Chelmsford City 3-1 Welling United

When the Welling management sit down and plan for next season, one thing at the top of the planning list will be finding a way to improve their away form. With just three wins away all season the form on their travels has been a real hindrance this season and Welling’s away day woes continued on Easter Monday as they crashed to defeat at high flying Chelmsford. Having led at Half time a disastrous start to the 2nd half saw Chelmsford score two quickfire goals and turn the game on its head. City wrapped up the game in the 88th minute.

As expected Chelmsford took the game to Welling and Louie Theophanous went close in the 9th minute as the striker spun and his shot brought a smart save out of Chris Lewington.

In the 12th minute City went even closer former Charlton striker Chris Dickson picked up the ball 25 yards from goal and curled and effort just wide with Lewington a spectator.

It was pretty much one way traffic and in the 20th minute Theophanous smashed home an effort but he was adjudged to have come back from an offside postiton and the goal was ruled out.

Chelsmford missed another golden opportunity as a long throw from Chris Bush caused chaos and the ball dropped to Dickson, but he rushed his shot and blazed over.

With their first attempt on goal, The Wings made Chelsmford pay and went ahead in the 25th minute. A Sam Hatton corner was whipped in and a towering header from Rickie Hayles flew into the net.

Shortly after, Chelmsford should have equalised as Buchanan made space for a shot and with Lewington to beat he blazed over the bar.

Chris Dickson then got on the end of a long ball, controlled well but prodded the ball over the bar as Welling went in at half time ahead.

Then disaster struck within 30 seconds of the restart The Wings gifted City an equaliser. Hayles played a back pass to keeper Chris Lewington who smashed the ball straight against Chris Dickson, the City man tapping the ball home, the worst possible start from The Wings.

Just three minutes later it got worse, Michael Spillane heading home unmarked from a Robbie Wilmott corner as The Wings looked shell shocked.

It was one way traffic and Chris Dickson almost added at 3rd but his low effort came back off the post.

Welling who had very little in the way of chances, saw Tyrone Marsh wriggle free in the box but he chose to shot when a lay off to Crawford would have been the better option and his shot was blocked.

With the game drifting to its conclusion Chelsmford wrapped the game up with the best goal of the game. Shaun Jeffers cutting inside before curling an effort from 25 yards beyond Lewington into the roof of the net.

The Wings now have two games left of the season and they play their final home game of the 2016/17 season on Saturday as Hampton visit Park View Road Kick Off 3pm.

Welling United: Lewington, Fish, Brown, Hatton, Hayles, Walsh, Walker (Leacock 58), Waldren, Cathline (Joseph-Dubois 80), Marsh, Murrell-Williamson (Crawford 58). Subs not used: Fuseini, Richards.

Attendance: 967

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