The opening game of the season did not disappoint as the Millers took the spoils.
A good chance to gauge what both clubs can look forward too for the rest of the year, showed that Carlton could be looking to climb the table, while Sheffield may be fighting towards the bottom.
Both sides started strongly but it was Daniel Gordon who opened the scoring following several errors from the away defence. Sheffield’s Ritchie Humphreys forced a save from Jack Steggles who was lucky to reach the ball, having timed his jump wrong.
Debutant Wilfried Gnahore found the net just after half time with a finish into the corner and It could have been three as Aaron Hooton came on and after a run, chipped over the keeper at a very narrow angle. Many said the goal could have been the best in recent history but was disallowed for a foul. Hooton got retribution five minutes later as he slotted a penalty calmly into the edge of the net meaning Carlton went home 3-0.
The Notts Senior Cup winners look to be a force to be reckoned with.