Welling United 3-2 Dorchester Town

News Shopper: Fraser Franks (centre) heads Wings in front. PICTURES BY DAVE BUDDEN. Fraser Franks (centre) heads Wings in front. PICTURES BY DAVE BUDDEN.

DESPITE a mounting injury list Welling United’s will to win saw them come through victorious in a sometimes feisty encounter with Dorchester Town.

As a result, the Wings eclipsed the ten straight wins recorded by Weymouth and Hayes and Yeading, the best runs recorded since the formation of the Conference South.

News Shopper: Franks is congratulated

Season long injuries to Luis Cumbers and Conner McLaren had already afflicted Welling before a training injury to Loui Fazakerley in midweek put doubt into his return prior to the end of the campaign.

Kurtis Guthrie and Anthony Acheampong were also ruled out, and with Jake Gallagher not being ready to start, the Wings small squad was stretched.

Barney Williams returned for his first game since early December and fitted in superbly to solve the problem caused by injuries to defenders.

In fact, for the first 20 minutes it appeared that the game was going to be a stroll for Welling.

A sixth minute first Welling league goal for Fraser Franks, headed home after Kiernan Hughes-Mason had nodded back into the area, appeared to be the springboard to an easy Wings victory.

News Shopper: Joe Healy collects the ball and scores Welling's second

During this period, all the Magpies could manage was ludicrous hand ball appeals or shouts for restarts when they knew they had touched the ball last before it went out of play.

Meanwhile, Welling recorded several goal attempts after going ahead.

Lee Clarke’s first touch from Joe Healy’s inch perfect through ball was not quite good enough and keeper Alan Walker-Harris was quick to claim.

Jamie Day fired over after Joe Healy knocked back Williams’ pass, Theo Fairweather-Johnson had an effort blocked by Neil Martin and Ross Lafayette’s first time shot was too high after Charlie Clough and Aaron Pugh had collided when trying to head clear.

Another excellent pass by Williams played in Hughes-Mason but Walker-Harris saved his first time attempt.

It came as a major shock when Dorchester equalised on twenty-four minutes.

A first-time effort from Ashley Nicholls arrowed into the roof of the net and gave Sam Mott no chance.

Yellow cards were shown to Lafayette and Clough for fouls however Jamie Gleeson was lucky to escape with no more than a lecture for what appeared to be the worst tackle of the three for a foul on Fairweather-Johnson.

Martin, the Magpies’ dead ball expert belted a free kick into the wall just before the interval.

Five minutes after the interval, Welling regained the lead.

News Shopper: Ross Lafayette grabs the winner

Hughes-Mason headed through for Healy to finish clinically inside the near post.

Three fouls in quick succession by Aaron Pugh, as Dorchester appeared to target Lafayette, might have earned him a yellow card before Dorchester dragged themselves back into the game.

Williams and Jack Obersteller had fewer opportunities to attack and Ben Martin neede to be alert to head out strongly while under pressure.

Ben Watson hit a snapshot into the side netting when Welling failed to clear before Gallagher replaced Fairweather-Johnson for his first appearance since early January.

The Wings midfielder almost made an immediate impact but saw his deflected shot saved comfortably.

Dorchester levelled for the second time when having won a cheap free-kick, the impressive Clough headed home unmarked at the far post.

News Shopper: Kiernan Hughes-Mason's run into the area is impeded by a Magpies defender

Gallagher’s clever pass found Healy but his goal-bound effort was deflected wide for a corner.

Lafayette’s efforts in keeping his cool were rewarded twelve minutes from time. Gallagher’s clever pass was back-heeled by Healy into the path of Welling’s leading scorer and he wasted no time before shooting into the bottom corner.

Moments later Lafayette almost scored again but saw his header cannon back off the bar.

Further yellow cards followed for Gallagher and Hughes-Mason but after the free kick for the initial foul was cleared, Dorchester failed to threaten again.

The final chance of the game fell to Gallagher whose fierce effort flew just over following good build up work between Lafayette and late substitute Jon Main.

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Welling : Mott, Williams, Jack Obersteller, Day, Franks, Martin, Fairweather-Johnson (Gallagher 69), Clarke, Hughes-Mason, Lafayette, Healy (Main 89). Unused substitutes: Turner, Kinch.

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1:27pm Sun 3 Feb 13

SidcupResident says...

Another fantastic win and entertaining performance from the Wings.

Absolutely disgusting that Welling have had no special mention in the media for setting a new league record.

Hopefully they can keep the record going against Boreham Wood on Tuesday night at Park View Road.

