Carshalton Athletic boss Peter Adeniyi reckons he has seen a growing resolve in his squad following a Bank Holiday weekend of mixed fortunes.

The Robins travelled to East Grinstead Town on Saturday and emerged 3-0 victors, thanks to goals from Brendan Murphy-McVey and two for Tommy Bradford.

Bradford was at it again on Monday as he converted both a free kick and penalty to haul his side back from 2-0 down against Chipstead, but a late spot-kick for the visitors spoiled Carshalton's 100 per cent start to the season.

However, ahead of an FA Cup first qualifying round tie at Ryman Premier outfit Worthing this weekend, Adeniyi was philosophical about that first loss and his squad’s reaction to it.

“We created enough chances to win two games of football on Monday, and they punished us by scoring the three chances we gifted them, so we’ve spoken about our need for consistency at both ends of the pitch,” he said.

“But it’s a true test of character when things don’t go your way and these boys showed great determination to get back from two down and then dominate right until the last kick.

“I could see their reaction to the loss, they were hurt and they are all itching to get back out and put things right – that’s a big positive for me.”

The Robins head to West Sussex on Saturday looking to provide a cup upset against higher league opposition, although the two clubs did play out a 2-2 draw at Woodside Road last season as Worthing went on to be promoted via the Ryman Division South play-offs.

“I believe this squad could compete against most Ryman Premier sides so we’ll go into this looking to give a good account of ourselves and enjoy the occasion,” added Adeniyi.

“It boils down to 11v11, so if we put in a good performance, or perhaps enjoy a little bit of luck, then we can get a result, but I know everyone here is determined to get back to winning ways.”