Havant & Waterlooville 2-3 Welling United

Welling held on for a brave away win, their first on the road since Boxing Day. A dramatic last ten minutes saw Welling reduced to 9 men including keeper Dillion Barnes. Connor Dymond replacing him in goal and saving a penalty.

Only 30 seconds had passed when Havant almost took the lead.

A cute ball from Bradley Tarbuck played in Wes Fogden but with just Dillion Barnes to beat he dragged his shot wide.

This seemed to wake The Wings up and they came into the game.

The hardworking Eli Phipps created a chance for himself with a smart spin which but he dragged his effort wide.

Phipps had another half chance shortly after when he connected with a Jack Jebb free kick but he put his header wide.

Welling were the more likely team to score and a mazy run from Jeffrey Monakana saw some space open up for him but he blazed his left footed shot over the cross bar. A great Welling move saw Phipps knock down a Monakana cross to Christian Nanetti but some how Ryan Young kept out his deft flick at the near post with a marvellous save.

The Wings went ahead in the 31st Olumide Durojaiye who had a super game in the middle of midfield was brought down on the edge of the area by Jordan Rose. Up stepped Jack Jebb who curled his free kick into the top corner despite Ryan Young getting a strong hand onto the ball.

Welling held the lead for 9 minutes before Havant equalised. The Wings failed to clear their lines and this allowed Theo Lewis to square for Wes Fogden to tap home from close range.

The scores were level for just 30 + seconds as Welling went straight down the other end and went back in front. Jeffrey Monakana burst of pace took him clear and he pulled the ball back for Jebb who timed his run into the box perfectly and steered his effort into the bottom corner. As Welling went into the half time break in front.

Knowing that Havant who were playing with the slope in their favour would come and attack for long periods, Welling had to look to hit on the counter at any opportunity.

The Wings restricted Havant for the opening 7 minutes of the 2nd half and it took a wild shot 20 yards out from goal by Bradley Tarbuck before Havant could register a shot.

As it was Welling went further ahead on the hour mark with a brilliant counter attack move. Christian Nanetti burst forward with the ball before looking up and squaring to Joe Healy who cooly slotted home.

Havant made a double substitution and ex Crawley striker Matt Tubbs forced Dillon Barnes into a smart save, Wes Fogden looked likely to net the rebound but he could only find the side netting despite most of the ground thinking he had scored.

As he had been doing all game Jason Prior stood in the way of a Dillion Barnes drop kick and the ball smashed into his back but thankfully rolled wide.

Havant continued to pour forward and Lewis headed over when well placed before the crazy last ten minutes ensued.

A long ball into the area saw Jamie Coyle with a desperate lunge trying to prevent Jason Prior scoring foul the former Dartford man and a penalty was awarded. A melee then took place which saw goalkeeper Dillion Barnes sent off after the Havant players surrounded him trying to get the ball off of him. Player Manager Jamie Coyle was also sent off for a 2nd yellow for his foul in the area, somehow though only one Havant player received a yellow card from the melee.

With no sub keeper on the bench Captain Connor Dymond took the goalkeeping duty and wore the jersey and incredibly he pulled off a save from the penalty denying Prior’s penalty as the Wings stand in goal keeper palmed the ball away.

Incredibly 9 man Welling almost added to their lead when Monakana broke away and unselfishly laid the ball into Nanetti but he pulled the ball wide.

Havant were continuing to launch balls into the Welling box and eventually the pressure paid off as they pulled a goal back. A long ball into he box fell kindly to Prior and he tucked his low shot into the corner of the net.

The remaining 3 minutes which probably felt like a life time to every Wings player and supporter saw Havant continue to bombard the Welling goal but the Welling defence bravely stood up to everything that was thrown at them and when Matt Tubbs fired over from range, Welling knew they had held out for a brave three points.

This was appreciated by the travelling Welling supporters who gave their players a well deserved round of applause as they left the pitch and well and truly banished the memories of last Saturday’s cup defeat.

Welling United: Barnes, Dymond, Jefford, Durojaiye, Coyle, Parkinson, Monakana (Bojaj 90), Healy (Pattisson 84), Phipps E (Francis 90), Jebb, Nanetti. Subs not used: Johnson, Milton.



Welling United 0-1 Charlton Athletic

Ten man Welling were beaten by an injury time Naby Sarr strike as a a strong Charlton Athletic side ended The Wings interest in the Kent Senior cup.

