The two sides started the day on the complete other side of the table. Oxford City started the day in 3rd place on pretty solid form. Tonbridge have been the opposite and been quite poor this season. They started the day in 18th place and could be in relegation trouble.
A pretty good start for Oxford as Tonbridge went down to ten men within ten minutes. It was the goalkeeper Jonathan Henly who got the red card after he handled the ball outside of the area. This was the start of a rough day for Tonbridge as their replacement goalkeeper came on and was introduced to the game by a free kick from Josh Ashby. Ashby took and scored after he bends the ball into the bottom corner past the new goalkeeper giving him a warm welcome to the match. It didn't take long for Oxford to score a second and it was a Josh Ashby free kick again but this time he smashed it into the top corner. Oxford went in at half time 2-0 up and it should have been more. Oxford continued the way the finished off and played some nice football against a vulnerable Tonbridge side. It was 3-0 thanks to a Gatlin O'Donkor goal into the bottom corner with his first goal for the club since signing earlier on the day. With around ten minutes to go Joe Iaciofano goal after he gets on the end of a nice ball and makes it 4-0. Ewan Clark added insult to injury in the 91st minute when he scored from a scramble to further embarrass Tonbridge. The game finished Oxford City 5-0 Tonbridge Angels.
Oxford City stayed in 3rd place with an emphatic win. They are level on points with Dartford but are ahead on goal difference. They are 4 points behind Maidstone too. Tonbridge stay 18th but due to results not going their way they sink deeper into further relegation trouble with Welling United and Billericay Town both picking up points.
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