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Tonbridge Angels
AFC Sudbury
N Elder (78')
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Sat 15 Apr 15:00 - The Ryman Football League - Premier Division Attendance 554

Angels maintain play off hunt

Nic-Nate Combine to the rescue as trap door opens for Suds

Angels edged what was always going to be a tense encounter with the home side needing points to maintain a play off challenge and their visitors equally desperate for the points to preserve their Ryman Premier status.

Angels started the half slightly the stronger with half chances falling to Alex Akrofi, Nick Wheeler and Ugo Udoji in the first 10 minutes, but AFC Sudbury gradually grew into the game and through the next quarter Liam Wales fashioned a couple of decent chances and on 17 minutes Sam Corcoran saw his pile driver go just wide of the left hand post with Angels keeper Jonny Henly a spectator. As the half reached a conclusion Rob Eagle for the visitors brought Henly into action while on 44 minutes Elder had a great chance from a Nick Wheeler corner.


The home side had much the better of the second half with Wheeler increasingly influential on the left flank. As early as the 46th minute there was a huge chance for Nathan Elder from a Wheeler cross but the header was straight at Marcus Garnham in the AFC goal. On 57 minutes Akrofi should have done better again with a headed chance chance but it seemed only a matter of time before Tonbridge would break the deadlock. That moment came in the 78th minute when a Wheeler corner was converted by Elder past Garnham.

Sudbury tried their utmost to get something from the game but in truth the nearest they got was an Oliver Dunlop shot that flashed past the left hand post in stoppage time.

Key moments

78:00
Goal Nathan Elder scores for Tonbridge Angels

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Nathan Elder is awarded player of the match for Tonbridge Angels
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Jonathan Henly keeps a clean sheet for Tonbridge Angels
84:00 Sub Off
Nathan Elder is substituted off for Tonbridge Angels
84:00 Sub On
Luke Allen is substituted on for Tonbridge Angels
78:00 Goal 1 - 0
Nathan Elder scores for Tonbridge Angels
78:00 Assist
Nick Wheeler makes an assist for Tonbridge Angels
71:00 Sub Off
Vas Karagiannis is substituted off for Tonbridge Angels
71:00 Sub On
Luke Blewden is substituted on for Tonbridge Angels
64:00 Sub Off
Alex Akrofi is substituted off for Tonbridge Angels
64:00 Sub On
Dan Thompson is substituted on for Tonbridge Angels
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As it happened

  • Tonbridge Angels
  • AFC Sudbury
  • 0
  • Alex Akrofi Sub Off 64:00'
  • Dan Thompson Sub On 64:00'
  • Vas Karagiannis Sub Off 71:00'
  • Luke Blewden Sub On 71:00'
  • Nathan Elder Goal 78:00'
  • Nick Wheeler Assist 78:00'
  • Nathan Elder Sub Off 84:00'
  • Luke Allen Sub On 84:00'
  • Nathan Elder Player of the Match 90:00'

Team selection

Henly, Jonathan Henly, Jonathan
Smith, Liam Smith, Liam
Udoji, Ugo Udoji, Ugo
Miles, Sonny Miles, Sonny
Nelson, Mitchell Nelson, Mitchell
Scannell, Damian Scannell, Damian
Karagiannis, Vas Karagiannis, Vas
Wheeler, Nick Wheeler, Nick
Phipp, Tom Phipp, Tom
Akrofi, Alex Akrofi, Alex
Elder, Nathan Elder, Nathan

League round up

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Havant & Waterlooville 46 94
2. Bognor Regis Town 46 92
3. Dulwich Hamlet 46 80
4. Enfield Town 46 76
5. Wingate & Finchley 46 75
6. Tonbridge Angels 46 74
7. Leiston 46 73

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