Promotion Confirmed


Carlton manager Wayne Scott sensed his team were focussed in a light training session and team meeting on Bank Holiday Monday and believed the 0-0 draw Carlton had with Basford on Easter Monday had given his players belief, they had a chance of winning the game!

Although Carlton won the league cup tie and away league fixture with their local rivals last season, Basford had made it 3 wins on the bounce against the Millers on Boxing Day with a narrow 2-1 win at Greenwich Avenue and stopping the run of defeats was important in the eyes of the Carlton manager ahead of the Senior Cup Final at Meadow Lane.

Carlton Commitee man Mark Steggles praised the manager for sticking to his starting 11 in the second half.

"I thought Trokey looked tired in the second half and was thinking Wayne should perhaps make a change, but he then made one outstanding cross field pass which started the sequence of play which led to the critical 3rd goal.

I thought Hooton was excellent up front and he now seems to be playing with a smile on his face and I thought the two Dannys did really well for us last night and Mellors-Blair had his moments, in fairness its difficult to single players out, it was a team effort and all the players can be proud of being part of a famous victory in a fantastic football stadium where a final such as this should be played.

In particular I felt pleased for Wayne who kept his nerve and his teams shape while Basford were making changes which on the night did not work for them" concluded Steggles

Local Gedling MP Vernon Coaker was in touch with Millers Chairman Mick Garton offering his congratulations along with legendary former centre half Grant Brindley and Junior Chairman Paul Whitby who was in Holland and sadly missed the final.

Many Millers fans had gathered in The Navigation pub prior to kick off which is next to the Stadium and the sentiment was very much in line with, this is where this game should be played, so credit to the Notts FA for securing an outstanding venue.

Former managers Les Mcjannet and Tommy Brookbanks have also been in touch with the Chairman to offer their congratulations along with former skipper Martin Ball, Wayne Scott can now be added to that list of winners.

Sponsors April King and Air It were two more tweeting their approval along with members of the old Monkey Tree crew who helped sponsor Carltons excellent league cup run last season which ended in defeat at Scarborough Athletic.

This is one game that did not end in defeat however and more coverage and reaction will follow ! 

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