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Weston-super-Mare 0-2 Welling United

Whilst most sides in the league were concentrating on the FA Cup, Welling took full advantage of bowing out of the cup early as they made it five straight league wins with a super away performance at Weston-super-Mare. The win moving them into the play off positions.

In a slow opening to the game, Welling had the first chance in the 13th minute. Jack Parkinson met a Jack Jebb header which headed goalwards, his header was looping in until it was cleared off the line.

The influential Dayle Grubb by far Weston’s most creative player cleverly made room for a shot before firing just over the bar.

But just a minute later in the 23rd minute The Wings took the lead. A superb tackle in the midfield from Joe Healy won possession for Welling and created a counter attack, Healy slipped the ball to Eli Phipps who took a touch to his right before hitting a low effort that Weston keeper Luke Parnell could not keep out.

Weston tried to rally and Pernterou produced a very smart save denying a defected Dayle Grubb shot that was heading in. But in the 33rd minute clinical Welling doubled the lead. Jeffrey Monakana ran at the Weston defence and got the better of two defenders down the right wing before producing an inch perfect cross that was laid on a plate for Joe Healy to smash the ball side footed into the roof of the net, much to the delight of the travelling Welling fans behind the goal.

Weston almost found an immediate reply, former Welling man Jake Reid rose well to head against the inside of the post and the rebound was hacked away.

Perntreou was then called into action 5 minutes before half time first saving a Dayle Grubb effort before in the same phase of play saving a low Tristian Plummer shot as Weston tried their best to get back into the game.

Into the 2nd half and Welling could and probably should have put the game beyond the reach of the hosts. Joe Healy was played through by a very clever pass over the top and with the advancing Purnell in the Weston goal, he tried to dink the ball over the keeper but Luke Purnell stood tall and punched the ball away.

It was Healy vs Purnell part II shortly after, a low cross was pulled back to Healy who smashed an effort low and hard but Purnell managed to pull off another great save. Healy then headed over a Christie Pattisson cross as Welling dominated.

Sensing they had been some what let off, Weston ventured forward in the hope of trying to salvage something from the game. Grubb firing wide before Jack Parkinson made a vital headed clearance that would have resulted in a goal for Weston had he not.

Welling looked to pick off the Weston attacks and hit them on the counter. Sub Bradley Goldberg laid the ball off to Eli Phipps but the on loan Colchester forward blazed over.

However Welling saw out the five minutes of injury time without harm and claimed a well deserved three points. The Wings are on the road again next Saturday when the face Gloucester City.

Welling United: Barnes, Dymond, Jefford, Durojaiye, Gayle (Francis 83), Parkinson, Monakana, Healy, Phipps (Sinclair 90), Jebb, Pattisson (Goldberg 72). Subs not used: Milton, Johnson.
Attendance: 536


Welling United 4-0 Chippenham Town

Welling turned in their best performance of the season on non league day as they stylishly saw off Chippenham Town on Saturday. Having got game time into a number of the squad members with a hastily arranged friendly in mid week this decision paid divends as The Wings carried the momentum from the win at Havant two weeks previously.

Former Crystal Palace goalkeeper Kleton Perntreou started for Welling and fresh from his stunning goal in midweek for a Wings XI side in the London Senior Cup Academy bright prospect Matty Sinclair made the bench which pleased the home fans, with the academy side showing some real promise.

In truth the opening twenty minutes were a bit scrappy with some tasty challenges going in Joe Healy and Olumide Durojaiye both saw yellows for a culmination of fouls in the early stages for The Wings.

Chippenham had the first shot in anger and Perntreou produced a fine save to palm away a shot from Scott Twine which came through a crowd of players.

Chippenham then saw Will Richards head over a James Guthrie free kick, but after this The Wings started to get on top.

Jared Thompson produced a good if not unorthodox save tipping a Tom Bradbrook header from a Monakana cross up against the bar before catching the ball as it came down.

The Wings player manager Jamie Coyle missed a golden opportunity as he uncharacteristically headed over unmarked a Jack Jebb free kick.

