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Welling United 0 Havant & Waterlooville 2

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Welling remain third in Blue Square Bet South despite surrendering their unbeaten home record on Saturday.

Having already beaten Havant in the first week of the season, Welling failed to complete the double following two second-half goals.

By then, the Wings should have been home and dry as they failed to convert a series of first-half chances.

Loick Pires lobbed over inside the first minute before firing straight at the keeper after Loui Fazackerley blocked a 10th-minute clearance.

Havant's Ian Selley, who saw red in the corresponding fixture last season, was again in the referee's notepad as early as the 17th minute, this time collecting a yellow card for a crude, late challenge on player/manager Jamie Day.

Andy Pugh's right-foot shot was saved by keeper Aaron Howe, who then thwarted Joe Healy after Pugh's run from inside his own half.

Day's near-post corner in the 31st minute was flicked on for Jack Parkinson at the back post but his downward header was eventually saved on the line after originally appearing to be handled by a visiting defender.

Welling should have scored in stoppage time but Jamie Coyle stabbed over after a corner was half-cleared and then Pires somehow nodded wide at the near post from another dangerous Day corner.

Sloppy marking handed Havant a 48th-minute opener. Fazackerley had already given away a needless free-kick, from which Welling never tracked Manny Williams and he ghosted in to nod home at the far post.

The hosts seemed destined not to score with Coyle's long-range volley going wide and Clarke somehow denied again by Howe.

Havant wrapped the points up with six minutes left when Wes Fogden skipped past Day and fired in from 20 yards.

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