Welling kicked off their 1st pre season game of the 2017/18 season with a 1-1 draw with neighbours Phoenix. It was a match that was played in terrible conditions throughout and it would have been seen as a good first run out for Jamie Coyle and the management team. Trailing one nil at half time to a Frankie Sawyer goal, Joesph-Dubois equalised mid way through the 2nd half. Welling played two completely separate sides allowing Coyle the opportunity to run his eye over the whole squad and a sprinkling of trialists. Welling now entertain Charlton Athletic at home on Saturday.
Welling United 1st Half: Lewington, Brown, J. Johnson, Parkinson, Francis, Coyle, Babalola, Corne, Pavey, Goldberg, Moli
Welling United 2nd Half: Collier, Dembele A. Johnson, Dymond, Durojaiye, Gayle, PJD, Dombaxe, Bradbrook, Fiddes, Foxley