Queens Park Rangers will travel to Park View Road on Saturday 28th July just a week before the new 2018/19 season starts on Saturday 4th August. In additional news, The Wings will travel to Whyteleafe on Tuesday 10th July for a 7.45pm Kick Off.
The fixtures for the 2018/19 season will be announced on Wednesday 4th July
The full list of friendlies are below.
Saturday, July 7 – Charlton Athletic (Home) 12.30pm Kick off
Premier league side Watford will be sending an under 23’s side to Park View Road for a pre season friendly on Saturday 21st July Kick off 3pm. This friendly replaces Lewes away scheduled for the same day.
In additional friendly news, Charlton tickets will be on sale from Friday and ticket opeing times will be 9.30-5pm Mon-Fri & Saturdays 9.30-12pm Fans are reminded that the Charlton freindly on Saturday July 7th is a 12.30pm Kick Off.
The kick off time for our curtain-raiser friendly with Sky Bet League 1 neighbours Charlton Athletic has been brought forward to a 12.30pm kick off. The fixture date still remains on Saturday 7th July.
Originally a 3pm kick off the game has been brought forward to avoid a clash with the World Cup quarter-final fixtures. Allowing supporters of both clubs to enjoy both matches.
Tickets for The Addicks friendly can be purchased in advance from the club at the below prices:
Adults – £13
Over 65s – £8
12-17 – £8
Under 12s – £3
All seating will be an extra £2
On the day prices
Adults – £15
Over 65s – £10
12-16 – £10
Under 12s – £3
All seating will be an extra £2
For more information call the club on 020 8301 1196
After falling out of play off contention on Tuesday, Welling failed the season with a win after losing to mid table Chippenham on the final day of the season.
Chippenham, who boast excellent home form, started well as Matt Smith hit an effort from outside the area well over within the opening minute.
Bradley Goldberg likewise put an effort over for Welling’s first chance of the game.
Jake Jackson should have done better after beating the offside trap and racing clear but he dragged his effort wide.
Jon Beeden’s put a header over the bar after he met an Andy Sandell cross.
Jamie Philpot held up the ball for Jack Jebb but he lacked composure and blasted over.
In the 18th minute Chippenham took the lead. They caught the Wings defence cold and hit them on the counter attack. A long ball sent Smith clear he then found Jake Jackson before he in turn played the ball to Sandell who smartly slotted past Vose.
They nearly doubled the lead soon after, Michael Jones shooting straight at Vose.
Jamie Philpot got on the end of a clever flick on from Jack Parkinson but Philly’s diving header was well saved by Jared Thompson.
Beeden hit a first time volley that went wide.
Jebb curled an effort just wide, before Chippenham went close right on half time.
Beeden having his goal bound effort bravely blocked by Jefford.
Into the 2nd half and nice play saw Philpot find Healy who played in Goldberg. His effort seemed destined to go in but Thompson made a brilliant save to deny him.
Welling were playing their best football of the match and Jebb crossed for Philpot but he headed over.
In a game which was played with an end of season feel to it, uncharacteristically came to light in the 70th minute. John Beeden and Callum Driver challenged for a 50-50 ball but Beeden appeared to kick out. The referee decided to show a straight red card to Beeden.
However Welling struggled to adapt and Chippenham looked to hit them on the break at every opportunity.
With the game close to its conclusion Robbie Patten played in Smith but Bailey Vose stood tall and saved well with his foot to deny Chippenham.
With that came the final whistle and a 10th place finish for Welling.
After the game Manager Jamie Coyle thanked his players, staff and fans for their efforts this season but admitted they just came up short in the quest for play offs. Something the Coyle and his team will be looking to rectify come August .
Welling’s play off hopes ended on Tuesday night with a home defeat to Bath City. It was a below par performance from Welling and handed Bath who had little to play for, a very comfortable three points.
Needing the win to stand any chance of getting into the play offs Jamie Philpot saw a shot from range saved within the first 30 seconds, but any Wings fans hoping that this would set the tone for the rest of the game were wrong.
Welling sat back and allowed Bath to dictate the game, Miles Welch-Hayes was allowed to run half the length of the pitch unchallenged before shooting straight at Bailey Vose
Welch-Hayes missed an even better chance shortly after as he met Matt Richards’ corner at the near post but he could only direct his header just wide
Andy Watkins then went close for Bath as they pressed again, looking like the side going in search of the play offs and not Welling.