But in the 38th minute Welling went ahead with a brilliantly worked goal. Monakana beat two men and then served up a pin point cross for Joe Healy to nod home from close range.

One, then became two as The Wings doubled their lead a matter of minutes later. 42 minutes were on the clock when a deep Jack Jebb free kick was met by Tom Bradbrook who headed the ball back across goal and into the corner of the net, to mark his return to the team with a goal.

Into the 2nd half and with Welling kicking towards the Danson Park end as expected the away side came out fired up. Chippenham were out for the 2nd half a good five minutes before Welling and Perntreou who looked solid in goal saved well from Twine.

However it was Welling who scored the all important 3rd goal. In the 48th minute Christian Nanetti played a clever defence splitting ball to set Jack Jebb free and his accurate cross found Tom Bradbrook who got across his marker and glanced his header past Thompson.

A shell shocked Chippenham tried to rally and Chippenham sub Scott Donnelly saw a dipping free kick well saved before a James Guthrie long range effort was well held by Perntreou.

But Welling were in the mood for more goals themselves and Thompson made a save from Jack Jebb’s free kick despite the ball looking to be going wide, the keeper was scrambling across his goal.

As the game ticked on Welling made Subs to give players more game time. Another player returning from injury Bradley Goldberg came on and put the icing on the cake with a 4th goal. In the 83rd minute Goldberg poked home a Jefford cross, Goldberg arguably should have added a fifth minutes later but Thompson stood tall and made a good save.

Welling saw out the five additional minutes of injury time without scare and recorded a confidence boosting win, to make it four straight league wins and propel them up to 8th just a point and a place outside of the play offs.

The Wings now embark on two long away trips with first up Weston Super Mare next Saturday.

Welling United: Perntreou, Dymond, Jefford, Durojaiye, Coyle (Gayle 81), Parkinson, Monakana, Healy, Bradbrook (Phipps 70), Jebb, Nanetti (Goldberg 76). Subs not used: Sinclair, Pattisson.

Attendance: 595



Non League Day this Saturday vs Chippenham Town

Welling United are at home to Chippenham Town this Saturday at Park View Road, kick off 3:00pm.

To coincide with Non League Day, the Wings are reducing admission prices for season ticket holders of all Premier League, SkyBet Championship, League One and League Two clubs to just £10.

Season ticket holders of those clubs can purchase tickets in advance NOW via the Wings official website HERE Selecting the special Non League Day £10 offer and can then bring their printed off match ticket and their club’s season ticket along to Park View Road on Saturday.

Alternatively they can walk up on the day and show their season ticket on the turnstile to get “Football For A Tenner” on Non League Day and support their local non league side.

On the day or online ticket prices without a season ticket are :
Adults £12, Over 65s £8, 12-17s £5 and Under12s with a paying Adult FREE

Come and watch the Wings on Non League Day, Welling United are on a three game winning streak in Vanarama National League South after wins vs Poole Town, Whitehawk and Havant & Waterlooville have pushed the Wings towards a play off berth.

Wings travel to Holmesdale next Tuesday evening

The Wings will travel to play Holmesdale in a friendly next Tuesday night, kick off 7:45pm. Admission will be £5 for adults and Holmesdale will be opening their bar for the game.

Wings player-coach Jack Parkinson spoke to us about the game. “Its a game we can get some minutes into some of the players legs, we’ve got 4 players suspended for the Chippenham game. Bradley Goldberg and Tom Bradbrook will get a run out and it will give Ian Gayle and Sean Francis a chance to play as well. Its a game to keep us ticking over after missing a game on Saturday”

Havant & Waterlooville 2-3 Welling United

Welling held on for a brave away win, their first on the road since Boxing Day. A dramatic last ten minutes saw Welling reduced to 9 men including keeper Dillion Barnes. Connor Dymond replacing him in goal and saving a penalty.

Only 30 seconds had passed when Havant almost took the lead.

A cute ball from Bradley Tarbuck played in Wes Fogden but with just Dillion Barnes to beat he dragged his shot wide.

This seemed to wake The Wings up and they came into the game.

The hardworking Eli Phipps created a chance for himself with a smart spin which but he dragged his effort wide.

