After a disappointing result one week earlier, Welling United bounced back with a well deserved victory over St. Albans City.

Manager Jamie Coyle reacted to the defeat by making changes to the starting line up which included a debut for loanee James Philpot.

Coming into the game, St Albans had scored eleven goals in their previous two games with their last outing a 4-0 humbling of league leaders Dartford.

Jack Parkinson headed wide from Jack Jebb's corner from Welling's first chance before their goalkeeper, Bailey Vose had to come out quickly to clear from Kieran Monlouis.

Sam Merson then flicked on a long pass for Zane Banton but he got crowded out when trying to get it on to his left foot when he could have got a shot away on his right. He then missed another chance when shooting over at the far post.

Philpot then had his first shot when collecting Ben Jefford's pass but his shot was deflected wide.

Merson met a David Noble near post corner for St, Albans but his first time volley flashed wide.

Percy Kiangebeni's foul on the edge of the area presented Welling with another chance but Jebb's free kick went well over.

Newcomer Philpot had a long shot easily saved then battled to get on the end of a Vose punt but couldn't muster the power in his header to trouble Dean Snedker.

Former Wing, Rhys Murrell-Williamson's wide free kick had to be punched out by Vose to stop it sneaking in at the far post before Welling came close again at the other end. Bradley Goldberg put Jebb away but his shot clipped the outside of the post on its way out of play.

Just before the break, Jebb found Joe Healy who pulled back to Goldberg but his clean volley was deflected wide.

Goldberg had the first chance after the interval when Philpot held play up well before finding Jebb. He picked out Goldberg who made space before firing towards the bottom corner but Snedker got down well to make a brilliant save.

Anthony Acheampong headed the resulting Jebb corner wide before the visitors went ahead. Murrell-Williamson went over Ryan Hall's dangling leg and a penalty was awarded. David Noble stepped up and his stuttering run up sent Vose one way before he slotted into the other corner.

Not letting their heads drop, Welling equalised immediately when Goldberg spun and fired home from the edge of the area.

Four minutes later, Welling turned the game on its head by taking the lead. Hall slung in a corner to the far post and Parkinson stole in to finish.

Noble tried his luck with a free kick but although Vose could not hold it, he was quick to pounce on it before anyone closed in.

Connor Dymond then fired a first time shot that beat Snedker but also the far post.

Once more, Welling got in behind when Philpot again broke away but Goldberg was unable to finish at the far post.

It came as no surprise when Welling added a third. Substitute Olumide Durojaiye sent Goldberg clear and he drew Snedker out before passing unselfishly for Philpot to slot home

Yet again, the St. Albans defence was split apart by the combination of Goldberg and Philpot to allow Hall to unleash a fearsome drive which was saved superbly by Snedker.

Ian Allinson, St. Albans' manager, made a triple substitution but to no avail although Shaun Lucien caused a few problems and one cross picked out Murrell-Williamson but his header was guided back coolly by Parkinson to Vose.

Tom Bender tried a desperate late effort for St. Albans but it flew high and wide.

Welling United: Vose, Driver, Jefford, Dymond, Acheampong, Parkinson, Jebb, Healy (Durojaiye 67), Goldberg, Philpot (Nanetti 90+), Hall. Subs not used: Coyle, Johnson.