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Welling United 2-3 Gloucester City

The Wings crumbled to a home defeat to a gutsy Gloucester City, who clinically claimed the three points. The Wings made two changes with new signings keeper Bailey Vose going straight into the team and new signing Ryan Hall playing on the wing.

Vose was the first to make a save Karnell Chambers slipped in Harry Williams but Vose got down low to save at the near post.

He was soon saving again and this one was an even better save tipping over an Ed Williams’ free kick.

Welling slowly got into stride and Connor Dymond hit a shot from range but it was easily gathered by City keeper James Hamon.

Into the half hour period, Bradley Goldberg drove into the box, but his curled effort was well saved by Hamon.

But that was the last chance of a half that played in tough conditions never quite got going.

The 2nd half was far more entertaining, with Welling now kicking towards the road end, but it was Gloucester who grabbed the initiative. Lewis Hall curling inches wide for the Tigers.

But the away side did take a deserved lead on the hour mark. Chambers was slipped in and with Vose to beat he blasted the ball into the corner of the net.

However the lead lasted two minutes, as Welling levelled immediately. Goldberg picked up a loose ball just outside the area before blasting through a crowd of players that Hamon let slip under his body.

But any hopes Wings fans had that the home side would now go on and win the game took a dent in spectacular fashion.

The Wings had a corner but a simple thump out of defence caught the Wings flat and Ed Williams caused panic to the covering Archie Johnson and Christian Nanetti, unfortunately Nanetti made a hash of his clearance and volleyed past Vose, to put the Tigers back in the lead.

With the game now in its final 10 minutes, Welling equalised again. Nanetti wriggled his way into the penalty area but he was upended by Sam Avery and a penalty was awarded. Goldberg made no mistake from the spot.

However with 3 minutes of injury time added on, Gloucester won the points. The Wings were once again caught cold at the back and the impressive Ed Williams was played in and fired home into the corner of the net.

The Wings could have stole an unlikely point with the last kick of the game but Connor Dymond’s effort was cleared away by Avery on the line.

The Wings have little time to dwell on the result as they travel to Bognor Regis Town on Tuesday. Jamie Coyle will be looking for a reaction from his team.

Welling United: Vose, Driver, Johnson, Dymond, Acheampong, Parkinson, Monakana (Nanetti 69), Durojaiye (Jebb 73), Goldberg, Healy, Hall (Bradbrook 55). Subs not used: Jefford, Coyle.

Attendance 434


Ryan Hall signs for the Wings

Ryan Hall has joined the Wings as a direct replacement for the departing Harley Willard.

Hall is a 30 year old winger who can also play as a striker, Ryan will perhaps be known best for his spells at Southend United and Bromley but he also played for Crystal Palace, Leeds United and Sheffield United amongst others.

More recently Hall has been playing for Merstham Town in the Bostik League. The Wings snapped up the winger to replace Harley Willard who elected to go on trial at another club.

Ryan Hall is pictured signing today with Wings player coach Jack Parkinson, welcome to the Wings Ryan.

Jamie Coyle and Jack Parkinson extend contracts for 2018-19

Welling United are delighted to announce that both first team manager Jamie Coyle and first team player coach Jack Parkinson have signed deals to remain at Park View Road for next season.

Mark Goldberg Club Statement

“I am pleased to confirm that Jamie Coyle has accepted the role of First Team Manager for the next 2018/19 season, working alongside Player Coach Jack Parkinson, ensuring continuity & consistency both on and off the pitch. Jamie will also take a lead role in our Scholarship Post Sixteen Program for the 2018/19 season, providing the perfect link intro from the first team for the future for our newly formed Welling United Academy and Youth programme.

I would like to wish Jamie and Jack the very best of luck for the remainder of this season and in their preparations for next season”

Wings vs Gloucester City at PVR on Saturday

The Wings are at home to Gloucester City on Saturday in Vanarama National League South, kick off 3:00pm

The Wings go into the game looking to do the double over the visitors after Joe Healy scored the only game of the game in Worcestershire earlier in the season to earn the Wings a victory. The Wings also find themselves on a three game winning streak going into games vs sides in the relegation zone this week as the Wings visit Nyewood Lane to take on Bognor Regis Town on Tuesday evening.

