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Tonbridge Angels
Barming
M Akehurst (6', 68', 79', 84'), B Kemp (19', 51'), B Janes (28', 65', 76'), C Smith (31'), L Underhill (38', 45', 45', 55', 61'), N Syrett (42'), M Gibb (66'), B Jarvis (83')
Full time
Sun 3 Dec 14:00 - League

Huge win for Angels Ladies

Barming put to the sword

The prospects for Barming going into this match were never particularly bright. Without a single point to their name and therefore adrift at the bottom of the South East Counties Women’s Football League Kent Division 1, and facing the second place side in Angels Ladies, any hopes of creating an upset, were dealt a fatal blow when it emerged they would only be able to field nine players. This is permissible under league rules with the opposing side also fielding the same number of players but are allowed nonetheless to use the system of rolling substitutes which it has to be said the Angels used to devastating effect.

While the Barming nine were to understandably tire over the 90 minutes with the wide open spaces of Longmead Stadium to contend with, Angels could at will give their players a rest period only for them to re-appear later in the game refreshed and ready to go again. Apart from the obvious advantages of a rotating team, it should be remembered they are in second place for a good reason. The squad contains players who have genuine pace, are comfortable on the ball, and know how to pick a quality pass and even given Barming’s availability issues on the day, it was always evident that Tonbridge would have enjoyed a comprehensive victory.

As early as the 6th minute the Angels opened their account with Megan Akehurst scoring the first of her four goals. By half time the home side were eight goals to the good, the scorers being Akehurst, Beth Kemp, Becky Janes, Courtney Smith, Lauryn Underhill (3), and Nancy Syrett. There was no let up in the bombardment in the second period in which the scorers were Kemp , Underhill (2), Janes (2), Masie Gibbs, Akehurst (3), and Becky Jarvis which gave a final scoreline of 18-0.

Despite a difficult afternoon for Barming mention should be made of the two girls that kept goal, one in each half. Without their bravery and quick reactions the goals conceded would have been well into the twenties. Also the visitors as a team never gave in and kept going right up until the final whistle.

The match was the first ever competitive game for Angels Ladies to be played inside Longmead Stadium and with a reasonably healthy crowd of around 70 despite the gloomy conditions, they will certainly hope it won’t be the last. Organised as Tonbridge Angels contribution to Stonewall’s Inclusivity in Football national initiative, the home side all donned Rainbow laces to mark the occasion.

The home side remain in second place in the league but the scoreline provided a huge lift to their goal difference which in the battle for the title could in the final analysis prove crucial.

Afterwards, Manager Dan Couldridge said : “Since the Charlton Cup game (the Ladies were beaten 22-0) in which we learnt a lot, we’ve only dropped two points and certainly we believe we are good enough for promotion and would be able to compete at a higher level. We are still in two cup competitions so the future is looking very good for the squad but for now there is a break in fixtures until January.”

The Angels line up with scoring times in brackets was as follows :-
1 Samantha Wright, 2 Heidi Archer, 3 Florentia Anastasiou, 4 Charlotte, 5 Sharon Lyons, 7 Beth Kemp (c) (19,51), 8 Maisie Gibb (66), 9 Rebecca Janes (28, 65, 76), 11 Nancy Syrett (42), 12 Lauryn Underhill (38, 45, 45+1, 55, 61), 13 Kelly Moran, 14 Becky Jarvis (83), 15 Leanne Foster, 17 Megan Akehurst (6, 68, 79, 84), 19 Helena Fothergill, 23 Courtney Smith (31).

The Barming lineup was as follows:
1 Lisa-Marie Gilbert, 3 Beth Mercer, 4 Pamela Wilson, 5 Lauren Ramsden, 6 Ellie Conner, 7 Amee Keller-Bond, 8 Chloe Baker, 11 Chloe Love, 12 Jolie Graves, 13 Bethany Wood

Key moments

6:00
Goal Megan Akehurst scores for Tonbridge Angels
19:00
Goal Beth Kemp scores for Tonbridge Angels
28:00
Goal Becky Janes scores for Tonbridge Angels
31:00
Goal Courtney Smith scores for Tonbridge Angels
38:00
Goal Lauryn Underhill scores for Tonbridge Angels
42:00
Goal Nancy Syrett scores for Tonbridge Angels
44:59
Goal Lauryn Underhill scores for Tonbridge Angels
44:59
Goal Lauryn Underhill scores for Tonbridge Angels
51:00
Goal Beth Kemp scores for Tonbridge Angels
55:00
Goal Lauryn Underhill scores for Tonbridge Angels
61:00
Goal Lauryn Underhill scores for Tonbridge Angels
65:00
Goal Becky Janes scores for Tonbridge Angels
66:00
Goal Maisie Gibb scores for Tonbridge Angels
68:00
Goal Megan Akehurst scores for Tonbridge Angels
76:00
Goal Becky Janes scores for Tonbridge Angels
79:00
Goal Megan Akehurst scores for Tonbridge Angels
83:00
Goal Becky Jarvis scores for Tonbridge Angels
84:00
Goal Megan Akehurst scores for Tonbridge Angels

