Jack Burchell scored the only goal as Welling United recorded a Bank Holiday victory at Tonbridge Angels.

Two wins in three days paint a much more realistic picture of where Danny Bloor’s team are in their rebuild from last season. They were worthy victors and should have been more than one goal ahead at the break. Unchanged from their victory at home to Havant and Waterlooville two days earlier, they were much the better team in the first half.

Jephte Tanga had an early appeal for a penalty however Jernade Meade’s foul was just outside the area. James Vaughan delivered the free kick but Dominic Odusanya couldn’t get over it and headed wide.

Antony Papadopoulos had a couple of efforts from just outside the area, both of which were saved by Jonathan Henly, the second at the cost of a corner which resulted in the goal. Vaughan delivered to the far post and Burchell rose to head home.

Tanga had a shot deflected over before Welling came close to scoring again. Another foul on Tanga, this time by Jordan Higgs who was cautioned, gave Papadopoulos another opportunity. His low hard free kick could only be pushed out by Henly and Lewis White was first to the rebound but knocked it wide.

Shortly before half time, Tonbridge gave Welling a warning when former Wing Stefan Payne turned his man and shot low but Ben Winterbottom got down well to make an excellent save.

After the break, the Angels had a little more of the play but found the Welling defence in determined form. Lewis Gard crossed for Ruben Soares-Junior whose header looped over before

Papadopoulos hit a further shot that was deflected and saved by Henly.

Payne’s strength created another chance and he shot hard but too straight and it was held by Winterbottom. Yet again Papadopoulos was thwarted by Henly then Crossley Lema headed wide from a Vaughan corner.

Joe Turner delivered a corner that Jamie Fielding hooked over as Tonbridge upped the tempo. However, pushing men forward made them prone to being caught on the counter-attack with substitutes David Kamara and Kain Adom looking dangerous. They came close to a second when Kain Adom broke through but Henly saved as he tried to slide it beyond him.

Although, Tariq Hinds shot well over in the closing stages, Welling were not unduly concerned and eased to a well deserved victory.

Welling United: Winterbottom, Lema (Kassarate 76), Green, Vaughan, Byrd, Burchell, Tanga, Odusanya, MacAllister (Kamara 60), Papadopoulos, White (Adom 73). Sub not used Olomowewe, Andrews.