Tonbridge Angels rise to top with twin victories

Pam Mills

The Bank Holiday weekend began with an impressive 2-0 victory at Margate. Tom Beere opened the scoring after 27 minutes, robbing a defender to beat goalkeeper Henry Newcombe from 15 yards.

The visitors came out strongly after the interval and Alex Read scored their second in the 48th minute, running on to a header and slotting the ball past Newcombe.

There followed a flurry of chances for a frustrated Margate, but the Angels’ impressive defence remained resolute and held out.

Returning to the coast on Monday, Tonbridge kept another clean sheet in beating Folkestone Invicta 1-0.

The only goal came in the 14th minute. A corner from Joe Turner ran through to Sonny Miles, whose shot went in through a forest of legs.

Folkestone’s Sam Hasler was sent off for what appeared to be an intentional elbow on Beere.

Manager Steve McKimm said: “I’m very pleased and proud of the lads.

“We have a really tough couple of matches this weekend and Margate are a very good side, so I’m over the moon with the results.”

“We were strong, organised and passed the ball around well, and we got some quality goals as a result.”

PICTURE: READ ALL ABOUT IT: The Angels celebrate Alex Read’s goal at Margate PHOTO: David Couldridge


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