Home campaign off to flyer
By Dan Couldridge
Ladies hit seven without reply
Tonbridge Angels Ladies got their home league campaign off to a flying start with a 7-0 win over Petts Wood Honeybuzzards.
The visitors were much fancied this year having dominated their Under 18 league the previous season. But were never allowed to make their mark on a match controlled by the home side from start to finish.
There was almost a goal in the first 30 seconds. Abbie Skilton breached the penalty area straight from kick off but her curled effort hit the inside of the far post and rebounded across the goal line to safety. She made amends shortly after to open the scoring before the lead was quickly doubled by a fine shot from Becky Saxby.
Skilton scored again to seal a 3-0 half time lead, and the Angels were once again out of the blocks from kick off, with Beth Kemp scoring within 50 seconds to make it four. Skilton completed her hat-trick on 76 minutes before Lauryn Underhill found the roof of the net with a curling effort two minutes later. The rout was completed with four minutes remaining via a cool finish from Megan Akehurst.
The Ladies are again at home this Sunday when Teynham Gunners are the visitors.
Team: Wright, Coulter, Syrett, Kemp, Lyons, Fothergill, Saxby, Moran, Skilton, Janes, Gibb. Subs: Anastasiou, Akehurst, Underhill, Smith, Weston.