By Alex Hoad
Tommy Warrilow has called on Tonbridge fans to get behind his players as they face the crucial visit of fellow-strugglers Eastbourne on Saturday.
Last weekend's game at Chelmsford was washed out but Tuesday’s 4-1 reverse – Tonbridge’s sixth loss in seven games – at title-chasing Welling left Angels 18th in Blue Square Bet South, just four points ahead of second-bottom Billericay, having played more games.
Eastbourne are 19th and Warrilow (pictured) admitted: "I don’t want to build the game up too much but we’ve still got to play the four teams below us and have to look to win those to get us out of the rut we’re in.
"I want the fans to come along but just aim their criticism at me and let the lads get on with it and get behind them. We need everyone on board."
With centre-backs Ollie Schulz and Gary Elphick suspended, Warrilow paired on-loan Stevenage defender Anthony Sinclair-Furlonge with Sonny Miles at the back against Welling, while Gills loanee Ashley Miller came in out wide.
Warrilow said: "Welling were just stronger than us on the night. I was disappointed with the result and we had a couple of chances we didn’t take but they are top of the league for a reason."
Schulz returns from suspension for the visit of Eastleigh on Tuesday but defensive partner Elphick is banned for both games.