It promises to be an entertaining match on Saturday as both teams need the points for very different reasons.

We also have live sport and drinks offers in the Wings Bar and everyone is welcome.

Before the match all spectators can watch a potential humdinger of a game, Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal will be on multiple HD screens in the Wings Bar. kick off 12:30pm, all draught beers are just £3 a pint before 3:00pm. Real ale is also on sale and tomorrow’s real ale is Spitfire from Shepherd Neame.

You can also grab your match programme just inside the ground and your 50/50 draw tickets.

England vs Italy ticket offer

England are back in action at Wembley this March and you can now make savings by taking advantage of The FA’s group booking offer.

You can team-up with friends, family, colleagues or team-mates and save 20 per cent on ticket prices with group discounts now available. Tickets start from £28 with the discount applied.

So if you’ve ever fancied coming to an England international at Wembley as a club or group of friends, now’s the time to make that call.

With the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia fast approaching, we are looking to encourage groups to come for an evening out at Wembley, cheering on Gareth Southgate’s men during their journey to June’s tournament.

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Vose signing for Wings on Deadline Day

Jamie Coyle has signed goalkeeper Bailey Vose on loan for the rest of the season from Premier League Brighton & Hove Albion.

The 19 year old has played for Dartford, Concord Rangers and Eastbourne Borough on loan from Albion.

Bailey is based locally to the Wings and replaces Jon Miles who has returned to Ebbsfleet United.

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Welling United 3-0 Braintree Town

Welling produced an impressive display to beat play off chasing Braintree Town at Park View Road.In the process this victory, was Welling’s third victory on the spin.

Welling started with plenty of impetus and really took the game to Braintree. Joe Healy fired over an early chance after Christian Nanetti’s cross fell to him on the edge of the area.

Bradley Goldberg was next to go close a Jack Parkinson free kick was played into the area, the free kick was flicked on by Anthony Acheampong, but Goldberg was unable to keep his lobbed effort down and the ball went over.


Another half chance came Welling’s way when Nanetti hit a fierce half volley over the bar.

In the 27th minute the shape of the game changed. There was very little evidence of any friction between the sides but Ricky Gabriel threw an arm towards Callum Driver after the Wings right back had made a challenge on the Irons player. Referee Jason Richardson took his time before showing Gabriel a red card. Callum Driver was booked for his part in the melee that insued.

The Wings now with a numerical advantage pushed on and a super cross from the impressive Driver picked out Olumide Durojaiye but he headed wide.

The Wings then saw a golden opportunity come and go, Bradley Goldberg drove into the box before picking out Joe Healy his low effort was heading in but Christian Frimpong blocked the goal bound effort.

Having not been in the constant, Braintree went close in first half injury time, Phil Roberts seeing Miles slightly off his line curled an effort just over the bar.

The 2nd half continued with Welling doing all the pressing but without causing to many problems to the Braintree defence.

However in the 60th minute, Welling got the break through they deserved. A smart move between Goldberg and Joe Healy saw, Healy fouled by Joe Ellul.

The free kick, 25 yards out was Callum Driver territory and he expertly curled his free kick past Nathan McDonald who despite getting a hand to the ball could not keep the ball out.

Jonathan Miles then had to be alert to keep out a Roberts’ shot at his near post.

However it was Welling who always looked the more likely of adding to their tally. McDonald did well to tip over Tom Bradbrook’s close range header however Welling scored from the resulting corner. Jeffrey Monakana played the corner to Christian Nanetti who whipped in a fierce cross that Nathan McDonald flapped with his attempted punch, the ball fell kindly to Anthony Acheampong who expertly tapped home, much to the delight of his team mates.

Welling now sensed more goals and Bradbrook saw a header saved by McDonald from close range. However in the 77th minute Welling wrapped up the game with the best goal of the match and certainly a goal of the month contender. A ball was played into Tom Bradbrook who took a touch before playing the ball back to Jack Jebb. Jebb spotted McDonald slightly off his line and went for goal, stunningly curling the ball from 25 yards out over McDonald and into the top corner.

