Author: Spills GB

Weston-super-Mare 0-2 Welling United

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.
Attendance: 536


Welling United 4-0 Chippenham Town

Welling turned in their best performance of the season on non league day as they stylishly saw off Chippenham Town on Saturday. Having got game time into a number of the squad members with a hastily arranged friendly in mid week this decision paid divends as The Wings carried the momentum from the win at Havant two weeks previously.

Former Crystal Palace goalkeeper Kleton Perntreou started for Welling and fresh from his stunning goal in midweek for a Wings XI side in the London Senior Cup Academy bright prospect Matty Sinclair made the bench which pleased the home fans, with the academy side showing some real promise.

In truth the opening twenty minutes were a bit scrappy with some tasty challenges going in Joe Healy and Olumide Durojaiye both saw yellows for a culmination of fouls in the early stages for The Wings.

Chippenham had the first shot in anger and Perntreou produced a fine save to palm away a shot from Scott Twine which came through a crowd of players.

Chippenham then saw Will Richards head over a James Guthrie free kick, but after this The Wings started to get on top.

Jared Thompson produced a good if not unorthodox save tipping a Tom Bradbrook header from a Monakana cross up against the bar before catching the ball as it came down.

The Wings player manager Jamie Coyle missed a golden opportunity as he uncharacteristically headed over unmarked a Jack Jebb free kick.

But in the 38th minute Welling went ahead with a brilliantly worked goal. Monakana beat two men and then served up a pin point cross for Joe Healy to nod home from close range.

One, then became two as The Wings doubled their lead a matter of minutes later. 42 minutes were on the clock when a deep Jack Jebb free kick was met by Tom Bradbrook who headed the ball back across goal and into the corner of the net, to mark his return to the team with a goal.

Into the 2nd half and with Welling kicking towards the Danson Park end as expected the away side came out fired up. Chippenham were out for the 2nd half a good five minutes before Welling and Perntreou who looked solid in goal saved well from Twine.

However it was Welling who scored the all important 3rd goal. In the 48th minute Christian Nanetti played a clever defence splitting ball to set Jack Jebb free and his accurate cross found Tom Bradbrook who got across his marker and glanced his header past Thompson.

A shell shocked Chippenham tried to rally and Chippenham sub Scott Donnelly saw a dipping free kick well saved before a James Guthrie long range effort was well held by Perntreou.

But Welling were in the mood for more goals themselves and Thompson made a save from Jack Jebb’s free kick despite the ball looking to be going wide, the keeper was scrambling across his goal.

As the game ticked on Welling made Subs to give players more game time. Another player returning from injury Bradley Goldberg came on and put the icing on the cake with a 4th goal. In the 83rd minute Goldberg poked home a Jefford cross, Goldberg arguably should have added a fifth minutes later but Thompson stood tall and made a good save.

Welling saw out the five additional minutes of injury time without scare and recorded a confidence boosting win, to make it four straight league wins and propel them up to 8th just a point and a place outside of the play offs.

The Wings now embark on two long away trips with first up Weston Super Mare next Saturday.

Welling United: Perntreou, Dymond, Jefford, Durojaiye, Coyle (Gayle 81), Parkinson, Monakana, Healy, Bradbrook (Phipps 70), Jebb, Nanetti (Goldberg 76). Subs not used: Sinclair, Pattisson.

Attendance: 595



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 1-0 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


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​


Bath City 1-1 Welling United

It was a case of what could have been for Welling on Saturday. The Wings dominated the play for long periods of the 1st half but ultimately they were made to pay for missed chances and unfortunate Injuries.

Welling started really well and took the game to Bath, Harry Phipps stole the ball in the midfield played it to Bradley Goldberg but his shot lacked power and was easily gathered by Luke Southwood in the City goal.

Joe Healy then produced an excellent free kick that found Bradbrook but he did well to get a connection on the ball and his effort went wide.

It took Bath 15 minutes to have a meaningful shot and when it arrived Marvin Morgan did well in the area but turned and fired a shot straight at Dillon Barnes.

