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Tonbridge Angels
Full time
L Allen (46'), J Parter (60'), N Elder (92')
Sat 18 Feb 15:00 - The Ryman Football League - Premier Division Attendance 401

K's Bedevilled by Powerful Angels Second Half

Tonbridge Angels cruise to a worryingly easy 3-0 victory at Kingsmeadow against a worryingly off-form K's.

Report by Simon Grier

If news that Kingstonian have arranged a groundshare with a local Ryman League side provided some relief off the pitch there was no such relief on it, as another poor second half performance saw them slump to a 3-0 defeat at home to Tonbridge.

As has often been the case recently they started well enough, with the first two chances of the game falling to Shaun Bonnett-Johnson. However he volleyed the first over before firing the second straight at Anthony di Bernardo.

The Angels came close when Tom Phipp forced Rob Tolfrey into a sharp near post save but it was in the second half when they really pushed the accelerator.

Almost straight after the interval Ks got into a muddle defensively, failed to clear their lines properly and allowed Luke Allen to fire low past Tolfrey.

Ks never looked like getting back into the game and Tolfrey had to save well from substitute Nick Wheeler. The result was sealed on the hour mark when Jack Parter burst forward and got inside makeshift full-back Joe Turner. His shot from the corner of the box deflected to leave Tolfrey stranded.

The biggest cheer from the Ks fans came when former star Andre McCollin came off the bench for the Angels, although they were unlucky not to pull a goal back when Ryan Moss couldn't quite find the right touch to finish after good work by Tom Derry.

In injury time Nathan Elder had a simple finish from a corner to make it 3-0. Ks are now five without a win and if they don't break that run soon then a relegation fight could yet become a reality.

Kingstonian: Rob Tolfrey, Joe Turner, George Wells, Lee O'Leary, Sam Page, Alan Inns, Youssef Bamba, Lewis Taylor, Ryan Moss, Shaun McAuley, Sean Bonnett-Johnson.

Subs: Tom Derry (for Shaun McAuley, 62m), Evans Kouassi (for Youssef Bamba, 75m), Pelayo Pico Gomez, Will Seager.

Tonbridge Angels: Anthony di Bernardo, James Folkes, Jack Parter, Tom Parkinson, Mitchell Nelson, Tom Phipp, Alex Akrofi, Luke Allen, Nathan Elder, Luke Blewden, Damien Scannell.

Subs: Andre McCollin (for Luke Blewden, 70m), Ugo Udogi, Tommy Whitnell, Nick Wheeler (for Alex Akrofi, 14m), Stewart Copeland.

Goalscorers: Luke Allen (46m, 0-1), Jack Parter (60m, 0-2), Nathan Elder (92m, 0-3)

Attendance: 401

Key moments

Goal Luke Allen scores for Tonbridge Angels
Goal Jack Parter scores for Tonbridge Angels
90:00 +2:00
Goal Nathan Elder scores for Tonbridge Angels


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90:00 +2:00 Goal 0 - 3
Nathan Elder scores for Tonbridge Angels
75:00 Sub Off
Youssef Bamba is substituted off for Kingstonian
75:00 Sub On
Evans Kouassi is substituted on for Kingstonian
70:00 Sub Off
Luke Blewden is substituted off for Tonbridge Angels
70:00 Sub On
Andre McCollin is substituted on for Tonbridge Angels
62:00 Sub Off
Shaun McAuley is substituted off for Kingstonian
62:00 Sub On
Tom Derry is substituted on for Kingstonian
60:00 Goal 0 - 2
Jack Parter scores for Tonbridge Angels
46:00 Goal 0 - 1
Luke Allen scores for Tonbridge Angels
End of period 1
14:00 Sub Off
Alex Akrofi is substituted off for Tonbridge Angels
14:00 Sub On
Nick Wheeler is substituted on for Tonbridge Angels
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Kingstonian
  • Tonbridge Angels
  • 0
  • Alex Akrofi Sub Off 14:00'
  • Nick Wheeler Sub On 14:00'
  • Luke Allen Goal 46:00'
  • Jack Parter Goal 60:00'
  • Shaun McAuley Sub Off 62:00'
  • Tom Derry Sub On 62:00'
  • Luke Blewden Sub Off 70:00'
  • Andre McCollin Sub On 70:00'
  • Youssef Bamba Sub Off 75:00'
  • Evans Kouassi Sub On 75:00'
  • Nathan Elder Goal 90:00 +2:00'

Team selection

Tonbridge Angels
  • 1. Anthony di Bernardo
  • 2. James Folkes
  • 3. Jack Parter
  • 4. Tom Parkinson
  • 5. Mitchell Nelson
  • 6. Tom Phipp
  • 7. Alex Akrofi
  • 8. Luke Allen
  • 9. Nathan Elder
  • 10. Luke Blewden
  • 11. Damien Scannell
  • 12. Andre McCollin
  • 14. Ugo Udogi
  • 15. Tommy Whitnell
  • 16. Nick Wheeler
  • 17. Stewart Copeland

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