22-July-19

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The manager had proclaimed that the final weeks of the season were about seeing who had the stomach to fight for their short and who could fit into different systems. Based on today's result a number of players came up short.

Starting the day in third place Charscot knew a win over fourth placed Balham Town would be a giant step towards a top 3 finish. However, the 3-2 loss saw the team drop two points behind Town.

The game started poorly as the visitors scored on 16 minutes before Charscot hit back to lead.

Thorbjorn Svenssen's flick from close range brought the teams level on 24 minutes before Matt Richie gave the hosts the lead with a close range tap in just after the resumption of the second half.

The lead lasted just 3 minutes and then two goals in 8 minutes turned the game on it's head.

At the final whistle many fans stayed to boo the players and the manager as the team lost it's fourth home game out of the last five.

Manager Rich Grove had little to say afterwards. "Clearly despite controlling games we are proving too weak in all areas and dominating games and losing is a habit we simply have to get out of. Changes will be made but it is hard to see much that can be done this season now".

Meanwhile behind the scenes the manager continues to make deals with Joshua Npowa making his way to Chaddesden Celtic in a few weeks. With a round robin of teams involved in the deal Charscot have received Matt Santos and Toby Ziegler in exchange. Both have another year to go in the youth team so should help before moving on to pastures new, with Ziegler not arriving himself for another 2 week's yet.