Many supporters won’t be too sorry to see the end of the 2016-17 season.
However, there is an opportunity for Welling United to claim some silverware as they contest the Kent Reliance Senior Cup Final at Maidstone United on Monday 1st May, kick off 15:00.
Those going to the Gallagher Stadium, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 4LQ will find admission is £10 adults, £5 concessions and under 5s free. There is no additional charge for seating
Should you be travelling by car, come off the M20 (junction 6) and M2(junction 3). Follow the signs to Maidstone on the A229. At the White Rabbit roundabout take the third exit on to James Whatman Way.
If travelling by public transport, the nearest station, Maidstone East, is closed for engineering works but Maidstone Barracks is fairly close to the ground and Maidstone West is not too much further away.
Those travelling by bus can catch the 101 or 155 buses which stop at the top of James Whatman Way outside the Kent Library and History Centre.
After Welling defeated Chatham Town 6-1 in the first round they had to jump some big fences to make it all the way to the final.
Harry Girling was the star of the penalty shoot out victory over Dartford saving three out of four of the attempts on his goal.
Another Harry, this time Crawford, scored the only goal of the quarter final against Bromley with a strike that was voted goal of the season at last week’s end of season presentations.
Charlton Athletic brought an under 23 team for the semi final which Welling again won on penalties with Chris Lewington saving the first two and then Charlton firing off target with the third and fourth.
Should the final go to penalties, Welling will be confident as only one in eight in shoot outs has been converted by opposition takers.
There may be a familiar face or two in the Dover team as Mitch Walker, Louis Fazakerley, Joe Healy, Ross Lafayette and Moses Emmanel have all worn the red of Welling over the years, and Tyrone Marsh could also play against his team mates of the last month.
Sam Hatton scores Welling’s final league goal of the season. Picture by Dave Budden