It was another disappointing evening for Welling United as they slumped to defeat at home to Farnborough.

For large spells of the match, the Wings were second best even though it took a last minute of injury time goal to beat them.

They are now down to fifteenth place in the National League South. Although they have a buffer between them and the relegation zone, they need to start picking up results soon or are at risk of being dragged into it. However, the table is so congested that if they put a run together, they could climb quickly up it again.

Against Farnborough, Welling’s bright start came to nothing and Kai McKenzie-Lyle had to get down to save a Ricky Holmes shot that almost sneaked under his body. He then held an attempted lob by Selim Saied after he had to release the ball to avoid handling outside the penalty area.

Farnborough broke the deadlock when Oliver Pendlebury delivered a corner that former Wing Kevin Lokko headed back, and Hashim Kasimu headed down. Although McKenzie-Lyle hooked it out, the assistant referee deemed that it had crossed the line.

Half chances fell to Jamie Sendles-White and Amadou Kassarate before half-time, but neither was able to hit the target.

After the break Jordan Norville-Williams had a shot saved comfortably before Welling substitute Yaser Kasim shot over. McKenzie-Lyle then made a brilliant save to tip over a Pendlebury free kick.

Another Pendlebury free kick flew over before the momentum of the game changed when Welling levelled. Kasim’s optimistic long range effort deceived Farnborough goalkeeper Jack Turner and he spilled it for Stefan Payne to finish.

Buoyed by getting back into the game, Chi Ezennolim and Taylor Maloney both had shots saved before Payne headed over from close range after Maloney nodded back Kassarate’s cross.

Manny Parry headed wide after a free kick was flicked on but there was a sting in the tail when Farnborough claimed the winner with almost the last kick of the match. Kasimu got to the bye-line and pulled it back, it was half cleared, and Pendlebury thrashed it home from the edge of the penalty area.

Welling United: McKenzie-Lyle, Howard, Ezennolim, Dunne, Sendles-White, Parry, Elito (Nkrumah 67), Kassarate, Papadopoulos (Kasim 55), Payne, Maloney. Sub not used: Curran, Andrews, Barnes.





On Saturday, Welling host Taunton Town and will be looking to regain their early season form.