In a rare chance for Welling, a Ryan Hall corner was not dealt with by Southwood, but Magnus could only head the loose ball straight into the keepers arms.
The Wings had Jamie Philpot to thank just before half time as he blocked a goal bound effort from a corner which had bounced around in the area.
Having got in level at the break and needing the win Welling sent on Joe Healy and Adam Coombes for Connor Dymond and Jack Jebb. But the change did nothing to stop the onslaught and eventually Bath took a deserved lead.
Just three minutes into the second half had passed, Bradley Goldbberg lost the ball cheaply in a crucial area of the pitch, this enabled Bath to break, Tom Smith charged forward before slipping the ball to Antoine Semenyo who finished well past Vose.
Hall then produced an excellent cross that just alluded Philpot, before a ball over the Bath defence saw Goldberg control but snatch his shot well wide, as Welling really struggled to find any rhythm.
On the hour mark Bath scored thier 2nd of the game, James Morton was allowed to run without a single challenge before slipping the ball to Smith who timed his run and produced a smart finsih past Vose.
Now needing three goals Welling did throw more players forward and Healy almost hooked the ball over the advancing Southwood but the keeper stood tall and saved well.
Coombes then produced some great control to set himself before firing his snap shot wide. But Bath were looking to hit Welling on the break and they should have had a 3rd in the 70th minute Welch-Hayes sent Smith clear but this time he fired wide.
With Welling now sending long balls into the attack,Coombes did well to control another long ball but this time he could only fire straight at Southwood
But Bath came the closest to adding to the scoreline with 5 minutes to go Vose pulling off a good save to keep out the impressive Smith.
The final whistle went and with it ended Welling’s play off dreams for the season and despite this being a step forward on last season, the management team may well look back on this season with a tinge of what might have been.
The Wings finish the campaign away at Chippenham Town on Saturday
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Welling comfortably dispatched Weston Super Mare on a unseasonably warm April Saturday as the season drew ever close to its conclusion.
In truth the game had an end of season feel to it, with Weston comfortable in mid table and The Wings hoping for more than a few favours from other sides in order to achieve an unlikely play off position.
Perhaps this lack of pressure helped Welling take off the shackles and they played some nice football, which had deserted them for much of the April.
The Wings started brightly and after a couple of half chances they were rewarded with an early lead. In the 8th minute a quickly taken throw in caught the Weston defence napping. Jamie Philpot drove into the box before the ball fell kindly to Olu Durojaiye who bundled the ball home from close range, his 2nd goal in as many games.
Welling almost grabbed an immediate 2nd but Callum Driver hit a fierce effort just wide.
The Wings continued to press and a deep cross found Ryan Hall at the back post but he could only steer his half volley wide.
Welling should have doubled their lead in the 20th minute, a quick counter attack found Jamie Philpot, the striker was clean through but he tried to catch Luke Purnell out with a dink finish but he scuffed his effort right into the arms of the grateful keeper.
Two minutes later Welling hit the post. An audacious over head effort from Bradley Goldberg smashed against the post for Weston to clear for a corner.
From the resulting corner, Welling did double their lead. A neat post corner from Ryan Hall was met by a powerful Jack Parkinson header who steered his effort home.
Weston looking for a way back into the game had a penalty appeal turned down after Danny Greenslade went down in the area only to be booked for simulation.
A clever free kick from Ryan Hall almost caught Luke Purnell out at his near post but the keeper got finger tips to push the effort around the post.
Welling were on top and playing some fine football. A smart move involving Jebb and Hall saw the ball played into Goldberg but his fierce half volley was fantastically pushed over the bar by Purnell.
In a rare Weston attack Jarrod Welch forced a save out of Bailey Vose. But Welling went in ahead at the break.
At the break, Adam Coombes made a welcome return from injury as he replaced Connor Dymond.
The striker was in the thick of things straight away and he got in behind the Weston defence but his effort hit a covering defender.
Most of the Weston attacks were coming through Jarrod Welch and he hit an effort from range, which took a nasty bobble that Vose gathered at the 2nd attempt.
The game was becoming more stretched as Weston came more into the game.
So it was no surprise when they scored in the 55th minute and the danger man Welch got his goal. Welch hitting a super half volley from outside the area that left Vose no chance.
