A dicey spell of form saw the Robins slip towards the bottom of the table, and by the end of January were well and truly in a spot of bother.

But they climbed off the bottom of the table with a superb run of form that saw Gary Bowyer and his men lose just three of their last 16 games.

Then came the real turnaround, as the Robins took 250 supporters on a free coach trip to watch their team take on Gravesend.

They treated their stalwarts to a stunning 5-0 victory, in which Richard Newbery bagged a hat-trick against his former club.

Needing a win from their last two games of the season, they slipped up 2-0 in their penultimate game at Hendon, which meant a do or die encounter with Aldershot on the final day.

Manager Gary Bowyer at the time said that he didn't want it to come down to the final day, but he need not have worried - Robins came away with a deserved 3-0 win over the North Hampshire club.

Aylesbury went down instead on goal difference, despite beating Gravesend 4-1 in their final match.

Carshalton are looking for a main sponsor for next season. Any interested parties contact the club on 020 8642 8658.

Junior Us shot down

Ten men Sutton youth suffered a set back in their bid to win the Southern Youth league on Wednesday when they narrowly lost 2-1 at home to Aldershot.

Us never recovered from conceding two quick goals midway through the first half, and their cause wasn't helped with the second half dismissal of Darren Beale for a wreck less foul

Ed Hutchinson came closest to opening Us account, but shot against the post shortly after the visitors' second goal. Aaron Smith eventually halved the arrears, but Scott Forrester, and Nick Williams both squandered late chances.

Us need to overturn the deficit in the return leg to have any chance of lifting the title. The game will be played at Faygate, but a date and time have yet to be confirmed.

On Monday an under strength Us side secured a creditable 1-1 draw with Southern Youth Cup winners Tooting.

Having gone behind Andy Jordan scored the Us goal 12 minutes from time.

Activity camps promise holiday fun

Sutton Community Leisure Limited are offering a wide range of activities to keep the kids amused during the half term holidays.

"Schools Out" is SCL's action-packed programme of half and full day activity camps.

They include ones for children with learning disabilities, half day soccer camps, crash courses in swimming, super slam dunk 3-on-3 basketball clinics, and judo taster days.

There is also a crime prevention open day, Dr Bike's cycle checks and a cycle skills action course.

To book your child on to any of the holiday camps call in at Westcroft or Cheam leisure centres. Places are going fast so don't delay.

Contact 020 8770 4800/4819 for more information.

It's time for cricket

Gary Corcoran is a regular for Cheam 2nd XI

The cricket season is now well under way, with new players gathered, the old guard re-united, a few familiar faces have left for new challenges, and the club is full of early season optimism for the summer ahead.

After two weeks, a reality check - the first team have beaten, as hoped, Reigate Priory, and lost comfortably to the current champions Weybridge: the seconds had 13 overs at Reigate's last pair without getting a wicket and were humiliated against Weybridge last weekend when bowled out for 76.

On the field there is quite obviously a lot of work to be done to ensure the consistency and performances to ensure survival in the top flight of Surrey cricket.

Away from the playing side, work is already starting to secure the future of the club with a new club house due to be finished at the start of next season and more immediately, Roger Ward is once again looking after the ground and you can already see a vast improvement in the square and the outfield.

Cheam are hosting a second eleven match between Surrey and Northants between May 24 and 26, and will also host the Surrey Cricket board when they take on Somerset when the senior counties join the third round stage of the B&H cup on June 21, assuming they overcome Shropshire in the previous round.

At the other end of the cricket scale, Cheam are paving the way for the next generation with colts coaching courses at Peaches Close during the half term holiday (May 30 to June 1) and again during the summer break (July 25,26 and 28)

For more details, contact Paul Roshier on 0410 091460.

Some things on the other hand don't change and although it is good to note that John King has come through to the middle of May without breaking down, the fact that it took him two overs against Reigate to realise that he had strapped up the wrong knee still causes concern.