Welling United 4 AFC Hornchurch 0
Welling made it nine successive wins with a comprehensive
victory over AFC Hornchurch in Blue Square Bet South on New Year’s
Defender Anthony Acheampong, pictured, scored twice as the
Wings completed a festive double and kept the pressure on leaders
On the back of a 3-0 Boxing Day victory over Hornchurch, Welling
raced into a two-goal lead inside 16 minutes. Jack Obersteller’s
free-kick was eventually turned in by Acheampong from close range
after keeper Joe Woolley’s initial save.
Then, four minutes later, Joe Healy won the ball back on the
edge of the Hornchurch penalty area and picked out Jake Gallagher
who slotted home his third goal of the season.
Lewis Smith looked lively up front for the visitors but any
hopes they had ended four minutes before the break. Woolley’s
brilliant double save was not rewarded when, from the resulting
corner, Acheampong headed in Loui Fazakerley’s deep cross.
Substitute Lee Clarke and Kiernan Hughes-Mason both went close
to extending the lead early in the second half, but the Wings
had to wait until the 67th minute for their fourth goal when a
flowing move saw Obersteller cross from the left and Clarke arrive
to plant a trademark header beyond Woolley.
Ross Lafayette shot just wide from the edge of the box as
Welling threatened to run riot while they kept Hornchurch out at
the other end to record a fourth straight clean sheet.
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