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McKimm: "I couldn’t be prouder of the boys"

The Angels boss reacts after the 1-1 draw at Dartford

Steve McKimm was full of praise for his players after they drew 1-1 with Dartford FC at Princes Park on Saturday afternoon.

“Today I couldn’t be prouder of the boys,” said the Angels boss, speaking after the game. “I thought they did exactly what we asked of them. they had a spell in the second half where they had two or three shots that Jonny [Henley] saved. We’ve had one chalked off and their keeper’s made a couple of routine saves, but it wasn’t as if we just sat everyone behind the ball.”

It was an impressive display from the Angels, with McKimm hailing the work done by his team at both ends of the pitch.

“I don’t think we were troubled,” he said. “I thought my backline dealt with their two lively, strong forwards very well. But again, we get ourselves in front with a great goal, and like I say I’ll watch it again, because I think there are five, six, seven passes, great delivery and Tommy Wood attacked that ball with venom.”

Tonbridge were unlucky not to go in 1-0 up at half time, but the coach took heart from the way they stood up to Dartford pressure early in the second half to secure a fine point.

“We got ourselves in front and – like I say – just a misjudgement, end of the first half, but we could have crumbled after that,”  he said. “We could have gone two, three behind at the start of the second half, but we didn’t. We stood strong and credit to the players – every one of them – for getting a deserved point today.”

Published Saturday 11th September 2021