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


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