The boys are in a very positive place for the last third of the season, says Tonbridge Angels' assistant manager Barry Moore
TONBRIDGE ANGELS’ assistant manager Barry Moore says his players’ are in a positive place going into the final three months of the season.
The Angels entertained their fans with a 4-4 draw at home to Leatherhead on Tuesday night, a result that puts them back in the Ryman Premier League play-off zone in fifth-place on 49 points with 16 games remaining.
Steve McKimm’s side are 11 points adrift of league leaders Bognor Regis Town but Moore took positives from their eight-goal thriller against Jimmy Bullard’s side.
“I thought after we scored early in the game on Tuesday night our energy levels and communication dropped, which allowed Leatherhead to move the ball very well and dominate the rest of the half,” reflected Moore.
“We spoke at half-time about pressing quicker and being on the front foot early, which the boys took on board well and with Tom Phipp scoring a superb goal we started to get a foot hold early in the second half.
“We were very disappointed that after we scored to get in front the boys switched off from a wide free-kick, which ended in their fourth goal.
“Our home performances have been good of late so a draw is obviously not what we wanted but avoiding defeat after being 3-1 down is a positive as well.”
Tonbridge Angels travel to Canvey Island tomorrow to play a side fighting for their lives in the bottom three.
Moore said: “Tomorrow will be a very tough test against Canvey. When we played them at home the game changed when they went down to 10 men so we know how much they will be up for it.
“They are at the moment scrapping at the other end of the table so will desperately want all three points and we will want to keep in the play-off pack and three points will keep us there.
“The boys trained very well on Thursday and are in a very positive place for the last third of the season.
“Hopefully the weather will allow for a good game of football and with Alex Akrofi back in the squad from suspension it’s competition for places again. The boys know this and the whole squad have been great with their attitudes whether in the starting 11 or coming off the bench.”
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Canvey Island v Tonbridge Angels
Ryman Premier League
Saturday 4th February 2017
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Park Lane, Canvey Island, Essex SS8 7PX