However within a minute, Welling established their two goal lead. Coombes played a clever ball through to Jebb. The Weston players appealed for a handball in the build up, but Jebb cooly slotted under the legs of Purnell as Welling added a 3rd.
On the hour mark Bradley Goldberg this time hit the crossbar, his deft volley hit the bar from just outside the area.
The game after this point started to settle down, as the heat kicked in. Jarrod Welch hitting a free kick effort over the bar and out of the ground and half way up Welling High Street.
The unfortunate Bradley Goldberg, came close again. As Welling broke on the counter attack from a corner, Callum Driver drove at pace before playing the ball into Goldberg. He took a touch blazing an effort just wide.
With substitutes galore for both sides, the game was void of chances until the 89th minute but Jarrod Welch hit a free kick wide as Welling ran out comfortable winners.
The Wings now face Bath City in their final home game of the season on Tuesday before finishing the season away at Chippenham Town next week.
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Welling slumped to a bad defeat against relegation strugglers Whitehawk to leave their play offs aspirations in tatters and hanging by the tiniest of threads.
Coming into this crucial game both teams had something to play for, but in truth only one team wanted to play for it.
Just 2 minutes were on the clock when Welling almost grabbed the lead. Jack Jebb slipped a clever ball into Durojaiye but his first time effort was well saved by Wilks.
Whitehawk soon came into the game and Bailey Vose had to be out smart to smoother the ball from the advancing Lloyd Macklin.
With 8 minutes gone, referee James Durkin made a big call. Jack Jebb got on the end of a long ball, this ball tempted Wilks out of his goal and the area. Jebb went to lob the advancing keeper but Wilks appeared to handle the effort but referee Durkin waved away the strong appeals.
In a lively start, Whitehawk missed a glorious chance as Macklin almost took advantage of some sloppy defending but he shot wide in the box.
A frenetic opening quarter was summed up in one moment, at one end Philpot went close but his goal bound lob went just wide of the post. Whitehawk then broke straight away and Mendy missed a glorious chance shooting straight at Vose.
However in the 18th minute Whitehawk took the lead. Welling showed their defensive frailties as L’Gual was allowed to ghost into the area to cross for former Welling player Lloyd Macklin to simply slot past Vose, a feat he never achieved when in a Welling shirt earlier in the season.
This goal rocked Welling and L’Ghoul was causing Welling all sorts of problems, he almost made it 2, but flashed his effort just wide.
Healy almost dug an equaliser out for Welling but he struck his fiercely struck volley straight at Wilks in the 27th minute.
Welling were being restricted to half chances and Dymond shot an effort straight at Wilks after a clever lay off from Durojaiye.
The game quietened down until the the 43rd minute, when Whitehawk were reduced to 10 men.
Gold Otomayo was adjudged to have stamped on Connor Dymond by referee James Durkin and was shown a straight red card.
With Welling heading into the 2nd half with a numerical advantage player wise they needed a good start and they got just.
In the 48th minute a Jack Jebb free kick was only half cleared by keeper Wilks and his punch found Olu Durojaiye who smashed the ball home on the half volley from the edge of the area.
But any Wings fans hoping Welling would go on and stamp their mark on the game were to be disappointed. The game ebbed and flowed for a long period without any side really being able to create a clear chance.
As the game drifted on Welling started to create more clear cut chances. Jebb curled a tame effort straight at Wilks. However the game changed when Tom Bradbrook missed the chance of the game.
Goldberg cut the ball back to Bradbrook and with the goal at his mercy, the striker scuffed his effort wide, it was a glorious chance that went begging.
That chance proved even more costly just three minutes later. In the 73rd minute not for the first time this season, Welling failed to defend a deep corner which was met at the back post by Elliot Benyon who scored with his first touch to send the noisy Whitehawk fans delirious.
It almost got worse for Welling as Pinney burst down on goal but Vose saved well with his feet. With the game drifting away from a lacklustre Welling, Bradbrook headed wide at the back post, however the linesman flag would have ruled the goal out.
Welling’s afternoon was summed up in the last minute of injury time as Tom Bradbrook was shown a straight red card for a crude challenge on L’Ghoul.
The result now leaves Welling with a huge uphill task to reach the play offs.
Welling return to PVR for the penultimate home game of the season against Weston Super Mare next Saturday.