In freezing conditions at West Malling the Angels Ladies were caught cold at the start of Sunday's match away to Barming - going a goal down after just 20 seconds - and left themselves with a real mountain to climb when facing a 0-4 deficit on the half hour.
However Tonbridge got their act together and rallied to produce an excellent performance for the final hour of the game. Two goals very early in the second half from crisp, fast passing attacks - the first from Abigail Skilton, the second coming from Rebecca Janes - gave the hosts plenty to think about but with the Angels chasing a third, Barming were able to score a fifth and decisive goal on the counter attack midway through the second half.
On Thursday the Angels are in for a stiff test when they visit Tottenham Hotspur in the Ryman League Women's Cup before returning to league action at home on Sunday, when Castle Colts are the visitors.
Report by Dan Couldridge
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