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Carshalton 2 Thamesmead Town 1

An entertaining game played mostly in chilly bright sunshine which did not always make photography easy.  Carshalton were the better side but the result was in doubt until the end.

A lot impressed me about this match. The referee let the game flow and tried not to become the focus but for some inexplicable reason did not award a penalty.  The Thamesmead keeper brought down the Carshalton striker when the ball was heading away from danger. From my vantage point only yards away it was a clear penalty, and the linesman on this side had the same view albeit a few more yards away.

No Penalty

No  Penalty

Then for a similar strange reason the referee did award a very soft penalty later in the first half.  Crowds are increasing at Colston avenue for very good reasons. The football is good, played in the right manner and a good clubhouse means that folks can watch with their beer ( from inside or outside).



Carshalton were always the more threatening side however Thamesmead equalised early in the second half fortuitously before Carshalton scored the winning goal midway through the second half.

The star of the game was Christie Pattison recently signed from Phoenix Sports and before that Welling United and Brentford. On the evidence of this game he will go far and Brentford may have released him too early. He constantly troubled the Thamesmead defence.



Chipstead 3 Carshalton Athletic 1. Photographs from a cold afternoon

A cold afternoon that ended up little over freezing at the end saw an interesting and entertaining game which either side could have won. Carshalton missed a few good chances and also contrived to miss two penalties rather badly. Good value as always for £9.It is always easy being a football critic of course but the difference between the two sides and maybe the chance of Carshalton reaching the play offs, is taking your chances and taking them at the right time. Carshalton played the better football but the scoreline mandates that Chipstead played the more effective football and certainly looked better than a team that was 20 points below Carshalton.



Carshalton Athletic FC Move To Second in Ryman South .An incredible victory 10-0 versus Godalming Town. A little more about the story of the game.

Godalming were doomed from the first 5 minutes when they were 3-0 down and it was always how many goals were Carshalton going to score. In truth the teams were classes apart. Not many teams could have lived with the free flowing football and the movement displayed last night. The finishing was sublime. There will be far better match reports than this but this was a game to really enjoy and wonder how far this team can go.

Clearly 10-0 victory says it all really. No sendings off, no goalkeeper injuries, just ten good goals. to their credit Godalming kept going till the end and a few minutes before the end looked certain to score but even then the Carshalton defence were battling away to keep a clean sheet and cleared the ball off the line.

00006041The fans enjoyed this game however the Godalming manager looked downcast all game and resigned this morning.


Andy Hunt. Godalming manager looks on in dismay. 



This maybe sums up Godalming’s night. Two of their own players crash into each other and neither get anywhere near the ball. 

Some of the action from Carshalton 10 Godalming 0


Somehow Ricky Korboa managed to score a superb goal from this rather unusual angle



This time a Tommy Bradford goal


Yet another goal



Favourite Four Football Photos Of The Weekend


Carshalton 2 Guernsey 1. Photographs

A combative and interesting game where Carshalton might have won by a greater margin against a spitited but somewhat limited Guernsey side. The reality was that other than an excellent long range goal from Ross Allen, Guernsey hardly threatened at all and their cause was not helped by the sending off of Tom Martin for a reckless challenge.

Carshalton are an interesting team to watch at the moment playing football in a real way with skill and passing and kept calm mostly by the experienced player/manager Peter Adeniyi playing the ball calmly out and around in defence. They are definitiely in the mix for promotion and maybe need 1-2 more players in select areas to make that happen.



Carshalton goal


Tommy Bradford free kick



Sean O’Toole goal



Ross Allen goal


The End of a FA Cup Dream – Carshalton 2 Worthing 6.Some photographs from an entertaining game.

The preliminary and qualifying rounds of  the FA cup often produce a few surprises and with financial rewards around £2000 for winning, teams have more than a vested interest.  On a damp and occasionally rainy evening Worthing ran out clear winners over Carshalton, however the scoreline fails to reflect a fascinating game that surely Carshalton will learn from.

0000585900005879Some spectators decided that an umbrella was the best option even sitting in the main stand.

00005872Carshalton took an early 2-0 lead and looked the better footballing side but a scrappy Worthing goal minutes before half time put them back in the game.


The first Carshalton goal

The second half was one way traffic not helped with the sending off of their captain Jahmahl King  for two probably unnecessary  yellow cards. This led to a non-stop attack on the Carshalton goal and Alex Kozakis had this view for most of the second half.

00005905 The crowd of 286 saw a good game with a scoreline not really a fair one. Although Carshalton played good football their heads went down particualrly after the sending off of their captain and towards the end were playing the ball around at the back as a form of damage limitation.


Heads dropped a little


00005900000058880000588700005891Both goalkeepers had work to do through the game and the score does not also refelct that they had decent games.



Worthing score in the second half


Worthing score again

0000588100005867Peter Adeniyi will feel a little unlucky overall however with some defensive strengthening this will become a very good side indeed.


Carshalton 3 Farnham Town 0. FA Cup Preliminary Round 2016. Photos of the game.

A reasonably entertaining game but one which the hosts won too easily and the result was never in doubt.


Photographing NonLeague Football Makes You Smile. Some Quite Curious Photos. Carshalton v Farnham Town FA Cup 2016

Sometimes when you photograph a game you get lucky. The game is exciting, or there are spectacular goals. Sometimes though you just get a series of quite unintentional photos. Here are a few photos from a Preliminary Round game in the FA Cup 2016 Carshalton Athletic v Farnham Town.


The keeper is punching the ball at the precise moment the shot is taken


Trail left on a 3G pitch


Two things I like about this shot. The sign saying “no ball games allowed” and the photographer here imagining nothing interesting will happen.


Tommy Bradford, a Carshalton forward seems to have become a dwarf


The guy in the background leaning onto the pitch and gesticulating gives the impression of being not only Voldemort but also a pony tail for this Farnham Town player

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