Hemel Hempstead 0-2 Welling United

Welling claimed a vital three points with a battling win at Hemel Hempstead and in the process gained their first double of the season.

The Wings began well and Anthony Cook shot over before a quick throw in by Phil Roberts sent Dipo Akinyemi down the right wing, he squared for Cameron James but the loanee fired over.

Jacques Kpohomouh shot over for Hemel before The Wings bright start was rewarded. Rolt burst forward he slipped the ball to Akinyemi who cut inside before rifling the ball into the net.

James Dobson then saw a free kick saved by Wilks before Isaac Galliford’s close range shot was heading in before Connor Dymond cleared the effort off the line. Wilks then made a good save from Midson
as the home side responded well.

It was then Welling’s turn to get on top and Cameron James forced a good save out of Danny Boness who saved well with his feet. Boness then saved well from Cook’s free kick.

Romoney Crichlow-Noble hit an audacious effort from range that just went over.

The game changed in the 36th minute Rolt burst forward but he took a heavy touch as he went into a challenge with Tyrone Sterling he was adjudged to have made an illegal foul and was shown a straight red card.

Into the second half ten men Welling continued to pile forward as Green saw a shot deflect wide.

Cook had his 2nd free kick of the game saved by Boness. However shortly after the home side missed a great chance with Deon Moore firing over from six yards out.

Connor Essam headed over a Dobson free kick before Galliford blasted wide after a goalmouth scramble. Hemel were then made to pay for these missed chances as Welling doubled their lead a Cameron James corner looked to be gathered by Boness but he dropped the ball at the feet of Korrey Henry who smashed the ball into the empty net.

Welling should have made the game safe but Henry’s shot was parried by Boness and James blasted the rebound wide.

Wilks kept his deserved clean sheet in tact making an excellent save denying a header from Moore as The 10 men Wings saw the game out.

Welling are on the road again next weekend as they travel to St Albans City in another crucial game.

Welling United: Wilks, Dymond, Green, Crichlow-Noble, Joseph, Wright, James, Role, Akinyemi (Henry 71), Roberts (Johnson 43) (Cosgrave 90+), Cook. Subs not used: Goldberg, McCallum.

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