Dorking Wanderers 5-0 Welling United

On a bitterly cold day Welling produced a bitterly disappointing performance as they were soundly beaten by Dorking Wanderers who shot to the top of the table on the back of the win.
Other than some half chances in the opening ten minutes, Welling barely laid a glove on Dorking and the home side hardly got out of 1st gear such was the ease of the victory.
A dangerous free kick by Oldaker was flicked wide by Akinyemi in the opening stages before another Oldaker free kick needed to be well defended by Dorking.
There was then a lull in the game until the 17th minute when Dorking took the lead with their first attack of the game. Briggs doing well to get to the byline before cutting the ball to Alfie Rutherford who hit an effort under Cook, which the Welling stopper will be disappointed he didn’t keep out.
This goal really knocked the stuffing out of Welling and Dorking really got on top. Briggs racing down the right hand side before shooting just wide. Dorking went 2 nil ahead shortly after though McShane found Prior with a delivery at the back post, his initial shot was well saved by Cook only for Wheeler to smash home the rebound.
Prior then saw a header comfortably saved by Cook.
Into the second half and immediately from the restart Welling saw Della-Verde drag an effort wide, but straight from the goal kick Dorking added a 3rd to put the game beyond The Wings.
Rutherford was able to cut the ball into the six yard box for Prior to score with a lovely back heel finish, however the marking will have left Welling Manager Steve Lovell fuming.
Dorking were now cutting Welling open with every attack and they added a 4th in the 63rd minute Fuller and Briggs combined for Fuller to pull it back to McShane who slotted past Cook.
Willis smashed an effort over the bar as the home side went in search of the 5th, but they got the 5th and completed the rout in the 80th minute. Briggs breezed past Ainsworth in the box as if The Wings man wasn’t there and smashed an effort past the helpless Cook.
Welling had a late effort as Ainsworth hit an effort straight at Carey but it was Dorking who almost got a 6th but his effort was deflected wide.
The defeat was Welling’s first ever 5-0 defeat in 14 seasons in the National League South and left them rooted to the bottom of the table. The Wings will now have to try and quickly regroup as Kent neighbours Ebbsfleet visit PVR on Tuesday night.

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