Woking 0 Welling United 1
A trademark free-kick by player-manager Jamie Day earned Welling
a place in the last 16 of the FA Trophy on Saturday.
Having already knocked out Blue Square Bet Premier title-chasers
Newport in the previous round, Welling made hard work of a Woking
side who finished the game with nine men.
The visitors had the better of the early exchanges and took an
eighth-minute lead when Jake Gallagher was tripped 25 yards from
goal and Day, pictured, curled home his first goal of the
season past Aaron Howe.
It could have been 2-0 seven minutes later, but Day’s corner was
headed over at the near post.
Woking were reduced to 10 men on 19 minutes when striker Brett
Williams jumped into a challenge on Kiernan Hughes-Mason on the
halfway line and was rightly shown a red card by referee John
Kevin Betsy looked the home side’s best outlet and he forced
Wings keeper Sam Mott into a low save before Joe Healy teed up Ross
Lafayette at the other end and his shot was turned over by
From the resulting corner, Ben Martin’s header came back off the
bar and Howe brilliantly denied Kurtis Guthrie from the
Woking’s frustrations were summed up when striker Bradley Bubb
slammed the ball into the advertising hoardings nine minutes before
half-time and he was promptly booked by Hopkins.
When Bubb then stopped Hughes-Mason in his tracks early on the
second half as Welling threatened to break away, Hopkins was left
with no choice but to show him a second yellow card.
Guthrie was denied by a last-ditch tackle but Welling struggled
against the nine men, who chased every ball and always looked
dangerous from set plays.
Joe McNerney headed straight at Howe midway through the half and
while plenty of balls went into the Welling penalty area
thereafter, the hosts failed to create another clear-cut
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