Another strong Welling United performance resulted in them claiming a well deserved point at in-form Hampton and Richmond Borough.

Coming in to the game, Hampton were on a six match unbeaten run, of which their last four had been victories. However, Welling broke the hosts’ winning run. Rod Stringer’s team are making a habit of ending other clubs’ sequences of results. They drew with Braintree Town when they had won seven on the spin before becoming the first team to win at Yeovil Town, ending their record spell of fifteen home games undefeated.

However, Stringer will probably be disappointed with not having won, and especially with the fact that they had fifteen corners and not once did they create a chance from them.

They could barely have got off to a better start. After Antony Papadopoulos shot wide, they made the most of their next opportunity. Jason Adigun added another assist to his growing number when sending Sonny Fish away and the powerful striker went past his man before shooting accurately inside the far post.

Mason Bloomfield was off target for the hosts before they levelled when Welling lost possession in midfield and Ben Seymour took advantage by sliding captain Jake Gray through. He made no mistake when slotting it past Welling goalkeeper, and former Beaver, Reice Charles-Cook.

Both teams had half chances before Welling finished the half on the offensive but were unable to trouble Adam Desbois in the Hampton goal.

Tope Fadahunsi came on as a substitute for the hosts for the start of the second period and was immediately in the action. He had a shot deflected wide and then got on the end of the corner with a header that Charles-Cook claimed comfortably.

Dean Inman was picked out from another corner but the angle was tight and he could only head into the side netting.

After that, Welling again enjoyed the better of the territorial advantage but found the Beavers defence in determined mood. Luis Fernandez exemplified their desire not to concede again when putting his head in the way of an Anthony Grant shot.

On an increasingly rare foray, the hosts went close to snatching a winner when an Alex Gibson-Hammond long range effort whizzed just over before Hernandez again came to their rescue when sticking a leg out to deflect Chiori Johnson’s shot past the post.

Despite Welling throwing players forward, they were unable to to fashion another chance and claimed a point to take them up to sixteenth in the table.

Welling United: Charles-Cook, Johnson, Green, Burchell, Byrd, Di Trolio, Adigun, A. Grant (Kennedy 85), Fish, R. Grant (Amoo 73), Papadopoulos. Sub not used: Pitterson, Lema, Ellul.