Phipps had another half chance shortly after when he connected with a Jack Jebb free kick but he put his header wide.

Welling were the more likely team to score and a mazy run from Jeffrey Monakana saw some space open up for him but he blazed his left footed shot over the cross bar. A great Welling move saw Phipps knock down a Monakana cross to Christian Nanetti but some how Ryan Young kept out his deft flick at the near post with a marvellous save.

The Wings went ahead in the 31st Olumide Durojaiye who had a super game in the middle of midfield was brought down on the edge of the area by Jordan Rose. Up stepped Jack Jebb who curled his free kick into the top corner despite Ryan Young getting a strong hand onto the ball.

Welling held the lead for 9 minutes before Havant equalised. The Wings failed to clear their lines and this allowed Theo Lewis to square for Wes Fogden to tap home from close range.

The scores were level for just 30 + seconds as Welling went straight down the other end and went back in front. Jeffrey Monakana burst of pace took him clear and he pulled the ball back for Jebb who timed his run into the box perfectly and steered his effort into the bottom corner. As Welling went into the half time break in front.

Knowing that Havant who were playing with the slope in their favour would come and attack for long periods, Welling had to look to hit on the counter at any opportunity.

The Wings restricted Havant for the opening 7 minutes of the 2nd half and it took a wild shot 20 yards out from goal by Bradley Tarbuck before Havant could register a shot.

As it was Welling went further ahead on the hour mark with a brilliant counter attack move. Christian Nanetti burst forward with the ball before looking up and squaring to Joe Healy who cooly slotted home.

Havant made a double substitution and ex Crawley striker Matt Tubbs forced Dillon Barnes into a smart save, Wes Fogden looked likely to net the rebound but he could only find the side netting despite most of the ground thinking he had scored.

As he had been doing all game Jason Prior stood in the way of a Dillion Barnes drop kick and the ball smashed into his back but thankfully rolled wide.

Havant continued to pour forward and Lewis headed over when well placed before the crazy last ten minutes ensued.

A long ball into the area saw Jamie Coyle with a desperate lunge trying to prevent Jason Prior scoring foul the former Dartford man and a penalty was awarded. A melee then took place which saw goalkeeper Dillion Barnes sent off after the Havant players surrounded him trying to get the ball off of him. Player Manager Jamie Coyle was also sent off for a 2nd yellow for his foul in the area, somehow though only one Havant player received a yellow card from the melee.

With no sub keeper on the bench Captain Connor Dymond took the goalkeeping duty and wore the jersey and incredibly he pulled off a save from the penalty denying Prior’s penalty as the Wings stand in goal keeper palmed the ball away.

Incredibly 9 man Welling almost added to their lead when Monakana broke away and unselfishly laid the ball into Nanetti but he pulled the ball wide.

Havant were continuing to launch balls into the Welling box and eventually the pressure paid off as they pulled a goal back. A long ball into he box fell kindly to Prior and he tucked his low shot into the corner of the net.

The remaining 3 minutes which probably felt like a life time to every Wings player and supporter saw Havant continue to bombard the Welling goal but the Welling defence bravely stood up to everything that was thrown at them and when Matt Tubbs fired over from range, Welling knew they had held out for a brave three points.

This was appreciated by the travelling Welling supporters who gave their players a well deserved round of applause as they left the pitch and well and truly banished the memories of last Saturday’s cup defeat.

Welling United: Barnes, Dymond, Jefford, Durojaiye, Coyle, Parkinson, Monakana (Bojaj 90), Healy (Pattisson 84), Phipps E (Francis 90), Jebb, Nanetti. Subs not used: Johnson, Milton.



Welling United 0-1 Charlton Athletic

Ten man Welling were beaten by an injury time Naby Sarr strike as a a strong Charlton Athletic side ended The Wings interest in the Kent Senior cup.

Despite it being a back to wall performance It was an improvement on the poor defeat on Saturday as Jamie Coyle looks for a positive reaction to the setback.

Five minutes had passed when Ahearne-Grant’s sent in a cross from the right that was met by a volley from Aribo but he placed his effort wide.

