Search

Kurtis Guthrie puts Welling United on brink of title

09:40 15 April 2013

Kurtis Guthrie stoops to head his first goal for Welling. Pic by David Brown

Kurtis Guthrie stoops to head his first goal for Welling. Pic by David Brown

Archant

Kurtis Guthrie’s first-half hat-trick left Welling United on the brink of the title on Saturday.

The striker has waited a while to make his mark for the Wings but got off the mark in style, leading Welling to a 4-1 home win over Weston-super-Mare.

They now need just one point from their last two games to make sure of a return to the Blue Square Bet Premier for the first time in 13 years.

Without a goal in his first 20 appearances, Guthrie broke his duck after 23 minutes when he headed Ross Lafayette’s cross into the corner of the net.

He doubled his tally four minutes later with a low shot and the home crowd could scarcely believe it when he completed his treble before half-time. Again Lafayette was the provider, and Guthrie’s header was deflected into the Weston net.

On-loan striker Jake Reid poked in a fourth following more great work from top scorer Lafayette before the visitors scored an injury time consolation through Peter Monk.

By this time all eyes had turned to events in Essex where Salisbury City were taking on Billericay Town. The Wiltshire side’s come-from-behind win meant Welling’s championship celebrations had to be put on ice for one week at least.

They travel to Boreham Wood on Saturday looking to complete the job.

0 comments

Latest Bexley news

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Southeastern train

Replacement bus instead

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Kent Police

Police are appealing for witnesses

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Dunlin Calidris alpina, wader roost at Copperas Bay, Stour Estuary RSPB reserve Pic: Andy Hay (rspb-images.com)

North Kent Marshes are protected by European law

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Bob Neill

Bob Neill says there is a different excuse for delays each season

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Tower of London, Great Britain

Charlie Maynard will be competing in the Doggett’s Coat and Badge race

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Dartford Crossing

Congestion between tunnel and Darenth interchange

Most read news

Competitions

Get your hands on some fresh trainers!

Need some new shoes to head to work or some new heels for a night on the cobbles? London24 has teamed up with online retailer Sole Trader to offer £100 worth of shoes to one lucky reader.

Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Bexley Times e-edition today E-edition


Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder