CARLTON TOWN vs STOCKTON TOWN
Competition: The Pitching In Northern Premier League East Division
Date: Saturday 25th March, 2023
Entry: £9 Adult, £7 Concession, Kids £3
Ground: The Bill Stokeld Stadium , Stoke Lane, Gedling, Nottingham, NG4 2QP
Live Updates: @stockton_townfc
Stockton Town conclude March with a debut trip to Carlton Town.
Last time out the Anchors put in a disappointing display as they went down 2-1 at home to Brighouse Town.
Goals from Mohammed Qasim and Jack Boyle had put the visitors in command before half time. Stephen Thompson netted late on which proved to be a consolation.
That made it back-to-back defeats following a 1-0 loss at Bridlington Town in their last away outing.
Callum Roberts, injured in the last meeting with Carlton, made his return during last Saturday’s game with Brighouse.
There has also been an extension to the loan of Isaac Walker from Blyth Spartans.
The reserve fixture is the only previous meeting between the two clubs.
5th November 2022- Stockton Town 4-3 Carlton Town
Stockton Town: L L D D W
Last Game: Stockton Town 1-2 Brighouse Town
Carlton Town: W W W W D
Last Game: Ossett United 1-2 Carlton Town
Carlton Town are in the debut season in the East Division after making the switch from the Midlands Division during the summer.
They have hit a fine run of form of late and have won their last four games. All of those victories have come on the road with the latest a 2-1 win at Ossett United on Tuesday. Aaron O’Connor scored a winner in the 84th minute.
They have endured a tough time of it at home this season with just two wins from 16 home games. They have lost their last eight home games. The last victory on home turf came on November 12th when they beat Pontefract Collieries 1-0.
Speaking after the Brighouse game, Assistant Manager JD Briggs said:
“The amazing thing is the teams around us are struggling as much as we are.
“Hebburn lose again today to Long Eaton who are behind us and then Grimsby Borough and Stocksbridge draw so nobody has gained anything.”
“You can look that in two ways. It’s good because others haven’t caught us up but then it’s another opportunity missed.
“We have had two games there (Bridlington and Brighouse) where we had hoped to take more than a point of out either. We are good enough to win both of them and that would have put us in position to go above Hebburn and consolidate that second place.”
“With six games to go we are still in the mix but we have to start scoring goals, winning games and being better.”