They almost took the lead in the 22nd minute when Ahearne-Grant did well to get into the box, before hitting an effort that came back off the inside of the post.

Having survived the early scares Welling tried to get into the game. Christie Pattison handed a start by manager Jamie Coyle did well in the box before putting his effort over the bar. The Wings almost stole the lead in the 32 minute a super delivery from a Jack Jebb corner was met by Sean Francis only to see a marvellous reaction save from Dillion Phillips to tip his header over the bar.

The Wings finished the half strongly and after a mazy run from Monakana he fed Pattison but the former Phoenix man again hit his effort over the bar.

The start to the 2nd half saw Welling reduced to ten men. Jack Jebb lost control of the ball on the edge of the area box and and allowed Matt Carter to nip in and steal the ball off of him. Pulling Carter back, Jebb was adjudged to be the last man and shown a straight red card by referee Mr Stokes.

This allowed Charlton to take the ascendancy and Ahearne-Grant hit a strong effort that Barnes did well to hold. The experienced JonnieJackson then missed with a free header from a corner.

On the hour mark, Dodoo had the ball in the net but he was ruled offside.

In the 78th minute Monakana cut inside and unleashed a low drive but Phillips saved well.

The game was to slow down in pace as it drew to its conclusion and it wasn’t until the 87th minute when Charlton’s F Yao hit an audacious shot from distance which Barnes spilled Anderson was looking to follow up on the rebound but Barnes recovered well to deny him.

But with 3 minutes of the 4 additional minutes of injury time played, Charlton grabbed a late, late winner.

Nabby Sarr struck with a wonderful shot from 22 yards out into the bottom left-hand corner leaving Barnes no chance.

Welling return to league action with a tricky away trip to Havant & Waterlooville on Saturday.

Welling: Barnes, Dymond, Johnson, Dujojaiye, Gayle (Parkinson 46), Francis, Pattison, Jebb, Phipps (Milton 79), Nanetti, Monakana (Duyile 79).

Subs (not used): Jefford, Fulbrook.

Attendance: 154

There is no post match interview for this game.

Welling United 1-2 Haringey Borough

Welling manager Jamie Coyle was left “disgusted” with his players as Haringey Borough knocked the Wings out of the FA cup at very first hurdle. Despite the abject performance, Welling could have squeezed through had Christian Nanetti scored his penalty, as it was Haringey scored a penalty of their own just a minute later, to win the tie.

Just 8 minutes were on the clock when a hopeful punt out of defence caught the Welling backed four standing cold, this allowed Ralstoh Gabriel to run clear before coolly rounding Dillon Barnes and slotting into an empty net.

1 almost became 2 as Gabriel tried his luck from range and just curled an effort wide.

The Wings slowly tried to get in the game as Joe Healy saw a deflected shot sail over the bar for a corner.

The Wings won two free kicks in quick succession just outside of the area, the first that Christian Nanetti blasted into the wall and the second were Joe Healy whipped in a great delivery that Eli Phipps headed just wide.

Back came the away side and Anthony McDonald hit an effort wide.

Welling almost grabbed an equaliser on half time as Eli Phipps headed wide from a super Jeffrey Monakana’s cross.

It was the last contribution from Phipps as he made way for Jack Jebb during the half time break.

The Wings drew level in the 57′ minute former Margate keeper Valery Pajtet came for and missed Monakana’s deep cross and Healy was on the spot to slide the ball into the empty net.

Healy almost gave Welling the lead shortly after, beating his way through the Borough defence but he poked his effort straight at Pajetat.

Pajetat then saved well from Jebbs free kick, before the crazy minute commenced

Nanetti was brought down in the area by Gabriel as Nanetti clung to the ball and took the penalty. His low tame effort away to the right of Pajetat was easily saved. Sensing their luck maybe in Haringey went straight up the other end and won a a penalty of their own. Olufemi was brought down by a ridiculous challenge from Ben Jefford, who had three Welling players supporting him. Gabriel confidently stepped up and sent Barnes the wrong way.

