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Angels prepare for 'Double Stones' week

Jason Williams scoring in the 2-2 away draw with Maidstone Utd. 01.01.20. Photo : Wes Filtness.

A26 Derby, Tuesday : League Leaders, Saturday

Visits from close neighbours and Kent rivals Maidstone United on Tuesday (28th January) followed by runaway league leaders Wealdstone ( Saturday 1st February) heralds an exciting week of football for Angels supporters with the club hoping for plenty of fans coming through the gates. 

In anticipation of a large attendance, the game against Maidstone United on Tuesday 28th January 7:45pm kick off will be segregated to ensure everyone's comfort.  The traditional 'changing ends' at half time by the respective sets of supporters can cause considerable congestion particularly around the refreshment outlets and to avoid that frustration there will be separate 'home' and 'away' ends.

All the normal facilities (covered seating and terracing, hot food and drink, licensed bar, toilets) will be available to both sets of supporters.  Maidstone Utd fans will be asked to enter the ground at the north end while home supporters should use the normal turnstiles. Stewards will be on hand to direct supporters accordingly.   

The away match at The Gallagher on New Years Day was a pulsating affair with, in the end, the points shared and this game promises to be equally absorbing.  Gates will open at 6:00pm and it is suggested that supporters arrive early and avoid that ‘last minute rush’.

And then, if this wasn't excitement enough, four days later (Saturday 1st February KO 3:00pm) the Angels host runaway league leaders Wealdstone.  The reverse fixture back on a wet October afternoon saw Tonbridge go down to a 3-1 defeat, but in reality the game was a lot closer than the final scoreline suggests with the decisive Wealdstone third goal only coming in the final minutes. 

Can Angels remove the wheels from the Wealdstone juggernaut?   Last Saturday, play off contenders Bath City was on the receiving end of a 7-0 drubbing from our visitors but you can be sure that Steve McKimm will field a team he genuinely believes can cause what might be considered an upset.  In this season's National South campaign there are surprise results every week so you never know what might happen.  Be at The Halcyon Wealth Longmead Stadium to see how events unfold.

Whether you support the Angels or either of those two 'Stones' sides your visit will be most welcome.                    

Published Monday 27th January 2020