Back came Welling a Healy corner was not dealt with by the Bath defence and Bradbrook was on hand to direct a half volley goalwards but Southwood made a smart save.

It was no surprise though in the 19th minute when The Wings went ahead. A Healy corner again caused problems and was only half cleared to Harry Phipps who floated a header back towards the back post and ended up nestling in the far corner.

1 should have been 2 shortly after. Tom Bradbrook disposed some poor Bath play and skipped clear but he shot straight at Southwood.

The Wings then lost Goldbberg to injury then so Lloyd Macklin came on. Macklin was in the thick of the action straight away. He was sent clear as well, but Southwood again saved the effort as Wings could have been three goals ahead.

The Wings then suffered a further blow as they lost Tom Bradbrook to injury Jack Jebb came on in his place.

These changes seemed to effect Welling and Bath came back into the game. An excellent cross by Nick McCootie was met by Andy Watkins but he headed into the side netting.

Right on half time Watkins again had another chance but he flashed his shot over when well placed. But a dominant Welling deserved the half time lead, but they were to rue the missed chances.

Bath made a double substitution at half time. But again it was Welling who missed another golden opportunity. A super cross by Jebb was perfect for Macklin however he was not able to get the touch that would have directed the ball home.

Nick McCootie then shot tamely at Barnes. In a game that was becoming more open, Christian Nanetti played Jebb in down the right, the ball was then pulled back for Macklin but he failed to trouble Southwood.

With 20 minutes to go Bath punished Welling for the missed chances. Welling made a hash of clearing their lines and this allowed Jack Compton to cross for sub Jamie Lucas to guide the ball home from close range.

Christie Pattisson who came on as a sub for Monakanna crossed for Healy, but his audacious effort went wide. Bath could have stole the points themselves but Jamie Lucas blazed over the bar late on.

As both sides cancelled each other out and The Wings had to settle for a very frustrating point, that could have so easily have been three.

The Wings travel to Essex on Tuesday to face Braintree Town.

Welling United: Barnes, Dymond, Jefford, Phipps, Coyle, Parkinson, Monakana (Pattisson 78), Healy, Bradbrook (Jebb 34), Goldberg (Macklin 26), Nanetti. Subs not used: Francis, Johnson.

Attendance: 542



Welling United 0-1 Hampton & Richmond

Having seemingly taken steps forwards in recent weeks, The Wings took a step back with a poor performance that saw them slump to defeat at home to Hampton and Richmond Borough. 
The opening and subsequently winning goal came in the 5th minute the very first chance of the game. Jamie Coyle was harshly adjudged to have fouled Malachi Napa. From the resulting free kick, Josh Casey’s free kick was flicked on by Charlie Wassmer where Ryan Moss ghosted in at the back post to scoop his header past a stranded Barnes. 

A shell shocked Welling tried to rally and with Jack Jebb’s set pieces always likely to cause a threat, they almost responded immediately loanee Harry Phipps connecting cleanly with a corner that Sam Howes somehow palmed away.

Welling were not creating much from open play but again looked a threat from set pieces, and it was Phipps v Howes round 2 on the half hour mark and it was the same outcome a super save denying Phipps his first goal for Welling.

After this Hampton dictated the majority of the play for the remainder of the half. Dillion Barnes made a great save from Casey’ and whilst Moss tapped into an empty net, the whistle had already gone for offside.

Wassmer then saw a goal bound header cleared off the line by Durojaiye who had come on for the injured Ian Gayle.

Right on half time a rare Welling attack then saw them have a goal ruled out for offside. Phipps sending Bradley Goldberg clear but as he finished well from outside of the box, the striker was adjudged to have been offside. 

