Whilst most sides in the league were concentrating on the FA Cup, Welling took full advantage of bowing out of the cup early as they made it five straight league wins with a super away performance at Weston-super-Mare. The win moving them into the play off positions.
In a slow opening to the game, Welling had the first chance in the 13th minute. Jack Parkinson met a Jack Jebb header which headed goalwards, his header was looping in until it was cleared off the line.
The influential Dayle Grubb by far Weston’s most creative player cleverly made room for a shot before firing just over the bar.
But just a minute later in the 23rd minute The Wings took the lead. A superb tackle in the midfield from Joe Healy won possession for Welling and created a counter attack, Healy slipped the ball to Eli Phipps who took a touch to his right before hitting a low effort that Weston keeper Luke Parnell could not keep out.
Weston tried to rally and Pernterou produced a very smart save denying a defected Dayle Grubb shot that was heading in. But in the 33rd minute clinical Welling doubled the lead. Jeffrey Monakana ran at the Weston defence and got the better of two defenders down the right wing before producing an inch perfect cross that was laid on a plate for Joe Healy to smash the ball side footed into the roof of the net, much to the delight of the travelling Welling fans behind the goal.
Weston almost found an immediate reply, former Welling man Jake Reid rose well to head against the inside of the post and the rebound was hacked away.
Perntreou was then called into action 5 minutes before half time first saving a Dayle Grubb effort before in the same phase of play saving a low Tristian Plummer shot as Weston tried their best to get back into the game.
Into the 2nd half and Welling could and probably should have put the game beyond the reach of the hosts. Joe Healy was played through by a very clever pass over the top and with the advancing Purnell in the Weston goal, he tried to dink the ball over the keeper but Luke Purnell stood tall and punched the ball away.
It was Healy vs Purnell part II shortly after, a low cross was pulled back to Healy who smashed an effort low and hard but Purnell managed to pull off another great save. Healy then headed over a Christie Pattisson cross as Welling dominated.
Sensing they had been some what let off, Weston ventured forward in the hope of trying to salvage something from the game. Grubb firing wide before Jack Parkinson made a vital headed clearance that would have resulted in a goal for Weston had he not.
Welling looked to pick off the Weston attacks and hit them on the counter. Sub Bradley Goldberg laid the ball off to Eli Phipps but the on loan Colchester forward blazed over.
However Welling saw out the five minutes of injury time without harm and claimed a well deserved three points. The Wings are on the road again next Saturday when the face Gloucester City.
Welling United: Barnes, Dymond, Jefford, Durojaiye, Gayle (Francis 83), Parkinson, Monakana, Healy, Phipps (Sinclair 90), Jebb, Pattisson (Goldberg 72). Subs not used: Milton, Johnson.