In very trying conditions, Welling United put in an excellent performance to claim three had earned points at Poole Town.

Credit should be given to the hosts for getting the game played at all. The pitch was heavy, but playable, however the strong wind meant that the game was never likely to be a classic.

Harley Willard made his full Welling league debut and Jeffrey Monakana was given a start as Welling reverted to the formation that had been so successful in late autumn.

Marvin Brooks fired high and wide in the opening minutes before Welling went ahead in their first attack. Jeffrey Monakana's skill left Corby Moore chasing shadows and his low cross found Willard at the far post to finish clinically.

Almost immediately, Poole missed a great chance when Jez Bedford collected Brooks' pull back and crossed to the far post where Carl Pettefer glanced a header wide when he should probably have done better.

After twelve minutes, parity was restored and nobody could have suggested that it was unjust. Bedford was the creator sending Brooks through and he gave Jonathan Miles no chance with a crisp finish.

Before Welling had time to compose themselves, they went behind from their own corner. It came out and Mohammed Baghdadi sent Warren Bentley clear. The Dolphins striker showed great composure to bear down on goal before burying his shot beyond Miles.

It could have been worse for Welling when Bedford put in a free kick that deceived Miles and forced him to push against his own bar. It came out as far as Baghdadi but Miles made a great recovery to make a fine low save.

An injury then caused Baghdadi to be withdrawn and Poole lost much of their impetus.

Monakana had a shot deflected wide then Olumide Durojaiye was also off target with a first time header. Bradley Goldberg was thwarted by an excellent save from Nick Hutchings after Monakana had created the opening then Willard headed Joe Healy's cross wide as Welling finished the first half in the ascendancy.

They continued where they left off and after a long punt out by Jack Parkinson caught in the wind and had to be saved by Hutchings, Welling drew level.

Callum Driver forced his way to the bye-line and having first been caught fairly by Matt Neale, he got free and was tripped by the Pirates' substitute. Goldberg stepped up and fired home.

Durojaiye blasted over from a half cleared corner before Welling went ahead. Joe Healy wrong footed a couple of Poole players allowing him to find Archie Johnson in space and he produced the pass of the match to send Goldberg away. The Welling striker needed no second invitation and gave Hutchings no chance in the Poole goal.

Goldberg might have completed his hat-trick when Connor Dymond sent him free but Hutchings made an outstanding save to keep him out.

Despite making two attacking substitutions, Poole were unable to trouble Miles, the closest they came being when Ollie Balmer had a shot deflected wide, then Will Spetch headed over from Bedford's cross.

Jamie Coyle's team will go into next week's game at home to Braintree Town with re-newed confidence following back to back league victories.

Welling United: Miles, Driver, Johnson, Dymond, Acheampong, Parkinson, Monakana (Jebb 78), Durojaiye, Goldberg, Healy (Bradbrook 84), Willard (Nanetti 61). Subs not used: Coyle, Jefford.