Welling secured a vital 3 points as a double from top scorer Adam Coombes and a single goal from Harry Crawford saw off Bath. It was a much improved display from The Wings and one that took them within a point of safety.
Welling started brightly and Harry Crawford saw an effort blocked before Danny Waldren may have done better with a volley that he sliced wide from the edge of the area.
Welling took advantage of there early dominance by taking an 8th minute lead. Matt Fish played an insightful ball into George Oakley who excellently laid the ball off to Adam Coombes and the Wings man rifled home on the half volley from the edge of the area.
Welling went in search of a second and George Oakley looked certain to power home a Sam Hatton corner but his goal bound header skimmed off the head of Chas Hemmings and deflected over the bar.
Having survived the scare, Bath finally settled into the game and Frankie Artus hit an effort wide with their first real attack of the game.
Midway through the half Welling lost Pierre Joseph-Dubois to injury and he was replaced with Christian Nanetti.
He was in the thick of the action straight away hassling and harrying Simpson into a rushed back pass that Coombes intercepted, the Wings striker opted for an instinctive turn and shot but keeper Max O’Leary made a fine stop with his legs.
Right on the stroke of half time, Bath sent out a warning shot as a deep Ryan Broom cross was met by Andy Watkins but his header crashed back off the post.
Into the second half and with just two minutes gone, Bath equalised. A corner from the left was met by Harry Artus and his looping header somehow found the net after Sean Francis and Wings keeper Harry Girling seem to get in each other’s way trying to prevent the ball from looping in.
In recent games this equaliser would have resulted in Welling folding but they responded in great fashion. The lively Harry Crawford drew a great save from O’Leary as he burst through.
A superb lay off from Crawford saw Sam Hatton riffle an effort inches over with O’Leary beaten.
But in the 67th minute Welling went ahead again. Nanetti’ bursting his way into the box before being upended by Artus. Up stepped Coombes and he coolly sent O’Leary the wrong way for his second and 17th goal in all competitions for the season.
Welling were playing some good football and they were rewarded with a 3rd to wrap up the game ten minutes later. Matt Fish played a great ball through to Coombes who from a tight angle managed to keep the ball in play before he laid the ball back into the path of Harry Crawford who calmy stroked the ball home and got the goal his overall performance deserved.
Welling saw the game out in great style and with it gained their first home league win on a Saturday since Halifax Town in September 2015, bringing with it back to back wins for the first time this season.
Welling host Hythe Town in the FA Trophy next Saturday 3pm Kick off
Welling United: Girling, Fish, Brown, Hatton, Francis, Hayles, Joseph-Dubois (Nanetti 25), Waldren (Bray 90), Crawford, Coombes, Oakley (Fuseini 85). Subs not used: Lewington, Bray, Johnson.