Despite it being a back to wall performance It was an improvement on the poor defeat on Saturday as Jamie Coyle looks for a positive reaction to the setback.

Five minutes had passed when Ahearne-Grant’s sent in a cross from the right that was met by a volley from Aribo but he placed his effort wide.

They almost took the lead in the 22nd minute when Ahearne-Grant did well to get into the box, before hitting an effort that came back off the inside of the post.

Having survived the early scares Welling tried to get into the game. Christie Pattison handed a start by manager Jamie Coyle did well in the box before putting his effort over the bar. The Wings almost stole the lead in the 32 minute a super delivery from a Jack Jebb corner was met by Sean Francis only to see a marvellous reaction save from Dillion Phillips to tip his header over the bar.

The Wings finished the half strongly and after a mazy run from Monakana he fed Pattison but the former Phoenix man again hit his effort over the bar.

The start to the 2nd half saw Welling reduced to ten men. Jack Jebb lost control of the ball on the edge of the area box and and allowed Matt Carter to nip in and steal the ball off of him. Pulling Carter back, Jebb was adjudged to be the last man and shown a straight red card by referee Mr Stokes.

This allowed Charlton to take the ascendancy and Ahearne-Grant hit a strong effort that Barnes did well to hold. The experienced JonnieJackson then missed with a free header from a corner.

On the hour mark, Dodoo had the ball in the net but he was ruled offside.

In the 78th minute Monakana cut inside and unleashed a low drive but Phillips saved well.

The game was to slow down in pace as it drew to its conclusion and it wasn’t until the 87th minute when Charlton’s F Yao hit an audacious shot from distance which Barnes spilled Anderson was looking to follow up on the rebound but Barnes recovered well to deny him.

But with 3 minutes of the 4 additional minutes of injury time played, Charlton grabbed a late, late winner.

Nabby Sarr struck with a wonderful shot from 22 yards out into the bottom left-hand corner leaving Barnes no chance.

Welling return to league action with a tricky away trip to Havant & Waterlooville on Saturday.

Welling: Barnes, Dymond, Johnson, Dujojaiye, Gayle (Parkinson 46), Francis, Pattison, Jebb, Phipps (Milton 79), Nanetti, Monakana (Duyile 79).

Subs (not used): Jefford, Fulbrook.

Attendance: 154

There is no post match interview for this game.

Welling United 1-2 Haringey Borough

Welling manager Jamie Coyle was left “disgusted” with his players as Haringey Borough knocked the Wings out of the FA cup at very first hurdle. Despite the abject performance, Welling could have squeezed through had Christian Nanetti scored his penalty, as it was Haringey scored a penalty of their own just a minute later, to win the tie.

Just 8 minutes were on the clock when a hopeful punt out of defence caught the Welling backed four standing cold, this allowed Ralstoh Gabriel to run clear before coolly rounding Dillon Barnes and slotting into an empty net.

1 almost became 2 as Gabriel tried his luck from range and just curled an effort wide.

The Wings slowly tried to get in the game as Joe Healy saw a deflected shot sail over the bar for a corner.

The Wings won two free kicks in quick succession just outside of the area, the first that Christian Nanetti blasted into the wall and the second were Joe Healy whipped in a great delivery that Eli Phipps headed just wide.

Back came the away side and Anthony McDonald hit an effort wide.

Welling almost grabbed an equaliser on half time as Eli Phipps headed wide from a super Jeffrey Monakana’s cross.

It was the last contribution from Phipps as he made way for Jack Jebb during the half time break.

The Wings drew level in the 57′ minute former Margate keeper Valery Pajtet came for and missed Monakana’s deep cross and Healy was on the spot to slide the ball into the empty net.

Healy almost gave Welling the lead shortly after, beating his way through the Borough defence but he poked his effort straight at Pajetat.

Pajetat then saved well from Jebbs free kick, before the crazy minute commenced

Nanetti was brought down in the area by Gabriel as Nanetti clung to the ball and took the penalty. His low tame effort away to the right of Pajetat was easily saved. Sensing their luck maybe in Haringey went straight up the other end and won a a penalty of their own. Olufemi was brought down by a ridiculous challenge from Ben Jefford, who had three Welling players supporting him. Gabriel confidently stepped up and sent Barnes the wrong way.

Welling as they had done all game huffed and puffed but failed to trouble a well organised Haringey defence. In the last minute of injury time, Jamie Coyle almost stole a draw but his header was saved by Pajetat. The final whistle was greeted with a chorus of boos from a very disgruntled Park View Road faithful.

