FA Cup 1st Round
Oxford United 3 - 1 Tonbridge Angels
Collin, Miles (Own Goal)
Worgan - 7.80
Miles, Atangana, Davis
Oh well, not too disappointed about losing to Oxford United who are 2 two leagues above us and getting to the 1st round of the FA cup isnt bad for a Blue Square South side. We certainly gave it a good go as well until Oxford showed their League 2 class to upstage us in the 80th and 86th minute through two well taken goals. The first goal was a bit of a farce really, Oxford danger man winger Bossman cracked a shot against the bar only for it to hit Sonny Miles in the face and roll past the stranded Les Worgan in the dying minutes of the first half. Collin pulled one back for the Angels with our only shot on target, us after Piper won the ball on half way, knocked it to Suarez who put Collin in to finish well. Les Worgan was outstanding in goal and pulled off some great saves through out the game. All in all we put a good shift in against the professional side and gave a good account of ourselves.
Basingstoke 0 - 2 Tonbridge Angels
Schulz - 8.00
Atangana (Twisted Knee), Lyons (Bruised Shin)
Another good away win in the league takes us to 7 straight league wins on the bounce! And another clean sheet, brilliant! Although the performance overall was rather tepid with the two centre backs Olly Schulz and Yann Nsaku (7.30) being the only real contenders for the man of the match award. Schulz beat his centre back partner to the MotM award through his thumping header goal in the first half after a good delivery from Muggeridge. The next highlight of interest came half way through the second half when Basingstoke came back at us which saw Nsaku make two goal line clearances one after the other. The Angels put the result to bed shortly after when Nsaku clipped a ball over the top which Collin managed o put away after the keeper parried his first shot back to his feet.
FA Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round
Leatherhead FC 1 - 1 Tonbridge Angels
Lyons, Treleaven (OG)
Lyons - 7.30
ReplayTonbridge Angels 0 - 0 Leatherhead FC
Nsaku - 7.90
Wow... What an awful display over both of the legs. We were very lucky on the first leg after trailing from Treleaven's unlucky own goal, right up until the 79th minute before the substitute Lyons struck from 30 yards with a brilliant goal to level. We should have battered Leatherhead on the second leg, we managed to hit bar and post a staggering 7 times! We managed to take the win on penalties but not before bottling two chances to win the shoot out before Muggeridge decided the out come with a composed finish after Leatherhead had blazed their then 8th penalty over the bar. Overall we were lucky to progress, but I am glad that we did so.
Dorchester Town 2 - 0 Tonbridge Angels
Tsovolos - 7.20
Koranteng (Groin Strain)
I can let this one slide the team were very tired after 3 games in under a week (300 minutes of football). It is a shame to see our winning/ unbeaten streak go but this is only our second defeat of the season and we are still top even after this defeat. Tsovolos put in his best performance of the season so far at centre back standing in for the exhausted Nsaku and was solid through out the game and even managed to clip the bar with a headed chance from a whipped in free kick. Im not too worried about this result, the team was allowed very low levels of training after this game to recuperate and regain some energy fro the next game.
The FA Trophy 1st Round
Tonbridge Angels 2 - 1 Ebbsfleet
Piper - 7.30
Yes! A great win over a team a league higher than us. Piper put Collin clean through to see us 1-0 up in the first half and Lyons put day light between the two teams right from the kick off for the second half with a thunderbolt after receiving a pass from Piper, turning, and cracking one from 30 yards out, no less. Right into the top corner. Ebbsfleet pulled one back very late on but never looked threatening through out the entire game we bossed the game from start to finish and ended with 65% possession, which is not to be sniffed at against a team in a higher division!
Tonbridge Angels 2 - 2 Maidenhead
Collin - 8.80
Urgh! Three points thrown away 2-0 up an cruising until half way through the second half when Devnye decided that Collin shouldn't have all the glory an got himself a brace of goals as well. After the poor display vs Dorchester in the league too we could have done with bouncing back in the league. Collin picked up the MotM award at this match beating out Maidenhead's Devnye due to the quality of his goals scored. But they all count no matter how they go in.
End Of November
League Table and Top Performers
Frannie Collin - 7.10
Yann Nsaku - 7.08
Mikel Suarez - 7.00