Promotion Confirmed


Despite dominating possession in the second half at Bedworth United, Carlton Town once again failed to find the net and suffered their second 1-0 away defeat of the week in frustrating circumstances, a defeat that leaves the Millers in deep trouble second from bottom of Evostick Division One South.

One could not fault the effort of the players who gave everything to try and grab an equaliser after Bedworth had taken the lead from the penalty spot in the first half.

Nangle thought he had equalised for Carlton early in the second half but the goal was disallowed for offside and the same player grazed the post with another fine effort.

Gordon went close twice in minutes with two powerful efforts, both just passed the post and at the death , Nangle had an effort cleared off the line and Walker made a hash of another key chance.

Gordon should have given Carlton the lead early on but the chance fell onto his weaker right foot and he fired wide, Hooton went close with a header in the second half also and a poor defensive header from another set play just cleared the crossbar as Carlton piled on the pressure.

President Roger Smith summed it up " When you are down there, everything seems to go against you, the lads are giving it everything but i cannot remember the last time we had a bit of luck go our way"

Carlton were denied by a wonderful goalkeeping save in stoppage time last Saturday, they hit the bar in the first minute at Chasetown and lost 1-0, they easily had over 60 per cent of possession in the second half at Bedworth but could not force a goal, the misery of another away day defeat and the frustration for the supporters, players and the management goes on !

Carlton Chairman Mick Garton also confirmed today that Romaine Graham (pictured) had left the club after having his contract cancelled by mutual consent and had joined Long Eaton United.

"The club wishes Romaine all the very best for the future, his performances in the second half of last season were instrumental in keeping Carlton up and he was a pleasure to work with, he supported club functions and was professional throughout and we wish him only good things, but when a club are struggling as we are at the moment, changes are inevitability going to happen and I am sure there will be more changes in the coming weeks as we try and pull out of this awful run we are on, people are working hard behind the scenes, nobody is enjoying the run we are going through at the moment and the fantastic support of those who traveled to Bedworth today was much appreciated, we seemed to have forgot how to win a game at the moment and much of that is down to confidence, I honestly believe if we had scored first today, we would have gone on to win the game and we certainly deserved at least a draw, but we are were we are at the moment and we all know something has to change" concluded the Millers Chairman.

Carlton are at home in the League Cup on Tuesday to Spalding and should be boosted by the return to fitness of Josh Rae and Niall Davey who both came on as late substitutes at Bedworth. 

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