Jamie Coyle has added another striker by signing 21 year old striker Flo Bojaj today. The 21 year old striker played and scored for Huddersfield Town in the Championship in 2016. Bojaj also played for Kilmarnock and Newport County.
Bojaj goes into the squad for tomorrow’s game at Park View Road vs Poole Town.
Welling picked up another point with their third succesive 1-1 draw on the road on Tuesday night, in a hard fought encounter with Braintree. Having started the game well, Braintree pegged The Wings back for long periods in the 2nd half so Jamie Coyle and his men will be happy coming away with a share of the points.
With both strikers out injured The Wings started with a makeshift front line and they started brightly.
Jack Jebb who was playing further forward dragged a shot wide from range on a greasy playing surface.
Jebb soon had another effort this time though he just failed to keep a half volley down as it sailed over the bar. Then with 12 minutes on the clock Welling should have taken the lead. Parkinson got free from his marker where he met a Jack Jebb corner at the near post but headed the wrong side of the post and the ball went wide.
Braintree who have not been beaten at home this season slowly got into stride and Dillion Barnes needed to be alert and brave to punch away a Roman Michael-Percil cross that would have caused problems.
Then in the 26th minute Braintree against the run of play took the lead. Michael-Percil took advantage of a defensive slip from Connor Dymond down the Welling right and played a perfectly weighted ball through to Phil Roberts. Roberts finished powerfully at the near post to put the hosts ahead.
The Wings looked shell shocked and Phil Roberts shot wide before Michael-Persil fired over when he looked destined to score, as Braintree looked to add to the tally.
The Wings were in need of a bit of inspiration, and they found some in the 36th minute through Jeffrey Monakana.
Monakana picked up the ball on the right hand side before cutting inside and curling his effort beyond the reach of a diving Nathan McDonald, not a bad way to score your first Welling goal.
Braintree tried to rally and Luke Allen curled a free kick just over the bar after Jack Parkinson was adjudged to have committed a foul just outside the area. Allen was in the thick of things and somehow missed an open goal after the Wings had failed to clear their lines, it was a let off for the away side.
There was still time in the half for Barnes to pull off a great save denying Karl Oliyide with his feet as the home side finished the half strongly.
Braintree started the 2nd half from where they left the 1st half, on the front foot.
A corner was missed by Barnes in a crowd of players as the ball was headed wide by ex Wing Osa Obamwonyi at the back post with the goal at his mercy. Luke Allen was having a good game for the hosts and he forced Barnes into another smart save after he had broke clear.
Barnes was by far the busier of the two goalkeepers and he saved routinely from Christian Frimpong
Barnes was in inspired form as he saved low down to his right to prevent Jon Muleba before Allen saw a half chance easily gathered by the Wings number 1.
With 20 minutes remaining Barnes produced another fine save to parry the ball away and Jamie Coyle was on hand to clear the danger.
Dernell Wynter then hit the side netting for the hosts as they continued to pour forward. It took until the 75th minute for Welling to produce an effort on goal such was the backs to the wall effort they were producing. Nanetti forcing Macdonald into a very smart save.
This seemed to open the game up as Welling started to sense they could snatch a victory and they very nearly did. Jack Parkinson saw a header from a Healy corner somehow kept out between a combination of McDonald with a save and the defender on the line to hack the ball away. This hacked clearance led to a Braintree break away and Tyler Campbell got the better of Ben Jefford to burst clean through but yet again Dillion Barnes made another super save.
With time ticking in the 89th minute Joe Healy had a minute of madness by recieving two yellows in under a minute. The first for kicking the ball away and the 2nd for a clumsy challenge in the middled of the park. Welling felt as though they should have had a penalty in injury time as Nanetti went down after a mazy run, but Nanetti was subsequently booked for alledge simulation.
It was Braintree who nearly stole the points as a low shot from Frimpong hit the inside of the post and some how the follow up was put wide.
Welling held on for a bruising but yet rewarding point as they head into two back to back crucial home games starting with Poole Town on Saturday.
Welling United will play either Haringey Borough of the Bostik North or Hitchin Town of the Evo Stik Southern League in the 2nd qualifying round of the FA Cup. The draw was made today and sees the Wings enter the competition at this stage and receiving home advantage to a lower league opposition.
Haringey travel to play Hitchin tonight in their replay at Top Field, Fishponds Road. The Wings are due to face the victors on Saturday 16th September at Park View Road, kick off 3:00pm
Haringey won the replay 3-2 on penalties this evening and will face the Wings in the 2nd qualifying round at Park View Road
It was a case of what could have been for Welling on Saturday. The Wings dominated the play for long periods of the 1st half but ultimately they were made to pay for missed chances and unfortunate Injuries.
