Although not their number one priority, Welling United hosted Hanwell Town in the London Senior Cup and were happy to go through via a penalty shoot out.

There may be two leagues difference between the two clubs but Hanwell pushed the hosts all the way.

Harry Rush fired well over for the visitors and Ogochukwu Obi went on a long run but failed to hit the target.

At the other end Damian Pawlak was called upon to make a spectacular double save, first throwing himself across goal to save from Ade Shokunbi then getting up to make a flying save from Bradley Stevenson’s follow up.

Ben Allen then shot just wide on the turn before he put the Wings ahead. Aaron Barnes went on a marauding run down the right wing and put in a low cross that Allen met to put away at the far post.

Shokunbi went on another good run and cut in but his shot with the outside of his boot was saved by Pawlak.

Jack Beadle cut in from the right for Hanwell and he got his shot away but Tom Smith, returning from injury, beat his shot out.

Rush then caused trouble with a free kick that Smith could only push out into the back of a team-mate and it looped back but, fortunately for Welling, wide of the post for a corner.

Tomasz Simienczuk thought that he had levelled when bundling home after Welling had struggled to clear but the defence had got out far enough to leave him stranded offside.

Smith was again called into action just before the break when saving from Kai Omokobrosnan who had got behind down the right wing.

As he had done early in the first half, Obi strode through but fired over before Dipo Akinyemi fired well over.

Excellent build up play by Bradley Stevenson and Che Krabbendam presented an opportunity for Kristian Campbell but he curled over.

Another dangerous moment for Welling ended with a chance being scrambled off the line before Edon Pruti headed over from a Rush cross.

Adam Laaref drew another save out of Smith and it came as no real surprise when Hanwell levelled. Obi cut in from the left wing and shot across the Welling goalkeeper and just inside the far post.

It might have been worse for Welling but Kaylen Hinds got back to make an important clearance then Obi shot just wide of the near post.

In the seven and a half minutes of stoppage time, each team had a chance. Stevenson created an opportunity for Krabbendam but he shot just wide then Omokobrosnan had a shot deflected over at the other end.

With there being no replays or extra time in the London Senior Cup, the tie had to be decided on penalties. Smith was the hero for Welling, making two great penalty saves, allowing Hinds to step up and fire home the decisive spot kick.

Welling will now visit the winners of the AFC Croydon Athletic v Dulwich Hamlet tie.

Welling United: Smith, Barnes (Ezennolim 54), Campbell, Ilic (Pepe 46), O’Keefe, Perkins, Krabbendam, Stevenson, Akinyemi (Hinds 67), Allen, Shokunbi. Subs not used: Saunders-Henry, Brown.