Ashford 4 Tunbridge Wells Men 3
TUNBRIDGE WELLS went to Ashford knowing that a win would seal the South League Kent & Sussex Regional Division One title for them.
But the champions-in-waiting had been reminded of their fallibility when they lost an 11-goal thriller the previous weekend.
The match started off slowly but Wells gained momentum and after a slick passing move they took the lead through Kyle Mathieson.
Soon after, Matt Wilson tapped in on the far post from an excellent cross to make the score 2-0.
The visitors then let their guard down, which allowed Ashford to sneak a goal just before half-time.
A lack of communication and poor marking allowed Ashford to level the scores. This led to a poor period of play where Wells conceded another two goals in seven minutes, making the score 4-2 to the home side.
Wells managed to switch back but chances were not capitalised upon, though they did finally score again, Jack Garwood tapping in with five minutes to play.
As a last hope Wells took the keeper off and replaced him with a kicking back, but they could not draw level.
They now face a must-win game against Crawley in the last match of the season – and again victory will see them crowned champions.
The match is on Saturday at Kent College in Pembury, with a 1pm push-back.