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Wings add three ahead of Truro trip

Mark Goldberg has kept true to his word after suggesting he would make changes after last Saturday.

Oliver Sprague and Bobby Devyne have left PVR to get game time and experience.

The Wings manager said “We’ve allowed Olly Sprague and Bobby Devyne to go out and get game time, what we need right now is experience, players that can come straight in and do the job that we need them to do”

The Wings welcome Dean Morgan (wide player), Adam Coombes (striker) and Lyle Della-Verde (wide player) to the club. All 3 have football league experience in their pedigree. We await international clearance on Dean who has been playing in Iceland.

Mark told us about the three new signings.

“Dean has played a number of games at league one and more recently for Woking and also in Iceland this summer, hes fit and ready. We are very fortunate to bring him in. We are hopeful of getting international clearance for this Saturday”

“Lyle is still only 21 has played for Crawley in the football league, was bought by Fulham from Southend United and he has all the experience we are looking for and can play both wings”

“Adam has scored against Liverpool (in the Capital One cup), injuries have stopped him from having a career at the highest level, he started at Chelsea. I played him as a winger at Bromley, i want to give him the opportunity to play up front, i believe he can be prolific at this level”

In team news for tomorrow’s away game at Truro City, Pierre Joseph-Dubois is fit but Warren Whiteley is not 100% ready so will miss Truro away, he is expected to be involved in the squad for Monday at home to Chelmsford City.

On Truro, Mark Goldberg told WingsTV “I’ve been told we’ve never lost to Truro , that doesn’t mean anything, We’ve got to go out there and perform and we’ve got to make a difference to the way we’ve been playing and earn the right to win the game, I’m certainly looking for points this weekend”

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From the Training Ground ahead of Truro away

WingsTV were at training on Thursday afternoon and caught up with Wings boss Mark Goldberg, who has been busy in the transfer market with three new players and two players leaving to get game time elsewhere.

Watch the full interview and footage of the new players on WingsTV here http://www.wellingunited.com/wp/wings-tv-videos/

Subscribe to WingsTV http://www.wellingunited.com/wp/wingstv-sign-up/ for HD match highlights home and away, full post match interviews with Mark and the players plus weekly training ground update videos.

The official site will have a piece tomorrow afternoon on the comings and goings.

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A minute with Mark Goldberg & Chris Lewington

WingsTV caught up with Mark Goldberg and Chris Lewington after Saturday’s loss to St Albans City at Park View Road.

Watch the bitesized interviews below as Mark Goldberg admits making decisions that have not been good enough in the recruitment of players. Man of the match Lewington is convinced the Wings will get better and will grow as a squad,

Watch HD match highlights home and away, all of the full interviews and midweek training ground video content on WingsTV.

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St Albans City highlights now online on WingsTV

Over 16 minutes of HD highlights from Welling United vs St Albans City are online on WingsTV.

The full and frank Mark Goldberg interview is also on WingsTV. Watch the highlights and interviews here http://wellingunited.com/wp/wings-tv-videos/ Chris Lewington full interview will follow later.

We will have a minute with Mark Goldberg and Chris Lewington on the official site on Monday.

For HD highlights home and away* Full post match interviews with the manager and players and midweek training ground updates, sign up to WingsTV here in seconds. http://www.wellingunited.com/wp/wings-tv/

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Welling United 0-1 St Albans City


Welling remain winless after 5 games as they conceded their fifth penalty in as many games to slip to a one nil defeat. Only results elsewhere prevented Welling slipping to bottom of the table as the disastrous start to the season continued.

Just as they did Tuesday Welling started brightly and a flowing counter attacking move saw Archie Johsnon skip down the left before crossing for Dan Walker who cut inside before curling a shot that some how St Albans’ goalkeeper James Russell tipped onto the crossbar and was then cleared to safety.

St Albans slowly got into stride and Shaun Lucien had a header deflected over from a Dipo Akinyemi’s cross. Welling were having joy on the counter attack and another break away from a St Albans corner saw Harry Crawford fire over when he should have hit the target.

Wings Keeper Chris Lewington, who has been head and shoulders, Welling’s best player in the opening games then produced a stunning save to keep out the visitors. A deep Lee Chappell free kick was met by Tom Bender and the former Wings man looked certain to score but Lewington palmed the ball away from point blank range.

Lewington was now being kept busy and was at it again saving a Louie Theophanous effort with his legs to keep St Albans at bay.

St Albans had weathered the Welling storm and now found themselves in the ascendancy  Junior Morias forcing Lewington into another good save from a tight angle.

With half time looming and the Welling defence looking shaky, they caved in and gave away yet another penalty. The fifth penalty in the last five games. Lucien burst into the area and tempted Mitchell Nelson into making a needless challenge and tripped him. Junior Morias smashed his penalty straight down the middle.

Changes were needed and at half time and Archie Johnson made way for Sam Hatton.

Welling were seeing more of the ball but failing to create much in the way of chances and it was St Albans who nearly doubled their lead. as Akinyemi dragged a shot wide.

Welling did then come inches away from an equaliser a Danny Waldren corner was met by a big leap and a firm Mitchell Nelson header that crashed off the crossbar.

The Wings were then nearly handed a lifeline as a weak Tom Bender header almost allowed Dan Walker to nip in but keeper James Russell was alert and just denied Walker with a smart tackle.

Russell again prodouced a smart save from Danny Waldren who got on the end of a deep cross before firing a half volley into the ground which Russell tipped over.

Sam Merson should have put the game to bed late on but headed over when free in the box, but it mattered not as St Albans claimed the three points as Welling were punished yet again for giving away their fifth penalty of the season.

