Welling United 2 Farnborough 0
By Matthew Panting
Welling moved top of Blue Square Bet South
with a comfortable home win over play-off hopefuls Farnborough on
The Wings are now above Salisbury on goal
difference, with a game in hand, although their rivals visit
Boreham Wood on Wednesday with the chance to regain top spot.
There were few chances in the first half with
the game played at a quick pace and both defences on top.
Wings keeper Sam Mott did well to turn behind
Daniel Bennett’s low drive while, at the other end, Jack
Obersteller’s free-kick evaded everyone and Joe Healy fluffed his
shot after another free-kick caused problems.
It was no surprise that Welling made the
breakthrough from a set-piece with six minutes of the half
remaining. Obersteller’s free-kick fell to Ben Martin and his low
cross-shot was turned in at close range by Anthony Acheampong
The game opened up after the break but it was
always Welling who looked more threatening. They wrapped the points
up on 64 minutes when Obersteller intercepted Nic Ciardini’s
wasteful pass and Kiernan Hughes-Mason fed Ross Lafayette. The
striker created space for himself on the edge of the box and
brilliantly curled his left-foot shot beyond former Charlton keeper
Ross Warner for his 16th goal of the season.
Farnborough missed a good opening to get back
into the game when an excellent move saw substitute Dave Tarpey
fire just wide of the near post but, for all their neat play, they
lacked a cutting edge with young full-back De’Reece Vanderhyde
enjoying an excellent game for the home side.
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