For 80 minutes, this was a competitive game of football, in which the game could have been won by either side. However the final ten minutes was collapse not seen by a Welling side for many a year.
Having managed to come from behind no less than 3 times in the game, Welling managed to succumb to 4 goals in the last ten minutes inflicting a heavy defeat.
Once again their was a shake up in defence with both Matt Fish and Sean Francis ruled out with injuries, Wings brought in new signing Jake Phillips at right back.
Just five minutes had gone when the hosts took the lead. A Gavin McCallum cross was missed by the Welling defence and Nathaniel Pinney had all the time in the world to take a touch and smash the ball home.
This gave Eastbourne the confidence to go and try extend their lead and Pinney brought a smart save from Chris Lewington
Pinney then missed another chance after just failing to connect with another McCallum cross.
As it was Welling took advantage of some slack defending and equalised in the 20th minute. Twice Eastbourne tried to clear their lines and on the 2nd attempt the ball fell kindly to Dan Walker who smashed the ball home.
However it was Eastbourne who the regained the lead in the 39th minute, Jamie Taylor skipped down the right and fired a low cross for Gavin McCallum who had all the time in the world to slot home at the back post.
The game was levelled immediately though in the 41st minute. Danny Waldren bravely heading home a Dan Walker cross at the near post, a real Captain’s type goal.
Right on half time Pinney should have put The Sports ahead after robbing the ball off of Rickie Hayles he had just Lewington to beat but the Wings keeper stood up well to save.
Into the 2nd half and McCallum fired a warning shot for Eastbourne hitting an effort just wide, whilst Murrell-Williamson had a half chance for Welling.
But in the 48th minute Eastbourne went ahead for the third time Jamie Taylor firing low past Lewington.
Welling almost equalised immediately in this topsy turvy game, Danny Waldren rounded the keeper but Shaun Hobson was on hand to clear the ball off the line.
However the Wings did fire back in the 62nd minute. Pierre Joseph-Dubois who had been on the pitch a matter of seconds swept home a low Dan Walker cross to make the game 3-3.
Hope was high that Welling may finally be able to get their noses in front when Ali Fuseini saw a goal bound effort blocked, before Cathline played an inch perfect through ball to Walker but he shot straight at Carey.
Welling were left to rue those chances as Eastbourne went back ahead and the collapse began.
Eastbourne won a free kick 25 yards from goal and Baptisua rolled the free kick to Josh Hare who hit a pile driver that Lewington could only palm into the net.
Welling looked drained and folded tamely as Eastbourne added a 5th to put the game to rest. Pinney crossing for Jamie Taylor to tap home with ease. Jamie Taylor then scored a hat trick from the spot in addded on time after Hayles had fouled Connelly.
And with the last kick of the game Nathianel Pinney curled home a free kick to add a 7th. It was a disastrous last ten minutes from Welling and once again leaves them looking over their shoulder with just 5 points between them and the relegation trap door.
Welling United: Lewington, Phillips, Brown, Fuseini, Hayles, Leacock (Joseph-Dubois 60), Walker, Waldren, Kathline, Crawford, Murrell-Williamson. Subs not used: Hatton, Richards, Amu.