Maidenhead United v Welling United preview

On Saturday, Welling United visit Vanarama National League South leaders Maidenhead United

Although the Wings have not enjoyed the best of results on the road lately, the successes in the last two home games mean that the team will travel in good spirits.

Tristan Lewis lives in Maidenhead so those travelling will have the same journey as he undertakes after every home game.

If travelling by road. Follow the M25 clockwise to junction 15 where you take the turn off for the M4 towards Reading/Slough. At junction 8/9, take the A404(M)/A308(M) exit to High Wycombe/Henley/Maidenhead.

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Windsor Rd/A308 then at the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Stafferton Way. Continue onto Stafferton Link before turning left onto Forlease Road. At the roundabout take the first exit onto York Road. Those using SatNav should put in SL6 1SF. There is no car parking at the ground but there are a number of car parks in the town.

It is a relatively easy journey by train with four an hour from Paddington heading for Reading. The ground is a five minute walk from Maidenhead station.

Entrance fees at York Road are Adults £10, Concessions £6 and U16s £3.

When Welling last visited Maidenhead it was early in the Championship winning season when still suffering a ‘play-off’ hangover. Ross Lafayette put Welling ahead, assisted by Theo Fairweather-Johnson early on but Mark Nisbet’s second half brace ensured the Magpies claimed the points.

However, in the season before, Welling won both home and away by a 4-0 scoreline. In the game at York Road, Luis Cumbers put Welling ahead before Maidenhead’s Alex Wall lashed out at a defender and was sent off.

After the break, Welling profited from an own goal before Cumbers scored his second. Harry Baker finished the scoring in the 71st minute as Welling coasted through the remainder of the match.

Welling go ahead against Poole. Picture by David Brown

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