Welling started really well and took the game to Bath, Harry Phipps stole the ball in the midfield played it to Bradley Goldberg but his shot lacked power and was easily gathered by Luke Southwood in the City goal.
Joe Healy then produced an excellent free kick that found Bradbrook but he did well to get a connection on the ball and his effort went wide.
It took Bath 15 minutes to have a meaningful shot and when it arrived Marvin Morgan did well in the area but turned and fired a shot straight at Dillon Barnes.
Back came Welling a Healy corner was not dealt with by the Bath defence and Bradbrook was on hand to direct a half volley goalwards but Southwood made a smart save.
It was no surprise though in the 19th minute when The Wings went ahead. A Healy corner again caused problems and was only half cleared to Harry Phipps who floated a header back towards the back post and ended up nestling in the far corner.
1 should have been 2 shortly after. Tom Bradbrook disposed some poor Bath play and skipped clear but he shot straight at Southwood.
The Wings then lost Goldbberg to injury then so Lloyd Macklin came on. Macklin was in the thick of the action straight away. He was sent clear as well, but Southwood again saved the effort as Wings could have been three goals ahead.
The Wings then suffered a further blow as they lost Tom Bradbrook to injury Jack Jebb came on in his place.
These changes seemed to effect Welling and Bath came back into the game. An excellent cross by Nick McCootie was met by Andy Watkins but he headed into the side netting.
Right on half time Watkins again had another chance but he flashed his shot over when well placed. But a dominant Welling deserved the half time lead, but they were to rue the missed chances.
Bath made a double substitution at half time. But again it was Welling who missed another golden opportunity. A super cross by Jebb was perfect for Macklin however he was not able to get the touch that would have directed the ball home.
Nick McCootie then shot tamely at Barnes. In a game that was becoming more open, Christian Nanetti played Jebb in down the right, the ball was then pulled back for Macklin but he failed to trouble Southwood.
With 20 minutes to go Bath punished Welling for the missed chances. Welling made a hash of clearing their lines and this allowed Jack Compton to cross for sub Jamie Lucas to guide the ball home from close range.
Christie Pattisson who came on as a sub for Monakanna crossed for Healy, but his audacious effort went wide. Bath could have stole the points themselves but Jamie Lucas blazed over the bar late on.
As both sides cancelled each other out and The Wings had to settle for a very frustrating point, that could have so easily have been three.
The Wings travel to Essex on Tuesday to face Braintree Town.
Having seemingly taken steps forwards in recent weeks, The Wings took a step back with a poor performance that saw them slump to defeat at home to Hampton and Richmond Borough.
The opening and subsequently winning goal came in the 5th minute the very first chance of the game. Jamie Coyle was harshly adjudged to have fouled Malachi Napa. From the resulting free kick, Josh Casey’s free kick was flicked on by Charlie Wassmer where Ryan Moss ghosted in at the back post to scoop his header past a stranded Barnes.
A shell shocked Welling tried to rally and with Jack Jebb’s set pieces always likely to cause a threat, they almost responded immediately loanee Harry Phipps connecting cleanly with a corner that Sam Howes somehow palmed away.
Welling were not creating much from open play but again looked a threat from set pieces, and it was Phipps v Howes round 2 on the half hour mark and it was the same outcome a super save denying Phipps his first goal for Welling.
After this Hampton dictated the majority of the play for the remainder of the half. Dillion Barnes made a great save from Casey’ and whilst Moss tapped into an empty net, the whistle had already gone for offside.
Wassmer then saw a goal bound header cleared off the line by Durojaiye who had come on for the injured Ian Gayle.
Right on half time a rare Welling attack then saw them have a goal ruled out for offside. Phipps sending Bradley Goldberg clear but as he finished well from outside of the box, the striker was adjudged to have been offside.
10 minutes into the 2nd half and former Welling man Crawford should have added a 2nd for Hampton tapping wide from a Kretzschmer’s cross with the goal at his mercy. Nanetti came on for Jebb and his inch perfect cross was headed over by Healy. A brave headed clearance from Cook prevented Coyle with a simple header at the back post to level the score and from the corner Phipps saw another header saved by Howes. From that resulting corner the ball fell kindly to Healy who looked certain to score but he blazed his effort over the bar. Hampton sensing this may just be their day they stop there 3 game losing run came back into the game as Ryan Moss fired wide after being given to much space.
