The form book was turned upside down as Welling United crashed at Maidstone United.

Coming into the game, the Wings were unbeaten in four away games while Maidstone had lost their last four matches.

Bradley Quinton made two changes to the Wings team that beat Chippenham Town in their last outing. Philip Roberts came in for Bradley Rolt while Nathan Green’s illness meant that he was unavailable and Gavin McCallum stepped in as his replacement.

Former Wing Chris Lewington made the first save of the game from Phil Roberts’ header who got on the end of Gavin McCallum’s cross.

However, Maidstone thought that they had gone ahead after eight minutes when Ross Marshall got on the end of Dan Wishart’s free kick and knocked it back across goal for Chiori Johnson to knock into his own goal. Johnson was relieved when the goal was disallowed as Marshall had started his run too early and had strayed offside.

Marshall was again in the thick of it when a Gavin Hoyte corner fell to him but Diaz Wright was in the right place at the right time to clear off the line.

Max Watters was unable to get up high enough to get on the end of a cross and could only nod it wide before Welling had a good chance. Wright caught Saidou Khan in possession and he broke away quicjkly. As he looked for passes either side, it opened up for him and he surged forward but his shot from twenty yards was too straight and Lewington was able to block with his right foot.

Khan did better shortly after but Dan Wilks got down to smother his thirty-five yard shot before Justin Amaluzor’s improvisation almost resulted in a spectacular goal. Gavin Hoyte’s corner was flicked on but, having jumped too early, Amaluzor threw his legs in the air and back-heeled just wide above his head.

Iffy Allen was unable to find the target from close range after Watters had driven across the six yard box before he fired over in first half injury time.

Early in the second half, Lewington made a diving save from a Cook free kick at the expense of a corner but soon after, Maidstone made the breakthrough. Amaluzor recovered a lost cause allowing Hoyte to cross and Allen to finish at the far post.

A combination of Wilks and Harold Joseph blocked Khan before the Stones scored again. This time Allen was the creator with a pass in to the near post where Zihni Temelci was given time and space to finish.

Cameron James had a shot blocked as Welling looked to come back before substitute Adam Coombes netted having got in behind but the whistle had already gone as the ball had bounced up and struck his hand.

Wilks held a Khan drive well before Welling were given a lifeline when another substitute, Korrey Henry, was tripped just inside the penalty area. Cook stepped up and blasted home.

Rob Swaine was sent forward as Welling went all out to try and score an unlikely leveller and it almost happened when he flicked on Wilks’ clearance but Coombes’ first time effort flew wide.

That left them short at the back and they paid the penalty when Ayuk Tarh broke through and finished emphatically.

Welling United: Wilks, Johnson (Henry 70), McCallum, Joseph, Swaine, Wright, James, Goldberg (Coombes 70), Akinyemi, Roberts (Rolt 80), Cook. Subs not used: Dymond, Agyemang.