It was another disappointing afternoon for Welling United as they were well beaten by promotion chasing Dorking Wanderers.

Hopes of a lift from their comeback at Eastbourne Borough were dashed as they conceded four, or more, for the eighth time this season.

James McShane blasted over for Dorking with less than thirty seconds on the clock before he had a header saved by Coniah Boyce-Clarke from Jordan Cheadle’s cross.

Alfie Rutherford opened the scoring in the thirteenth minute when a long ball was played over the top of Aaron Barnes and the Dorking striker eased in before shooting just inside the far post.

Coniah Boyce-Clarke then made a great save from Rutherford before Nicky Wheeler exchanged passes with Rutherford, but his shot was blocked by Boyce-Clarke up onto the crossbar and out.

Harvey Bradbury shot over from Tom Derry’s knock on for Welling before Jamie Sendles-White made a last ditch clearance from Rutherford with Jason Prior waiting for a tap-in.

Dan Gallagher headed wide from Darren Oldaker’s corner before Dorking went two up. A dubious offside decision went against Welling and a quick free kick sent Prior away to square for Rutherford to slot home.

Rutherford completed his hat-trick in first half injury time with a shot that went under Boyce-Clarke and into the net.

After the interval, Dorking played a less expansive game and chances were few and far between. Wheeler for Dorking and Dipo Akinyemi for the Wings were both off target and Ben Allen shot high and wide.

Three minutes into injury time, Dorking scored again when Davide Rodari headed home from Luke Moore’s corner.

Welling will be back at Park View Road on Saturday when they entertain Havant and Waterlooville.

Welling United: Boyce-Clarke, Statham, Barnes (Margetson 46), Shokunbi, Sendles-White, Pearce, Matthews, Stevenson, Bradshaw, Derry, Akinyemi. Subs not used: Burnett, Jackson.