Welling face Charlton Athletic in the Kent senior cup at home on Wednesday, before they travel to Havant & Waterlooville where Jamie Coyle has said he is looking for a big reaction from his players.

Welling United: Barnes, Dymond, Jefford, Durojaiye, Coyle, Parkinson (Gayle 85), Monakana, Healy, Bojaj (Pattisson 72), Phipps E (Jebb 46), Nanetti. Subs not used: Francis, Milton, Manpmo, Brown.

Attendance: 329



Wings announce Parter departure

Jack Parter’s contract has been terminated by mutual consent. The Wings defender signed in the summer from Tonbridge Angels but was injured in pre season and was then sent on loan to Kingstonian.

Wings boss Jamie Coyle spoke to the official website this afternoon to notify us that Parter has left the club. “Jack was unfortunate to miss the whole of pre-season with injury and with the current form of both of our full-backs We couldn’t see him getting into the team. I would like to wish him all the best wherever he ends up playing”

Welling United 1-0 Whitehawk

The Wings made it back to back wins for the first time since April, after claiming a hard fought win against Whitehawk.

In a game played in horrid conditions, The Wings scrapped their way to victory and moved themselves up to 11th in the table.

Jack Jebb replaced the suspended Joe Healy in otherwise an unchanged side from the one that beat Poole on Saturday. 

It was a frenetic opening two minutes as Whitehawk came close within the opening minute, Connor Tighe slotting in The Hawks Captain Rodrigues but he shot straight at Barnes. 

Welling went straight on the offensive and had the ball in the net just a minute later, Nanneti drove into the box, hit a low shot that may or may not have been going in, but his effort was turned home by Flo Bojaj but he was adjudged to have been in an offside position when doing so. 

The Wings had a golden opportunity in the 9th minute, as Jamie Coyle headed wide a Jack Jebb corner at the back post. The visitors then almost stole the lead themselves as Connor Tighe whipped a superb cross that Davies was inches from converting. 

In the 15th minute, Whitehawk had an even better chance, as Gordon won the ball in the midfield, slipped the ball out to Tighe, who hit a thunderous shot that Dillon Barnes brilliantly tipped onto the bar and Jamie Coyle cleared the rebound.

The Wings started to improve and a lovely move saw Harry Phipps play Jeffrey Monakana down the right hand side who supplied a low cross for Flo Bojaj who expertly spun away from his marker but dragged his effort wide.

The Wings then came close again as Harry Phipps saw a header cleared off the line for a corner.

From the resulting corner in the 29th minute Harry Phipps made no mistake and gave Welling the lead. As he rose highest to power a Jack Jebb corner into the bottom corner. 

Eli Phipps then almost doubled the Wings lead as he just flicked a Monakana cross wide as The Wings got on top.

A nasty clash of heads in the midfield between Harry Phipps and Archie Davies saw Davies substituted in the 40th minute. However just 3 minute later Harry Phipps was on the end of a late challenge that went unpunished and he had to be helped off, with Olu Durojaiyie replacing the Maidstone loanee, who was having a good game. As Welling were able to get to half time and regroup. 

In the 2nd half Welling started well as Jamie Coyle missed a great chance at the back post from a precise Jeffery Monakana cross. However after this The Wings struggled somewhat playing directly into the wind and rain it allowed Whitehawk the opportunity to get at the Wings. 

Connor Tighe played the ball wide to Rose, but he shot wide, before Tighe himself saw an effort well held by Barnes. 

Despite seeing alot of the ball, chances were few a fair between and the game was played in the middle of the park and in a although Whitehawk almost scored a fluke equaliser when a Max Agnoly effort was deflected by Jamie Coyle and lobbed inches over the bar with Barnes almost caught out.  In the 88th minute Welling almost doubled their lead after Christie Pattison was felled just outside of the area, from the resulting free kick Jack Jebb curled his effort just wide.

But Welling saw the game out and despite not being at their best in the 2nd half they picked up a valuable 3 points. The Wings can now turn their attention to the FA Cup game on Saturday and a tricky home time with Bostick North League leaders Haringey Borough, Kick off 3pm

Welling United: Barnes, Dymond, Jefford, Phipps H (Durojaiye 45), Coyle, Parkinson, Monakana, Jebb, Bojaj, Phipps E (Pattisson 78), Nanetti. Subs not used: Francis, Gayle, Joseph-Dubois.

