Another three points for Angels
Beavan opens his account
This was a game that was closer than the final scoreline might suggest with Angels keeper Anthony Di Bernardo the busier of the two custodians and Hendon certainly having more of the play in the first half but finding themselves 2-1 down at the break.
As early as the 4th minute Kezie Ibe for Hendon forced a double save from Di Bernardo but the visitors didn't have to wait long to get their goal. On 9 minutes despite di Bernardo producing another fine save in the build up, Karl Oliyde forced the ball home to put the visitors one up.
The Angels replied in the 13th minute when Damian Scannell's corner was powerfully headed by Mitchell Nelson past Tom Lovelock in the Hendon goal for the equaliser. It was the visitors however who continued to have the better of the play with chances falling to Marcel Barrington and Sam Murphy.
Slightly against the run of play Tonbridge's Tom Phipp's good run into the box was ended when he was brought down by Oliyde in the 36th minute and the referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Alex Akrofi placed his kick to the right of Lovelock who although getting a hand to the ball couldn't prevent it crossing the line.
In the 49th minute another Damian Scannell corner was, after a scramble, forced in by George Beavan for Tonbridge's third , and that proved to be the final score.
Although Hendon continued to have more of the play their attack lacked the potency of the first half and for the majority of the second period the Tonbridge defence was able to comfortably deal with their opponents forays into the final third. Once again, man of the match Di Bernardo was forced to make a point blank save from Hendon's Arthur Lee on 75 minutes but in truth it was an isolated scare for the home side as the match ran its course.
For the third successive match with no recognised wingers to select, Angels boss, Steve McKimm employed a diamond formation which again worked well and gave his team three out of three wins. He now faces something of a dilemma as winger Nick Wheeler should be available for Tuesday's home league fixture against Burgess Hill Town.
Afterwards McKimm was not in the mood to apologise for a less than sparkling performance from his team. "We are in the business of maximising points and to be honest I'm not too bothered how we get them", He explained. "Yes we won ugly today but to be fair the boys stuck to the task, didn't make too many mistakes and closed out the game effectively. Tony deserved his man of the match award but there were some other good performances out there."