excellent ground at this level and might easily host Conference South football with a few strategic amendments. The superb 3G pitch looks like a huge success and it was difficult to tell any difference from a grass version.

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War Memorial Ground Carshalton

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Some of the best non league terracing Carshalton

Even in the warm up it was clear to the casual observer, one of the 288 present, that the Carshalton team was young and mostly looked 10 years younger than a slightly gnarled older looking  Three Bridges team.

00002449The styles also were a huge contrast with Carshalton favouring a fluid skilful game playing the ball out of defence and using the wings, whilst Three bridges were more physical, forceful and at times presented Carshalton with some rigorous tackles.

Three Bridges also favoured the opportunity to debate regularly with the referee Chris Felton , whether his decisions were correct and give input as to which Carshalton players should be booked and for what reason.

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The game was played in the first half in bright sunshine and by the second half light rain.

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The crowd of 288 was a very respectable number considering the league positions and the paucity of away following from Three bridges.

The reality was that Carshalton won this game easily 4-1 and in Ricky Korboa had a winger with unreal talent and balance, who scored a goal worthy of goal of the month at any football level.

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Ricky Korboa 

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Ricky Korboa

This current Carshalton team if kept together will be interesting to watch over the next 12 months.

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Tommy Bradford

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Tommy Bradford

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Luke Medley Goal At Carshalton. Sequence of Photos.


An excellent individual goal from Luke Medley, taking the ball almost from the half way line and scoring. Its not so often that a sequence tells the story but enjoy these.

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Luke Medley

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Luke Medley

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Luke Medley

Carshalton AFC 1 Chatham Town 1


A decent Ryman South game where some excellent match reports are already online.

http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/carshaltonafc/teams/109282/match-centre/1-1608057

 

A few photos from an end to end encounter on a blustery day.

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Carshalton 1 South Park 1. Ryman South. Photos


With all the insanity that surrounds professional football it made a nice change to watch a competitive if somewhat bad tempered affair at the lovely War Memorial Ground in Carshalton. There are ample match reports on this game so I will suffice to say that a penalty in the first 5 minutes by Carshalton was matched by an equaliser in almost the final minute. South Park also found time in the first half to have a penalty saved by the impressive Luke Colquhoun.

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Here is the story of the game in photographic terms. Enjoy.

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A Visit to Carshalton AFC. Great Photographic Matchday Experience


The great thing about non-league football is the ability to get up close to players and spectators alike. Stand where you want to and talk with whom you like. For me Carshalton is one of the friendliest places to watch football and always a good matchday experience. Decent burgers too. The new 3G pitch adds a little more interest to the visit. A few photos just to give a flavour.

Colston avenue Carshalton AFC

Colston avenue Carshalton AFC

Colston avenue Carshalton AFC

Colston avenue Carshalton AFC

Sam Muzarek

Sam Muzarek

Colston avenue Carshalton AFC. Freds End

Colston avenue Carshalton AFC. Freds End

Colston avenue Carshalton AFC

Colston avenue Carshalton AFC

Colston avenue Carshalton AFC

Colston avenue Carshalton AFC

Alex Woodfine. Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Alex Woodfine. Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Leighton Town FC Two headed monster

Leighton Town FC
Two headed monster

Carshalton 0 Leighton Town 2 – Photos


A decent enough game with Carshalton unfortunate to lose this game with an own goal followed by a poor piece of goalkeeping. They then created enough chances to have at least drawn the game but luck was not on their side. Leighton looked the more physical experienced side and maybe that was what Carshalton lacked. They also had a scary goalkeeper , Sam Mazurek and a physical centre forward, Alex Woodbine. There already is an excellent match report from  Chris Blanchard which can be accessed here, so enough about the game.

http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/carshaltonafc/teams/109282/match-centre/0-3132424

An unfortunate own goal Carshalton v Leighton  by Bobby Price

An unfortunate own goal Carshalton v Leighton by Bobby Price

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

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Sam Mazurek Leighton Goalkeeper saves.Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Adriano Moraes. Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Adriano Moraes. Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

 Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015


Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Adriano Moraes. Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Adriano Moraes. Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

 Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Sam Muzarek punches clear.Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Sam Muzarek punches clear.Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Sam Muzarek

Sam Muzarek

Alex Woodfine. Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Alex Woodfine. Carshalton v Leighton FA Trophy 2015

Carshalton 0 Hythe Town 3


There are plenty of better match reports so I will leave you with the photos only. The game was an incredibly photogenic game with more jumping and lunging than I recall from most games. The result speaks for itself. Three decent goals. I remain confused about the goalkeepers position for the first goal. Excellent day out. Carshalton can be really recommended as a great club to go and watch football at.

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Sam Conlon scores for Hythe past Jack Eden of Carshalton

Sam Conlon scores for Hythe past Jack Eden of Carshalton

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Carshalton 0 Cray 2


Bottom of the table clash played on a muddy pitch but at least played. Game was generally scrappy but hard fought. Carshalton’s young side let their heads go down after conceding and never really got back into the game. Despite that many promising things. A solid keeper and decent defence.There was a 10 minute spell when it seemed the rain was so bad that the referee might take the players off, but that never happened.

