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Table-topping Bognor do not fear the Angels

Top of the table Bognor have nothing to fear as they travel to take on fellow promotion hopefuls Tonbridge Angels tomorrow (3pm).


The Rocks went back to the top of the league in midweek after an Ollie Pearce penalty and Darren Budd strike helped them to a 2-0 victory against Kingstonian.


But the trip to Kent will not be easy – with the hosts sitting ninth albeit with up to five games in hand on those sides around them.


Rocks boss Jamie Howell said his side would need to be at their best if they are to return to Nyewood Lane with anything.


Speaking to the Post, he said: “It is always a difficult place to go but the result from midweek will give us confidence.


“They were the early pace-setters and will be difficult to beat. It’s the first of a few tough games coming up, they are coming thick and fast.”


Bognor have already played Tonbridge at home this season, coming out 2-0 winners against a depleted Angels side.


Howell said: “I’m sure they will feel with a full strength side they can do well so we will have to be wary that they will want to come out and right that wrong.”


Bognor did just that on Tuesday after a disappointing defeat to Hendon at home on Saturday.


The Rocks never really got going and could not come back after the visitors scored just before half time.


A late sending off for Calvin Davies and another goal inside stoppage time made matters worse.


Howell said “We were very poor on Saturday. We had with a lot of injuries and a number of players out. It was just had a bad day at the office.


“I think it was as poor as I’ve seen us play for a long time. That’s not because the players were not trying but I think we just didn’t have a good enough balance, which I have to take some blame for.”

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