Carshalton Athletic (H) - 9th December 2023
By Josh Cole
The Mark Stimson era at Margate begins on Saturday as we take on Carshalton at Hartsdown Park for Matchday #19. Get your tickets for this match by clicking here.
A youthful Margate side were knocked out of the Velocity Trophy on Tuesday despite taking a 1-0 lead. You can read the match report from that game by clicking here.
OPPONENTS SEASON SO FAR
Carshalton are sat in 13th place from 18 games on 22 points. Carshalton started the season in red hot form with the robins going unbeaten until the eighth game, with them winning five and drawing two. After losing to Hashtag which ended their unbeaten run, they then went winless for the next four games (losing two and drawing two) before they beat Folkestone 3-1 at home. In the five league games leading up to our clash with Carshalton, they lost all of them, only scoring three goals in those five games and conceding 14. Over the course of the season so far, they have scored 28 but conceded 30, giving them a –2 goal difference.
LAST FIVE: MARGATE
Loss vs Horsham, away (1-0) League
Loss vs Billericay, home (1-3) League
Draw vs Bognor Regis, away (2-2) League
Loss vs Enfield Town, away (2-0) League
Loss vs Whitehawk, away (3-1) Velocity Trophy 3rd Round
LAST FIVE: CARSHALTON ATHLETIC
Loss vs Cray Wanderers, away (1-0) League
Loss vs Hastings United, away (4-0) League
Loss vs Wingate & Finchley, home (2-3) League
Loss vs Billericay, away (2-0) League
Loss vs Cheshunt, home (1-4) League
In the away form table, Carshalton sit in 14th place with two wins, three draws and three defeats whilst Margate are 8th in the home form table with four wins, two draws and three losses.
You can view the full table by clicking here.
There have been 15 encounters between the ‘Gate and the Robins dating back to December 2012, with Margate winning six, Carshalton winning four and five games ending level. The last time the two teams met at Hartsdown Park, it was a 0-1 win for the away side in February last season. You can watch the highlights from that game by clicking here.
The man in the middle for Saturday’s game is Daniel Blades, with the two assistants being Kieron Williamson and Wayne Horsfall.
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UP THE ‘GATE
Blues Defeated By Carshalton Athletic
Mark Stimson’s first game in charge ended in defeat as Margate were beaten 1-0 at home by Carshalton Athletic.
A second half the strike from the visitors condemned the ‘Gate to another Isthmian Premier Division defeat.
Full match report to follow.