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Welling manager Mark Goldberg is not ready to quit after five games without a goal

Mark Goldberg has insisted it doesn’t feel the right time to step down as Welling manager.

The Wings have gone five games without a win in National League South – failing to find the net in any of those matches.

Welling manager Mark Goldberg. Picture: Keith Gillard
Welling manager Mark Goldberg. Picture: Keith Gillard

It’s led to some sections of Welling fans to suggest Goldberg – also the club’s chairman – should step aside, but he believes he can still turn things around.

“We hear the boos and we hear ‘Goldberg out’ and this and that,” said the Welling manager.

“In 12 years in management I’ve heard it a lot. Everyone has their time when things don’t go well and it’s how you get back up really.

“It’s easy just to walk away. There is a time when you need to as well, and if the time does come to (do) that, then I will.

“I’ll do the right thing by the club (but) it doesn’t feel that way in the dressing room at the moment.”

Welling's Nathan Green is closed down by Dulwich's Marvin McCoy. Picture: Keith Gillard
Welling's Nathan Green is closed down by Dulwich's Marvin McCoy. Picture: Keith Gillard

Goldberg previously stepped down as manager when he first took over at Park View Road and returned to the dugout at the start of this season after admitting he’d got itchy feet watching on from the boardroom.

While goalshy Welling are not producing the goods in front of goal, they are not shipping many at the other end – conceding just seven goals in their last 10 league matches.

It’s that strong defensive base which is giving Goldberg encouragement that an upturn in results is not far away.

“We still believe in ourselves but we’ve got to prove it by getting results,” said Goldberg.

“There’s no point talking, we’ve just got to deliver.

“I didn’t have the strength and depth last time around, I also didn’t have the time to focus on it. I would like to think that I’ve learnt from that time.

“It’s a good dressing room. I can’t unfortunately say anything more than we do believe that we can build on it. We’ve got to prove it and we’ve got to score some goals.

“We’re building on quite strong foundations. We might need one or two new faces at the right time as well but we’ll do what it takes to get things right.

“Every team has a bad run but it’s much better to have it once you’ve already had a good run. For some reason, our run is now. We’ve got to put a stop to it, and then hopefully build on it and go from there.

“Every team in this league, even Wealdstone I’m sure, will have a run when it doesn’t quite go for them.”

Welling's Sanchez Ming gets to the ball first against Dulwich. Picture: Keith Gillard
Welling's Sanchez Ming gets to the ball first against Dulwich. Picture: Keith Gillard

Goldberg confirmed Adam Coombes (hip) missed out through injury while Bradley Goldberg was suffering from a chest infection after recovering from a groin problem.

Rookie striker Nnamdi Nwachuku -picked up from Coggeshall Town – has left the club but it hasn’t put Goldberg off taking a chance again in future.

“He wasn’t the striker I thought he would be,” explained Goldberg. “He would prefer to play as a winger, and the reality is that we’ve got enough wingers.

“It’s a much different level of football to where he came from and it didn’t work out.

“But I’m not afraid to give the lad a chance, because we haven’t got big money we have to hope we get a little nugget every now and then – if you don’t try, then you don’t get.”

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