Wealdstone moved seven points clear at the top of the National League South after a 3-1 victory at home to Tonbridge Angels on Saturday.

The Stones went ahead through Christ Tiehi’s own goal before Clifford doubled the lead with the rebound from his saved penalty.

D’Sean Theobolds pulled one back from the spot for the visitors, but Dejon Noel-Williams’ stoppage time strike calmed the nerves and sealed the points.

A flurry on corners for Tonbridge in the opening 10 minutes saw them pile on the pressure, but Wealdstone soon began to find their rhythm and they took the lead when Michee Etefe’s low cross cannoned in off Tiehi.

The hosts were now dominating possession and the only complaint from the first half would have been the lack of further goals. Nick Arnold was at the centre of the action on more than one occasion, sending in a perfect cross towards Danny Green that was cleared and then curling an effort over the bar from Dennon Lewis’ pass.

Wealdstone’s best chance to double their lead came six minutes after the break when Lewis’ quick feet were too much for the defender, and he was upended in the box.

Clifford stepped up and saw his original effort parried away, but he stayed alert and lofted the rebound into the net with the outside of his foot.

Just before the hour mark, Tonbridge were awarded a penalty of their own when Jerome Okimo clumsily fouled Tom Derry in the area, and Theobolds drove low under Aston Oxborough to halve the deficit.

Despite Tonbridge doing all they could to make it a nervy finish, all the nerves were wiped out a minute into stoppage time when an excellent run from Lewis ended with Noel-Williams drilling across goal into the bottom corner.

The win preserves Wealdstone’s place at the top and extends their lead to seven points after Hemel Hempstead Town’s at home to Eastbourne Borough.

Up next for Dean Brennan’s side in the league is a visit to Dorking Wanderers, this Saturday at 3pm.