Bad second half costs Town
By Raymond Tatton
Newcastle Town fell short
Newcastle Town fell short of victory in the second half as they endured a disappointing 3-1 defeat away to Carlton Town.
Newcastle opened the game the more brighter side, creating a very good chance early on inside the box, but the effort was well saved by the Carlton keeper.
Newcastle were keeping the ball well and making Carlton work hard to get the ball back, in which, came the opportunity where they opened up the scoring.
Newcastle took the lead midway through the first half, after a great cross from the wing found Luke Askey in the box, who tapped it home to open the scoring.
Apart from the earlier chance and the goal, the first half was quite limited when it came to chances, with both sides struggling to get anything going in the final third.
The first half ended with Newcastle leading 1-0.
Heading into the second half, the Carlton players looked more energised and threatning on the attack, which raised some problems for the Newcastle players.
Their persistance payed off, after some play on the counter attack, their front men played the ball between them before shooting from the edge of the box and finding the bottom left corner where the ball came off the post and found the back of the net.
Their equaliser was only a warning of things to come as they found another goal shortly after. After Newcastle cleared the ball from their box, the ball found Carlton’s full back on the wing, and with time on the ball, played a great cross to the backpost where their striker headed it against the crossbar, but the rebound found their striker, who tapped it into an empty net, making it 2-1 to the home side.
Throughout the second half, Newcastle were struggling to emulate their performance in the first half and couldn’t get anything going on the second half, only a couple of half chances. But with ten minutes left to play, Carlton got their third. Their substitute who was subbed in earlier in the half, stole the ball from the Newcastle defender and drove towards the Newcastle goal, where he unleashed a shot from the edge of the box, which found it’s way into the goal, past Newcastle keeper Raajan Gill.
The result leaves Newcastle Town with a game that they will be looking to win against Romulus on Monday night, as a win in that game will most likely secure their safety in the division heading into next season.