Price is right at Carshalton Athletic as Robins aim to stay on winning track against Hastings United

Carshalton Athletic captain Bobby Price has hailed his team’s return to form ahead of this weekend’s fixtures.

The Robins won 2-1 against struggling Chatham Town last Saturday before comfortably seeing off Walton Casuals 5-0 at home on Monday evening.

Those six points have put Carshalton firmly back among the leading Ryman Division One South pack as they prepare to welcome Hastings United to Colston Avenue tomorrow.

“We needed to get back to winning ways after dropping points, particularly against Molesey and Ramsgate recently, so these results were massive,” said Price.

“We haven’t changed our approach to games too much but we have been guilty of creating a lot of chances and not taking them. Monday night showed everyone again what we are capable of.”

Carshalton were two-up at the break against Casuals thanks to on-loan defender Mekhail McLaughlin’s header and a first of the season for midfielder Sekou Kaba.

Then the forwards took over – Mickel Miller and Ricky Korboa continued their fine individual forms by grabbing one each either side of Tommy Bradford’s triumphant cameo.

The diminutive playmaker, who has missed a month of football through injury, was given a hero’s reception when introduced on 71 minutes and he repaid the fans’ faith with his 11th goal of the season just seven minutes later.

“It was a high tempo game but I think their confidence dropped after our second goal and we could have scored more really,” Price added.

“It’s great to see Tommy back, he’s been a massive loss to the squad and I think he probably could’ve helped to turn those recent draws into wins.

“His return provides more competition of places too, but all three have been brilliant since the opening day and no-one is going to be happy facing them.”

As for Price himself, the 21-year old revealed he is relishing player-manager Peter Adeniyi’s decision to make him skipper of the club he has been at since a youth.

“We have a lot of leaders in our squad so I was as surprised as anyone when Peter called upon me at the start of the season.

“It’s been a learning curve but it’s given me confidence and I enjoy leading the boys out. I haven’t lost a game as captain and, in fact, I haven’t even lost a coin toss yet!”

Feature image of Bobby Price courtesy of Ian Gerrard, with thanks


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