Depleted Welling United stunned Wealdstone by ending the hosts unbeaten run in 2019.

Three players were out suspended and five were missing through injury as Welling had to pool all their resources just to get a team out.

Steve King’s team showed that their intentions to take the game to Wealdstone in the first minute when a good team move created a chance for Brendan Kiernan but he fired over.

Daniel Green did likewise at the other end before Welling had to make a change. Julien Anau had pulled up in the pre-match session and he lasted just seven minutes before being replaced by Zack Newton.

Things went from bad to worse for Welling when Tarryn Allarakhia’s cross hit Josh Hill’s arm and a penalty was awarded. Green stepped up and converted emphatically.

There was almost an immediate response when Montel Agyemang sent in a curling effort that came back off the bar before quick Wealdstone interplay created a shooting opportunity for Allarakhia but Caden Genovesi made an excellent last gasp block. He then followed up by heading off the line from Simon Mensah’s header.

Gavin McCallum had a shot saved after Hill brought down a long Dan Wilks free kick to create the opening.

Allarakhia again caused problems but Genovesi held him up well and he could only snatch at his shot and it flew over.

On the half hour mark Welling levelled when Bradley Goldberg squared for Kiernan to force home at the far post.

Mensah looked to put the hosts back ahead but Wilks was equal to his effort and blocked with his legs.

Stefan Brown was next to try his luck but Wilks was down well to save and Green tried his luck just before half time but his half-volley didn’t bother the Welling goalkeeper.

Five second half minutes had passed before Welling went ahead. Goldberg collected a pass wide inside the penalty area and arrowed a shot just inside the post with unerring accuracy.

Having brought down a long pass well Allarakhia fired well over before Welling created another opportunity when Newton found Kiernan but after his first shot was blocked, his follow up was sliced across the face of goal.

Newton was involved in Welling’s next move when he fed Goldberg and his cross picked out Kiernan but he was unable to get enough power with his header under pressure and Jonathan North made the save.

Again Allarakhia caused Welling problems and his cross was headed over by David Pratt from close range.

Brilliant work by Kiernan enabled him to find Goldberg and after a clever switch of feet Goldberg shot just wide.

Anthony Acheampong was next to cone close when his header came back off the inside of the post.

Pratt then had a couple of chances for Wealdstone, first being thwarted by an excellent last ditch challenge by Genovesi before seeing a header crash back off the crossbar from Green’s free kick.

Goldberg was found by Newton but North made a brilliant save to keep out the powerful drive as the game became more stretched.

Brown’s header from Godfrey Poku’s cross drew a good save out of Wilks and that proved to be Wealdstone’s last chance and Welling added a third in injury time. Excellent hold up play allowed him to play back to McCallum. His cute through ball found Kiernan and his clever clip left North helpless.

Victory for Welling took them into third place with eight games remaining.

Welling United: Wilks, Genovesi, Braham-Barrett, Acheampong, Hill, Audel, Kiernan, Agyemang, Anau (Newton 7), Goldberg (L’Ghoul 90), McCallum. Subs not used: Quebe.