Goal Happy Angels!
Tonbridge Angels turned the form book on its head with a resounding win against Braintree Town who came into the game unbeaten in their last six league games.
The home side had a scare in the 2nd minute when the visitors managed to hit the base of the post in an early raid but it was hardly an indication of what was to follow.
In the 21st minute Jack Parter for the hosts rounded the Braintree defence and put in a low cross from the left that was converted by Tom Derry. Five minutes later Jack Rudoni again from the left was fouled in the box and D’Sean Theobalds beat Michael Johnson from the spot to double the home side’s advantage.
The Angels were flying now and in the 28th minute a long ball found Tommie Hession- Harris who forced his way through a hesitant Braintree defence to place the ball past Johnson for the third goal.
Braintree tried hard to get back into the game before half time but the Angels defence stood firm.
The home side were out of sight in the 61st minute when Hession- Harris claimed his second from a cross from Chinedu McKenzie.
Braintree did manage a consolation in the 74th minute through substitute Adam Mills converting a free kick from Byron Lawrence and there were a couple of chances for Femi Akinwande but it simply wasn’t the Irons day.
The Angels were not done yet however with central defender Rian Bray claiming his first goal for the club in the 80th minute when he headed home a cross from the left executed by none other than his fellow central defender Sonny Miles to complete a very satisfactory afternoon for the home side.
Angels Boss, Steve McKimm was delighted with his team’s performance. “Everybody was outstanding including subs. Today we have beaten comprehensively a good side because instructions were followed and chances taken. I’m very pleased for the players and the supporters.”