U14s just miss out in local Derby
By Jim Rowe
85th penalty breaks Angels hearts
Angels were at home on Sunday to local rivals Sevenoaks reverting back to 4-4-2. Sevenoaks started off very brightly winning a couple of corners but Angels were starting to look very dangerous down the left hand side. Both teams failing to create and real chances in the opening period. Angels started to get on top in the second period Hermitage, Lansdowne and Kent all managing to beat their markers and deliver good crosses into the box but Angels were unable to get onto the end of them, some last ditch defending by Sevenoaks also leading to a number of free kicks that Angels were unable to convert.
Second half and Angels made two changes and dominated from the outset. Kent and Lansdowne both going close. Smith making a great run down the right side but being brought down and having to come off. Angels winning a number of corners and free kicks and Howie going agonisingly close with a couple of headers. Murphy also hitting a great shot that went just over. A great passage of play led to Kent breaking clean through on goal but being dragged down by a defender but the referee giving a free kick on the edge of the box. Angels continued to dominate, Sevenoaks putting a lot of players behind the ball but Angels were unable to force in the opener.
Then with 5 minutes left Sevenoaks made a long clearance that the striker got on the end of facing away from goal right on the edge of the box, Austin jostled and the Sevenoaks player went down and the referee pointed to the spot that the player converted . It was a kick in the teeth but the Angels had enough chances to win the game comfortably and only had themselves to blame. Howie was thrown forward but Sevenoaks played out the last 5 well.
Next week the Angels face a tough Ashford team that won the Southern division last year undefeated. 11am kick off Hadlow.
Team Gibb, Balcombe, Kent T, Howie, Smith, Austin, Hermitage, Tyrie, Wilkins, Lansdowne, Kent B, Raffelt, Wates, Murphy
Report from Todd Tyrie