STONES manager Gordon Bartlett admitted that failing to beat an Angels side with a makeshift goalkeeper for 75 minutes on Saturday was a bitter pill to swallow.
Lee Worgan had a debut to forget for Tonbridge after he was sent off by referee Alf Field, who adjudged the goalkeeper had gathered a long ball outside his 18-yard-box.
With no recognised goalkeeper on the substitutes bench Tonbridge boss, Tommy Warrilow, was forced to put left winger Fraser Logan between the sticks. And the Scottish player did not disappoint  not that Wealdstone truly tested him until the dying minutes.
The hosts had plenty of chances to wrap the result up before Worgan's controversial dismissal, much to Bartlett's dismay.
"I would have taken a draw before the game but, given the cir
cumstances that transpired, I'm disappointed we didn't win," said the Stones boss. "When a team lose their keeper you automatically assume the opposition will win. For the first 20 minutes we were the better team and created more opportunities in that period than the rest of the game.
"I'm disappointed with our passing and the deliveries into the box to put pressure on him [Logan].
"Tonbridge put bodies behind the ball and went into a 4-4-1 formation," added Bartlett. "They then became difficult to break down."
Derek Quaye, Gary Burrell and Ben Alexander were among the Stones culprits in front of goal before goalkeeper Sean Thomas spared the club's blushes with a fine save to deny the busy Ade Olorunda before doing enough to force Carl Rook into a misdirected header late on.
Wealdstone: Thomas; McCoy, Massey, Martin, Gray; Quaye, Ashe, O'Leary, Burrell; Papali, Alexander.