Chippenham Town 1-0 Welling United

After falling out of play off contention on Tuesday, Welling failed the season with a win after losing to mid table Chippenham on the final day of the season.

Chippenham, who boast excellent home form, started well as Matt Smith hit an effort from outside the area well over within the opening minute.

Bradley Goldberg likewise put an effort over for Welling’s first chance of the game.

Jake Jackson should have done better after beating the offside trap and racing clear but he dragged his effort wide.

Jon Beeden’s put a header over the bar after he met an Andy Sandell cross.

Jamie Philpot held up the ball for Jack Jebb but he lacked composure and blasted over.

In the 18th minute Chippenham took the lead. They caught the Wings defence cold and hit them on the counter attack. A long ball sent Smith clear he then found Jake Jackson before he in turn played the ball to Sandell who smartly slotted past Vose.

They nearly doubled the lead soon after, Michael Jones shooting straight at Vose.

Jamie Philpot got on the end of a clever flick on from Jack Parkinson but Philly’s diving header was well saved by Jared Thompson.

Beeden hit a first time volley that went wide.

Jebb curled an effort just wide, before Chippenham went close right on half time.

Beeden having his goal bound effort bravely blocked by Jefford.

Into the 2nd half and nice play saw Philpot find Healy who played in Goldberg. His effort seemed destined to go in but Thompson made a brilliant save to deny him.

Welling were playing their best football of the match and Jebb crossed for Philpot but he headed over.

In a game which was played with an end of season feel to it, uncharacteristically came to light in the 70th minute. John Beeden and Callum Driver challenged for a 50-50 ball but Beeden appeared to kick out. The referee decided to show a straight red card to Beeden.

However Welling struggled to adapt and Chippenham looked to hit them on the break at every opportunity.

With the game close to its conclusion Robbie Patten played in Smith but Bailey Vose stood tall and saved well with his foot to deny Chippenham.

With that came the final whistle and a 10th place finish for Welling.

After the game Manager Jamie Coyle thanked his players, staff and fans for their efforts this season but admitted they just came up short in the quest for play offs. Something the Coyle and his team will be looking to rectify come August .

Welling United: Vose, Driver, Johnson, Parkinson, Okuonghae, Jefford, Durojaiye (Nanetti 86), Healy, Goldberg (Milton 59), Philpot (Coombes 59), Jebb. Subs not used: Hall, Coyle.

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