Welling held by 10 man Barnet

PUBLISHED: 07:54 07 October 2013 | UPDATED: 07:54 07 October 2013

Joe Healy celebrates his goal against Barnet with his Welling team mates. Pic by David Brown

Joe Healy celebrates his goal against Barnet with his Welling team mates. Pic by David Brown


Welling United were held at home by Barnet despite playing against 10 men for more than an hour.

Joe Healy gave the Wings the lead after latching on to a long clearance from goalkeeper Lee Butcher just before the half hour mark.

That came just three minutes after Andy Yiadom had been shown a straight red card for a bad tackle on Loick Pires at Park View Road on Saturday but the home side could not make their numerical advantage count.

Keanu Marsh-Brown equalised from the penalty spot with 18 minutes remaining after he was fouled in the area by Loui Fazakerely.

The presence of Barnet’s player-manager and Dutch legend Edgar Davids swelled the crowd to 1,017.

But Welling’s midfield of Healy, Jake Gallagher, Alex Dyer and Lee Clarke hardly looked out of their depth and Davids was booked after 59 minutes for a poor tackle.

After the equaliser Welling tried to respond but were denied by some desperate goalkeeping and defending from the visitors.

The point consolidates Welling’s mid table position as they lie 12th after 13 games.

The Wings will look to get back to winning ways when they travel to high-flying Braintree tomorrow night.

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