Striker Kingsley Aikhionbare capped a consummate Carshalton Athletic display by grabbing the final goal in a 10-0 drubbing of Godalming Town on Monday night.
The Robins were 7-0 up by half-time as forward Ricky Korboa helped himself to four goals and the huge win catapulted the club to second place in the Ryman Division One South.
And Aikhionbare believes his side have been capable of recording such a victory since the start of the season.
“I mean no disrespect to the opposition but I feel that kind of result has been coming, especially at home where we feel comfortable playing our football,” he said.
“The first 10 minutes of the game said it all but the most important thing is that we’ve got another positive result.”
Aikhionbare alludes to the Robins’ flying start as Mickel Miller, a penalty by Tommy Bradford and player/manager Peter Adeniyi put Carshalton three-up within eight minutes.
Town couldn’t live with Carshalton’s free-flowing football but the home side had to wait until the 35th minute for their fourth – a Bradford cross turned past his own keeper by Chris Wales.
Then Korboa got in on the act by scoring twice ahead of Miller’s second just before half-time, then grabbing two more before assisting Aikhionbare in the 70th minute whom coolly slotted in his first of the season.
“We have such a goal threat in Tommy, Ricky and Mickel but I was happy to break my duck,” he added.
“I’m excited by what we could achieve here, there is a great atmosphere in the camp, so I’m happy to continue helping the team as best I can when called upon.”
Carshalton next travel to Whyteleafe this weekend and Aikhionbare knows there’ll be no room for complacency after registering such a shock result.
“We worked just as hard to keep a clean sheet as we did to score 10 goals and we’ll need to show the same kind of commitment again on Saturday if we want another good result,” he said.
Whyteleafe host Carshalton Athletic on Saturday, September 24 (KO 3pm).
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