Welling United vs Hemel Hempstead


Vanarama National League South 2018/19

Park View Road1 Park View Rd, Welling DA16 1SY, UK

Welling United
Park View Road
Hemel Hempstead Town
1 - 1
Final Score

Welling United


Hemel Hempstead



Date Time League Season Attendance
25th August 2018 3:00 pm Vanarama National League South 2018/19 481



It was another frustrating afternoon in front of goal after The Wings dominated the play for long periods against Hemel Hempstead but failed to take their chances when they came their way.

Having started well The Wings fell behind after just 9 minutes. Craig Braham-Barrett committed a needless foul wide of the area which resulted with him being cautioned. Jordan Parkes whipped the free kick goalwards and his free kick went over the head of Wilks and finding the top corner of the net.

The Wings to their credit rallied and Danny Mills was played clear as he looked to be bearing down on goal but former Welling defender Joe Howe did exceptionally well to block his shot.

However from the corner Welling did equalise, Jack Jebb whipped in a corner where Brendan Kiernan was on hand to cleverly hook the ball into the bottom corner of the net.

In the 25th minute Bradley Goldberg picked up the ball 25 yards from goal and hit a powerful shot that was heading for the bottom corner but Lawrie Walker diving away to his right produced a wonderful save.

Danny Mills headed the Jebb corner just wide as Welling continued to press.

Having been on the defence for most of the half Sanchez Watt headed wide for Hemel but back came Welling and Kiernan saw a shot deflected wide.

Right on the stroke of the half time Jebb picked up a loose ball on the edge of the area and he drilled the ball goalwards Anthony Acheampong was inches away from prodding the ball in but he couldn’t quite reach the ball with his outstretched leg.

It was a similar story into the 2nd half Welling continued to press and Mills did well to control the ball in the box and with his back to goal he turned and hit an effort towards goal but Billy Clifford made a superb block.

L’Ghoul then crossed for Thierry Audel but he swiped his effort over the bar.

With twenty minutes remaining Braham-Barrett crossed for Danny Mills but he headed over.

Welling then won a free kick in a great position and with Jebb and L’Ghoul standing over the ball, it was L’Ghoul who took it but he it an effort that summed up Welling’s play in front of goal.

Gavin McCallum was then introduced into the game and he cut in from the left and brought a great save from Walker as the ball got deflected on its way to goal.

It was all Welling and Mills was given a sight of goal but Walker stood tall and made a good save. Kiernan then curled an effort just wide after making space for the shot in the box.

But with ten minutes left, Welling had a glorious chance. Goldberg beat the offside trap and raced cleared. With just Walker to beat the striker hit his effort straight at keeper when he should have rounded the keeper, it was the big moment of the match.

Sensing they had been let off Hemel almost snatched a goal late on but Karl Owiyide blazed over after the ball dropped to him onto the area.

Kiernan could have won the game for Welling but he saw his effort cleared off the line from a close angle.

Wilks needed to tip over a Joe Howe pile drive as Welling had to settle for a frustrating point.

Manager Steve King will know his side will have to far more ruthless in front of goal, in order to get the rewards their play deserves. They now face Concord Rangers in Essex on Monday.


Park View Road

1 Park View Rd, Welling DA16 1SY, UK