Adeniyi urges Carshalton Athletic to regain their shooting boots in front of goal as they travel to Chatham Town

Carshalton Athletic player-manager Peter Adeniyi has been ruing his squad’s wastefulness in front of goal ahead of an away trip to Chatham Town this weekend.

The Robins disappointingly drew 1-1 at home against struggling Ramsgate last Saturday before crashing out of the FA Trophy on Wednesday evening at Cray Wanderers, whom hit three second-half goals without reply.

But, according to Adeniyi, Carshalton created more than enough chances in each game to obtain two victories.

“It’s no secret that goals change games in football and that has been proven twice this week, particularly the match against Cray,” he said.

“That was a meeting between two good sides that play positively and create chances, the only difference was they took theirs.

“We could have been two or three goals ahead by half time in both games and so we’ve got to start finding the net with more regularity again.”

Their early season form sees Carshalton currently boast one of the healthiest goal differences in the Ryman South (+16) but a slew of injuries has seen them become more reliant on winger Ricky Korboa, whom has scored five of the club’s last 11 goals.

But Adeniyi is confident 10-goal Tommy Bradford, among others, will be back to bolster his squad sooner rather than later.

“We had seven players aged 20 or under playing against Cray and yet, despite how the final result reads, we still performed well,” he added.

“We gave debuts to Harrison Street (17) and Jonathan Tadafe (20) and I was pleased with their contributions, particularly Jonathan whom had to deal with their tricky right winger all evening, but we hope to have Tommy and experienced defender Kalvin Morath-Gibbs back from injury in about a week.

“Others like Sean O’Toole, Brendan Murphy-McVey, Bobby Price, Mekhail McLaughlin and Jordan Hibbert should all be in contention for the trip to Chatham also.”

Chatham Town vs Carshalton Athletic kicks-off at 3pm on Saturday 29th October.

Feature image of Peter Adeniyi, courtesy of Ian Gerrard, with thanks

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