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Carshalton Athletic. Sad Times


To give some context, I am a Brentford supporter of almost 50 years who until recently travelled both home and away. Recently this has changed and on a number of saturdays in the season I go to local non-league games and photograph them. As such I have visited Walton , Met Police, Tooting and Carshalton, amongst others. Without any doubt the most friendly welcome has been at Carshalton. Not only has the club been kind enough to allow me in and use my photographs but the general football enjoyment has been very high. We are not watching Pele or Messi but are watching a group of motivated and for many of them talented players. Behind all this has rumbled dissatisfaction with management and owners, not totally unlike what happens at many clubs to be frank. But this has gone in my opinion too far. Last season a group of ” fans” thrust leaflets at fans coming to games and indeed boycotted games and this season the personal abuse that has been visible to any watcher on Twitter has been unacceptable in my view.  I do not pretend to know all the facts and in fact why should I. I do not fund nor run this club, but merely turn up 6 times a season and enjoy my saturday. In fact the game versus Billericay was the single football game I have enjoyed the most this season. But now things have turned very dark, unacceptably so. Last week there was managerial change, again for reasons not fully known to me but the club made a decision and that is that. The team then were losing 5-0 at half time away at a good Ryman Premier team, Lowestoft and since then I have followed a string of tweets that lead me to writing these short opinions. It would seem that some fans who travelled were abusive over and beyond what is acceptable. This below comes from the Carshalton AFC website verbatim and I would encourage anyone to follow this story on there.

I will make only one comment. At some stage if fans become so negative that they harm their club, they cease being fans. Personal abuse against anyone in non-league football is not acceptable. This is a game and not a business at this level. It is here to be enjoyed. My own view is that I have always enjoyed watching Carshalton and would regard myself as a supporter now. These events are sad and need to end now.

 

http://www.carshaltonathletic.co.uk/cafc2011/firstteam.asp

 

Below is what is written on the website above

On Saturday evening Ian Hazel rang to tell me of the abuse he was subjected to, by a small number of people, claiming to be Carshalton Fans, who stood behind the dugout during the game against Lowestoft.

 

Ian rang again on Sunday morning and explained how he had discussed the situation with his family and was  not prepared to continue. I asked him to think about it over night.

There have been various discussions during the day including with Paul Williams and myself. Clare Dipre and Kelly Anscomb also met with Ian when the effects of of the abuse became clearer. This evening Ian wrote to me by email including a statement:

“Having been a player , coach ,manager & supporter of Carshalton Athletic i have no choice after being asked to manage the 1st team to step down after Saturdays disgraceful scenes .

I will not stand there and listen to the abuse that was aimed at myself as it was on Saturday. There was no need for it and it was vile , obscene & personal and was not very nice for not only myself but staff and the group of young players we have at the club.

I do not believe anyone should be subjected to this and i certainly will not just sit there and take it. I will however stand in temporary for 3 weeks or sooner to enable the club to find the right person to take the club forward .

I  feel i have been very loyal to Carshalton Athletic and have worked hard for 7 years where others have just walked away including numerous players last week.. I have had to step in 4 times as Manager as a caretaker before to enable the club to find the right person.

It is a big shame to have made this decision as i feel as an ex professional footballer , ex manager of 6 non league clubs , ex Premier League Academy coach & UEFA “A” Licence coach i am  sure my experience and knowledge would have only benefited the club long term.I know all the players from Under 18s to 1st team and given time would have got the right blend of youth & experience  .”

The club has no choice but to accept his position and I have apologised to Ian on behalf of the club.

In my opinion, the events of Saturday were unacceptable on every level.

There was absolutely no reason for Ian to be the target of anything. He was committed to making a success of the first team and just wanted to get on with the job.

It appears that the sole purpose of the abuse was to try to make Ian resign in order to damage the first team and the club. To that extent it has succeeded.

Two well known individuals have been named by on-looking Carshalton fans as those responsible for the alleged abuse. The club will be investigating the incident.

Ian is, and will remain to be, an integral part of the club. I do hope for the next three games the fans can show Ian the overwhelming support he deserves and enjoys from every part of the club.

The club wish to stress that the allegations of abuse apply only to a maximum of two people.

 

Paul Dipre

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Carshalton 1 Billericay Town 0


An entertaining Ryman premier league game that saw Carshalton win their first home game of the season. the reality of the game was that in the first half Carshalton should have been at least 3-0 up and that in the second half Billericay should have scored. That they did not says much about the staunch defending from Carshalton combined with excellent usage of the substitutes. This is a young Carshalton team and they will improve.  From the photos I leave it you to count the number of impressive kung-fu moves in the penalty area and in the whole series of photos there were plenty of shirt pulling episodes, all missed by the referee and his team.  Carshalton is friendly place to watch football and the football played yesterday was actually exceptional at this standard by both teams.  Good movement off the ball, intelligent running and some decent tacking too.  Players who really impressed yesterday included Kieran Woodley, number 11 who scored a decent goal and tommy Bradford number 7 who never stopped running all afternoon.  Maybe the oddest thing though is that man of the match would have to go to the Billericay goalkeeper Billy Lumley. Great saves throughout.  Game stayed interesting right until the end when Ricky Sappleton was sent off for two yellow cards around 10 seconds before fulltime.

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