Attendance: 309


Welling United 2-0 Poole Town

Having picked up two draws in a week on the road, Welling found comfort at home and secured a vital win against Poole Town. It was not all one way traffic though, especially in the 1st half but a dominate 2nd half performance saw Welling fully deserve the 3 points.

Jamie Coyle handed starts to new signings Florent Bojaj and Elijah Phipps and the two strikers both had an impact on the game.

Poole though started brightly and in the 2nd minute Ollie Harfield crossed for Jez Bedford but his header was cleared off the line between a combination of a save from Dillion Barnes and a clearance from Jack Parkinson.

A long mazy run from Jefferey Monakana saw him turn defence into attack such was the speed in his run out of defence, he supplied Connor Dymond who crossed for Joe Healy, the Wings man brought the ball down on his chest but volleyed over.

Wings went close again in the 9th minute Healy supplying the ball to Christian Nanetti on the flank who beat his man before shooting low which keeper Nick Hutchings saved well.

15 minutes were on the clock when Warren Bentley burst into the area for Poole and he stumbled over from a challenge from Jack Parkinson and despite referee Robert Whitton having a long hard look he waved away the appeals.

The Dolphins then took a strangle hold on the game and enjoyed some good spells. Jamie Coyle did superbly well to block a Jamie Harfield shot for Poole.

In the 25th minute the away side almost took the lead. Jack Dickson burst into the area before unleashing a low shot that beat Barnes, but came back off the inside of the post before Coyle hacked away the rebound.

It was a warning shot to Welling and one they heeded as they improved.

Monakana wriggled free to the byline but his pull back missed the red shirts in the box.

Welling finished the half strongly and new signing Flo Bojaj evaded the Poole defence and offside flag to race clear, his hard, low effort cannoned off the outside of the post and went wide.

If The Wings finished the 1st strongly, they started the 2nd even stronger. Eli Phipps was hacked down just outside of the box, but Healy was unable to find the magic touch as he skied his free kick over.

Good play from Bojaj & Eli Phipps set the loanee from Colchester clear with a sight of goal, he took a touch looked up before drilling a powerful effort just inches wide.

However in the 54th minute Welling went ahead. Connor Dymond won a tackle in the midfield and played the ball out to Monakana. The winger run at the Poole defence before slipping the ball though to Phipps who beat three men in the box before poking an effort, that despite Hutchings getting more than a hand to could not keep out.

Having seen his strike partner get on the score sheet moments later Flo Bojaj came close to doubling the lead. Nanetti provided a great cross that Bojaj just steered wide with his outstretched boot. Joe Healy then saw a smart volley saved by Hutchings at the second attempt after the greasy ball had spun out of the keepers hands.

But Healy was on the score sheet straight after in the 71st minute with the move of the game. Monakana was at the heart of all Welling’s good play and he skipped down the right before supplying a perfect cross for Joe Healy to guide his header low into the corner of the net.

This goal seemed to wave off any hopes Poole had of getting in the game and allowed Welling to make substitutions to see out the the game professionally.

The Wings did that although in the first minute of injury time Poole almost grabbed a consolation Lewis Lindsay saw a had a header cleared off the line by Parkinson and from the resulting corner Jack Smeeton hit the frame of the goal with his header. But Welling went on to claim the win that their 2nd half performance fully deserved.

Welling are at home again on Tuesday night when Whitehawk are the visitors, kick off 7.45pm.

Welling United: Barnes, Dymond, Jefford, Phipps H, Coyle, Parkinson, Monakana, Healy, Bojaj (Durojaiye 85), Phipps E (Macklin 71), Nanetti (Pattisson 81). Subs not used: Jebb, Francis.

Attendance: 452


Wings sign striker Eli Phipps on loan from Colchester

Jamie Coyle has signed 20 year old striker Eli Phipps on a month’s loan from Colchester United. Phipps signed for the U’s from Cardiff City for a fee earlier this year.

The Wings have also extended the loan of Goalkeeper Dillon Barnes, also on loan from Colchester until November the 8th.

Both player will be in the Wings squad for Saturday’s home game at Park View Road vs Poole Town in Vanarama National League South, kick off 3:00pm.

Braintree Town 1-1 Welling United

Welling picked up another point with their third succesive 1-1 draw on the road on Tuesday night, in a hard fought encounter with Braintree. Having started the game well, Braintree pegged The Wings back for long periods in the 2nd half so Jamie Coyle and his men will be happy coming away with a share of the points.

