Eastbourne Borough 2-1 Welling United

Welling United ended 2019 on a low as a disappointing Christmas period went from bad to worse after defeat to fellow strugglers Eastbourne Borough. With Manager Mark Goldberg still on holiday it was once again left to Hugo Langton and Osei Sankofa to lead the side. The assistant manager Langton asked the players for a reaction from the Boxing Day defeat to Dartford but they failed to deliver once again.

Nathan Green was first to have a chance for either side with his header saved by Stevens in the Borough goal.

Dean Cox then almost took advantage of some hesitant Welling defending but blazed over. Walker then made room for a shot but blazed over.

Widdrington had an effort from range saved before the home side went ahead. Charlie Walker was given the freedom of Eastbourne to volley home a bouncing ball.

They further extended the lead with just five minutes to half time again poor defending allowed Bombungea a free header that he guided pass Wilks.

Into the second half again Widdrington had a shot from range saved by Stevens, before Wilks turned a shot around the post that was heading wide anyway.

The Wings should have got back into the game in the 63rd minute but Akinyemi lacked composure and flashed an effort wide when getting in behind the Borough defence.

Henry was then brought on for The Wings and the away side responded but without creating to many chances. The Wings then almost found themselves 3 down but Walker shot wide when he looked certain to score.

Henry then got in behind Eastbourne but smashed an effort wide. The Wings did grab a consolation when Emmanuel smashed the ball home past Stevens in the final minute of stoppage time but it proved to little to late and The Wings fell short as they head into 2020 entangled in a relegation battle.

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