TOM HERE FOR SEVEN IN A ROW
TOM RICHARDS stretched Leatherhead’s remarkable league winning run to seven with his goal on the half-hour.
The game wasn’t great as a spectacle but the Tanners won’t care about that as they are now four points from the play-off places.
They nearly led on 12 minutes but Jerry Nnamani found Tonbridge keeper Jon Henly in good form, as he blocked the centre-back’s header from Sammy Moore’s free-kick.
Striker Tom Derry turned provider for the game’s only goal, his great cross setting up a lovely finish from Richards into the bottom left hand corner of the net.
The Angels nearly levelled five minutes before the break but striker Nathan Elder’s powerful header cleared the bar.
Derry headed Sean Clohessy’s cross over on half-time and Henly saved Moore’s powerful shot on 50 minutes.
Eight minutes later, Tanners keeper Zaki Oualah made his first key save, doing well to parry Tom Jelley’s effort.
However, Derry nearly sealed victory a minute later, his header landing on the roof of the net.
Richards was nearly in for his second on 76 minutes. And Tonbridge rarely threatened an equaliser. STAR MAN: Tom Richards (Leatherhead) ENTERTAINMENT: ★★★★★