It's another quarter final for our U13s
Emphatic win at VCD Ath
Tonbridge Angels travelled to VCD Athletic from the North Division to play their last 16 Kent Cup game.
Angels started slowly again and went a goal down early on, with the two VCD strikers looking very lively.
Angels equalised shortly after with Walker and Lansdowne starting to combine well and Lansdowne pulling the strings down the left hand side. There was a great ball into the box by Lansdowne and Chester Smith tore into the box to smash home.
Angels were now starting to flow much better but again they went behind from a great shot outside the box, with the midfield not closing down quickly enough but nevertheless a great strike from VCD. Angels were again having to come from behind but now had the measure of the VCD team. Angels were now starting to play the far superior football and looking dangerous from every attack with Kent and Smith working tirelessly down the right side, and Walker and Lansdowne operating the left.
Great work between Walker and Lansdowne led to Lansdowne firing home the equaliser. Billy Kent then drove at the defence and won a free kick with Toby Lansdowne’s left foot doing the rest. His deliveries all season are like having an extra player. Angels were now 3-2 up and added a fourth just before half time,with a fantastic delivery from a corner by Lansdowne and there was David Howie towering at the far post to head home a fantastic goal and shocking the hosts.
4-2 at half time and with the hosts coming out well motivated , Angels knew they had to weather the first 10 minutes. The defence of Joe Rowe, David Howie, Jack Balcombe and Kian Austin had been magnificent. Hermitage and Tyrie had held the midfield in the first half, but Hermitage was to move back out to the left and Alex Raffelt came into the middle with Tyrie to add some steel. The hosts threw everything at Angels in the first 10 but the visitors dug in deep with some magnificent tackles from Austin, Balcombe and Tyrie while Rowe and Howie showed great strength.
Angels knew they had got through that tricky period then started to play again with some magnificent one touch football. Raffelt was now playing some magnificent balls down the flanks. Lansdowne put in one of those unplayable deliverables forcing the defender to put into his own net making it 5-2 to the Angels. VCD did pull one back late on with the game ending 5-3.
Angels are now in both quarter finals of the cup and need to start catching up on League games. Next week we are at Home to Larkfield.