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Carlton Town FC make play-offs for first time since 2012 and now hope to make club history

Success in the playoffs would see The Millers reaching the Northern Premier League’s Premier Division for the first time in the club’s history.

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Despite losing 3 – 1 at home to Dunston on Tuesday April 23 The Millers are heading to the playoffs for the first time since 2012.

Needing just two points from their last two games to cement their playoff place the loss did not matter as their only rivals for the final play-off berth, Belper Town were soundly beaten 3 – 0 by Pontefract.

Success in the playoffs would see The Millers reaching the Northern Premier League’s Premier Division for the first time in the club’s history.

Carlton Town’s final league game is away to Brighouse on Saturday April 27 however all eyes will be focussed on a trip to the North East in the Semi Final on Tuesday April 30 where they will take on either Hebburn or Stockton.

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A semi final win would set up a potential final on Saturday May 4 against either Dunston or Pontefract Collieries.

IMAGE: League table with one game remaining (Courtesy of Pitchero)

FULL MATCH REPORT FROM DUNSTON GAME TO FOLLOW

Carlton Town also continue their community work in May when their season ends as they host a number of charity matches. The first charity match has been announced for May 5 as four teams will play for the Trophy For Peace in support of the Ukraine community.

The club have issued a statement on their website stating: ‘Admission is by way of a donation and there will be stalls and a raffle which will be drawn at 4.45pm in the Howard Mitchell Sportsbar. The event continues into the evening with the event moving across to the Raglan Road Irish bar on Derby road in Nottingham where further fund raising and entertainment will be on the menu. Anyone wanting to get involved with this event and support and help ease the suffering for the Ukraine victims in this war can ring Taz on 07411 748917.’


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