Welling United 3-2 Hungerford Town
Welling United ended a run of six straight defeats to see off Hungerford Town.
It was a spirited display from The Wings who were twice pegged back by Hungerford Town. The win also marked the first under the new Bradley Quinton reign.
The Wings introduced new Huddersfield Town loanee Romoney Crichlow-Noble as Quinton again began to tweak the squad.
Welling went ahead in the 8th minute Dipo Akinyemi looked to have a shooting opportunity but decided to lay the ball off to Captain for the day Antony Cook and he side footed an effort that took a deflection and wrong footed the keeper.
Nathan Green then blazed just over from range, however the away side began to get a foot hold in the game and only a close range save from Dan WIlks denied Bradley Webb.
The away side did level shortly after however, Ralph Graham met a cross with a lopping header that beat Wilks, but not the cross bar however Liam Ferdinand was in the right place to tap home the rebound.
But Welling responded and edged ahead once again, Cameron James collected a pass just inside the Hungerford half before he ran forward, weaving his way through three challenges, before firing low into the bottom corner, an impressive goal from the Colchester loanee.
Hungerford were still creating chances and Wilks was again on hand to deny The Crusaders front line this time saving well with his feet from a Ferdinand effort.
Matt Jones tried a cheeky lob from well outside the area with Wilks off his line but Wilks managed to save well.
Welling should have made it three just before half time the ball falling kindly to Akinyemi in the area but he fired over from close range.
The second half never really got going until Hungerford equalised in the 71st minute Diaz Wright fired wide from distance before that but little goal mouth action happended utnil the Hungerford equaliser it came from a long throw into the Welling area that was only cleared to Matt Jones who on the edge of the area took a touch before firing a low effort beyond an un-sighted Wilks and into the bottom corner.
But to The Wings credit they regrouped and upped the tempo Substitute Korrey Henry saw a header hit the top of the bar before Welling grabbed the winner with four minutes to play. Wright started the move playing a ball into James who laid it off to Dymond who in turn played in Henry who crossed across goal where Wright who busted a gut to get the end of it was on hand to tap home from close range to send PVR wild.
The Wings could have added further goals as both Green and Philip Roberts hit efforts wide, but it mattered not as Welling claimed a huge three points.
Welling now spend the next two weekend’s on the road with trips to Hemel and St Albans as they look to turn around a poor record on their travels.