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Welling hit back to beat in-form Braintree

PUBLISHED: 10:30 09 October 2013 | UPDATED: 14:38 11 October 2013

Welling United got back to winning ways with a superb 3-2 victory at in-form Braintree Town last night.

Player-manager Jamie Day recalled himself to the starting line-up due to an injury crisis - and the 34-year-old reminded fans of his enduring class to equalise with an sublime free-kick after Charlie Strutton had given Braintree the lead.

Injuries meant the Wings named just two outfield substitutes - Kiernan Hughes-Mason and Sam Corne - but Lee Clarke put the visitors ahead from 12 yards with 18 minutes to go.

Alex Dyer looked to have made the points safe with a driven shot eight minutes from time but Jordan Cox’s fine volley made for a nervous last few minutes.

But Welling held on to climb up to eighth in the Conference Premier, just two points outside the play-off places, ahead of a home game against Tamworth on Saturday.

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