Welling United 0-1 St Albans City

Welling yet again failed to score at home in the league as they fell to defeat to St Albans at a soggy PVr. It was another abject display from a Wings side badly lacking creative ideas and now just four points from the bottom two.

In awful conditions, St Albans started well, Adu-Doniga breaking free from his marker but could only manage to head straight at Wilks.

A smart move from Welling saw Cook play a well flighted ball into Jebb at the back post but he only just made contact with his out stretched leg and put his effort over.

Bradley Goldberg was then forced off with an injury and was replaced by Aaron Cossgrave. The game lost its way and the tempo decreased with little in the way of attempts. Welling did have a big left off however when Banton brushed off Copeland far to easily only for Wilks to make a smart save with his legs.

Banton again went close but headed over from close range. Dymond had a half chance when he smashed a half volley wide after the ball fell nicely to him on the edge of area.

However with half time approaching St Albans went ahead. Welling lost possession cheaply in the midfield allowing Adu-Doniga to break free unchallenged before curling an effort past Wilks from the edge of the area.

Reacting to a below par performance, Manager Mark Goldberg made a double substitution with Waldren and Dymond were replaced. However just like the first half, Welling huffed and puffed but with very little in the way of clear cut chances. Banton turning and blazing an effort over for City. McCallum got on the end of a deep cross but scuffed his volley wide with Cook screaming for a cut back.

Copeland rose highest in a crowded area but couldn’t direct his header goalwards and with time running out Jebb took range from the edge of the area but his effort was deflected wide as St Albans rather comfortably saw out their first win in five games and left Welling players leaving the field to a chorus of boos.

Welling now face up to a tricky week of travelling with away games at Slough on Tuesday and Chippenham on Saturday.

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