Welling United 1-3 Bromley

National league Bromley inflicted a home defeat on Welling with an impressive display. For The Wings it was another good test despite the result and they certainly can take a lot out of this defeat.

Bromley were two nil up at half time with goals from Iffy Allen and Josh Rees. Bromley dictated the play in the torrential conditions and deserved their lead at the break.

Welling improved in the 2nd half and Tom Bradbrook headed home a cross at the back post. But minutes later Bromley extended the lead as a Frankie Raymond free kick, evaded everyone and skipped in.

Welling now travel to Dover Athletic on Tuesday for their penultimate friendly before the league actions begins:

WUFC – O’Malley, Gayle, Jefford, Coyle, Parkinson, Corne, PJD, Dymond, Bradbrook, Goldberg, Pattison

Durojaiye, Moli, Richards, Pavey, Fiddes, Parter.

Open training session and Nike kit launch day at PVR

On Saturday 29th July the club will be holding an open training session from 11am at PVR. Everyone is welcome to attend to watch the team train, with the snack bar and Wings bar also open.

At midday, you will be able to have your photo taken with the team in the style of the usual team photo. This will be available for just £15 with all money going into Jamie Coyle’s boost the budget fund.

The new Wings Nike kit for 2017-18 will be launched on the day and will be available to buy in the club shop.

The players will also be around afterwards if you wish to talk with them.

If you are interested in being in a  team photo then please email  deanshulver@gmail.com

Come down to the ground on the day as it is sure to be an entertaining day where the Wings open the doors for their supporters to go behind the scenes, meet the players and buy the new Nike kit.

VCD Athletic 2-5 Welling United

Alfie Pavey scored a hat trick as Welling ran out comfortable winners on Tuesday night. It was a very good work out for Jamie Coyle’s side and the management team would have been pleased with The Wings new look strike force getting amongst the goals.

Alfie Pavey scored twice from the penalty spot and one with a 1st half header, his goals were added to by Bradley Goldberg and Pierre Joesph Dubois. The Wings squad was trimmed for the match as the newly form squad for the season really starts to take shape.

Welling host local rivals Bromley on Saturday at Park View Road Kick off 3pm.

Welling Squad v VCD

Trialist keeper, Jefford, Pavey, Coyle, Parkinson, Goldberg, Corne, Dymond, Francis, Gayle, Pattison, Moli, Bradbrook, Fiddes, Joesph-Dubois, Collier, Johnson,

Attendance: 149

image: Alfie Pavey scores the first of his hat trick, photo by Dave Budden

Welling United 0-3 Charlton Athletic

A strong Charlton Athletic side beat Welling United in this traditional curtain raiser friendly. With just three weeks until Welling make the long journey to Truro for the season opener this was a good test against Karl Robinson League one side.

In a game that was rather slow to get going it was Charlton who had the first chance after 10 minutes but Josh Magennis dragged a shot wide from long range.

Very few chances were created by either side with both sets of players looking for plenty touches of the ball and whilst Charlton had more of the possession, Welling were matching them for work rate and endeavour but in the 25th minute it was the away side who took the lead. 

The lively Cameron Stewart produced an excellent cross from the right and his pinpoint cross was met by Jason Pearce who coolly side-footed home at the back post past Lewington.

Rather than be rattled the goal galvanized The Wings and they very nearly drew level. A long diagonal ball from Ben Jefford found David Moli as he ran into the box he cut the ball back from the byline to Bradley Goldberg but Dillon Phillips made a superb instinct save with his feet to prevent the home side levelling things up.

The game was now becoming more of a contest, the tempo was raised and back came Charlton. Welling were indebted to goalkeeper Chris Lewington many times last season and he was again in fine form in this macth firstly saving from close range from George Lapslie header that looked destined to find the net before palming away Ahearne-Grant fierce shot over the bar for a corner. 

However he could do nothing about The Addicks 2nd. In the 41st minute Cameron Stewart was again the provider with a low cross, Lewington did exceptionally well to keep out Patrick Bauer’s initial header but Bauer was on hand to prod the rebound over the line to double the scoreline. 

As is customary with this fixture the 2nd half brought about plenty of changes with both sides running the eye over certain players and traialists. In his post match interview Welling manager was quick to mention that he took a watching brief of today’s game so he could cast his eye over the squad as he looks to trim his squad down in numbers.  Midway through the half Bradley Goldberg brought out a save from Dillion Phillips with a well-hit free-kick while sub Francis Babalola cut inside but fired wide as Welling at least tried to force of the pace which did rapidly drop off as the game went on. Connor Dymond gave the Welling faithful a taste of his no nonecse and committed play with a flying challenge that may well have earnt a booking in a competitive game.

