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First Team - Match centre

Tonbridge Angels
J Turner (52')
Full time
T Whitnell (38'), L Allen (90' Sent Off)
Sat 12 Nov 15:00 - The FA Trophy 16-17 Attendance 318

We'll Meet Again...

K's and Tonbridge to meet for a third time after an exciting FA Trophy draw at the Kingsmeadow.

Match report by Simon Grier

If it wasn’t obvious already then Wednesday’s fans’ meeting to discuss Kingstonian’s off-field future laid bare the importance of cup runs to the club’s financial health.

It was therefore of no small relief to Ks that they fought to live another day in the FA Trophy, although they will face a tough replay at Longmead against Steve McKimm’s Tonbridge Angels.

Ks, now recovering from a miserable October with three wins in a row, made a strong start to the game but were unable to beat Canadian goalkeeper Tony di Barnardo.

Di Barnardo dived well to parry out a Ryan Moss shot struck low and hard from the edge of the box, was relieved to see a Moss header crash back off the bar and when he was finally beaten, by Joe Turner, the referee ruled the effort out for a handball by Moss in the build-up.

It was not one-way traffic though. Despite a let off when Rob Tolfrey made a reflex save from Luke Blewden, a slack moment of defending on 38 minutes allowed Nathan Elder to tee up Tommy Whitnell with far too much time and space in the box. He beat Tolfrey to give the visitors the half-time lead.

Ks came out strongly after the break though and were quickly level. Ryan Moss broke powerfully down the right and his low cross was perfect for Turner to slam in from close range.

Tolfrey maintained the Ks lead with a fine save from Damian Scannall but it was Ks who looked more dangerous in the closing stages, with Youssuf Bamba particularly menacing. Despite a succession of corners though Ks could not fashion the clear-cut chance they required and suffered a further blow when Aaron Goode was carried off with what appeared to be a knee injury.

A red card for Angels’ Luke Allen, for a second bookable offence, came too late to make any difference to the game and the two sides will face off again in midweek for the right to play North Leigh in the next round.

Kingstonian: Rob Tolfrey, Aaron Goode, George Wells, Lee O'Leary, Bruce Hogg, Alan Inns, Youssef Bamba, Sean Bonnett-Johnson, Ryan Moss, Aaron Lamont, Joe Turner.

Subs: Jason Stripp (for Aaron Goode, 75m), Sam Page, Tom Derry, Toyosi Olusanya, Pelayo Pico Gomez (for Aaron Lamont, 91m)

Tonbridge Angels: Anthony di Bernardo, James Folkes, Jack Parter, Tommy Whitnell, Sonny Miles, George Beavan, Damien Scannell, Luke Allen, Nathan Elder, Luke Blewden, Nick Wheeler.

Subs: Sid Sollis, Liam Smith, Cameron Milham, Ugo Udogi (for Damien Scannell, 93m), Lewis Lawlor.

Red card: Luke Allen (91m)

Goalscorers: Tommy Whitnell (38m, 0-1), Joe Turner (52m, 1-1)

Attendance: 318

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Key moments

Goal Tommy Whitnell scores for Tonbridge Angels
Goal Joe Turner scores for Kingstonian
Red Card Luke Allen is sent off for Tonbridge Angels


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90:00 +3:00 Sub Off
Damien Scannell is substituted off for Tonbridge Angels
90:00 +3:00 Sub On
Ugo Udogi is substituted on for Tonbridge Angels
90:00 +1:00 Sub Off
Aaron Lamont is substituted off for Kingstonian
90:00 +1:00 Sub On
Pelayo Pico Gomez is substituted on for Kingstonian
90:00 Red Card 1 - 1
Luke Allen is sent off for Tonbridge Angels
75:00 Sub Off
Aaron Goode is substituted off for Kingstonian
75:00 Sub On
Jason Stripp is substituted on for Kingstonian
52:00 Goal 1 - 1
Joe Turner scores for Kingstonian
End of period 1
38:00 Goal 0 - 1
Tommy Whitnell scores for Tonbridge Angels
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Kingstonian
  • Tonbridge Angels
  • 0
  • Tommy Whitnell Goal 38:00'
  • Joe Turner Goal 52:00'
  • Aaron Goode Sub Off 75:00'
  • Jason Stripp Sub On 75:00'
  • Luke Allen Red Card 90:00'
  • Aaron Lamont Sub Off 90:00 +1:00'
  • Pelayo Pico Gomez Sub On 90:00 +1:00'
  • Damien Scannell Sub Off 90:00 +3:00'
  • Ugo Udogi Sub On 90:00 +3:00'

Team selection

Tonbridge Angels
  • 1. Anthony di Bernardo
  • 2. James Folkes
  • 3. Jack Parter
  • 4. Tommy Whitnell
  • 5. Sonny Miles
  • 6. George Beavan
  • 7. Damien Scannell
  • 8. Luke Allen
  • 9. Nathan Elder
  • 10. Luke Blewden
  • 11. Nick Wheeler
  • 12. Sid Sollis
  • 14. Liam Smith
  • 15. Cameron Milham
  • 16. Ugo Udogi
  • 17. Lewis Lawlor

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