Welling recorded a fine win against a lively Queens Park Rangers under 23s side. With the new season just a week away the game was played a higher tempo than previous friendlies a sign that The Wings are really stepping up their preparations for Dulwich Hamlet.
Gavin McCallum had the Wings first chance as he headed over a Jack Jebb free kick.
After a flurry of corners Welling took the lead shortly after. The Wings looking lively down the flanks saw Nassim L’Ghoul play Craig Braham-Barrett into the box who then cut the ball back for Danny Mills who slotted home.
The goal actually brought QPR back into the game and they responded but in fortuitous fashion. A shot was heading wide before hitting Charlie Owens and wrong footing Dan Wilks in the Welling goal.
The goal seemed to unsettled The Wings and the young QPR side enjoyed some good spells of possession. Dan Wilks doing well to save a fierce shot from Dzshane Dalling.
Into the 2nd half and The Wings regathered themselves and took control of the game.
Mills thought he had got his 2nd of the game but his effort was ruled out for an infringement in the box.
The Wings were playing some lovely football and young QPR Harvey White had to be at his very best to deny a long shot from Jebb before producing an even better save to push away a Danny Mills point blank header.
But White could do nothing about Welling’s 2nd. Themis Kefalas made a poor challenge on Mills on the edge of the box, which actually resulted in the player picking up a yellow card. Jebb stepped up and curled a sublime effort into the top corner, it was a superb goal from a player who gave a man of the match display.
Welling almost added a third when McCallum headed just wide.
Gavin McCallum finally got on the score sheet shortly after. Jebb’s free-kick found McCallum at the near post and he guided his header home.
Welling made it four when L’Ghoul played the ball into the feet of a trialist who with his back to goal took a touch before swivelling and shooting low past White for a fine strike, one Manager Steve King must have taken note of.
Welling’s day was rounded off when 15 year old Nathan Gale made his Welling United debut becoming the youngster player to have ever represented Welling United.
The Wings now face Millwall on Monday evening at Park View Road (7.30 kick off) as the season approaches.
Welling United: Wilks, Gibbons, Braham-Barrett, Ijaha, Ambroisine, Audal, McCallum, Mendy, Mills, Jebb, L’Ghoul. Substitutes included: Kissock, Orlu, Goldberg, Banya, Gale.