Published: 08:00, 04 April 2014 |
Tonbridge boss Tommy Warrilow has no interest in staying up by default.
There could yet be a twist in the Skrill South relegation battle after Kent rivals Maidstone were told they could play in the Ryman League play-offs, even though their 3G pitch wouldn’t be accepted in the Conference under current rules.
If Stones win the play-offs but can’t go up, it may mean a reprieve for Angels should they finish in the Skrill South relegation zone.
Tonbridge are second-bottom, three points adrift of safety, after Concord scored a controversial injury-time equaliser in a 2-2 draw at Longmead on Tuesday. But Warrilow wants Angels to survive in their own right as they start a run of four games in eight days at home to Basingstoke on Saturday.
He said: “I’ve never been one to rely on anyone. You have to look after yourselves, that’s what I’ve been brought up to believe.
“It would be fantastic for us if we got a reprieve and not nice for Maidstone but I’m not thinking down that line. I want to finish above the bottom three and stay up in our own right."
Leading Concord 2-1, Angels were denied at the death when the referee missed a clear foul on Gary Elphick and awarded a free-kick against the Tonbridge man seconds later, from which Steve King bundled home. Elphick was sent off for his protests and faces a three-game ban.
Tonbridge face a quick return game at Concord on Tuesday and host Dover in a rearranged match on Thursday.
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