Match report: Tonbridge Angels v Enfield Town

Tonbridge Angels 2-1 Enfield Town

Saturday 17th January 2015
Ryman League Premier Division

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Enfield’s Corey Whitely opens the scoring

Town returned from Kent feeling frustrated, annoyed and beaten yesterday.

A decent crowd of nearly 500 watched as our boys took the game on a very heavy pitch by the scruff of the neck. We played quickly, creatively and had Tonbridge on the back foot for large periods.

Our dominance seemed to eventually pay dividends when the Angels 2 brought down Tyler Campbell in the box only for a uncharacteristic weak penalty strike, being saved by the home keeper from the otherwise ever reliable Liam Hope. His first ever miss from the spot during a league game.

However we didn’t have to wait that much longer to cheer a goal as Corey Whitely raced through from just inside the opposition half to shoot powerfully across the keeper to give us a thoroughly deserved 1-0 lead after 41 minutes.

See it out till half time we all thought, but contrived to allow Tonbridge to equalise on the stroke of half time, giving their forward far too much time to line up a shot from the edge of the box, although Nathan Mcdonald saved well the rebound fell kindly for the home player to side foot in.

The second half was a more even contest however we evidently struggled more than the home team with the draining heavy conditions as they finished the stronger and also took the chance which came their way after 79 minutes to finish the days scoring.

We deserved at least a point and should have been 3-0 up at half time. That’s football and in our case we didn’t sufficiently kill off the opposition when the opportunities arose.

We go again on Tuesday at Donkey Lane when we welcome Canvey Island and hopefully see us back on winning ways.


Photo courtesy: Tom Scott


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