Angels U21s share the points
Luciano Osbourne shows the way
It was honours even between Tonbridge Angels U21s and Walton & Hersham with both teams fully committed to going for the win and indeed the home side might have taken all the points with the last kick of the game but in reality a draw was the correct result.
The Angels got off to the best possible start after just 4 minutes when Tashi-Jay Kwayie put a pass through to Luciano Osbourne who slipped the ball past Jordan Stansbury in the Walton & Hersham goal.
Following this setback the visitors tended to take control restricting Tonbridge to the occasional breakaway. Despite this control they failed to create too many clear cut chances although Angels ‘keeper Ibrahim Attiah was forced into a couple excellent saves as the half proceeded.
For their part, Angels did have chances through Kwayie, Luke Blewden and Steve Panayi. Eventually however the Walton pressure paid off when Frederick Agyemang got the equaliser in the 32nd minute.
Walton & Hersham took the lead in the 51st minute through Andrew Michel benefitting from a Swans free kick. It was to last only four minutes when a poor kick from Stansbury went straight to Blewden with the ball eventually played through to Panayi who couldn’t really miss from 5 yds out.
Despite plenty of action at both ends of the pitch neither side could add to the scoreline although the Angels came closest with the last kick of the game when a Panayi swerving effort required a magnificent save from Stansbury to ensure his team returned to Surrey with a point.
The draw meant that Tonbridge did not move up the table but the progress that Chris Wye’s team is now starting to make must surely mean they are capable of going in the right direction.