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East Thurrock United vs Carshalton Athletic
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- East Thurrock United 4 - 0 Carshalton Athletic
- Ryman Premier League
- LIVE from Rookery Hill
East Thurrock 4 - 0 Carshalton Athletic
A number of chances in the last five minutes for Rocks, but still no fifth goal. Burgess the most recent to go close, sending a low disguised shot just wide.
Two minutes of stoppage time, one remaining.
James Lawson has a shot blocked from six yards.
Another good piece of play from Rocks. Sammons switches the ball out to Collins, whose shot is saved - unconvincingly - by Hamann.
All Rocks here now. But a small faction of Carshalton fans sing on regardless.
Menga's done well since coming on. He's got lots of strength, just helped work an opening, but Collins' cross is straight into Hamann's hands.
Another chance now, though, for the visitors. Roberts gathers a poor clearance from Justham, but his shot is deflected wide.
From the corner, East Thurrock break, but Collins can't pick out a gold jersey.
Lawson then works a shot from 20 yards out, well saved. Sammons picks it up, weaves his way into the box and his shot is deflected wide.
Stephen's corner is headed over by Collis.
The closest Carshalton have come since Roberts went close soon after Rocks made it three.
It's Adezakun put through but he lashes at the ball sending it high and wide.
Relegation looms for this poor, poor Carshalton outfit.
Collis has gone to centre half by the way, with Burgess in the middle for Rocks as they go for a fifth here.
Doesn't look too good for Elliot Justham. He clashed with Mark Goodman as the ball went through. Back to his feet now, but Rocks have used all three subs so they'll be hoping he can continue.
Another great performance by Steve Sheehan as he works his way back after being out for four months. He's replaced by Liam Burgess now.
Couple of subs here: Dave Bryant is replaced by Menga.
Sam Higgins is taken off and Kye Ruel comes on. It's game over, good chance for Coventry to rest players now.
James Ashton is booked for a late challenge, but the ball into the box is cleared.
One long ball up the park, Higgins watches it, holds off the defender and then shoots. It's blocked but Higgins is in full flow now.
Best goal of the game! Collins heads the ball across to Parmenter, who gathers slides the ball through to Higgins, who was never going to miss, through on goal with just the keeper to beat.
GOOOALL!! EAST THURROCK UNITED 4 - 0 Carshalton - Higgins, 58'
Great battling on the edge of the Robins' box by Parmenter and the ball spills wide to Collins. He crosses left-footed, first time and Bryant is there from eight yards to toe poke the ball past Hamann who goes the wrong way.
GOOOALL!! EAST THURROCK UTD 3 - 0 Carshalton Athletic - Bryant, 52'
Very little of note happened so far here. Neither side has crafted an opening thought the ball is spending most of the time in the Carshalton half!
Mr Neil gets us back underway!
A well worked goal from Rocks. Lawson held the ball up in the right hand corner of the Carshalton half, Sammons made a super run, encountered a little luck in gathering the ball in the box. He cut in, sent a shot at goal that looped in over the keeper after taking a big deflection.
Rocks go in at half-time two to the good though!
East Thurrock United 2 - 0 Carshalton Athletic
GOOOAL!!! EAST THURROCK UTD 2 - 0 Carshalton - Sammons, 45+1'
Neat attack from Rocks. Bryant tees up Higgins to cross, that's cleared only as far as Collis, who sees his half volley effort deflected wide.
Collis then heads wide Stephen's corner from the right.
Nice from Carshalton. Bradford hold the ball up well in the corner before laying it off to Gardiner who darts past one challenge. He crosses low into the box but there's no one there.
Ross Parmenter is on hand to turn in from six yards after Collins knocked down Stephen's free-kick from the right at the back post.
GOOAL!! EAST THURROCK UNITED 1 - 0 Carshalton Athletic - Parmenter, 34'
Carshalton very much on top at the moment, Rocks looking a little lacklustre. But their full backs are playing well. Stephen has put a good challenge in on Jerome Walker as he marauded down the right.
Now Collis shoots into the side netting from 20 yards out on the left.
Two good chances for Carshalton, the first sees a cross into the near post, cleared behind as Gardiner went to turn it in. Then from the resulting corner, Tommy Bradford wriggled his way into a good position, but Luke Pidgin could't convert as the ball spurned loose to him on the edge of the six-yard box.
The tackles are flying in on a slippy, boggy surface. Chance for Collis to lump the ball into the box now. Yellow card for Luke Nolan, sliding challenge on Tom Stephen.
Forced substitution for Carshalton now: Roberts is replaced by Adezakun.
Lawson has just turned and hit a low shot, lacking vigour, into the keeper's arms at the near post. Very open game. East Thurrock on top. But still 0-0.
And about five minutes ago, Lawson was booked for diving on the edge of the box, much to the dismay of Coventry and the supporters around me here in the main stand.
Sorry, i've been hindered by technical issues.
Carshalton have missed a decent chance after Gardiner was set clear by O'Toole who tackled Lawson well to win the ball in the first place.
Great chance for Rocks as Hamann has to claw Stephen's cross from underneath his own cross-bar! Collins then has a shot from six yards blocked on the line. Closest we've come to a goal so far.
Early Carshalton corner dealt with by Rocks. The pitch is really cutting up already here!
Paul Vaughan, the Tilbury boss is here.
His side were supposed to be playing Witham Town today but that was postponed.
As was Heybridge Swifts vs Grays Athletic. Aveley vs Waltham Abbey was called off last night.
Thurrock travel to Wingate and Finchley tomorrow.
Very bright start from Rocks. Good early pressure and some smart early touches from Higgins.
We're off at Rookery Hill
A very healthy crowd building here. The press box is packed to the brim as well!
Big game for Carshalton, this. They currently sit bottom of the Ryman Premier League, seven points from safety and havin played 31 games.
So Sammons suspension, after he was sent off on Tuesday against Thurrock, won't kick in until the next game. Parmenter starts in place of Gilbey who has been recovering from flu this week. That's the only change to the side that beat Thurrock in that fiery derby on Tuesday night.
East Thurrock United:
Justham; Stephen, Sammons, Peddie (c), Sheehan; Collis, Parmenter, Lawson, Collins; Bryant, Higgins.
Subs: Gilbey, Ruel, Burgess, Wood, Menga
Hamann; Kamara, Nolan, Pigden, Fernandes; Roberts, Walker, Ashton, O'Toole; Gardiner, Bradford.
Subs: Ayers, Adezakun, Goodman, Males
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We've gone from three Thurrock games scheduled for today, to one.
Great chance for Rocks to build on their great win over Thurrock.
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