Try as they might Welling failed to create another chance and slumped to defeat. The Wings now face two tough away fixtures starting with a visit to Bath City on Saturday.
Welling made it four games unbeaten as they picked up a point at Oxford City. On a hot August day The Wings kept plugging away and were rewarded when Bradley Goldberg coolly slotted home a late penalty.
With Joe Healy and Ben Jefford absent, new loan signing Harry Phipps, was given an immediate start.
With Oxford having conceded five of their seven goals from corners last Saturday , Welling may have fancied their chances from set pieces. Ian Gayle just heading over from a precise Jack Jebb corner as early as the 5th minute.
It was a repeat performance 10 minutes later as Gayle rose highest to meet a Jebb corner but could not keep his header down.
Having survived those scares, Oxford seem to settle and grow in confidence. Dillion Barnes had to produce a wonderful save tipping over a close range header from Captain Lee Henderson. Three minutes later Barnes was again called into action saving at full stretch to deny a low shot from Zac McEachran.
Oxford continued to press forward and Patterson fired over from range before their pressure told and Oxford took the lead right on half time. A low shot into the area from Patterson went through a sea of players only to find Rob Sinclair on the penalty spot who turned and poked the ball into the bottom corner.
Welling did have one half chance before the break as this time Bradbrook headed a Jebb corner over the bar.
If Oxford shaded the First Half then it was The Wings turn in the 2nd half and they immediately started on the front foot. Tom Bradbrook had a glorious opportunity just two minutes into the 2nd half but he planted his header straight at Jack Stevens after good work from Monakana. On loan keeper Stevens then made a superb save to his right denying a fierce shot from Bradley Goldberg. Welling then had a big shout for a penalty waved away as a Monakana cross looked to have hit the arm Eddie Jones in the area.
Ian Gayle who could have had a hat trick of headers put another Jebb corner wide this time with no one marking him.
The Wings made a double substitution with around 20 minutes to go as Christian Nanetti and Lloyd Macklin replacing Harry Phipps and Tom Bradbrook, the attacking change seemed to help The Wings.
Goldberg and Stevens continued their own private dual with another fierce goal bound effort from Goldberg being well saved by Stevens. The pendulum of the game then swung in Welling’s favour in the 73rd minute as on the counter attack Oxford, forced a fine save from Barnes and Dave Pearce was on hand to stab the loose ball home only to see the goal ruled out for offside.
Just five minutes later came Welling’s slice of luck. A Jebb corner had been cleared by Oxford but referee Mr Bell saw an off the ball incident between Jack Parkinson and Lee Henderson which left Parkinson on the floor, Mr Bell brought play back to award Welling a penalty and show captain Lee Henderson a straight red card. Upstepped Bradley Goldberg and he made no mistake to bring the game level at 1-1.
It was now Welling who looked the more likely to win the game, as Jack Parkinson went close twice late on. Firstly just failing to connect with a low Jebb cross at the back post which was deflected for a corner. From the corner he put his free header just wide.
So Welling picked up another point on their travels. The busy August Bank Holiday weekend continues with Hampton & Richmond the visitors to PVR on Monday. Kick off 3pm.
Jamie Coyle has brought in young midfielder Harry Phipps on loan from Maidstone United. The versatile midfielder played against the Wings for Margate last season before signing for Maidstone United.
Wings manager Jamie Coyle was happy to add Phipps to his squad “Harry is an attacking midfielder/striker who is a great addition to the squad. Harry is very versatile as to where he can play and with his stature and energy levels he adds more quality and physical presence to the squad. I was very impressed with Harry working with him last year at Maidstone United, he is another player that works really hard and causes problems in the oppositions penalty box”
Harry goes straight into the Wings squad that travels to play Oxford City in Vanarama National League South tomorrow, kick off 3:00pm.
image: Maidstone United, Harry Phipps pictured with Maidstone United manager Jay Saunders after signing for the Stones
Welling picked up their first win of the season on Saturday, with an entertaining 3-2 win. The victory was not without a scare though after cruising into a three goal lead inside 20 minutes, The Wings allowed a hard working Hungerford a way back into the game, but Welling held on for a confidence boosting and deserved 3 points.
Having signed in the week from Sutton United Jack Jebb and Jeffrey Monakana went straight into the starting line up and it was midfielder Jack Jebb who was to have a major impact on this game.
The visiting side from Berkshire started brightly, Stefan Brown maybe should have done better with a scuffed effort that Dillon Barnes saved well.
James Clarke then had a chance that Ben Jefford did well to clear, so it was somewhat against the run of play when Welling took the lead in the 4th minute.
