Various runs were extended when Welling United and Truro City met at the J. Hearnden Skip Hire Community Stadium.

It was a seventh league game unbeaten for the Wings and a seventh game without a win for Truro. Welling’s record of never having lost at home to Truro was maintained, as was the record of a minimum of four goals in every meeting between the clubs at Park View Road. On top of that, Sonny Fish scored in the third consecutive Welling home game although the one against Truro was his first goal in four not netted in stoppage time.

However, a lot of those sequences looked like they might end in the first half when Welling struggled to come to terms with Truro’s playing style. The visitors’ high press might have paid dividends when Welling goalkeeper Reice Charles-Cook was hurried into a pass out that went straight to Truro captain Tyler Harvey. He shot first time but Joe Ellul got back to turn it around the post at the cost of a corner.

Dan Sullivan had a shot saved easily by Charles-Cook before the Welling custodian had to work harder to time his run and block when Rocky Neal broke through. He then repeated the act when Sullivan got in behind before he made a more routine save from Dan Rooney.

Eventually, Truro made the breakthrough two minutes before the half hour mark. Sullivan got in down the left and held off a challenge before slotting it beyond Charles-Cook.

Shortly after, the White Tigers might have added a second. A miss-hit shot skewed into the path of Neal and his first time effort was saved superbly by Charles-Cook.

Reece Grant and Sonny Fish had late first half chances before the shell-shocked Wings went into the changing room to face the music.

Whatever was said worked wonders as within five minutes of the restart, Welling scored twice to go ahead. First, a nasty foul by Sam Sanders on Crossley Lema gave Cameron Green the opportunity to whip in a low free kick. It appeared to evade everyone until a defender at the far post cleared it off the line. It came out as far as Gene Kennedy and he made no mistake when thrashing it home from fifteen yards.

Two minutes later, a Truro corner was cleared and Jason Adigun led the counter-attack. Grant’s intelligent run was met with a pass out to him and his perfect diagonal towards the far post picked out Fish who turned it home.

That was never going to be the final goal and Truro equalised just after the hour mark with a goal out of the blue. There appeared to be no danger but Harvey swung a boot at it from twenty-five yards and it flew inside the far post.

Thirteen minutes remained when Welling regained the lead. Adigun was again the architect with skills out on the left that gave him the space to square and pick out Antony Papadopoulos on the edge of the area. He struck his effort first time and it whistled in off the post.

Although Truro tried to find a stoppage time leveller, neither Harvey nor Adam Porter were able to keep their shots down and, as a result, Welling leap-frogged their visitors in so doing, climbing out of the drop zone.

Welling United: Charles-Cook, Lema, Green, Burchell, Ellul, Byrd, Adigun, Kennedy, Fish (Holness 90+1), R. Grant (Foyo 87), Papadopoulos. Sub not used: Perkins, Krabbendam, Williams-Lowe.