Keith Bird's first competitive game in the dugout ended in an agonising 1-2 defeat to in form Corinthian. Despite having more possession in the first half The Wells failed to turn possession into shots and it was the hoops who took the lead on the 24th minute when The Wells failed to deal with a ball in the area and the ball was passed back to Luke Tanner who cooly placed the ball into the bottom corner.
Steve Lawrence had to make a fine save to prevent Corinthian doubling their lead when a goal kick came straight back and a shot from outside the box was superbly tipped over the crossbar.
Manager Keith Bird rung the changes at half time replacing Ehis Izokun and Chris Seenan with KJ McFarlane and Andy Irvine who's impact on the game was instantaneous when Gary Beckett found Irvine on the edge of the area and some good hold up play saw him square to KJ who neatly fired home the equaliser.
The Wells pressed on for a winner and thought they'd found one when Joe Fuller found the back of the net only for his effort to be ruled offside.
Corinthian however grabbed a late winner in the 85th min when Tanner again shot from distance and his low effort found its way into the bottom corner.
Pictures of the game can be viewed here http://www.tunbridgewellsfc.com/node/650
Next up The Wells travel to the Croydon Arena Wednesday evening hoping to finish the job they started Saturday when they Face Croydon in the F.A. cup replay.
Kick Off 7:45pm