Angels U13s triumph again
Good win against strong Larkfeld side
Tonbridge Angels entertained a strong Larkfied team at Longmead on Sunday, the opening season day fixture between the teams could have gone either way Angels eventually winning 3-1.
Angels started the liveliest of the two sides but as is customary of the last few games went behind to the visitors Angels failing to clear the ball and the Larkfield player hitting a sweet left footed strike into the corner. Angels continued to create lots of chances a goal disallowed by Chester Smith for off side and Larkfield continued to be dangerous on the break, Luke O’Grady coming off his line to dive well onto the ball on a couple of occasions. Billy Kent was causing the Larkfield defence all kinds of problems but Angels continued to be frustrated in front of goal. The equaliser eventually coming after a side footed half volley pass from Lansdowne over the defence and Joe Tyrie racing through and hitting a first time shot on his left foot, the keeper making a great save but Smith on hand to side foot home. Billy Kent then heading home a second shortly after from a Toby Lansdowne cross before adding a fine third, Kent again holding off two defenders and bending a shot into the right hand corner. Angels going in at half time 3-1 up.
Angles started the 2nd half well the defence of Balcombe, Toby Kent, Joe Rowe and Kian Austin looked solid and David Howie protecting the back four. Alex Raffelt and Dan Wates coming on in the second half and tt was Wates that added the fourth goal, great work by Billy Kent wriggling through on the by-line, the keeper failing to hold the ball and Wates robbing him and firing home. Angels were now starting to knock the ball around very well Hermitage and Lansdowne combing well down the left hand side but a couple of mistakes down the right for Angels lead to a second Larkfield goal and a third shortly after. However, a lovely ball From Hermitage inside the right back lead to a great finish by Lansdowne to restore the two goal cushion. And Lansdowne then added his second goal a great run by Nat Gibb taking the defenders away and a thunderous left footed shot that bent over the keeper.
Angels know they need to stop going behind in games and next week face their biggest challenge of the season a League Cup Quarter final game at home against Ramsgate.