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Tonbridge Angels boss Tommy Warrilow admitted he was relieved to get through to the FA Trophy second round after Lee Browning’s late show in Wales.
Browning headed home in the fourth minute of injury-time to clinch a 2-1 victory over Merthyr Town on Tuesday and set up a clash with Dartford.
Warrilow, pictured, said: "We didn’t play well but we dug in and got a result and the main thing was to get through. Our back four were brilliant but we kept trying to play in the wrong areas and ended up giving the ball away.
"It wasn’t a night for playing football. It was a night for turning teams round quickly and getting in behind them but we didn’t do it enough."
Sonny Miles put Angels in front on 21 minutes after Olly Schulz’s header was saved but a controversial penalty award against Gary Elphick – nobody knew what it was for – saw Merthyr level just before the hour.
A replay was on the cards before good work down the right from Frannie Collin led to Browning’s winner.
Tonbridge are staying overnight in Cornwall ahead of their Blue Square Bet South match at bottom side Truro on Saturday, but midfielder Chris Piper misses the game with a one-match ban.
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