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Slough Town 0
0 Tonbridge Angels

Angels carved out a precious point at Arbour Park and kept a clean sheet against the second placed team in National League South. Bearing in mind the visitors own position of third from bottom it was  by any benchmark a more than respectable result.  In fact late in the game low crosses from Ben Greenhalgh, D’Sean Theobalds and Jarrod Small just needed a touch and all the points would have been going back to Kent.

The first half saw the Rebels with the majority of possession with the Angels looking a touch nervous and unable to really get their passing game going.  That said the away defence brilliantly masterminded by Sonny Miles denied Slough few genuine chances.  What on target efforts that  came from the hosts were generally easy for Jonny Henly. An exception came in the 23rd minute a cross from the left set up Warren Harris but the no 11 fluffed his lines.

Tonbridge came for more into the picture after half time with the central midfield pairing of  D’Sean Theobalds and Christ Tiehi gaining far more influence on the game and in turn getting the ball out to wide players Jarrod Small and Joe Turner. It was certainly giving the Slough defence much more to think about and several times the Angels were able to get behind the Rebels rearguard.  

Some of those crosses just needed a touch and Tonbridge would have taken a lead. At the other end there were a few moments for Slough with Henly making a couple of vital near post saves,  but in truth they never quite looked as cohesive as they did during the first period. In the closing stages both teams went for the win to keep the crowd entertained but at the final whistle it will be those Tonbridge supporters who would have been the happier with their team’s performance 

Published Saturday 30th November 2019