Tonbridge Angels rise to top with twin victories

Tonbridge Angels rise to top with twin victories

6th September 2018

TONBRIDGE ANGELS are standing firm on top of the Bostik League Premier table after a double victory and now boast clean sheets in the first five games of the season.

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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