Welling as they had done all game huffed and puffed but failed to trouble a well organised Haringey defence. In the last minute of injury time, Jamie Coyle almost stole a draw but his header was saved by Pajetat. The final whistle was greeted with a chorus of boos from a very disgruntled Park View Road faithful.

Welling face Charlton Athletic in the Kent senior cup at home on Wednesday, before they travel to Havant & Waterlooville where Jamie Coyle has said he is looking for a big reaction from his players.

Welling United: Barnes, Dymond, Jefford, Durojaiye, Coyle, Parkinson (Gayle 85), Monakana, Healy, Bojaj (Pattisson 72), Phipps E (Jebb 46), Nanetti. Subs not used: Francis, Milton, Manpmo, Brown.

Attendance: 329



Wings announce Parter departure

Jack Parter’s contract has been terminated by mutual consent. The Wings defender signed in the summer from Tonbridge Angels but was injured in pre season and was then sent on loan to Kingstonian.

Wings boss Jamie Coyle spoke to the official website this afternoon to notify us that Parter has left the club. “Jack was unfortunate to miss the whole of pre-season with injury and with the current form of both of our full-backs We couldn’t see him getting into the team. I would like to wish him all the best wherever he ends up playing”

Welling United 1-0 Whitehawk

The Wings made it back to back wins for the first time since April, after claiming a hard fought win against Whitehawk.

In a game played in horrid conditions, The Wings scrapped their way to victory and moved themselves up to 11th in the table.

Jack Jebb replaced the suspended Joe Healy in otherwise an unchanged side from the one that beat Poole on Saturday. 

It was a frenetic opening two minutes as Whitehawk came close within the opening minute, Connor Tighe slotting in The Hawks Captain Rodrigues but he shot straight at Barnes. 

Welling went straight on the offensive and had the ball in the net just a minute later, Nanneti drove into the box, hit a low shot that may or may not have been going in, but his effort was turned home by Flo Bojaj but he was adjudged to have been in an offside position when doing so. 

The Wings had a golden opportunity in the 9th minute, as Jamie Coyle headed wide a Jack Jebb corner at the back post. The visitors then almost stole the lead themselves as Connor Tighe whipped a superb cross that Davies was inches from converting. 

In the 15th minute, Whitehawk had an even better chance, as Gordon won the ball in the midfield, slipped the ball out to Tighe, who hit a thunderous shot that Dillon Barnes brilliantly tipped onto the bar and Jamie Coyle cleared the rebound.

The Wings started to improve and a lovely move saw Harry Phipps play Jeffrey Monakana down the right hand side who supplied a low cross for Flo Bojaj who expertly spun away from his marker but dragged his effort wide.

The Wings then came close again as Harry Phipps saw a header cleared off the line for a corner.

From the resulting corner in the 29th minute Harry Phipps made no mistake and gave Welling the lead. As he rose highest to power a Jack Jebb corner into the bottom corner. 

Eli Phipps then almost doubled the Wings lead as he just flicked a Monakana cross wide as The Wings got on top.

A nasty clash of heads in the midfield between Harry Phipps and Archie Davies saw Davies substituted in the 40th minute. However just 3 minute later Harry Phipps was on the end of a late challenge that went unpunished and he had to be helped off, with Olu Durojaiyie replacing the Maidstone loanee, who was having a good game. As Welling were able to get to half time and regroup. 

In the 2nd half Welling started well as Jamie Coyle missed a great chance at the back post from a precise Jeffery Monakana cross. However after this The Wings struggled somewhat playing directly into the wind and rain it allowed Whitehawk the opportunity to get at the Wings. 

Connor Tighe played the ball wide to Rose, but he shot wide, before Tighe himself saw an effort well held by Barnes. 

Despite seeing alot of the ball, chances were few a fair between and the game was played in the middle of the park and in a although Whitehawk almost scored a fluke equaliser when a Max Agnoly effort was deflected by Jamie Coyle and lobbed inches over the bar with Barnes almost caught out.  In the 88th minute Welling almost doubled their lead after Christie Pattison was felled just outside of the area, from the resulting free kick Jack Jebb curled his effort just wide.