Highlights

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84:00 Goal 18 - 0
Megan Akehurst scores for Tonbridge Angels
83:00 Assist
Samantha Wright makes an assist for Tonbridge Angels
83:00 Goal 17 - 0
Becky Jarvis scores for Tonbridge Angels
79:00 Assist
Samantha Wright makes an assist for Tonbridge Angels
79:00 Goal 16 - 0
Megan Akehurst scores for Tonbridge Angels
76:00 Assist
Megan Akehurst makes an assist for Tonbridge Angels
76:00 Goal 15 - 0
Becky Janes scores for Tonbridge Angels
68:00 Goal 14 - 0
Megan Akehurst scores for Tonbridge Angels
68:00 Assist
Kelly Moran makes an assist for Tonbridge Angels
66:00 Assist
Becky Janes makes an assist for Tonbridge Angels
66:00 Goal 13 - 0
Maisie Gibb scores for Tonbridge Angels
65:00 Assist
Maisie Gibb makes an assist for Tonbridge Angels
65:00 Goal 12 - 0
Becky Janes scores for Tonbridge Angels
61:00 Assist
Maisie Gibb makes an assist for Tonbridge Angels
61:00 Goal 11 - 0
Lauryn Underhill scores for Tonbridge Angels
55:00 Goal 10 - 0
Lauryn Underhill scores for Tonbridge Angels
55:00 Assist
Flo Anastasiou makes an assist for Tonbridge Angels
51:00 Assist
Lauryn Underhill makes an assist for Tonbridge Angels
51:00 Goal 9 - 0
Beth Kemp scores for Tonbridge Angels
End of period 1
44:59 Assist
Chaz Coulter makes an assist for Tonbridge Angels
44:59 Goal 7 - 0
Lauryn Underhill scores for Tonbridge Angels
44:59 Goal 8 - 0
Lauryn Underhill scores for Tonbridge Angels
44:59 Assist
Beth Kemp makes an assist for Tonbridge Angels
42:00 Goal 6 - 0
Nancy Syrett scores for Tonbridge Angels
42:00 Assist
Lauryn Underhill makes an assist for Tonbridge Angels
38:00 Assist
Nancy Syrett makes an assist for Tonbridge Angels
38:00 Goal 5 - 0
Lauryn Underhill scores for Tonbridge Angels
31:00 Assist
Beth Kemp makes an assist for Tonbridge Angels
31:00 Goal 4 - 0
Courtney Smith scores for Tonbridge Angels
28:00 Goal 3 - 0
Becky Janes scores for Tonbridge Angels
28:00 Assist
Chaz Coulter makes an assist for Tonbridge Angels
19:00 Goal 2 - 0
Beth Kemp scores for Tonbridge Angels
6:00 Assist
Becky Janes makes an assist for Tonbridge Angels
6:00 Goal 1 - 0
Megan Akehurst scores for Tonbridge Angels
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Tonbridge Angels
  • Barming
  • 0
  • Becky Janes Assist 6:00'
  • Megan Akehurst Goal 6:00'
  • Beth Kemp Goal 19:00'
  • Becky Janes Goal 28:00'
  • Chaz Coulter Assist 28:00'
  • Courtney Smith Goal 31:00'
  • Beth Kemp Assist 31:00'
  • Lauryn Underhill Goal 38:00'
  • Nancy Syrett Assist 38:00'
  • Nancy Syrett Goal 42:00'
  • Lauryn Underhill Assist 42:00'
  • Lauryn Underhill Goal 44:59'
  • Chaz Coulter Assist 44:59'
  • Lauryn Underhill Goal 44:59'
  • Beth Kemp Assist 44:59'
  • Beth Kemp Goal 51:00'
  • Lauryn Underhill Assist 51:00'
  • Lauryn Underhill Goal 55:00'
  • Flo Anastasiou Assist 55:00'
  • Lauryn Underhill Goal 61:00'
  • Maisie Gibb Assist 61:00'
  • Becky Janes Goal 65:00'
  • Maisie Gibb Assist 65:00'
  • Becky Janes Assist 66:00'
  • Maisie Gibb Goal 66:00'
  • Megan Akehurst Goal 68:00'
  • Kelly Moran Assist 68:00'
  • Becky Janes Goal 76:00'
  • Megan Akehurst Assist 76:00'
  • Megan Akehurst Goal 79:00'
  • Samantha Wright Assist 79:00'
  • Becky Jarvis Goal 83:00'
  • Samantha Wright Assist 83:00'
  • Megan Akehurst Goal 84:00'

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