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Tonbridge Angels 4
Fagg (6'), Payne (12', 36'), Soares-Junior (62')
1 Hythe Town
Embery (27')

Angels take victory against Hythe Town

Angels set up against Hythe with a few changes to the eleven that featured on Tuesday night. Notably Nat Gibb starting in goal, the team ahead of him; Tyrie, Parkinson, Fielding, Hinds, Gard, Wagstaff ©, Fagg, N. Wood, Payne, Crichlow.

Tonbridge opened the scoring on the sixth minute, Scott Wagstaff shifting the ball to Jamie Fielding who had overlapped him, Jamie hit a first-time ball into the box and Tommie Fagg headed home past the Hythe goalkeeper. Early on, Angels with a 1-0 lead.

Minutes later, a second Jamie Fielding cross nearly resulted in an own goal, the defender again combining well with skipper Wagstaff and Gianni Crichlow.

Angels did double their lead on the 12th minute. Tariq Hinds playing in the left-back role delivered a near-post cross and a brief touch from Stefan Payne beat the keeper. 2-0.

Hythe created a couple of opportunities around the 25 minute mark, one of which materialised. Hythe’s Embery beating Nat Gibb to narrow Tonbridge's lead. 2-1.

Before the end of the half, Tonbridge scored again. This one created through Tariq Hinds who had his effort parried into Stefan Payne’s path and he subsequently seized the opportunity to double his tally. 3-1.

On the stroke of half time, Jamie Fielding had a chance to feature on the scoresheet. He took a free kick from the edge of the 18-yard box and was denied only by the crossbar.

Half-time 3-1. Angels in control.

No changes for the blues during half time but, on the 50th minute, two-time goal scorer Stefan Payne was replaced by Johl Powell.

Around ten minutes later, Tom Parkinson and Gianni Crichlow made way for Lyons-Foster and Soares-Junior. And, having only been on the pitch for five minutes, Ruben Soares-Junior scored the fifth and final goal of the game with a spectacular scissor-kick finish.

Full time - Tonbridge Angels 4, Hythe Town 1.

After the game, boss Jay Saunders said “We knew Hythe would be a good side, well organised and a good test for us. Overall, a good day. I’m pleased with the win and the bigger picture which is about getting more minutes into the boys.”

Published Saturday 15th July 2023