Kick-off's at 7:45PM. Should make a great alternative to Corrie, Eastenders and all the other rubbish on TV at that time.

Adult tickets are only £12, and kids go FREE!
Another fantastic win and entertaining performance from the Wings. Absolutely disgusting that Welling have had no special mention in the media for setting a new league record. Hopefully they can keep the record going against Boreham Wood on Tuesday night at Park View Road. Kick-off's at 7:45PM. Should make a great alternative to Corrie, Eastenders and all the other rubbish on TV at that time. Adult tickets are only £12, and kids go FREE! SidcupResident
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2:07pm Sun 3 Feb 13

BexleyAddick says...

Couldnt get to Palace so watched the Wings again. Great football at times and matched the visitors for getting stuck in. To get goals twice when pegged back shows the resolve. Well worth watching the highlights of this one. The least said about the referee the better. Needs to control games. The crowd were incensed at times but that made for a lively atmosphere.

I will be there on Tuesday Vs another team going well Borehamwood FC.
Couldnt get to Palace so watched the Wings again. Great football at times and matched the visitors for getting stuck in. To get goals twice when pegged back shows the resolve. Well worth watching the highlights of this one. The least said about the referee the better. Needs to control games. The crowd were incensed at times but that made for a lively atmosphere. I will be there on Tuesday Vs another team going well Borehamwood FC. BexleyAddick
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2:31pm Sun 3 Feb 13

cwonline says...

Another 3 deserveed points after a real hard, battling performance. Keep it up lads! Let's win the league!
Another 3 deserveed points after a real hard, battling performance. Keep it up lads! Let's win the league! cwonline
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3:24pm Sun 3 Feb 13

squarevanman says...

Well done Welling United - Greater London's highest placed non league club. Just goes to show what commitment can achieve.
Well done Welling United - Greater London's highest placed non league club. Just goes to show what commitment can achieve. squarevanman
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4:00pm Sun 3 Feb 13

the_knows says...

Nicely finished goal a real ding donger of a battle.Great to be there and watch. I think I really have the welling bug and love going to every game now. Up the mighty wings flying so high. COYW
Nicely finished goal a real ding donger of a battle.Great to be there and watch. I think I really have the welling bug and love going to every game now. Up the mighty wings flying so high. COYW the_knows
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4:46pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Delboy1212 says...

The Welling United lads again gave everything in this game and fully deserved to be named the new BSBS record holders for the longest run of consecutive league wins, 11 so far, and still looking for more. The game was exciting to watch, and really good value for money. The referee had a very poor game which incensed the supporters of both sides, but credit must go to the players for the great atmosphere created within the ground.
Come on you Wings!!
The Welling United lads again gave everything in this game and fully deserved to be named the new BSBS record holders for the longest run of consecutive league wins, 11 so far, and still looking for more. The game was exciting to watch, and really good value for money. The referee had a very poor game which incensed the supporters of both sides, but credit must go to the players for the great atmosphere created within the ground. Come on you Wings!! Delboy1212
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10:22pm Sun 3 Feb 13

SidcupResident says...

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS!

http://www.pitchero.
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MATCH HIGHLIGHTS! http://www.pitchero. com/clubs/wellingutd /news/video-highligh ts-welling-unite-850 755.html SidcupResident
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7:04am Mon 4 Feb 13

ColinPep1 says...

Another excellent performance from the Wings! Even with a mounting injury list Welling had enough quality and resolve to see off a tough Dorchester team. Some fantastic attacking play. If you haven't been to Park View Road this season, you are missing out!
Another excellent performance from the Wings! Even with a mounting injury list Welling had enough quality and resolve to see off a tough Dorchester team. Some fantastic attacking play. If you haven't been to Park View Road this season, you are missing out! ColinPep1
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5:28pm Tue 5 Feb 13

wellingfan says...

A brilliant game by Welling and another three points in the bag. The League record broken too, what a year to be a Wings supporter. Take a look at our latest win on the link above, then come to a game, you'll love it.
A brilliant game by Welling and another three points in the bag. The League record broken too, what a year to be a Wings supporter. Take a look at our latest win on the link above, then come to a game, you'll love it. wellingfan
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7:30pm Wed 6 Feb 13

the_knows says...

I love all the photos too. Great to re live the gane again.
I love all the photos too. Great to re live the gane again. the_knows
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8:50pm Fri 8 Feb 13

welling1971 says...

Well Done to Welling Utd !!!!!
Come on the wings Let's get back to the top Non League Division
Well Done to Welling Utd !!!!! Come on the wings Let's get back to the top Non League Division welling1971
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