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Tonbridge Angels
Kingstonian
A Akrofi (9'), J Turner (72'), G Beavan (87' Sent Off), S Francis (52' OG)
Full time
Sat 17 Mar 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 308

Angels bring some warmth to Longmead

Akrofi and Turner lead the way in victory over K’s

Despite a bitterly cold Longmead both sides with in reality little to play for served up an entertaining contest that enthralled the modest crowd of 308 right up to the final whistle.

The visitors opened the scoring after just 4 minutes when Connor Hunte cleverly made space for himself on the edge of the area with his low shot beating an unsighted Jonny Henly in the Angels goals. Parity was quickly restored in the 10th minute when Alex Akrofi for Tonbridge made good progress down the inside right channel and produced a volley into the left hand corner of the net.

The rest of the half was a pretty even affair with chances falling to Akrofi for the home side and two for Greg Cundle for the visitors. On 35 minutes George Beavan forced a decent save from K’s keeper Rob Tolfrey but it was the visitors who finished slightly the stronger with Cundle twice denied by Henly.

The home side were to stamp more of their authority on the game in the second period with George Beavan giving notice in the 51st minute of that with a volley that Tolfrey was relieved to see clear his crossbar. Just a minute later however the Angels took the lead for the first time in the game when the unfortunate Sean Francis put through his own goal from close in following heavy pressure on the visitors goal.

A glorious chance was missed by the Angels in the 69th minute when it appeared that Akrofi and substitute Andrew Sesay seemed to get in each other’s way when it had seemed easier to score. It didn’t however matter too much for the home side when three minutes later they increased their lead with a glorious goal. Akrofi found Joe Turner with a glorious pass and the wide midfielder found himself clear with just Tolfrey to beat and he made no mistake with a terrific shot into the right hand corner.

It could have got even better for the home side with chances for Turner and Seesay and as the game entered into its final stages Liam Smith forced a good save out of Tolfrey. Kingstonian never gave up however and had a glimmer of hope when Angels defender George Beavan was sent off two minutes from time for a second bookable offence. The home defence however stood firm and there was to be no late consolation for the visitors.

Angels manager Steve McKimm was naturally delighted with the result. “We had players out there just come back from long layoffs because of injury together with others from the reserves who have little 1st team experience, but everything came together and the more experienced players helped the younger ones through. It was a genuine team performance”.

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Jack Parter

Player of the Match

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Key moments

9:00
Goal Alex Akrofi scores for Tonbridge Angels
52:00
Own Goal Sean Francis scores an own goal
72:00
Goal Joe Turner scores for Tonbridge Angels
87:00
Red Card George Beavan is sent off for Tonbridge Angels

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Jack Parter is awarded player of the match for Tonbridge Angels
87:00 Red Card 3 - 0
George Beavan is sent off for Tonbridge Angels
84:00 Sub Off
Steven Ibizugbe is substituted off for Tonbridge Angels
84:00 Sub On
Callum Adonis-Taylor is substituted on for Tonbridge Angels
72:00 Goal 3 - 0
Joe Turner scores for Tonbridge Angels
72:00 Assist
Alex Akrofi makes an assist for Tonbridge Angels
68:00 Yellow Card
Liam Smith is yellow carded for Tonbridge Angels
62:00 Yellow Card
Andrew Sesay is yellow carded for Tonbridge Angels
62:00 Sub Off
Tommy Whitnell is substituted off for Tonbridge Angels
62:00 Sub On
Steven Ibizugbe is substituted on for Tonbridge Angels
56:00 Sub Off
Luke Blewden is substituted off for Tonbridge Angels
56:00 Sub On
Andrew Sesay is substituted on for Tonbridge Angels
52:00 Own Goal 2 - 0
Sean Francis scores an own goal
52:00 Assist
Liam Smith makes an assist for Tonbridge Angels
End of period 1
23:00 Yellow Card
George Beavan is yellow carded for Tonbridge Angels
9:00 Goal 1 - 0
Alex Akrofi scores for Tonbridge Angels
9:00 Assist
Luke Blewden makes an assist for Tonbridge Angels
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As it happened

  • Tonbridge Angels
  • Kingstonian
  • 0
  • Alex Akrofi Goal 9:00'
  • Luke Blewden Assist 9:00'
  • George Beavan Yellow Card 23:00'
  • Sean Francis Own Goal 52:00'
  • Liam Smith Assist 52:00'
  • Luke Blewden Sub Off 56:00'
  • Andrew Sesay Sub On 56:00'
  • Andrew Sesay Yellow Card 62:00'
  • Tommy Whitnell Sub Off 62:00'
  • Steven Ibizugbe Sub On 62:00'
  • Liam Smith Yellow Card 68:00'
  • Joe Turner Goal 72:00'
  • Alex Akrofi Assist 72:00'
  • Steven Ibizugbe Sub Off 84:00'
  • Callum Adonis-Taylor Sub On 84:00'
  • George Beavan Red Card 87:00'

Team selection

Henly, Jonathan Henly, Jonathan
Smith, Liam Smith, Liam
Parter, Jack Parter, Jack
Whitnell, Tommy Whitnell, Tommy
Beavan, George Beavan, George
Miles, Sonny Miles, Sonny
Blewden, Luke Blewden, Luke
Vidal, Xavier Vidal, Xavier
Kwayie, Tashi-Jay Kwayie, Tashi-Jay
Akrofi, Alex Akrofi, Alex
Turner, Joe Turner, Joe
Kingstonian
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  • 5. Sean Francis
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# Team Pl Pts
8. Staines Town 45 72
9. Wingate & Finchley 45 66
10. Tonbridge Angels 45 64
11. Metropolitan Police 45 63
12. Harrow Borough 45 60
13. Thurrock 45 57
14. Worthing 45 56

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