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Robins thump the Gravelmen, but Massey is keeping his feet on the ground
Carshalton Athletic boss Stuart Massey refused to get carried away despite a morale boosting 4-1 win at Grays Athletic on Saturday.
The Robins overcame The Gravelmen, who had won their last five league games, thanks to goals from Kingsley Aikhionbare, Billy Dunn and two from defender Bobby Price.
The win ended a run of five consecutives defeats for Carshalton but, although they have games in hand on some of those around them, they are still rooted second bottom in the Ryman Premier League.
Massey said: “Although the results haven’t been there recently, one could say we’ve been building to this point.
“We can’t get too excited but we carried on our positive performance against Wealdstone and the boys did well.”
Aikhionbare put Carshalton one up after just three minutes before Dunn registered his first goal since joining last month 10 minutes later.
Price then stole the show with a goal in either half, the first a 20-yard screamer and his second to knock the stuffing out of a resurgent Grays late on.
He said: “I carried the ball from halfway and no-one made it difficult for me, plus it sat up nicely to strike.
“The atmosphere in the dressing room afterwards was buzzing and we are up for the next game.”
Carshalton now have three games in five days and Massey will have to utilise his squad to maintain what he calls “a hunger” about the club.
“Two lads drove from our reserve game at home to be on the bench today and that is the kind of attitude I’m looking for,” he added.
“Football is partly about having a hunger for the game and we’ll need everyone pulling together to build on this win.”
Massey, with three first team regulars suspended, gave starts to centre back Adriano Moraes and midfield Jordan Wilson at Grays – the former making his first full start this calendar year since suffering a six game suspension.
Carshalton host Lewes at Colston Avenue on Tuesday before they head to Billericay Town on Thursday.
The Robins are then back at home against relegation rivals Thamesmead Town on March 22.
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