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



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