Tooting & Mitcham 0
Tonbridge Angels 0
Tonbridge Angels have forged some much-needed steel at the back in recent matches and secured another clean sheet at Imperial Fields. But manager Steve McKimm was far from happy with the performance.
‘Overall there was not enough effort and desire while our passing was sloppy,” he said. “Perhaps too many players thought it would be enough just to turn up and claim three points from the basement side.
“But credit to Tooting, on another day they would have taken all the points. We were slightly fortunate to come away with a draw and I’m asking for a response from the players.’
Nathan Elder’s header from a Liam Smith long throw hit a post on 11 minutes, and the striker saw another header saved on the line on 32 minutes.
There was a little more energy from both sides in the second period. On 53 minutes Smith put in a last-ditch tackle to thwart the hosts, and a minute later George Beavan came to the rescue.
On the hour mark Tooting’s Eddie Dines was just wide with a superb shot that that Angels keeper Jonny Henly knew little about.
Angels substitute Andrew Seesay provided some much-needed impetus. Elder turned well but his shot cleared the crossbar, then Joe Turner fired wide from 20 yards out.
In stoppage time a Tooting player sustained an apparently serious injury and with both physios advising against movement until the paramedics arrived, the referee blew the whistle to end the game.