A superb free kick from Jebb, was inch perfect for player-manager Jamie Coyle, who planted his header beyond Lewis Ward for his fourth goal, which put him joint top scorer in the league.
Hungerford didn’t seem rattled by going behind and Warren Bentley produced an excellent cross that Louie Soares headed just wide from close range.
The Wings made the visitors pay for that miss as in the 15th minute Welling doubled the lead. Bradley Goldberg picked up a sloppy pass, before taking a touch and hitting a low effort from 20 yards out that just skipped off the PVR turf and over the dive of Ward, nestling into the bottom left corner of the net.
The Wings soon added a 3rd, Jack Jebb’s set pieces were a delight to watch and in the 19th minute he whipped in a corner which was met at the near post for Tom Bradbrook to expertly head home into the top corner.
The Wings looked in control until the 29th minute. The Wings were caught too narrow on the left hand side and a cross from the left was met by Stefan Brown, whilst Barnes made a super reaction save from Brown’s header Louie Soares was on hand to smash home the rebound.
The goal didn’t seem to rattle Welling and another Jebb delivery was met this by Gayle in an identical move to the 3rd goal, but his header flashed wide. The Wings were dealt a blow though when Tom Bradbrook pulled up with a groin injury and was replaced by Lloyd Macklin who signed in the week.
The lively Stefan Brown saw an effort tipped over by Barnes, but Welling should have added a 4th soon after. A clever flick on by Goldberg sent Macklin away but he rather snatched at his effort and put it wide of the post.
But Hungerford ended the half strongly as Barnes saved a low Warren Bentley shot right on the half time whistle.
Hungerford started the 2nd half just a brightly as they finished the 1st with Soares curling an effort wide. Welling though could have wrapped the game up shortly after the break. An insightful flick from Jack Jebb played in Bradley Goldberg but he could only shoot straight at Lewis Ward in the Hungerford goal.
This miss seemed to effect Welling and galvanise the visitors as they pushed forward Rhys Tyler hitting an audacious effort over the bar before Barnes saved a Bentley free kick.
Welling were not seeing much of the ball but they did nearly finish the game off on the counter attack. From an acute angle Goldberg forced a smart save from Ward with an effort that was heading in.
But Hungerford who had made a triple substitution to try and claw the game back saw a Bentley shot bravely scrambled away by the Welling defence. However the Hungerford siege on the Welling goal did pay off in the 90th minute as a ball over the Welling defence saw Hopper calmly finish past Barnes to set up a nervy final 4 minutes injury time.
But it was Welling who nearly added to their score as Macklin curled an effort just wide of the post.
The Wings players punched the air in delight on the referees Full Time whistle after recording the first win of the season and making it unbeaten in three games.
Welling now have a week off before the Bank Holiday weekend sees them travel to Oxford City on Saturday and play host to Hampton on Bank Holiday Monday.
Welling United will play last season’s high flyers Hungerford Town at Park View Road on Saturday, kick off 3:00pm. The Wings come into the game after a battling 0-0 draw at Eastbourne Borough on Tuesday night and are also unbeaten in two matches after previously drawing 3-3 at Park View Road against Bognor, a game where they had chances to run up a cricket score but were indebted to Joe Healy for grabbing a draw in the second half with a trademark long range strike.
Hungerford are 2 points ahead of the Wings, Town come to Park View Road on the back of consecutive 2-0 defeats (at home to Hemel and away at Oxford).
Ahead of the game the Wings have brought in 26 year old forward Lloyd Macklin from Met Police, Macklin is a strong forward with pace and can play as a striker or winger and he got off the mark for Met Police with a brace of goals in the opening game of the season vs Worthing. Lloyd had previously played for Swindon Town, Torquay United and Basingstoke Town. Also joining is 21 year old midfielder Jack Jebb from Vanarama National outfit Sutton United, Jack started out at Arsenal as a youngster before moving on to Stevenage, Newport County and then Sutton United. The third new singing sees 23 year old winger Jeffrey Monakana join on loan from Vanarama National side Sutton United, Jeffrey made over 50 appearances for Preston North End as well as being at Arsenal, Brighton and Aberdeen among his previous clubs. Welcome to our new players who go straight into tomorrow’s squad.
The Wings Bar is the place to be tomorrow as its £3 a pint and the Wings Bar will be showing Swansea City vs Manchester United on Sky Sports on many HD screens before the Wings game vs Hungerford Town. The Wings Bar will also be selling Atomic Blonde real ale.
Get behind the boys vs Hungerford from the start if you are coming to the game.