Welling United 1 Havant & Waterlooville 0
Ben Martin’s second-half header got Welling back to winning ways
in Blue Square Bet South on Saturday.
Back-to-back away defeats had put a dent in Welling’s promotion
push but Martin nodded in player-boss Jamie Day’s corner on the
It means the Wings remain three points behind leaders Salisbury
with two games in hand.
Welling had the best of a mainly scrappy first half, Ross
Lafayette firing wide and Joe Healy seeing his shot deflected
behind for a corner.
The visitors barely registered a shot in the first half and
Welling continued to look the more likely after the break. Kiernan
Hughes-Mason led a breakaway from a Havant corner but Jon Main’s
touch let him down and the ball was cleared behind for a
The miss did not prove too costly, however, as Day delivered
with precision for Martin to climb above Ed Harris inside the
six-yard box and head past former Wings keeper Clark Masters.
Welling could have added to their tally as Hughes-Mason twice
went close while Wings keeper Sam Mott had to save smartly to deny
Ollie Palmer an equaliser with five minutes remaining.
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