With both strikers out injured The Wings started with a makeshift front line and they started brightly.
Jack Jebb who was playing further forward dragged a shot wide from range on a greasy playing surface.

Jebb soon had another effort this time though he just failed to keep a half volley down as it sailed over the bar. Then with 12 minutes on the clock Welling should have taken the lead. Parkinson got free from his marker where he met a Jack Jebb corner at the near post but headed the wrong side of the post and the ball went wide.

Braintree who have not been beaten at home this season slowly got into stride and Dillion Barnes needed to be alert and brave to punch away a Roman Michael-Percil cross that would have caused problems.

Then in the 26th minute Braintree against the run of play took the lead. Michael-Percil took advantage of a defensive slip from Connor Dymond down the Welling right and played a perfectly weighted ball through to Phil Roberts. Roberts finished powerfully at the near post to put the hosts ahead.

The Wings looked shell shocked and Phil Roberts shot wide before Michael-Persil fired over when he looked destined to score, as Braintree looked to add to the tally.

The Wings were in need of a bit of inspiration, and they found some in the 36th minute through Jeffrey Monakana.

Monakana picked up the ball on the right hand side before cutting inside and curling his effort beyond the reach of a diving Nathan McDonald, not a bad way to score your first Welling goal.

Braintree tried to rally and Luke Allen curled a free kick just over the bar after Jack Parkinson was adjudged to have committed a foul just outside the area. Allen was in the thick of things and somehow missed an open goal after the Wings had failed to clear their lines, it was a let off for the away side.

There was still time in the half for Barnes to pull off a great save denying Karl Oliyide with his feet as the home side finished the half strongly.

Braintree started the 2nd half from where they left the 1st half, on the front foot.

A corner was missed by Barnes in a crowd of players as the ball was headed wide by ex Wing Osa Obamwonyi at the back post with the goal at his mercy. Luke Allen was having a good game for the hosts and he forced Barnes into another smart save after he had broke clear.

Barnes was by far the busier of the two goalkeepers and he saved routinely from Christian Frimpong

Barnes was in inspired form as he saved low down to his right to prevent Jon Muleba before Allen saw a half chance easily gathered by the Wings number 1.

​With 20 minutes remaining ​Barnes ​produced another fine save to parry the ball away and Jamie Coyle was on hand to clear the danger.

Dernell Wynter ​then hit the side netting for the hosts as they continued to pour forward. It took until the 75th minute for Welling to produce an effort on goal such was the backs to the wall effort they were producing. Nanetti forcing Macdonald into a very smart save.

​This seemed to open the game up as Welling started to sense they could snatch a victory and they very nearly did. Jack Parkinson saw a header from a Healy corner somehow kept out between a combination of McDonald with a save and the defender on the line to hack the ball away. This hacked clearance led to a Braintree break away ​and Tyler Campbell​ got the better of Ben Jefford to burst clean through but yet again Dillion Barnes made another super save.​

​With time ticking in the 89th minute ​Joe Healy ​had a minute of madness by recieving two yellows in under a minute. The first for kicking the ball away and the 2nd for a clumsy challenge in the middled of the park.​ Welling felt as though they should have had a penalty in injury time as Nanetti went down after a mazy run, but Nanetti was subsequently booked for alledge simulation.

​It was Braintree who nearly stole the points ​as a low shot from Frimpong ​hit the inside of the post ​and some how the follow up was put wide.

Welling held on for a bruising but yet rewarding point as they head into two back to back crucial home games starting with Poole Town on Saturday.

Welling United: Barnes, Dymond, Jefford, Phipps, Coyle, Parkinson, Pattisson (Durojaiye 56), Healy, Monakana, Jebb (Macklin 67), Nanetti. Subs not used: Gayle, Francis, Johnson.

​Attendace 504​


Wings drawn at home in Emirates FA Cup

Welling United will play either Haringey Borough of the Bostik North or Hitchin Town of the Evo Stik Southern League in the 2nd qualifying round of the FA Cup. The draw was made today and sees the Wings enter the competition at this stage and receiving home advantage to a lower league opposition.

Haringey travel to play Hitchin tonight in their replay at Top Field, Fishponds Road. The Wings are due to face the victors on Saturday 16th September at Park View Road, kick off 3:00pm

Haringey won the replay 3-2 on penalties this evening and will face the Wings in the 2nd qualifying round at Park View Road