But this traditional friendly was rounded off by one last goal in the 87th minute, as Charlton sub, Mikhail Kennedy, played a neat one-two with Michael Fernandes before slotting past sub Welling keeper Collier who had come on for Lewington in the Welling goal as The Addicks wrapped up the game. 

It was another good workout for Welling and they now turn their attention to VCD away on Tuesday night as the first game of the season looms on the horizon.

Welling United: Lewington (Collier 81), Durojaiye, Jefford (Johnson 65), Parkinson (Corne 58), Francis (Dembele 67), Gayle (Brown 78), Joseph-Dubois (Babalola 46), Dymond (Dombaxe 68), Bradbrook (Pavey 58), Goldberg (Fiddes 69), Moli (Pattison 40): Unused substitute: Coyle.

Referee: I Fissenden

Attendance: 1,370

Here we go, Its the Wings at home to Charlton Athletic on Saturday

Welling United welcome their good friends and neighbours Charlton Athletic to Park View Road on Saturday. The fixture has become a pre season tradition and has been referred to as such by Charlton managers, The game kicks off at 3:00pm and you can still get a ticket at discounted rates.

Tickets can be bought from the office at the ground before 11:30am tomorrow at the following rates:

Adults £13

Over 60s / U16s £8

Under 12s £3

You can pay at the gate as normal with prices £15 / £10 / £5. You can sit in either grandstand for £2 extra once you are inside the stadium.

The Wings bars will be open on the Welling United side of the ground, with Real Ale from Fullers in the shape of Summer Ale on sale.

In anticipation of tomorrow’s big game for the Wings we spoke to Wings boss Jamie Coyle on Friday afternoon to get his thoughts.


“First of all I would like to thank Karl Robinson and his staff for bringing his squad down to play tomorrow and wish him all the success this season, it’s a friendly I played in a few years back for us and I know the players and the fans always enjoy this one.

Over the last three weeks we have seen a number of trialists in both training sessions and friendly games at Welling Town, Bedfont Sports and Phoenix  Sports, where some have done well and others slightly struggled.

After Saturday’s game we will be making a decision on all of them that remain so we can start working even harder on the training ground with the squad that we envisage working with come August 5th, which also allows us to start increasing the amount of minutes each player gets in the forthcoming pre-season fixtures.

Tuesday was a very worth while game at Phoenix where again we had a mixture in both halves of trialists and first team players and as expected looked rather rusty and disjointed. The main objective was to get 45 minutes in the players legs and also see how some of the trialists interacted with our current players. Clearly some were out of their depth, while others done really well and will be involved in the game tomorrow.

I hope you all enjoy the game tomorrow


Millwall X1 friendly added

The Wings will welcome back regular pre season visitors Millwall to Park View Road for a friendly on Monday 31st July, kick off 7:45pm.

The friendly will should see Alfie Pavey playing against his former side, the Wings striker joined from the New Den earlier in the summer. Admission details will be confirmed and posted on the official website ahead of the game. It will be pay on the gate on the night.

Phoenix Sports 1-1 Welling United

Welling kicked off their 1st pre season game of the 2017/18 season with a 1-1 draw with neighbours Phoenix. It was a match that was played in terrible conditions throughout and it would have been seen as a good first run out for Jamie Coyle and the management team. Trailing one nil at half time to a Frankie Sawyer goal, Joesph-Dubois equalised mid way through the 2nd half. Welling played two completely separate sides allowing Coyle the opportunity to run his eye over the whole squad and a sprinkling of trialists. Welling now entertain Charlton Athletic at home on Saturday.

Attendance 146

Welling United 1st Half: Lewington, Brown, J.  Johnson, Parkinson, Francis, Coyle, Babalola, Corne, Pavey, Goldberg, Moli

Welling United 2nd Half:  Collier, Dembele A. Johnson, Dymond, Durojaiye, Gayle, PJD, Dombaxe, Bradbrook, Fiddes, Foxley


Coyle happy ahead of Phoenix friendly on Tuesday night

The Wings are in action tonight (Tuesday), when they travel to Phoenix Sports for a pre season friendly. We spoke to the Wings Manager Jamie Coyle to get his thoughts ahead of what many will see as the Wings first team squad’s opening friendly.

“Training has been going really well with the intensity building up over the last two weeks. The work load is being monitored by our strength and conditioning coach Craig Lewis” said Coyle when asked how things are shaping up this morning.

