Two goals from Adam Coombes in the last fifteen minutes were enough for Welling United to see off Oxford City.

Having lost their previous two games, Welling were keen to get back to winning ways and ultimately, they were good value for their win.

There was little to get too excited about in the first half. Eddie Jones fired across the face of goal for Oxford then Joe Oastler was unable to get over a Josh Ashby cross and his header floated off the top of his head and over the bar.

Sanchez Ming launched a long free kick into the Oxford penalty area but Rob Swaine was unable to get inside it and could only head it wide.

Tarik Moore-Azille conceded a needless corner and Welling had a huge shout for a penalty when it was delivered. A defender was all over Swaine and had his arm around his neck but the referee saw it differently and awarded a free kick against the Welling captain.

Anthony Cook was brought down by Reece Fleet on the edge of the area but Cook’s free kick went into the wall and out.

Bradley Goldberg got on the end of an excellent Coombes cross but the angle was tight and Craig King got back to turn it around his post.

Jack Self fired over the top for Oxford before Joe Anderson did likewise for Welling before Gavin McCallum had a shot saved comfortably by King.

Just before half time, Welling had another shout for a penalty when Coombes was dragged down but the referee was unimpressed.

Immediately after the break, Craig Fasanmade fired over then Nana Owusu shot over from a wide angle when there were players well placed in the middle.

At the other end Oastler brought down Coombes and when the Welling man took the free kick King got across well to make and excellent diving save.

Swaine then found Coombes but his shot was deflected over, however from the corner, Welling went ahead. Swaine headed the delivery but it came back to him and his low shot across the face of the goal and struck Connor Dymond and flew in.

Ashby created an opportunity for an immediate response but substitute Kyran Wiltshire headed over when unmarked at the near post.

Wiltshire then turned provider with a cross but Owusu’s overhead kick was blocked before the visitors drew level. Although Wiltshire’s first effort was blocked, it came back to him and somehow he managed to squeeze it in at the near post.

They barely had time to celebrate before to celebrate before they fell behind again. Substitute Aaron Cosgrave burst into the penalty area and went down under Ben Jefford’s challenge. This time the referee did deem it a foul and awarded a spot kick. Although King went the right way, he didn’t get close to it as Coombes powered it into the bottom corner.

This time there was no come back for Oxford. Luke Rooney had a shot deflected over then after Swaine’s header came back to him he belted the follow up well over.

Five minutes remained when Welling made the points safe. Anderson’s diagonal pass was threaded between the two centre backs for Coombes to get in behind and he gave King no chance with a clinical finish.

It could have been four when Joshua collected Sanchez Ming’s pass and went on a powerful run but his shot across the face of goal was just beyond Coombes as he closed in on a hat-trick.

Welling visit Chelmsford City on Saturday before they are back at Park View Road on August Bank Holiday Monday when they entertain Tonbridge Angels at 15:00.

Welling United: Wilks, Ming, Anderson, Dymond, Swaine, Rich-Baghuelou, Cook (Green 76), Rooney, Goldberg (Oyinsan 80), Coombes, McCallum (Cosgrave 58). Unused subs: Copeland, Agyemang.