But Welling saw the game out and despite not being at their best in the 2nd half they picked up a valuable 3 points. The Wings can now turn their attention to the FA Cup game on Saturday and a tricky home time with Bostick North League leaders Haringey Borough, Kick off 3pm

Welling United: Barnes, Dymond, Jefford, Phipps H (Durojaiye 45), Coyle, Parkinson, Monakana, Jebb, Bojaj, Phipps E (Pattisson 78), Nanetti. Subs not used: Francis, Gayle, Joseph-Dubois.

Attendance: 309


Welling United 2-0 Poole Town

Having picked up two draws in a week on the road, Welling found comfort at home and secured a vital win against Poole Town. It was not all one way traffic though, especially in the 1st half but a dominate 2nd half performance saw Welling fully deserve the 3 points.

Jamie Coyle handed starts to new signings Florent Bojaj and Elijah Phipps and the two strikers both had an impact on the game.

Poole though started brightly and in the 2nd minute Ollie Harfield crossed for Jez Bedford but his header was cleared off the line between a combination of a save from Dillion Barnes and a clearance from Jack Parkinson.

A long mazy run from Jefferey Monakana saw him turn defence into attack such was the speed in his run out of defence, he supplied Connor Dymond who crossed for Joe Healy, the Wings man brought the ball down on his chest but volleyed over.

Wings went close again in the 9th minute Healy supplying the ball to Christian Nanetti on the flank who beat his man before shooting low which keeper Nick Hutchings saved well.

15 minutes were on the clock when Warren Bentley burst into the area for Poole and he stumbled over from a challenge from Jack Parkinson and despite referee Robert Whitton having a long hard look he waved away the appeals.

The Dolphins then took a strangle hold on the game and enjoyed some good spells. Jamie Coyle did superbly well to block a Jamie Harfield shot for Poole.

In the 25th minute the away side almost took the lead. Jack Dickson burst into the area before unleashing a low shot that beat Barnes, but came back off the inside of the post before Coyle hacked away the rebound.

It was a warning shot to Welling and one they heeded as they improved.

Monakana wriggled free to the byline but his pull back missed the red shirts in the box.

Welling finished the half strongly and new signing Flo Bojaj evaded the Poole defence and offside flag to race clear, his hard, low effort cannoned off the outside of the post and went wide.

If The Wings finished the 1st strongly, they started the 2nd even stronger. Eli Phipps was hacked down just outside of the box, but Healy was unable to find the magic touch as he skied his free kick over.

Good play from Bojaj & Eli Phipps set the loanee from Colchester clear with a sight of goal, he took a touch looked up before drilling a powerful effort just inches wide.

However in the 54th minute Welling went ahead. Connor Dymond won a tackle in the midfield and played the ball out to Monakana. The winger run at the Poole defence before slipping the ball though to Phipps who beat three men in the box before poking an effort, that despite Hutchings getting more than a hand to could not keep out.

Having seen his strike partner get on the score sheet moments later Flo Bojaj came close to doubling the lead. Nanetti provided a great cross that Bojaj just steered wide with his outstretched boot. Joe Healy then saw a smart volley saved by Hutchings at the second attempt after the greasy ball had spun out of the keepers hands.

But Healy was on the score sheet straight after in the 71st minute with the move of the game. Monakana was at the heart of all Welling’s good play and he skipped down the right before supplying a perfect cross for Joe Healy to guide his header low into the corner of the net.

This goal seemed to wave off any hopes Poole had of getting in the game and allowed Welling to make substitutions to see out the the game professionally.

The Wings did that although in the first minute of injury time Poole almost grabbed a consolation Lewis Lindsay saw a had a header cleared off the line by Parkinson and from the resulting corner Jack Smeeton hit the frame of the goal with his header. But Welling went on to claim the win that their 2nd half performance fully deserved.

Welling are at home again on Tuesday night when Whitehawk are the visitors, kick off 7.45pm.

Welling United: Barnes, Dymond, Jefford, Phipps H, Coyle, Parkinson, Monakana, Healy, Bojaj (Durojaiye 85), Phipps E (Macklin 71), Nanetti (Pattisson 81). Subs not used: Jebb, Francis.

Attendance: 452