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Welling lose second game in a row

PUBLISHED: 13:44 29 October 2012

Ross Lafayette scored Welling's only goal. Photo by David Brown

Ross Lafayette scored Welling's only goal. Photo by David Brown

David Brown

Welling United lost for the second game in a row despite beating Maidenhead United at half-time on Saturday (October 27).

The result leaves them sixth in the Blue Square Bet South, just outside the play-off places.

The Wings travelled to Berkshire on the back of a disappointing defeat to Bishop’s Stortford in the FA Cup but any hangover did not show as Ross Lafayette gave them the lead after 15 minutes.

Top scorer Lafayette took down Theo Fairweather-Johnson’s cross and fired his shot into the corner.

But the away side could not maintain the momentum in the second-half and Maidenhead captain Mark Nisbet equalised just before the hour mark.

And it got worse for Welling when Nisbet completed the comeback with 20 minutes remaining.

The visitors pushed for an equaliser in the closing stages but the closest they came was a thumping shot from Scott Kinch which flew inches wide.

And a miserable afternoon was compounded in injury time when Kinch received a red card for a second bookable offence.

Welling are next in action away to Havant and Waterlooville on Saturday (November 3), who are second from bottom in the table.

They have been drawn to play either Cray Wanderers or Arlesey Town away in the third round of the FA Trophy. The tie will be played on November 10.

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