Robins come home to roost at last thanks to Woodley’s strike
9:22am Monday 23rd September 2013 in Football
By James Barrett
Carshalton Athletic won a home game in the Ryman Premier at the fifth time of asking, beating in-form Billericay Town on Saturday.
Kieran Woodley’s strike on the stroke of half-time, coupled with a resolute second-half defensive display, was enough for the Robins to end the Essex visitors’ three-game winning streak.
After six games without a win, including an FA Cup exit at Leatherhead the previous weekend, Robins boss Tommy Williams was full of praise after a much-needed three points.
He said: "The way we dug in during the second-half was superb and I particularly pleased with how we dealt with their set-pieces, an area that has cost us soft goals recently.
“We created chances in the first-half and I was thinking ‘here we go again’ because their goalkeeper made three outstanding saves.
“We know some of our performances have been better than our league position suggests, so it was encouraging to see the boys keep plugging away and Kieran took his goal well at a crucial time.”
The Robins have a swift chance to build on the victory when Harrow Borough come to Colston Avenue on Tuesday night (kick off 7.45pm).
Williams said: “Few would have bet against Billericay but we fully deserved what we got in the end.
“This victory gives us a lift but, more importantly, we’ll keep working hard and believing in ourselves as we look build on it this week.”
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