POLICE STALL ON THE ROAD
DESPITE losing Craig Stone to injury after just four minutes and having to reorganise their defence, Tonbridge had much the better of the first half.
Chances fell to Sam Bantick in the third minute, Alex Akrofi after 15 minutes and finally the opening goal after 27 minutes following a great move with Joe Turner scoring.
Despite three chances for Met Police falling to Lloyd Macklin it was the Angels who continued to dominate with further chances for Turner and Bantick.
In terms of goalmouth action it was a quieter second half but the home side had a confidence about their play despite having to field a number of their younger players due to injury and budget cuts. That confidence was confirmed in the 51st minute when teenager Liam Smith stole round the back of the Met Police defence to plant a header from Turner’s corner to claim the all important second goal.
With the two-goal cushion the home side were comfortable and it wasn’t until stoppage time that the Police showed why they are potential play-off contenders, with substitute Ryan Myers and Jay Gasson attempting to claim a consolation goal but it was in vain.