The Wings now have a seven day break before heading down to Truro City on Saturday, knowing they have to pick up points and fast.

 

Welling United: Lewington, Nelson, Brown, Hayles, Francis, Leacock (Sprague 69), Devyne, Waldren, Crawford (Slabber 56), Walker, Johnson (Hatton 46). Unused Substitutes: Banton, Agu.

 

Attendance 483

 

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St Albans at PVR on Saturday

The Wings go into Saturday’s home game with St Albans City on Saturday looking to build on Tuesday’s first point of the season.

The Saints sit in 8th position in the league with 7 points but have taken only a point on their travels this season thanks to a 2-2 draw at Wealdstone. They followed that with a 3-0 loss at Bath City, those away performance sandwich a 2-0 win at home vs Concord on the opening day and their latest result a 2-1 win at home to Chelmsford on Tuesday.

Despite a lacklustre second half on Tuesday, the Wings put up arguably their best performance so far in a 1-1 draw at East Thurrock. They controlled the first half and spurned a number of opportunities to increase their first minute lead. The Rocks salvaged a point with a dubious late penalty as their second half pressure eventually told.

All supporters on Saturday can take advantage of the Wings two bars, with the upstairs lounge serving hot food, kick off is 3:00pm

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A minute with Mark Goldberg after East Thurrock

WingsTV caught up with Welling United manager Mark Goldberg after Tuesday night’s draw at Rookery Lane where East Thurrock claimed a late draw via a penalty given by referee Paul Kelly that has drawn much discussion..

Watch a minute with Mark Goldberg below.

Full HD highlights home and away plus full post match interviews are available by subscribing to WingsTV.

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East Thurrock highlights now on WingsTV

17 minutes HD highlights are now online on WingsTV.

The Wings can feel hard done by after having an 82nd minute penalty awarded against them by referee Paul Kelly who deemed Julian Banton guilty of fouling Joe Gardner in the box. To rub salt into the wound Banton was booked and the penalty was converted to give the home side a point. Make your own mind up after viewing the replay of the incident in the highlights.

Watch the highlights here, you can also subscribe to WingsTV for the season via the same link. http://www.wellingunited.com/wp/wings-tv-videos/

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** BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY FAMILY FUNDAY**

August 29th 12pm-Late!! Welling United are delighted to announce the launch or our Family Fundays.

We have PRE MATCH ENTERTAINMENT from 12pm including kids 5 a side, bouncy castle, music, carnival games and more! 3pm Welling UTD Kick Off against Chelmsford City. We have a half time penalty shoot out! Then we host an AFTER PARTY at the Wings Bar with DJ and Live Band until late! Happy Hours 12-1pm and 6-7pm! Spread the word guys, we look forward to seeing you all down there! #supportyourlocalteam

East Thurrock report

East Thurrock 1-1 Welling United


Welling picked up their first point of the season on Tuesday night. But they paid the penalty for a subdued 2nd half perfomance as the Wings gave away their 4th penalty in as many games. A Ben Marlow penalty with 8 minutes to go to denying the Wings a first win of the season.

Manager Mark Goldberg threatened to make changes and he did as Sam Hatton, Mitchell Nelson and Jamie Slabber were dropped to the bench having all started on Saturday.

These changes seemed to have a positive response immediately as a deep cross from Jordan Brown who skipped down the left flank was met by a looping Pierre Joseph-Dubois header which nestled in the far post, the goal coming after just 40 seconds.

It could and should have been two just after. A low Harry Crawford cross deflected off of Joe Ellul but East Thurrock keeper Lukas Lidakevicius made a improvised save with his legs to keep the ball out.

Reece Harris the Ex Welling man then went close forcing Chris Lewington to make an excellent stop.

Former East Thurrock man Rickie Hayles played a neat 1-2 with Crawford on the edge of the area but after working such a good position he just lacked the composure needed and flashed an effort wide.

Jordon Brown then came to Welling’s rescue clearing off the line from a James Walker shot after the forward had burst clear.

Welling looked much better going forward however they were often susceptible to the counter attack as on the stroke of half time the Wings nearly found out.

Joe Gardner broke with pace and with the Welling defence struggling to get back he played the ball to Harris who Beared down on goal but Lewington stood tall and produced a fine save.

If Welling saw a lot of the ball in the first half, the second half was the complete opposite, with the Wings struggling to retain possession and invited pressure on themselves.

East Thurrock decided to go long ball and the Welling defence struggled at times although the hosts failed to create many clear cut chances.

However with time ticking East Thurrock continued to pile forward as the Wings sat deeper and deeper. So it was no surpise when 8 minutes from time East Thurrock found their way back into the game.

Gardner playing a nice 1-2 with Harris before going down in the area under pressure from Julian Banton. Video highlights showing the East Thurrock man tripped over his own feet, Banton was booked and Ben Marlow sent Lewington the wrong way to equalise.

The goal shot Welling into life and they had their first shot on goal in the 2nd half in the 88th minute as Bobby Devyne used his pace to work space for a shot only to shot tamely  at Lidakevicius.

A point gets the Wings off the mark for the season but a subdued 2nd half perfomance will have left Welling manager Mark Goldberg with a ‘But what if only feeling’.

Welling face St Albans at home on Saturday looking for a first league win of the campaign.

Welling United: Lewington, Banton, Brown (Nelson 68), Hayles, Francis, Leacock, Joseph-Dubois (Hatton 53), Waldren, Crawford, Walker (Devyne 63), Johnson. Unused Substitutes: Nelson, Slabber, Smith.

Attendance 286