The Wings have sent mainly trialists out to their first two friendlies and we asked Jamie how he thought they went “We have had two very successful trial games against Welling Town and Bedfont Sports, where a number of our new academy boys and trialists that have been recommended to our management team and Director Of Football had an opportunity to impress. Three/four have been invited in to training and will have a opportunity to play tonight (at Phoenix) and at Park View Road vs Charlton Athletic on Saturday”

Turning to tonight’s match, Coyle offered up some of his plans for this evening “We are planning to play two separate 11’s against Phoenix to ease everyone in and will continue to gradually increase the minutes the boys get between now and the start of the season. Again I value the input of Craig which will ensure the players are not overloading too early and will be fresh and match fit by the Truro game on August 5th”

Supporters travelling the short journey to Phoenix tonight are advised that Adult admission is £5 and kids are free, kick off 7:45pm

Wings X1 kick off pre season with a win at Welling Town

In the first ever match between the two clubs a Welling United X1 won at Welling Town  2-0 on Thursday evening. The pre season friendly took place at Bayliss Avenue, the former home of Thamesmead Town and the new home of Kent County League Division Two West side Welling Town.

In front of a bumper crowd estimated at over 200, the Wings included first team squad members David Moli and Alex Cathline in their starting X1 and led 2-0 at the break through goals from triallists Callum Phillip and Alec Fiddes (penalty), It could and should have been more at the break but the Wings had proved very wasteful in front of goal. The Boots (Welling Town) came into the game in the second half utilising the pace of second half substitute Lamarl Hubbard on the left but they couldn’t find a way into the game or find a way past the young Wings keepers. Jack Moore, the home keeper in the second half produced a string of good saves and blocks to prevent the Wings adding to their goals tally. The Boots brought on ex Welling United striker Jon Main in the second half but the former AFC Wimbledon and Tonbridge Angels striker couldn’t capitalise on a couple of good chances.

A Wings triallist X1 will travel to Bedfont on Saturday as the Wings continue pre season.

We would like to wish the Boots all the best this season and thank them for their hospitality this evening.



Fixtures announced for 2017-18

The Wings will kick off 2017-18 in Vanarama National League South with an away trip to Truro City on Saturday 5th August, kick off 3:00pm at Treyew Road, The Wings will then face Chelmsford City at home on the following Tuesday at Park View Road, kick off 7:45pm.

Over the festive period the Wings will face Dartford at Park View Road on Boxing Day (Tuesday 26th December) and travel to Princes Park for the return fixture on Monday January 1st 2018. The Wings end the season with a trip to newly promoted Chippenham Town.

The full list of fixtures is below and they will follow on the fixtures page shortly.

Sat Aug 5 Truro City A

Tue Aug 8 Chelmsford City H

Sat Aug 12 Bognor Regis H

Tue Aug 15 Eastbourne Borough A

Sat Aug 19 Hungerford Town FC H

Sat Aug 26 Oxford City A

Mon Aug 28 Hampton & Richmond Borough H

Sat Sep 2 Bath City A

Tue Sep 5 Braintree Town A

Sat Sep 9 Poole Town H

Tue Sep 12 Whitehawk H

Sat Sep 16 Emirates FA Cup 2Q

Sat Sep 23 Havant & Waterlooville A

Sat Sep 30 Emirates FA Cup 3Q

Sat Oct 7 Chippenham H

Sat Oct 14 Weston-Super-Mare A Emirates FA Cup 4Q

Sat Oct 21 Gloucester City A

Sat Oct 28 Wealdstone H

Sat Nov 4 St. Albans City A Emirates FA Cup 1

Sat Nov 11 Concord Rangers H

Sat Nov 18 Hemel Hempstead Town A

Sat Nov 25 Buildbase FA Trophy Q3

Sat Dec 2 East Thurrock United H Emirates FA Cup 2

Sat Dec 9 Truro City H

Sat Dec 16 Buildbase FA Trophy 1

Sat Dec 23 Chelmsford City A

Tue Dec 26 Dartford H

Mon Jan 1 Dartford A

Sat Jan 6 Eastbourne Borough H Emirates FA Cup 3

Sat Jan 13 Bognor Regis A Buildbase FA Trophy 2

Sat Jan 20 Poole Town A

Sat Jan 27 Braintree Town H Emirates FA Cup 4

Sat Feb 3 Wealdstone A Buildbase FA Trophy 3

Sat Feb 10 Gloucester City H

Sat Feb 17 St. Albans City H Emirates FA Cup 5

Sat Feb 24 Concord Rangers A Buildbase FA Trophy 4

Sat Mar 3 Hemel Hempstead Town H

Sat Mar 10 East Thurrock United A

Sat Mar 17 Oxford City H Emirates FA Cup 6/Buildbase FA Trophy Semi-Final 1

Sat Mar 24 Hungerford Town FC A Buildbase FA Trophy Semi-Final 2

Sat Mar 31 Bath City H

Mon Apr 2 Hampton & Richmond Borough A

Sat Apr 7 Havant & Waterlooville H

Sat Apr 14 Whitehawk A

Sat Apr 21 Weston-Super-Mare H Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final

Sat Apr 28 Chippenham A

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