Braintree had a late chance of a consolation but a low Roberts effort was comfortably saved by Miles.

The Wings saw the game out with ease to record the impressive win. They now face an enforced break due to Wealdstone’s FA Trophy commitment.

Welling are next in action at home to Gloucester City on Saturday 10th February.

Welling United: Miles, Driver, Johnson, Dymond (Bradbrook 54), Acheampong, Parkinson, Monakana, Durojaiye, Goldberg, Healy (Jefford 85), Nanetti (Jebb 70). Subs not used: Coyle, Willard.

Attendance: 528



Poole Town 2-3 Welling United

Welling gained back to back wins as they inflicted the first league double of the season over Poole Town. A Bradley Goldberg double help inspire Welling to come from behind to take all three points.

With the match only on after hard work from the Poole groundstaff, although the boggy nature of the pitch meant it was going to be a battle throughout and that is how it turned out.

Welling went ahead in just the 4th minute with the first attack of the game. A first time delivery by Jeffrey Monakana into the area was not dealt with and the ball found the on rushing Harley Willard who slotted home a side footed finish under the legs of Hutchings to give Welling a dream start.

This seemed to spark Poole into life and they should have been level immediately. Jez Bedford produced a cross that found Carl Pettefer who looked certain to score but he could only glance his header wide from close range.

However Poole were level with their next attack. 12 minutes had passed when Bedford played a clever ball to Brooks, who twisted and turned in the the area and made space for the shot before finishing low past Jonathan Miles.

From being ahead Welling then found themselves behind within a matter of minutes. Welling had possession from a corner but the corner was cleared and allowed Poole to quickly counter attack. Mohammed Baghdadi burst away and with Archie Johnson trying to get across to clear the danger he failed to prevent the ball finding Warren Bentley who burst clear. Bentley showed great composure and slotted past Miles, to turn the game on its head.

The Wings looked shell shocked and it almost got worse for them. Miles pushed a Bedford free kick onto the bar the rebound came back out to Baghdadi and his low shot was heading in through a crowd of players but Miles made a super reaction save to deny a 3rd.

Welling survived the scare and they started to improve and play there way back into the game.

Monakana was unlucky as he had a fierce shot that was heading in deflected wide for a corner. The Wings went even closer shortly after Bradley Goldberg created space for a shot but his low effort was heading in but Nick Hutchings produced a stunning save to tip the ball around the post as Welling showed signs of getting back into the game.

Into the 2nd half Welling were now kicking towards the end that was of most concern to match officials with the ground very boggy. But Welling played the conditions superbly. It took Welling 11 minutes to get back into the game.

A ball was played to Callum Driver who drove into the box before crudely being fouled by Matt Neale on the byline and a penalty was given. Bradley Goldberg slotted the penalty home to restore parity.

The Wings started to assert themselves on the game and they went ahead in the 65th minute. Joe Healy played the ball sideways to Archie Johnson who played a cracking defence splitting ball to Bradley Goldberg. The Wings striker beat the offside trap and raced clear he took a touch before curling the ball beyond Hutchings and celebrated with the travelling fans.

Goldberg almost put the game beyond doubt and almost completed his hat trick. Connor Dymond played a clever ball through to Goldberg but this time Hutchings tipped his fierce effort over the bar.

Welling had to endure a couple of late corners as Poole tried to grab an unlikely point. Will Spetch did head over a Bedford cross, but the header was never troubling Miles in the Welling goal.

The Wings held on for the vital three points a win that was dedicated to Club President Eric Brakstone who sadly passed away last Saturday.

Welling United: Miles, Driver, Johnson, Dymond, Acheampong, Parkinson, Monakana (Jebb 78), Durojaiye, Goldberg, Healy (Bradbrook 84), Willard (Nanetti 61). Subs not used: Coyle, Jefford.

Image: Dave Budden captures Man of the Match Bradley Goldberg spreading his Wings after scoring a brace

Attendance: 390