On Tuesday evening, Welling United visit Bishop’s Stortford build on their well earned point at Weston-super-Mare on Saturday.
Back in August, the Blues left Park View Road with all three points with a come from behind victory after Jamie Slabber had headed Welling in front just before half time.
However, they have only recorded five league wins since then and now sit one place off the bottom, five points below safety.
Vas Karagiannis has returned to Welling on a one month loan from Maidstone United and will be expected to fill the gap left by Christian Nanetti who departed for Cork City a week ago.
Drivers going from Welling via the M25 should travel anti-clock wise and leave at the junction for the M11towards Bishop’s Stortford. Leave the M11 at Junction 8 for the Birchanger Green services exit. Take the A120 towards Bishop’s Stortford and at the next roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A1250, again heading towards Bishop’s Stortford. Take the next right into Woodside. The ground is at the bottom of this road. .
There is a reasonably car park with a charge of £2 and space for 150 cars.
Bishop’s Stortford station is on a line out of Liverpool Street Station for those travelling from London and is approximately a mile away from the ground. If walking, it is relatively straight forward.
As you come out of the station turn right and proceed up the station approach road in front of you. As you near the top of the road bear right and cross the bridge over the railway line. Continue to the end of this road and turn left onto the London Road. Walk up to the crossroads with traffic lights (there is the Cock Inn on one corner) and turn right onto Dunmow Road (signposted A1250 Colchester). Stay on this road for around half a mile and you will reach the stadium entrance on your left.
Admission prices are £13 for adults, £8 concessions, £7 students (with current ID) £6 under 16s, and free for under 12s. Programmes are priced at £2.
Two former Wings are in the current Bishop’s Stortford squad. Zac Fagan started at right back on Saturday, having joined them in September from Braintree Town. Rian Bray made one league appearance for Welling in a loan period in November and is now having a spell from Millwall at the ProKit UK stadium.
When Welling last visited Bishop’s Stortford in March 2012 and costed to a 4-0 away win there for the second consecutive season. Andy Pugh scored the only goal of the first period from close range. A Pugh tap in after 64 minutes doubled his and Welling’s tally.
Loick Pires made it three on 87 minutes before Pugh completed his hat-trick from outside the area in injury time.
Danny Waldren celebrating his goal at Weston. Picture by Dave Budden