Basingstoke Town 0 Welling United 1
Welling equalled the
Blue Square Bet South record for consecutive league wins following
a 1-0 victory at Basingstoke.
Their latest win, on Saturday, came courtesy of Ross
Lafayette’s first half strike.
Welling survived a late
penalty scare, as Basingstoke failed to convert in the final
Victory leaves Welling six
points behind leaders Salisbury but, crucially, with two games in
Basingstoke were in form
themselves prior to Saturday’s clash, as they had won their
previous three fixtures.
And Welling keeper Sam Mott -
buoyed by his recent Enfland C call-up - had to be alert to save
from Tim Sills early on and then block Jide Ogunbote’s effort
The visitors were forced into
making an early change, as Kurtis Guthrie went off with a gash to
the knee, moments after hitting a shot against the post.
Welling took the lead against
the run of play with Lafayette (pictured) firing home on the
turn, after being picked out by Guthrie’s replacement Kiernan
Hughes-Mason. Home keeper Ashley Bayes made a good save to deny the
same player a second goal.
Basingstoke had the chance to level the scores in the last
minute, from the penalty spot, after Delano Sam-Yorke was brought
down in the box by Fraser Franks but Wes Daly hit the post with his
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