Tonbridge U21s 4 Knaphill 1
First-teamers boost the Under-21s
Tonbridge Under-21s were boosted by nine first team squad members being given a run out as the senior team had no game.
Chris Wye commented after the game: "Today was a fantastic exercise for the club. Dan Thompson getting his eye in on goal is a massive positive and hopefully he take confidence from that performance into the first team. Bonding the first team players with the younger lads hoping to progress with the club over time was also a joy to see, they helped make our boys settle in with them. Our youngsters did themselves proud and hopefully impressed the guys in the first team. Today allowed us to show some of the players we have to offer who will only get stronger over time. First team players got minutes and came out of the right side of a result which can be gauged a success after last weeks result for us against the same team.
All positive as far as we are concerned and after confirming with Dom Welsh that he only has soft tissue damage means no major injuries.
Our young players can take experience and confidence into the next three games we have this side of the new year and we aim for a stronger second half of the season to come."
The Angels U21s, who lost the reverse fixture last week 4-3, took the lead after 29 minutes with a goal from Tashi-Jay Kwaye and this was doubled just before the break with goal from Dan Thompson.
Tom Jelley and Ryan Worrall were introduced for the second half replacing Sonny Miles and an injured Dominic Welsh. Xavier Vidal replaced Jack Fenton after an hour.
After Knaphill had pulled a goal back on 64 minutes, Thompson restored the two goal lead three minutes later.
Thompson completed his hat-trick and sealed the welcome points for the Angels with a goal five minutes from time.
On Thursday evening, the Under-21s will be back at Knaphill, this time to play Woking and on Wednesday, 6th December, they will be back at Longmead when Cray Valley are the visitors.