Truro City vs Welling United


Vanarama National League South 2018/19

PlainmoorWestlands Ln, Torquay TQ1 3HA, UK

Truro City
Welling United
Park View Road
2 - 2
Final Score

Truro City

1 2

Welling United



Date Time League Season Attendance
18th August 2018 3:00 pm Vanarama National League South 2018/19 159


Once again, Welling United were left to rue their luck as they had to settle for a draw following a contentious equaliser.

Referee David McNamara had signalled a minimum of three additional minute. That certainly proved to be a minimum as hosts Truro City equalised in the fifth minute of injury time.

Manager Steve King went for another different formation this time going for a 5-3-2 formation.

His plans were knocked when just four minutes had passed and an injury to impressive full-back Jordan Gibbons meant that he had to go off to be replaced by Charles Banya making his Welling league debut.

Banya was then cleaned out by a poor challenge by Austen Booth that left him in a heap. Following extensive treatment he was able to continue and the Truro player was booked.

Following a cagey first fifteen minutes, Welling went ahead. Jack Jebb delivered a corner that was flicked on to Thierry Audel and he finished like a striker at the far post for his third goal of the season.

Both teams then had half chances. Billy Palfrey fired over from a tight angle for Truro, and Brendan Kiernan twice had shots deflected wide as the Wings finished the half strongly.

After the break Truro had the better of the early action. Ed Palmer rose to meet a Connor Riley- Lowe free kick but diverted it beyond the far post. Then Tyler Harvey got on the end of Palfrey’s cross goal-wards but Daniel Wilks made an excellent close-range save.

Richard Orlu had two half chances for Welling, first when heading over from Jebb’s free kick, then when firing a shot too high after Anthony Acheampong had knocked a Jebb cross into his path.

Sixteen second half minutes had passed when Truro equalised. A long hopeful ball was not cleared by Wilks and it came out to Niall Thompson who hooked home from a tight angle.

Bradley Goldberg was introduced for Welling as both clubs made double changes and he restored the Wings’ lead within minutes. Kiernan crossed and Goldberg diverted it expertly inside the far post.

Kiernan than shot just wide as Welling looked to close the game out but they were undone deep into injury time when Jarod Lewington leaped unchallenged from a deep corner and headed home gleefully.

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Westlands Ln, Torquay TQ1 3HA, UK