Three unanswered goals gave Dartford a Boxing Day derby victory at Welling United.

With Mark Goldberg away, Hugo Langton took the reins for the Wings and his team started the more lively. Korrey Henry found Moses Emmanuel in space but his effort from outside the area went just beyond the angle of bar and post.

Rob Swaine then nodded down a Connor Dymond free kick but Bradley Goldberg’s shot was blocked out for a corner.

In their next attack, Welling should have had a penalty when Emmanuel’s shot was blocked by the hand of a fallen defender on the edge of the area.

To rub salt into the wound, Dartford’s first real attack produced a goal from the penalty spot. Darren McQueen was brought down in the area by Dymond and he took the kick himself, converting confidently.

Anthony Cook had a low shot saved well by Alhaji Sesay before Elliott Romain shot wide from twenty yards at the other end.

Emmanuel tried a chip but it went wide of the far post as Sesay scrambled across his goal. Then Cook delivered a free kick that found Goldberg that Sesay blocked out as far as Swaine but his follow up was forced wide at the cost of a corner.

Another big talking point happened when Goldberg picked Ronnie Vint’s pocket and started to bear down on goal. However, Vint dragged him to the ground and when the referee blew his whistle he hoofed the ball down the pitch. Although the Welling supporters bayed for a red card, the referee showed leniency and only produced a yellow one. Cook took the free kick but fired beyond the far post.

Romain headed well wide from Ky Marsh-Brown’s corner before Joe Anderson won a tackle in midfield and sent Goldberg in behind but it didn’t bounce kindly for him and his shot was blocked out.

The same two players combined when Anderson fired in a low cross but Goldberg’s first time flick volley went wide of the near post.

Tyrique Hyde had the last shot of the half for Dartford but it was well off target.

After the break, Dartford assumed control. Vint hit a first time shot wide from Marsh-Brown’s free kick before the visitors doubled their lead. Hyde split the Welling defence with a through ball and McQueen did the rest with a clinical finish.

McQueen should have completed his hat-trick when again going clear but he spooned it well wide. However, Welling’s escape was short-lived when Swaine and Dan Wilks failed to communicate and Romain took advantage with a confident finish.

Theo Widdrington fired over for Welling then Sesay got right behind a Cook free kick to hold.

At the other end Wilks got down well to save from Hyde then Welling substitute Danny Waldren fired well over.

Charlie Sheringham was picked out by the outstanding Hyde but he shot meekly at Wilks before the referee blew his whistle to put Welling out of their misery.

They will now need to pick themselves up quickly as on Saturday the Wings travel to Eastbourne Borough.

Welling United: Wilks, Dymond, Anderson, Agyemang, Swaine, Okosieme (Rich-Baghuelou 54), Emmanuel (Cosgrave 58), Widdrington, Henry, Goldberg (Waldren 64), Cook. Subs not used: Akinyemi, Green.