Football: Six of the best for Tunbridge Wells at Punjab

Football: Six of the best for Tunbridge Wells at Punjab
OPEN SEASON: Jason Thompson scores the first Wells goal PHOTO: Victor Bethell

TUNBRIDGE WELLS extended their unbeaten run to 10 games in a remarkable nine-goal thriller in the Southern Counties East League Premier Division in Gravesend.

In a contest which was played at a blistering pace the visitors racked up four goals in the first half-hour to show their burgeoning confidence after a difficult start to the season.

Jason Thompson struck twice in the 13th and 17th minutes, and although Punjab’s Anthony Adesite pulled one back in the 19th minute, Jamie Humphris responded with his own quickfire double after 22 and 30 minutes.

The travelling fans were anticipating a goal feast but despite some excellent play both defences held firm until after the hour-mark.

Then the match-winning hero from the Crowborough derby, Tom Pearson, came on as a substitute and finally breached the Punjab defence again in the 62nd minute.

With 15 minutes remaining, Harrison Carnegie scored the final goal for the Wells, putting the seal on a dominant display that moved them above Crowborough.

However, two goals in the last two minutes from Alun Suman – with a 30-yard effort – and Laurent Hamici gave the home side a boost.

The Wells, now in 14th place, can look to keep climbing the ladder but first they face promotion-chasing Chatham Town at home on Saturday [January 12, kick-off 3pm].

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