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Hythe Town win 3 - 5 on penalties. Tue 7 Nov 19:45 - The Velocity Trophy 17-18 Full time Attendance 173

Cup interest over for another season

Hythe Town eliminate Angels on penalties

Despite fielding an attacking lineup of four strikers, Tonbridge could not take advantage and went out of the Velocity Sports League Cup on a penalty shootout to lower league opposition in Hythe Town of Bostik South.

There were two enforced substitutions for the Angels within the first quarter of an hour with Dom Welsh having to replace Luke Blewden and Joe Turner coming on for the injured Chris Kinnear.

Despite a strong looking Tonbridge strike force with Tashi-Jay Kwayie, Nathan Elder, Alex Akrofi and Andre McCollin all starting it was hardly all out attack from the home side although Elder did have a clean header that appeared to be on target but diverted over the bar by Alex Akrofi. There were two long range efforts from Turner and another from Kwayie but hardly enough from his goal shy forwards to satisfy Angels boss, Steve McKimm.

Hythe for their part showed more as the half progressed Jerson Dos Santos showing some touches on the ball fashioning a couple of chances for himself while Ryan Palmer right on the stroke of half time might have done better with his effort

Although Angels had the majority of possession at the start of the second half it was Hythe who had the better chances with both Sollis and Dos Santos missing good opportunities to give their team the lead. Gradually though the Angels started to look more dangerous with McColln’s shot blocked, Kwayie’s header just wide and then two glorious chances for Akrofi who really should have done better. Right at the end of the match there were further openings for Kwayie and Turner but it just wasn’t to be for the home side.

The dreaded penalties saw Hythe convert their five with consummate ease which meant that with Akrofi missing his effort it was the end of the road in all this season’s cup competitions for the Angels 1st team. It’s an old cliche but at least there can be 100% concentration on the league.

A disappointed Angels boss, Steve McKimm said after the game: “The way things are going at the moment no one can consider their position safe but at the same time it is extremely difficult getting fresh players in with the budget that I have.” He confirmed that George Beavan should be fit for Saturday at Staines Town which has allowed Callum Adonis-Taylor to go out on loan for a month.”

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Craig Stone

Player of the Match

Craig Stone


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90:00 Player of the Match
Craig Stone is awarded player of the match for Tonbridge Angels
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Jonathan Henly keeps a clean sheet for Tonbridge Angels
66:00 Sub Off
Nathan Elder is substituted off for Tonbridge Angels
66:00 Sub On
Dan Thompson is substituted on for Tonbridge Angels
End of period 1
42:00 Yellow Card
Dom Welsh is yellow carded for Tonbridge Angels
13:00 Sub Off
Chris Kinnear is substituted off for Tonbridge Angels
13:00 Sub On
Dom Welsh is substituted on for Tonbridge Angels
7:00 Sub Off
Luke Blewden is substituted off for Tonbridge Angels
7:00 Sub On
Joe Turner is substituted on for Tonbridge Angels
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Tonbridge Angels
  • Hythe Town
  • 0
  • Luke Blewden Sub Off 7:00'
  • Joe Turner Sub On 7:00'
  • Chris Kinnear Sub Off 13:00'
  • Dom Welsh Sub On 13:00'
  • Dom Welsh Yellow Card 42:00'
  • Nathan Elder Sub Off 66:00'
  • Dan Thompson Sub On 66:00'

Team selection

Henly, Jonathan Henly, Jonathan
Smith, Liam Smith, Liam
Parter, Jack Parter, Jack
Akrofi, Alex Akrofi, Alex
Stone, Craig Stone, Craig
Miles, Sonny Miles, Sonny
Kinnear, Chris Kinnear, Chris
Kwayie, Tashi-Jay Kwayie, Tashi-Jay
McCollin, Andre McCollin, Andre
Blewden, Luke Blewden, Luke
Elder, Nathan Elder, Nathan


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