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.
Some spectators decided that an umbrella was the best option even sitting in the main stand.
Carshalton 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.
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
Both 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
Peter Adeniyi will feel a little unlucky overall however with some defensive strengthening this will become a very good side indeed.