Carshalton Athletic fans sang the praises of yet another home-grown star on Monday night following Monday’s first round League Cup victory.

While the likes of Tommy Bradford, Mickel Miller and Sean O’Toole have grabbed recent headlines, 18-year-old Josh Phillips scored his first senior goals to help the Robins to a 4-1 win over Molesey.

And the forward, who has been an integral part of the club’s U21 team, is simply happy to be a part of Carshalton’s overall positive start to the season.

“Everyone was distraught at how we went out of the FA Cup, but I’ve been involved in the past two games [the other being Carshalton’s 2-1 win over Guernsey last Saturday] and the atmosphere in the changing room has been great,” said Phillips.

“I was told last week that I’d be in the weekend squad and, although I was happy to get on late against Guernsey, I was really delighted to help the team win on Monday.”

Carshalton fell behind inside the first 20 seconds against Molesey but, after Bradford saw a 28th minute penalty saved, Phillips levelled matters before half-time with a neat 15-yard finish.

Defender Bobby Price put the Robins ahead with a close range deflected effort just after the hour, while Phillips won and converted a second spot-kick before Korboa plundered a late fourth.

“When they scored so early, Tommy and I just shared a look of ‘What just happened?!’,” Phillips added.

“But the manager [Peter Adeniyi] has built a great team spirit here and we bounced back really well.

“I’ve set myself a bit of a standard now and I hope I get more chances to help the team moving forwards.”

Carshalton travel to South Park in the second round.