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Tonbridge Angels
Brightlingsea Regent
J Turner (84'), A McCollin (90')
Full time
Sat 19 Aug 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 484

Debutant Turner opens scoring for Angels


McCollin makes it safe

Despite some stubborn defending, the Angels eventually overcame Brightlingsea Regent on their first ever visit to Longmead although arguably they were helped by the sending off of the visitors' Josh Gould for a second bookable offence.

In the first half both teams failed to establish any real pattern to their play with the result it was a very disjointed affair for spectators to watch. Brightlingsea Regent did get the ball in the net twice and the Angels once but on all occasions the referee had an easy decision to make in disallowing the efforts for a foul on the goalkeeper and two off sides.

Straight from the restart Tonbridge had a great chance to open the scoring with Dan Thompson setting up Tom Beere but a brave block on the line preserved the visitors goal. The Brightlingsea sending off came in the 71st minute and gave the opportunity for more Tonbridge pressure.

Angels 2 - 0 Brightlingsea Regent - 19-8-17
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A couple of minutes later Thompson's shot skimmed the bar and there were further chances for Thompson, Chris Kinnear and Beere.

There was a heart stopping moment for Angels supporters in the 73rd minute when Regent substititute Aaron Condon found himself free on the left but contrived to place his header over the bar when it had seemed easier to at least have hit the target.

With the visitors visibly starting to tire eventually the breakthrough for the home side came in the 84th minute with Joe Turner converting Craig Stone's cross and six minutes later the game was safe for Tonbridge when substitute Andre McCollin fired home from the edge of the area.

Afterwards , Angels Assistant Manager said: "After a poor 1st half from us, we started to move the ball around better and use the width of the pitch properly. Even before the sending off which obviously did have a bearing on events I thought we were starting to get the upper hand."

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Dan Thompson

Player of the Match

Dan Thompson

Key moments

Goal Joe Turner scores for Tonbridge Angels
Goal Andre McCollin scores for Tonbridge Angels

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90:00 Assist
Dan Thompson makes an assist for Tonbridge Angels
90:00 Goal 2 - 0
Andre McCollin scores for Tonbridge Angels
90:00 Player of the Match
Dan Thompson 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 Assist
Craig Stone makes an assist for Tonbridge Angels
84:00 Goal 1 - 0
Joe Turner scores for Tonbridge Angels
65:00 Sub Off
Nathan Elder is substituted off for Tonbridge Angels
65:00 Sub On
Andre McCollin is substituted on for Tonbridge Angels
54:00 Yellow Card
George Beavan is yellow carded for Tonbridge Angels
45:00 Sub Off
Luke Blewden is substituted off for Tonbridge Angels
45:00 Sub On
Tom Beere is substituted on for Tonbridge Angels
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Tonbridge Angels
  • Brightlingsea Regent
  • 0
  • Luke Blewden Sub Off 45:00'
  • Tom Beere Sub On 45:00'
  • George Beavan Yellow Card 54:00'
  • Nathan Elder Sub Off 65:00'
  • Andre McCollin Sub On 65:00'
  • Joe Turner Goal 84:00'
  • Craig Stone Assist 84:00'
  • Andre McCollin Goal 90:00'
  • Dan Thompson Assist 90:00'

Team selection

Henly, Jonathan Henly, Jonathan
Stone, Craig Stone, Craig
Siva, Jey Siva, Jey
Turner, Joe Turner, Joe
Beavan, George Beavan, George
Miles, Sonny Miles, Sonny
Blewden, Luke Blewden, Luke
Kinnear, Chris Kinnear, Chris
Thompson, Dan Thompson, Dan
Whitnell, Tommy Whitnell, Tommy
Elder, Nathan Elder, Nathan

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# Team Pl Pts
9. Wingate & Finchley 46 69
10. Metropolitan Police 46 66
11. Tonbridge Angels 46 64
12. Harrow Borough 46 63
13. Kingstonian 46 59
14. Dorking Wanderers 46 58
15. Thurrock 46 57

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