Welling United 0-2 St Albans City

Welling failed to build on their battling point at Oxford City as they went down to defeat at home to St Albans City. The Wings can count themselves unlucky to be on the end of some bad luck and questionable refereeing decisions in the 1st half, but the result now means it’s 4 games without a win or a goal.

The game was 10 minutes old when City Captain David Noble, forced Cook into a superb save from a free kick on the edge of the area.

St Albans took the lead in the 30th minute, some fortuitous ping ball in the area saw the ball to fall kindly for Shaun Jeffers but once in the position he calmly slotted past Cook. Welling responded though and Micheal Johnson made the first of three super first half saves. Firstly denying Ainsworth with a low dive. Joe Taylor was next to try his luck but again Johnson made a great save diving at his near post, he then made the best of lot when denying Taylor again from close range when the on loan Cray man seemed certain to score. Welling were really pushing for an equaliser and Della-Verde cut into the area only to see his effort blocked when a pull back might have been the better option.

On the stroke of half time, St Albans were awarded a controversial penalty. Chori Johnson was adjudged to have tangled with Mitchell Weiss in the area and a penalty was awarded. Shaun Jeffers stepped up for his 2nd goal of the night.

This goal knocked the confidence out of The fragile Wings side and they never recovered.

Into the 2nd half Taylor had a half chance before Weiss should have done for St Albans after being played clean through. Joe Taylor missed a golden opportunity when heading wide from close range and after that it was St Albans who were the more likely side to add to their tally with Ricky Shakes and Shaun Jeffers both having efforts saved by Cook. The defeat leaves Welling rooted to the bottom the league.

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