​10 minutes into the 2nd half and former Welling man C​rawford should have added a 2nd for Hampton tapping wide from a Kretzschmer’s cross with the goal at his mercy.​ Nanetti came on for Jebb and his inch perfect cross​ was headed over by Healy. A brave headed clearance from Cook prevented Coyle with a simple header at the back post to level the score and from the corner Phipps saw another ​header saved by Howes.​ From that resulting corner the ball fell kindly to Healy who looked certain to score but he blazed his effort over the bar.​ ​Hampton sensing this may just be their day they stop there 3 game losing run came back into the game as Ryan​ Moss fired wide after being given to much space.
Try as they might Welling failed to create another chance and slumped to defeat. The Wings​ now face two tough away fixtures starting with a visit to Bath City on Saturday.

Welling United: Barnes, Gayle (Durojaiye 30), Jefford, Dymond, Coyle, Parkinson, Jebb (Nanetti 61), Healy, Phipps (Bradbrook 76), Goldberg, Monakana. Subs not used: Pattisson, Macklin.

​Attendance: 529​


Oxford City 1-1 Welling United

Welling made it four games unbeaten as they picked up a point at Oxford City. On a hot August day The Wings kept plugging away and were rewarded when Bradley Goldberg coolly slotted home a late penalty.

With Joe Healy and Ben Jefford absent, new loan signing Harry Phipps, was given an immediate start.

With Oxford having conceded five of their seven goals from corners last Saturday , Welling may have fancied their chances from set pieces. Ian Gayle just heading over from a precise Jack Jebb corner as early as the 5th minute.

It was a repeat performance 10 minutes later as Gayle rose highest to meet a Jebb corner but could not keep his header down.

Having survived those scares, Oxford seem to settle and grow in confidence. Dillion Barnes had to produce a wonderful save tipping over a close range header from Captain Lee Henderson. Three minutes later Barnes was again called into action saving at full stretch to deny a low shot from Zac McEachran.

Oxford continued to press forward and Patterson fired over from range before their pressure told and Oxford took the lead right on half time. A low shot into the area from Patterson went through a sea of players only to find Rob Sinclair on the penalty spot who turned and poked the ball into the bottom corner.

Welling did have one half chance before the break as this time Bradbrook headed a Jebb corner over the bar.

If Oxford shaded the First Half then it was The Wings turn in the 2nd half and they immediately started on the front foot. Tom Bradbrook had a glorious opportunity just two minutes into the 2nd half but he planted his header straight at Jack Stevens after good work from Monakana. On loan keeper Stevens then made a superb save to his right denying a fierce shot from Bradley Goldberg. Welling then had a big shout for a penalty waved away as a Monakana cross looked to have hit the arm Eddie Jones in the area.

Ian Gayle who could have had a hat trick of headers put another Jebb corner wide this time with no one marking him.

The Wings made a double substitution with around 20 minutes to go as Christian Nanetti and Lloyd Macklin replacing Harry Phipps and Tom Bradbrook, the attacking change seemed to help The Wings.

Goldberg and Stevens continued their own private dual with another fierce goal bound effort from Goldberg being well saved by Stevens. The pendulum of the game then swung in Welling’s favour in the 73rd minute as on the counter attack Oxford, forced a fine save from Barnes and Dave Pearce was on hand to stab the loose ball home only to see the goal ruled out for offside.

Just five minutes later came Welling’s slice of luck. A Jebb corner had been cleared by Oxford but referee Mr Bell saw an off the ball incident between Jack Parkinson and Lee Henderson which left Parkinson on the floor, Mr Bell brought play back to award Welling a penalty and show captain Lee Henderson a straight red card. Upstepped Bradley Goldberg and he made no mistake to bring the game level at 1-1.

It was now Welling who looked the more likely to win the game, as Jack Parkinson went close twice late on. Firstly just failing to connect with a low Jebb cross at the back post which was deflected for a corner. From the corner he put his free header just wide.

So Welling picked up another point on their travels. The busy August Bank Holiday weekend continues with Hampton & Richmond the visitors to PVR on Monday. Kick off 3pm.

Welling United: Barnes, Gayle, Durojaiye, Jebb, Coyle, Parkinson, Monakana, Dymond, Bradbrook (Macklin 63), Goldberg, Phipps (Nanetti 63). Subs not used: Francis, Pattisson, Johnson

Attendance: 252