Second half comeback earns point at Tonbridge

Tonbridge Angels

Tonbridge Angels

Greenidge (20, 45), Aransibia (44)
Slough Town

Slough Town

Lench (50), Goddard (76), Amartey (80)
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It was a Saturday afternoon to remember for Slough Town, who were 3-0 down at half time but managed to complete a fantastic comeback to draw 3-3 at Tonbridge Angels, writes Henry Cheal.

The first big moment of the game went to Slough inside the first five minutes as player-manager Scott Davies executed a lovely through ball to Ogo Obi, but Tonbridge keeper Jonathan Henly did well to keep out the striker’s shot. Another chance was created just two minutes later but Henly again did enough to get a hand to Obi’s shot.

Then on 20 minutes - against the run of play - the home side took the lead thanks to a cross from Jamie Fielding, who found Jordan Greenidge in the middle of the box who headed home into the bottom right corner of the goal.

Tonbridge had the momentum for the rest of the first half and produced a few chances to try and extend their lead. One of those chances were cleared off the line by the Slough defence, with the other big chance being a Josh Jackman mistake which gave Jack Wood a clear sight of goal but Rhys Forster pulled off a fantastic save.

Then, just before the half-time whistle Tonbridge added two further goals to their tally as they scored in quick succession.

Devonte Aransibia was there to head the ball past Forster in goal after Joe Turner played an excellent ball in for the second, and then Lewis Gard from the left-hand side put in the cross for the third with Greenidge finishing it off on his right foot and scoring his second of the game.

Slough got off to the best possible start in the second half, with Matt Lench clawing one goal back on 50 minutes, scoring a wonder goal into the top corner from 30 yards out.

Lee Togwell fancied his luck with something similar just past the hour mark, but his effort couldn’t quite curl into the top corner.

Slough reduced the deficit to just one goal with 15 minutes to go. Matt Hall’s long pass forward to Johnny Goddard was excellently controlled by the midfielder, who curled a brilliant effort into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

The momentum was with the Rebels, and after substitute Louis Walsh hit the crossbar with a mishit cross, they managed to level the scores just a few minutes later.

Francis Amartey, making his second debut for the club, turned past his marker after receiving a pass from Lench and bore down on goal, firing into the bottom corner to complete a fantastic comeback for the second consecutive match.

Tonbridge Angels Lineup

Jonathan Henly, Jamie Fielding, Tariq Hinds, Ben Swift, Sonny Miles, Lewis Gard, Jordan Greenidge (Louis Collins 88), Jack Wood (Ruben Soares-Junior 65), Joe Turner, Devonte Aransibia (Tommie Fagg 84), Scott Wagstaff. Unused substitutes: Tom Parkinson, Craig Braham-Barrett.


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