Tonbridge Angels manager Tommy Warrilow celebrates five years at the helm
By Craig Tucker
Tommy Warrilow celebrates five years as Tonbridge manager on
Saturday – but admits he still feels on trial.
The Angels boss (pictured) looks to mark his anniversary match
by leading his side to victory at home to Evo-Stick Southern League
Premier Division side Hitchin in the FA Trophy third
He said: "It will be five years to the day since I took
"I love it here and am proud of what we’ve achieved but I still
feel on trial because of the reaction whenever we lose a couple of
"The club’s at the highest level it’s ever been but all of a
sudden you’re not good enough and you feel as though you have to
explain yourself. Equally, you can’t get carried away by praise
because we all know you can win games of football when you haven’t
Angels are only three points off the Blue Square Bet South
play-off places after back-to-back wins. Their latest success came
at Staines last Saturday, with nine-goal leading scorer Frannie
Collin (2), Tom Davis and Lee Browning on target in a 4-1
But it’s all about the Trophy this weekend, with Warrilow wary
of the threat posed by Hitchin.
He said: "We play at a higher level but that doesn’t mean
anything. We saw that last year when Wealdstone reached the
semi-finals as a Ryman Premier club. Hitchin have a couple of
dangerous players and we’ll be paying them the utmost respect."
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