Welling suffered defeat on their final
home league game of the season. In a game neither side really deserved to win, Hampton stole the points with a last gasp winner.
In a tame opening to the game Alex Cathline burst into the box before forcing a low save from Sam Howes at his near post.
Hampton needing the win to secure a play off place at the misfortune of other teams in the division saw Duncan Culley pounce on a weak header back from to Lewington from Rickie Hayles but Duncan Culley drove his shot wide.
Culley then put his free kick over the bar as Hampton looked to get on top of the game.
Cathline saw another half chance go wide as he did well to control a ball into the box but flashed his half volley wide.
The Welling Player of the Year Chris Lewington then showed just why he deserved his award by making a superb save to deny Culley as he raced clean through. It was the last action in a rather dour end of season game.
Into the 2nd half and the game which needed to improve in quality did. Culley resumed his battle with Lewington and the Wings keeper produced an instinctive save with his legs to deny him again.
The game became one of half chances with Joe Hicks heading wide for Hampton and likewise Dan Walker saw a looping header just go over the bar from a Danny Waldren free kick.
The lively Murrell-Williamson found Walker but his goal bound shot which was heading in was deflected wide.
The deadlock was broken in the 77th minute and it was a goal that summed up the game. A free kick was saved well by Lewington only for the ball to be returned into the area, the Wings could not clear their lines and Sliven Rivic was on hand to nod home for a scrappy goal at the back post.
It was Hampton who looked the more likely to add to their tally and Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick should have scored when a Christian Jolley cut back fell to him in a perfect position but he side footed wide.
The game that had been lacking that bit of quality finally arrived in the 88th minute. Welling winning a free kick 25 yards from goal and up stepped Rhys Murrell-Williamson who curled an effort with his left foot that went in via the inside of the post, it was a wonderful free kick.
With time ticking and The Wings hoping that they had done enough to secure a point, Hampton went and stole all three points. A long ball out of defence caught the Welling defence napping and Ratvic was on hand to lift the ball past Lewington to cue wild celebrations from the Hampton bench.
It was a disappointing way to end the home season for Welling. The Wings now face Bath City away on the final day of the season before they try & leave this season behind on a high with The Kent Cup final against Dover on Bank Holiday Monday May 1st.
Welling United: Lewington, Fish, Richards (Joseph-Dubois 87), Fuseini, Hayles, Martin, Walker (Slabber 84), Waldren, Cathline, Crawford (Marsh 68), Murrell-Williamson. Subs not used: Agu, Hatton.