Angels, Top of the Pile!
By Max Meads
Tonbridge Angels continued their unbeaten start with a win against Wingate & Finchley, but the result was marred by an end to their clean sheet record and an injury to Tom Beere.
Wingers Adem Ramadan and Joe Turner were in fine form, causing many problems throughout the game for the Wingate defence. Tonbridge playmaker Tom Beere was stretchered off in the 19th minute after landing badly on his knee and hyperextending it, but he is not expected to spend long sidelined.
Tonbridge’s run of five matches without conceding was ended just before the stroke of half time, with Tejan-Sie putting one past Henly from a short corner.
Wingate looked brighter in the opening minutes of the second half, but Tonbridge woke up and threatened with many chances from the attackers. Great runs by Folkes, Turner and Ramadan troubled the defence, and Whitnell came agonisingly close to scoring late on.
This result stretches the Angels’ streak to six, keeping them in sole possession of first place.