Although not the prettiest match seen at Park View Road, Welling United were good value for their victory over Chippenham Town.

After a slow start, Welling spent the second period camped in the Visitors’ half and the pressure told in the end.

In a warning of what was to come, Nick McCootie got in behind down the left wing and cut in but Dan Wilks was out well to block at the cost of a corner.

However, with fifteen minutes on the clock, Chippenham again got in and this time Karnell Chambers showed great composure to score from a tight angle.

After their slow start, Welling started to grow into the game and had their first goal attempt when Montel Agyemang’s corner picked out Brendan Kiernan but his header went wide.

Then Jack Barham blocked a clearance but it looped up kindly for Chippenham goalkeeper Will Puddy to claim.

Mekhi McLeod and Danny Mills combined to try and play Barham in but it came to nothing before Welling were denied a blatant penalty. Mills was hauled to the ground right in front of the assistant referee but the hapless official ignored it.

Josh Hill headed well wide from Montel Agyemang’s corner just before the interval.

Immediately after the interval Chambers was sent clear through by George Rigg but he blasted beyond the post when he should have given Welling a mountain to climb.

McLeod tricked his way down the left before cutting in and shooting but his effort lacked power and Puddy saved easily.

Gavin McCallum replaced McLeod and started to make an impact almost immediately. First he created a shooting chance for Hill who hooked over.

Agyemang pulled back for Kiernan but his shot was saved then McCallum was involved in the move from which Welling levelled. He held it up well to wait for the overlapping Jordan Gibbons. He then played it in to Mills whose shot may have been going in but Kiernan made sure of it with a close range finish.

McCallum then sent over a corner that Hill met with a volley that was deflected wide.

Eventually, Welling’s pressure told when they went ahead with ten minutes remaining. Kiernan turned provider with a cross that Hill met with a header that took a deflection and looped over a distraught Puddy and into the net.

Bradley Goldberg came on as a substitute for Barham and almost made his mark immediately with a powerful drive that was deflected wide.

Despite an additional four minutes played, Dan Wilks was virtually a spectator as Welling saw the game out in relative comfort.

The three points kept Welling in sixth place in the league table ahead of their visit to Dulwich Hamlet on Saturday.

Welling United: Wilks, Gibbons, Braham-Barrett, Ijaha, Audel, Hill, Kiernan (Acheampong 87), Agyemang, Mills, Barham (Goldberg 81), McLeod (McCallum 65). Subs not used: Anau.