Despite it being a better performance than than the one that saw The Wings crash out of the FA Cup on Saturday. Welling’s defensive frailties were exposed again as Maidstone turned around a half time deficit to beat The Wings in this season opener.
Into the second half Scott Rendell just failed to connect with a Seaman cross before Charlie Seaman saw a free kick deflect off the Welling wall and go inches wide.
Maidstone did get the equaliser though just after the hour Mark. Richie Danquah seemed to be in control of a long ball but his back pass to Cook sold The Wings keeper short, allowing Rendell in to clip the ball over Cook and into the net.
Welling had appeals for a penalty waved away when Khaleem Simons went down under a challenge from last man Joe Ellul after he had burst clear. Those appeals were waved away by referee Jason Richardson.
Maidstone looked to have missed a golden opportunity when Corne took the ball off George Porter’s toe with Porter in a far better position.
The impressive Wings keeper Charles-Cook made another save racing off his line to thwart Seaman
With a valuable point in sight for Welling Maidstone broke their hearts with a winner in the 85th minute. Arguably Maidstone’s best player Seaman showed more strength and desire holding of the challenge of three Welling players before cutting inside and unleashing a low effort past Cook.
The Wings now have an enforced ten day break before they head on the road again to face Slough Town.