Both sides struggled initially with the dry surface which but it was Charlton who settled the quicker and went ahead on 13 minutes when a ball across the Tonbridge box ended with Jordan Cook poking home. Less than a minute later the Tonbridge found themselves two goals down when, after losing possession from the kick-off, Michael Smith scored the first of what would be 4 goals on the night.
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Tonbridge, looking demoralised by the two goals, struggled to establish a rhythm against a slick and active Charlton side whose movement was excellent all night and the Angels found themselves a further goal down on 30 minutes when Kevin Feely headed in a routine corner.
Tonbridge came out for the second half with renewed vigour and looked to be mounting a comeback when three minutes into the half Ollie Bankole, man of the match in Tonbridge’s recent Kent Intermediate Cup win, pulled a goal back.
The comeback was short-lived however, with the excellent Smith adding a further two goals to bring up his hat-trick before an unfortunate Tonbridge own-goal took the score to 6-1. With two minutes remaining, Smith added his fourth of the day and Charlton’s seventh to complete a comprehensive win and give Smith the man-of-the-match award.
Kent Senior Cup Final 2013
Charlton Athletic 7 (Cook 13; Smith 14, 54, 74, 88; Feely 29; Miles (OG) 79)
Tonbridge Angels 1 (Lovell 47)
Charlton Athletic: Pope; Osborne, Ajayi, Feely, Fox; Harris, Cousins, Jordan; Cook; Smith, Piggot (Azeez 63).
Subs not used: Lennon, Poyet, Sho-Silva.
Tonbridge Angels: Worgan, Muggeridge, Green, Browning, Schulz, Miles, Lovell (Walder 86), Ijaha, Suarez (Bankole 46), Collin, Davis (Gayle 77).
Subs not used: Harden, Milham