Welling United bounced back from defeat with a well earned win over Hemel Hempstead Town.

Injuries to Rob Swaine and Theo Widdrington meant that Welling were forced to make changes from the team that lost at Dorking Wanderers and it was the visitors that came out the quicker. Luke Howell had the first goal attempt but he was unable to head Jake Howells’ corner on target.

Craig Braham-Barrett sent a curler wide before Alex Wall hit a low free kick that clipped the wall and Dan Wilks saved comfortably.

Jay Rich-Baghuelou had Welling’s first attempt when Anthony Cook’s corner fell to him but Sam Ashford blocked his fierce drive.

Ashford’s next involvement was less impressive when he made a reckless high challenge on Connor Dymond and the referee had no choice other than to dismiss him.

Chances were few and far between after that with only Rich-Baghuelou heading a Cook corner over before Welling went ahead with seven first half minutes remaining. Cook delivered a deep corner and Moses Emmanuel was brave with his close range far post header. He took a knock in the process and had to leave the field for a few minutes for treatment on a nose bleed.

As the first half came to a close, Wilks made an impressive claim from a Howells corner in a crowded six yard box.

Early in the second period, Wall tried his luck but Wilks saved easily before Bradley Goldberg played a one-two with Adam Coombes and shot low towards the bottom corner but Sam Beasant got down well to make a good save.

Substitute Ricardo German was sent away by Wall and looked clear but Chiori Johnson got across quickly to close him down and he could only fire straight at Wilks.

Goldberg was again thwarted by Beasant who made an excellent block before Howell fired wide from well out for the Tudors.

Cook then half volleyed wide of the near post after Goldberg knocked down Wilks’ huge kick out before Welling missed a great chance to put daylight between them and their visitors. Having put together the best move of the match, it came to Joe Anderson to play Nathan Green in but he dragged it wide of the far post.

Mitch Dickenson created an opening for Wall but he drove his effort into the side netting then at the other end Cook slung in a teasing free kick that demanded a finish but nobody could get on the end of it.

Four minutes remained when Welling made sure of the points. Another Cook delivery found its way to the far post and this time Green made no mistake as he knocked home his first Welling goal.

One last chance was missed by the Tudors when Rob Sinclair made space for German but he shot across the face of goal and the Wings held on to the win with the bonus of a clean sheet.

Next Saturday Welling return to F.A. Trophy action with a visit to Yeovil Town.

Welling United: Wilks, Johnson, Anderson, Dymond, Okosieme, Rich-Baghuelou, Okosieme, Emmanuel (Anau 86), Agyemang, Coombes (Green 62), Goldberg (Cosgrave 70), Cook. Subs not used: Copeland, McCallum.