Welling United vs Truro City


Vanarama National League South 2018/19

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

Welling United
Park View Road
Truro City
5 - 3
Final Score

Welling United


Truro City



Date Time League Season Attendance
5th January 2019 3:00 pm Vanarama National League South 2018/19 420


Having failed to score in their two previous matches Welling opened the floodgates with a five goal display against a spirited Truro City. The Wings seemed to be cruising with twenty minutes to go but two late goals, left Welling rather on edge as they claimed a welcome three points.

Manager Steve King who sat down with his three front men before the game showed his faith in his forwards and started all three players in an attacking line up. Welling started brightly and Bradley Goldberg saw a fierce shot go just over from 25 yards out.

Julien Anau produced a cross which was met by Matt Paterson who cleverly flicked the ball towards goal but the effort was saved by Truro keeper Harvey Rivers.

In a bright opening quarter Welling won a penalty in the 16th minute. Kissock playing a neat give and go with Goldberg was adjudged to have been tripped and a penalty awarded. Bradley Goldberg stepped up and despite Rivers getting a strong hand to the penalty it found its way into the bottom corner to set Welling on their way.

Truro almost made an instant reply when a long ball over the top caught Welling static in defence and Louis Rooney got to the ball before the on rushing Wilks but lobbed his effort wide of the post.

Welling though made it two in the 28th minute through an unlikely source. Craig Braham-Barrett beat two men on his way into the box before cooly curling a right footed effort into the bottom corner past Rivers.

The Wings quickly added a 3rd in the 31st minute. Danny Mills brought a fine save out of Rivers tipping his header onto the bar, Matt Paterson was on hand to volley the rebound home from close range.

Welling were in full control and really should have made it 4, Goldberg burst clear with only Rivers to beat, who committed himself but the forward dinked the ball wide of the post.

Truro again had their moments and Dan Wilks had to make a fine from Tyler Harvey as he headed at the back post that Wilks saved with his knees.

Harvey again flashed an effort wide just before half time, but Welling went in deservedly ahead at half time.

Just a minute into the 2nd half Welling added a 4th. Danny Mills burst into the area before slotting past Rivers for a fine finish.

However in the 48th minute Truro grabbed a goal back, Tyler Harvey took advantage of some hesitant defending to shoot low as the ball went in via the post.

Louis Rooney then shot from range as Wilks made a save.

In the 56th minute Welling added the 5th Anau done well to cross for Mills who held off a defender before poking the ball home from close range.

Any Wings fans hoping their side would see the game out comfortably from this stage were in for a shock as they took their foot of the pedal. Having made enforced substitutions these changes seemed to effect the Wings concentration and allowed Truro a feeling they could get back in the game. In the 69th minute Welling had a warning as Grimes flicked a header towards goal from a deep free kick that Wilks did well save. A minute later though Truro did get a 2nd, a low ball into the area from Grimes was met by Harvey who fired into the bottom corner.

The side from Cornwall added their 3rd with 9 minutes remaining Hurst arrowing a header past Wilks as Welling looked shell shocked at the Truro fight back.

They should have added a 4th as Wilks dropped a long ball into the area, the ball fell to Louis Rooney but he blazed over when he looked certain to score.

Due to injuries and subs, a whopping 8 minutes of additional time were added and Kiernan almost increased Welling’s lead but after his mazy run saw him bare down on goal he poked over the bar.

One last chance came and went for Truro but Wilks saved a late header as Welling sealed the points in an eventful afternoon at PVR.

Welling now travel to Woking on Wednesday looking to improve on their away record which has seen them winless away from home since October.


Park View Road

1 Park View Rd, Welling DA16 1SY, UK