Welling Win in Windy Conditions
By Tristan Cropley
A Team end Groundhoppers Title Bid
Welling Town u23s came from behind to beat Title challengers Groundhoppers in blustery conditions.
Welling started the brightest with early chances from Nandi Shephard and Harry Main before the visitors took the lead against the run of play. 0-1
Halfway through the 1st half a Groundhoppers player ran onto a through ball and without having it under control ran into the Welling Goalkeeper. The ref awarded the visitors a penalty
Callum Puszyk was the Welling hero and saved the penalty kick.
Captain Jacob Smale equalised for Welling as the first half finished 1-1.
Welling were kicking into the wind second half but adapted well.
Hussein Osman was the driving force in midfield for the boots and his drive set up the attack which found Lewis Armstrong whose cross was perfectly placed for Harry Main to give Welling the lead.
5 mins later and Harry Main gave Welling a 2 goal cushion finishing from close range.
With less than 5 minutes to go a long kick up field from the Groundhoppers Goalkeeper found a striker between the Welling town defence and keeper for him do score a late consellation
MOTM Hussein Osman