Having appeared to be cruising to victory, Welling United almost let the game slip against a never-say-die Truro City.

However, they held their nerves and claimed the three points that their first half performance deserved.

Steve King chose to go with his three main strikers and they gave the Truro defence all sorts of problems. Bradley Goldberg was the first to have a shot from outside the penalty area but it flew over.

Julien Anau then crossed to Matt Paterson who shot on the turn but Harvey Rivers was down well to make the save.

On sixteen minutes, Welling went ahead. John Paul Kissock was tumbled in the penalty area and a spot kick was awarded. Goldberg stepped up and although Rivers guessed correctly, there was too much power in the shot and it found its way into the bottom corner.

He almost scored again soon after Anau headed down to Paterson and he fed Goldberg whose shot took a deflection onto the post and out.

Against the run of play, Truro came close when a long ball over the top sent Dan Rooney away. He lofted it over Dan Wilks but it drifted wide.

Danny Mills then had a good shout for a penalty when he dispossessed a defender in the penalty area and was pulled back eight yards out when just about to pull the trigger.

Moments later Welling increased their lead. Craig Braham-Barrett went on a run down the wing and cut in. All of a sudden everything opened up and he was able to pass it into the bottom corner.

Three minutes later, Welling scored again. Danny McNamara went on a powerful run and put over an excellent cross. Mills rose well but although his header came back off the bar, Paterson was on hand to finish.

Nick Grimes headed wide from a corner before Goldberg was sent clear but he pushed his shot beyond Rivers but also just past the post.

Tyler Harvey volleyed wide from just inside the penalty area just before half time.

Immediately after the break, Welling went four up. Goldberg and Paterson combined well to find Mills and he bundled it home from close range.

Two minutes later, Truro pulled one back when River Allen played Harvey through and he fired across goal and inside the far post.

It didn’t take long for Welling to score again. Anau surged down the right wing leaving two defenders in his wake before crossing for Mills to tuck it away.

From there, Welling should have seen the game out easily and made a couple of substitutions taking off flu stricken Kissock and Thierry Audel.

After that, they seemed to lose their way and Niall Thompson found himself in a good position but shot straight at Wilks.

David Ijaha then went down injured and had to be replaced before Wilks had to be alert to save a free kick that had evaded everyone.

In their next attack, Truro scored again when Harvey touched home Grimes’ low cross.

Allen had a shot saved by Wilks then Grimes fired over from close range.

Truro scored again with eight minutes remaining when Nick Hurst headed home from Thompson’s cross.

Louis Rooney somehow shot over from inside the six yard box. Had he scored, that would have given Welling a very tense end to the game, especially with eight additional minutes added.

There was only one more opportunity and it went Welling’s way when substitute Brendan Kiernan went on a thrilling run but shot just wide.

Welling United: Wilks, McNamara, Braham-Barrett, Kissock (Mendy 62), Hill, Audel (Acheampong 62), Anau, Paterson, Mills, Goldberg, Ijaha (Kiernan 67). Subs not used: Genovesi, McCallum.