In atrocious weather conditions Welling United put in an outstanding team performance to claim three hard earned points at Dulwich Hamlet.

Brad Quinton made two changes bringing in Bradley Goldberg and Phil Roberts for Adam Coombes and Aaron Cosgrave.

It took three seconds for David Ijaha to commit the first foul of the day against his former team. Anthony Cook took the free kick and Charlie Grainger could only punch the knock on out as far as Harold Joseph but he was off balance and fired well wide.

Joe Bedford took a free kick for Dulwich out wide and it curled in with the wind for Dan Wilks to claim well.

Eight minutes were on the clock when Welling went ahead. Cook delivered another free kick and picked out Romoney Crichlow-Noble. Although his first shot was blocked, it came back to him and he buried the follow-up.

Ben Chapman shot from twenty-five yards and a Wilks dived to make a clean catch with Danny Mills awaiting any scraps if it came loose.

Goldberg then had a shout for a penalty when Christian Smith leant on him but he probably fell too easily and nothing was given.

Mills flicked on a long ball and Nyren Clunis tried his luck with an overhead kick but it floated wide with Wilks untroubled.

Cook then had a chance for Welling but fired over after Dipo Akinyemi had laid back a long ball out wide from Cameron James.

If that chance was difficult, he should probably have done better with his next one. Goldberg did well to get beyond Smith and pulled it back but Cook failed to hit the target from just inside the box.

Former Wing Ijaha curled well wide after a free kick came out to him before James tried to slide Dipo Akinyemi through but Dulwich goalkeeper Grainger was out quickly to smother.

Wilks then showed his pedigree with a stunning save from Quade Taylor’s downward header. Then, with people in the crowd still recovering from their gasps, he made another close range save to turn round a shot from Nyren Clunis. Danny Mills got on the end of the corner but could only head it into the side netting.

At the break, Dulwich made a double change to try and contain Welling were to have the wind behind them.

Clunis fired well wide early in the second half before Crichlow-Noble’s afternoon went sour. He went up to make a header clear only to be clattered by an elbow in the face. After prolonged treatment, he had to be withdrawn and with no natural centre half on the bench, Connor Dymond replaced him.

Phil Roberts went down in the penalty area but his claims were waved away before Green had a low free kick saved.

Twice, Roberts tried to send Akinyemi free but both times they drifted just too far ahead and Grainger was out to clear.

Grainger then saved Goldberg’s twenty yard shot before Jeffrey Monakana’s cross found Clunis but Wilks made a point blank save from his header.

Mills shot wide from twenty yards before Welling had a great chance to make the game safe. Diaz Wright played a one-two with James but fired over from fifteen yards.

In the closing stages, Clunis hooked an effort goalwards but Wilks made a comfortable save before a long punt forward by Jack Connors in injury time had to be watched and tipped over by Wilks. From the corner, Mills got up, but his header was claimed by Wilks.

Victory for Welling took them up to thirteenth and looking upwards rather than at the drop zone.

Welling United: Wilks, Johnson, Green, Joseph, Crichlow-Noble (Dymond 51), Wright, James, Goldberg (Rolt 77), Akinyemi, Roberts (Agyemang 88), Cook. Subs not used: Coombes, Henry.